Tip for your success
1. Remember to make one adjustment at a time.
2. A small adjustment to your fin can greatly affect the performance of your ski.
3. Always mark or measure your fin before making any adjustment.
4. Remember to adjust the wing to its original angle after you adjust your fin.
5. Once you find a fin position that you like mark or measure your fin setting, and for cryin' out loud, don't change it.
6. Adjusting your slalom fin is not the complete solution to all of your slalom problems, but with today's fin technology it certainly helps.
7 Tip- front of the fin
7 Tail- deepest part of the fin
7 Fore and Aft adjustment- moving fin horizontally only (do not tilt)
7 Add tip- lowering only the front of the fin
7 Take away tip- raising only the front of the fin
7 Add tail- lowering only the back of the fin
7 Take away tail- raising only the back of the fin
7 Off side- turning to the left for right foot forward skiers and to the right for left foot forward skiers
7 On side- turning to the left for left foot forward skiers and to the right for right foot forward skiers
Common Problems Easily Corrected with Tip Adjustment:
1. Ski stops in turn and causes you to break at the waist on off – side
2. Tip too high on off-side
3. Too much angle though the wakes (off-side)
4. Not enough angle through the wakes (off-side)
1. Take away tip
2. Add tip
3. Take away tip
4. Add tip
Common Problems Easily Corrected with Tail Adjustment:
1. Ski is hard to turn
2. Ski slides at finish of turn
3. Back of ski lifts at the finish of turn
4. Ski turns too quick
1. Take away tail
2. Add tail
3. Take away tail
4. Add tail
Common Problems Easily Corrected with Fore and Aft Adjustments:
1. Ski hops or skips in turn on either side
2.Slack line on 'good side' turn
1. Move fin back horizontally
2. Move fin forward horizontally