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What is the difference between the HO Comp Fin and the HO Hex fin?
Comp is your regular competition fin and fin box. Hex looks a bit like a surf board fin
Thanks! What does that do to performance/stability?
Be fun to see
respond to that one. Both Radar and HO have this style of fin available on their cross over/open water skis. May let the bigger skis run higher in the water in the tail? HO is marketing that the Hex fin has a cross section that is an aerofoil instead of flat - but since the Syndicate version comes with a regular competition fin - I would assume the benefits are largely one of cost of machining a fin box.
The shape of the fin will offer a stability v responsiveness difference. The deeper the center of pressure or farther from the ski bottom surface will increase roll resistance and improve stability but at a loss of responsiveness. There will need to be some shaping to provide the correct amount of surface area for the fin to be effective.
to comment, the 'fin whisperer'
True and true
All I can say for sure is that if the Hex fin was three-way adjustable, it wouldn't work well for tuning as we currently know it.
And to hazard a guess, I'd say maybe since it has a fixed length and depth it can be almost any shape HO wants. So why not shape it like a surfboard fin cause surfboards are cool.
... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
Water Ski Industry Professional
We actually market 3 different fins across our slalom skis:
1. Syndicate Adjustable Fin- as the name implies, this fin is found on our Syndicate skis and is adjustable for length, depth and DFT
2. Comp Fin - this fin is offered on our crossover skis and is only adjustable for DFT in three positions
3. Hex Fin - this is a fixed position surf style fin found on our EVO and Freeride collection as well as our standard construction Omni.
Sam Avaiusini - Operations Manager,
HO Sports Company
, Snoqualmie, WA
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