DeFlow Fins – Legi Alonso – Large
Beachbreaks are unpredictable. From the beginning, we focused on creating agile, fast and very manoeuvrable fins in order to obtain an optimal product for the typical beachbreak conditions. For this reason, we based on the ‘Supra’ model structure, as it’s flex is improves the absorption and adapts to any flat section that the wave may present.
In order to get a very reactive fin set up, we tested different fin sizes and rakes. We ended up with two large fins in the sides and a smaller central fin. The larger fins in the sides provide a better displacement of water and generation of speed, apart from giving better drive on rail turns.
On the one hand, the side keels maintain a large size, as it is perfect when moving water and generating speed. In addition, it also helps maintain a perfect grip on the turns of ‘rail’, hence the end result is a set of keels capable of providing great control on the wall.
On the other hand, the smaller center fin with a subtly accentuated curvature, give a greater dynamism in more varied wave range. In addition, it ensures that the fins are precise on tight turns and manoeuvres.
The result is a fin designed to develop progressive surfing. Not only it facilitates the necessary impulse for the air (speed and ‘pop’), but it also helps in rotations, ‘tail outs’ and a surfing based on more critical turns and manoeuvres.