A slalom blade named SLM is our latest development. We started the development already in spring 2014 and tested different sizes until August 2015. Basically it is the younger brother of wellknown SL. The idea for this blade came from our team rider Alberto Menegatti (letter M in a fin name means Menegatti) who wanted to develop special fin for choppy conditions like we will see his home spot Lake Garda.
So we started from bestseller SL and tested the same outline with many different profiles until we found the best one. Later, as a cherry on a cake, we found that the SLM is also very good in flatter conditions. SLM helps you to keep a constant lift and constant power in very different conditions. For SLM we do not cut fin tips from sizes 43cm and up. This means that blades from 44cm and up has the same narrow tip as all smaller models (from 28cm).
And now available is our new SLM along with our already well known ZSL and ZSF. The most loved model so far is the SL, which we ￼have sold about 80% over last 3 seasons. SF was born in spring 2012 and was designed as a flat-water foil. No doubt, this foil is fast and you can get out lot of speed from this, but sometimes it just takes a time. Both fins have their own profile and their own ￼outline. visually the ZSF has much narrow tip compared ZSL.
the ZSF is most wanted if you have a lot of control over your sail and board combination and if you feel that a bit of extra speed is what you need, knowing that you can sacrifice a bit of control. Easy condition, light wind, flat water is were this model express most of its advantage.
the ZSL is extremely fast in all conditions and not scared of anything, the hardest it gets and the most control you take out from it, not needing ever to slow down. It has very good power and control ratio that allows even the hardest of the board to sail smoothly and allows you to performs in any conditions.
By default, the standard stiffness is S-(extra soft). This is the stiffness used in about 90% of our fins. S(soft) is what bigger and heavier guys usually use, typically in sizes ranging from 28 to 35cm. S – -(extra extra soft) is the product we started offering from September 2013, and it has become more popular. It is already well tested by top riders with great satisfaction.
Our fins come in two different type of boxes: Tuttle and Deep Tuttle. By default all fins from 28 to 42cm are made with tuttle box, and from 43cm and up, deep tuttle is used. Smaller fins can also be delivered with deep tuttle box if you board supports it.
Slalom fins are available in sizes from 28 to 52cm
First three letters – The model ZSL, ZSF, SLM
Next two numbers – Length in CM
Then follows stiffness and type of fin head.
For example: ZSF 38 S- Tuttle. This is the ZSF model blade, length 38, stiffness extra soft, tuttle head
Warranty for S and S- fins lasts 12 months. For S– fins, the warranty is 6 months starting 10 days after fin is shipped from production.
Due to big tolerances in board production, we are producing the fin head 1/10mm bigger than the fin box. This means, that the first time you are using your fin, you might need to sand the fin head until it fits correctly into the box. If you sand it too little and start tightening the screws, you might break the fin head, and this is not covered by the 1y or 6m warranty.