Are fins allowed in Tournaments?

davethewavedavethewave Posts: 17 New Baller
This guy keeps telling me to try my ski without the "cheater", that I would ski much better without that "brake".Then goes on to say that fins are not used in pro tournaments.

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  • davethewavedavethewave Posts: 17 New Baller
    I must rephrase my question...I'm referring to the WING on the fin.Are these allowed in competition ?
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 939 Crazy Baller
    Guy is either pulling your chain or doesn’t have a clue. Wings are allowed in tournaments and most skies are designed to use them. Some skiers new to the course do find that it’s easier to ski without it at first because they don’t generate enough cross-course speed yet.
    Than_Boganral
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,315 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    SCARY ALERT ! Cheater/Brake/Fins not allowed in Tournaments, are you taking the Mickey, thinking this is a wind up !

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    Stefan
  • ralral Posts: 1,945 Mega Baller
    Almost anything is allowed, provided it does not move while skiing and is considered safe by the Safety Director.

    Devices affixed to the ski intended to control or adjust the skiing characteristics of the ski are allowed if they are fixed so that they do not move or change during actual skiing.

    Skis must be safe. There must be no unnecessary sharp or abrasive (to the touch) metal, wood or other attachments to the ski which could, in the opinion of the Safety Director, inflict injury to the skier should he come in contact with the ski in a fall.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,699 Administrator
    wings are standard on all skis

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  • KillerKiller Posts: 494 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    This goes back probably 30+ years when wings were becoming standard and were at the time often called "cheater fins".
  • APBAPB Posts: 418 Crazy Baller
    You need a new ski partner.
    SlalomSteve
  • ralral Posts: 1,945 Mega Baller
    @davethewave , what speed and line length are you at?
    Rodrigo Andai
  • dbutcherdbutcher Posts: 520 Crazy Baller
    Does anyone else remember the adjustable brake? I think it was by EP Skis. There was a dial on the top of the fin which allowed you to change the wing angle after each pass (if you wanted to). I guess it was legal. It didn't move while the ski was in motion, but you could choose to add wing angle for faster speeds or shorter line lengths. It didn't survive - I don't know why.
    whitem71
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,699 Administrator
    @dbutcher
    Dynafoil by Schnitz!

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  • bherderbherder Posts: 59 Baller
    edited October 7
    Saw a dynafoil from a guy that goes by Dr. Madd here in the PNW. He called it the dial-a-prayer. Also the wedge wing which I think came from the UK. Destroyed when it hit a carp at Koreis Lake in WA. True story.
  • VONMANVONMAN Posts: 280 Crazy Baller
    Yes, fins and Wings and other things.
    Ernie Schlager

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