R & D
Our carbon Slalom Race (soft) is the result of 2 years of R & D. It was developed by Rick Hanke and the test team lead by PWA slalom pro sailor Kurosh Kiani (DK, Maui) and 2012 IFCA-World Champion (Masters) Robert Hofmann (ITA). Intensive testing took place in Europe (UK, Italy, France, Denmark, Germany) and the USA (Miami, Maui).
The carbon Slalom Race is an absolute high-end fin produced at THM Faserverbund-Technologie GmbH (http://www.thm-carbones.de/home-78.html) in Germany. THM is a specialist in composite construction and has its own test facilities. Using a Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) procedure makes sure that the actual fins absolutely match the design concept, are very light, free of air bubbles and very stable. All productions steps are recorded.
The carbon Slalom Race generates a very high end speed that is achieved from a new thin low drag profile. It is fast on all courses, has excellent upwind ability due to wide base and accelerates very quickly from jibes.
Here is what our team riders and R&D members say.
Kurosh Kiani: „The new Slalom Race Carbon is the ultimate powerhouse for the racer or recreational sailor who wants a high-end piece of engineering to take his/her windsurfing up a level. Stability and control you can trust, and speed you can count on!“
Robert Hofmann: „The Slalom Race Carbon Fin is an amazing fin. It meets all the criteria I need for my slalom sailing: Fast planing, great upwind, easy control and amazing top end speed. I can use a size or two smaller than I would do with usual fins and this gives me more control. Can't ask for anything better!!!”
- 26-58 cm (2 cm steps) in Tuttlebox (TT) from now on (made to order)
- all sizes Deep-Tuttlebox (DTT) and Powerbox (PB) from May 2014 (pre-order now)
Slalom Race / Slalom Race Carbon Fin Areas
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Lengths: 26-58 cm (by 2 cm-steps)
Systems: TT (DTT + PB soon available)
Prices: £215 - £290