Fit your fin and board to your sail

If you are thinking which fin, which sail, which board, what fits what how to combine it, we have gathered the set up of all our riders from our BLACK TEAM.

Most are using different boards, so here you go all the secrets of our pro slalom guys.

Alberto Menegatti

Which is your favourite combination?
130 Isonic / 9.3 AC1 / 48Z
107 Isonic / 7.9 AC1 / 38Z

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
All of them 😉 from flat to wavy, from light to strong… Ready for all !!

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
Much smoother handling, with better rotation out of the jibe and easiness while riding.
Passes through the holes and the gusts without any problem…

Which will be your first event this year?
Korea 2014, let it be an other lucky one!!

 

QUIVER SET

5
5,690L Isonic
32S– Zfins
6,390L Isonic
33S– Z Fins
7,290L Isonic /107 Isonic
34S– Zfins/36S– Zfins
7,9107 Isonic
38S– Zfins
8,6130 Isonic
45S– Zfins
9,3130 Isonic
48S—Z fins
9,7130 Isonic
48S– Z fins

Jordy Vonk

Which is your favorite combination?
I mostly like my medium board with both 7.2 and 7.9, these combo’s are working great at the moment!

Which are normally your favorite conditions?
Powered up racing, so 15-25 knots!

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
I feel the biggest differences in the rotation of the new sails and the power after the jibe. The new sails are incredible around the marks.

Which will be your first event this year?
Maybe there will be some national events in april, but I mostly focus on the first PWA in Korea starting on the 10th of may!

QUIVER SET

5
5,658 (90L) F2
30cm
6,358 (90L) F2
32cm
7,269 (111L) F2
35cm
7,969 (111L) F2
37cm
8,682 (135L) F2
44cm
9,382 (135L) F2
46cm
9,7

 

Jean-Patrick van der Wolde

Which is your favourite combination?
My favourite combination untill now is the AC-1 2014- 7.9 and the 100 PD with a 36cm fin in 20+ knots.  A beast! The way the sails handle combined with the board and the fin is just flawless for me. This is why I expect some good results this year.

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
I have not experienced the 2013 AC-1.  I experienced a whole new kind of racing. You know what they say.. “Once you go black, you never go back”!

Which will be your first event this year?
My first event should have been the PWA in Isla Margarita, but since that one is postponed I guess my first event would be one of the local ones here in the caribbean. I am planning some weekends in Aruba and Bonaire to train with the windsurfers there which also help’s me improve a lot.

QUIVER SET

5
5,6
6,3
7,2100
34, 36 IFJU Fins
7,9100, 115
36, 38, 40 IFJU Fins
8,6115
40, 42 IFJU Fins
9,3
9,7

 

Kurosh Kiani

Which is your favourite combination?
AC-1 7,9 and Angulo Magnum 115

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
Radical High wind slalom conditions fully powered on my smallest sail

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
More smooth rotation and a livelier sail

Which will be your first event this year?
PWA world cup in Korea

QUIVER SET

5
5,6Angulo Magnum95
G10 32/34
6,3Angulo Magnum95
G10 32/34 Carbon/34
7,2Angulo Magnum95
G10 34/ Carbon 34/36
7,9Angulo Magnum115
Carbon 38/39/40
8,6Angulo Magnum115
Cabon 40/42
9,3Angulo Magnum 135
Carbon 44/46
9,7Angulo Magnum 135
Carbon 46/48/49

 

Fernando Martinez del Cerro

Which is your favourite combination?
I didn´t try all the gear yet. so far I love them all but if I had to take one: Patrik 115 V2 + AC1 8,6

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
Big sails  9,2 or 8,6 with 128 l board

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
Didn´t try last years Point 7

Which will be your first event this year?
Formula Worlds in Azores, back to back with IFCA Worlds also in Azores

QUIVER SET

5
5,6patrik 92
Z 31
6,3patrik 92
Z 34
7,2Patrik 92 /patrik 115 V2
Z 34 / Z38
7,9patrik 115 V2
Z 38
8,6patrik 115 V2 /patrik 128
Z  40 /z 46
9,3patrick 128
Z 48
9,7

Poyraz Akay

Which is your favourite combination?
7,2 and my medium board (97 liters)

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
20-25 knots

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
I wasn’t using Point-7 Sails last year so I don’t have anything to say about that 🙂

Which will be your first event this year?
Pegasus Windsurf League Turkey first leg.

 

QUIVER SET

5Isonic80
30
5,6Isonic80
30
6,3Isonic80
32
7,2Isonic107
36
7,9Isonic107
38
8,6isonic122
44
9,3
9,7

Pascal Toselli

Which is your favourite combination?
I love all the combinations this year, but my favorite and 6.3m AC1 on 90L Isonic.
I also like the 130L 8.6m!

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
I have always been liking the strong wind!

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
The most is the  camber rotation and acceleration with the new sail.

Which will be your first event this year?
My first event will be the first  french championship event which takes place in La Ciotat in the south of France in a week.

QUIVER SET

5
5,690L Isonic
30 Z fins
6,390L Isonic
32 Z Fins
7,290L Isonic
34 Z fins
7,9107 Isonic
38 Z fins
8,6130 Isonic
44 Z fins
9,3130 Isonic
46 Z fins
9,7130 Isonic
48 Z fins

Christian Justesen

Which is your favourite combination?
Right now I would say that it is the AC-1 7,9 and my RRD X-fire 114L I feel really fast and comfortable on the setup, both when I’m racing and just out for training.

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
Because I’m sailing so much formula my favourite conditions are light wind I really like it when it gets physical and tactical -So in Slalom it is when we all are on 9,3 and big board (RRD X-fire 122L).

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
I think it would be the design – this year the AC-1 2014 is really design to win!! Else I think it the stability and power  out of the jibe.

Which will be your first event this year?
I start off with the biggest event of the year! I will travel to Azores to sail both the Formula and the slalom IFCA worlds. So I hope I’m in the right shape to give it all at both events!

 

QUIVER SET

5
5,6RRD X-fire 90L
32cm  C3
6,3RRD X-fire 90L
32/34cm C3
7,2RRD X-fire 90/114L
34/36cm Z-fin
7,9RRD X-fire 114L
38cm Z-fin
8,6RRD X-fire 114/122L
40/44cm Z-fin
9,3RRD X-fire 122L
46cm Z-fin
9,7

Vincent Langer

Which is your favourite combination?
I really like all of my equipment. But right now i feel really fast and compeditive on my 8,6 AC-1 and the 129 RRD X-Fire.

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
Most fun a have with 7,2 and 6,3 wih a lots of wind. But with the 8,6 and 9,3 i am much faster 😉

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
This is very hard to say for me, cause this is my first season on Black after 2 years.
I sailed with some of Albertos old sails and for sure the Rotation is soooo much better!

Which will be your first event this year?
The IFCA Slalom Worlds and the Formula Worlds in April on the Azores.

QUIVER SET

5
5,6RRD X-FIRE 98
C3 32
6,3RRD X-FIRE 98
C3 34
7,2RRD X-FIRE 114
36 S- Z
7,9RRD X-FIRE 114
38 z
8,6RRD X-FIRE 129
45 Z
9,3RRD X-FIRE 129
47 Z
9,7

Maciek Rutkowski

Which is your favourite combination?
7.2 and Patrik SL 115 v2 seems to be the one working very well for me at the moment, but it’s the one I was using the most so far, so maybe I’m just the most in tune with it!

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
For this we would have to separate favourite conditions from the conditions I do the best in. The first ones would be my small board and 5.6 fully fully powered up – the quintessence of slalom. The ones I do the best in was until now 8.6 and big board, but I’m feeling I’m getting better in racing the medium board lately. Apart from that and actually way above that my favourite conditions are logo high waves and side shore wind for 4.8, but I guess this is a slalom interview!

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
Rotation, which straight away translates to acceleration out of the jibe. Directness and stability also struck me to have improved quite a bit and with them did the wind range.

Which will be your first event this year?
My first event will probably be the Formula Windsurfing World Championships in the Azores. A big one to start with, but I guess it’s the same for everyone!

QUIVER SET

5
5,692 Patrik
32cm Ca3 Sting2
6,392 Patrik
34cm C3 Sting2
7,292/115 Patrik
34cm/36cm C3 Sting2
7,9115 Patrik
38 CaFin
8,6128/115 Patrik
44/40CaFin
9,3128
46 CaFin
9,7128
46 CaFin

Andrea Cucchi

Which is your favourite combination?
5.6 and the 89 with my 30 SL4 from 2007!
I also enjoy the 9.3 feeling when flies silently over the water..

Which are normally your favourite conditions?
I enjoy all conditions, as long as I’m on the water. I like when everyday is different.  I was second in 5.6 wind at the Defi and able to finish top 10 in the PWA  in Costa Brava where the wind was not over 12 knots the whole event. So favourite conditions for racing I guess it depends on how focused for racing I am in that day, but cerntainly I enjoy more  if I don’t need to pump to get planning after the jibe.

Difference you appreciated from the AC-1 2013 to the AC-1 2014?
The increase in stability. The rotation. The final speed. The fact that you need one pump less to get planning.

Which will be your first event this year?
I would like to go to the Azores or Korea, but I guess my first event will be the Defi wind.

QUIVER SET

5
5,690 iSonic
30 talon
6,390 iSonic
32 talon
7,290 iSonic
34 talon/36carpenter
7,9109 iSonic
38 carpenter
8,6129 99 wcs
44 carpenter
9,3129 iSonic
47 carpenter
9,7129 iSonic
48 kashy
Showing 4 comments
  • Juan
    Reply

    On Andreas quiverset i read 109 isonic and 129 isonic?
    Must be a mistake ?
    Thanks juan

  • POINT-7 International
    Reply

    The article is from 2014.

  • tolga
    Reply

    hello , anyone knows how to contact Carpenter fins ? There is no active web page , thanks

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