Z-FINS - FORMULA and SLALOM Made in Estonia
Produces the highest level of performance Formula windsurfing fins as used by many top windsurfers all over the World. With many good results produced by their team riders in 2009 and 2010. Using Z-fins you will experience the greatest speed and the highest up/downwind performance you could ever imagine. All products are custom. Quality is guaranteed by measuring every single fin before accepting. The use of high quality carbon materials in conjunction with superior resins ensure that no expense is spared in the production of these high end fins. Enyoy Your performance with Z-fins. It's time to move your target! There are no limits!
The ethos of Z-fins was to look at their target market. At that time, only two types of fins were on the market: "average performance" fins at a reasonable price , and "good performance" but quite expensive fins which were used by the Formula elite, the price of which however exceeded $1500. While the delivery time of "average" fins was somewhat acceptable (3-4 months), the delivery time of good fins amounted to over a 1 year. It seemed impracticable to order a fin without knowing which board you will be riding on the next season .This is where the need for fins of good quality at a reasonable price arose.
Z-Fins with their 20 years of experience in carbon work and at the same time Formula windsurfers themself know everything about the composite materials of the last generation and is able to form their knowledge into something tangible as well.
Anyone who has been engaged in Formula windsurfing at a professional level knows that water resistance is many times as great as air resistance and thus each and every detail in water is of immense importance as to speed and angle. As windsurfers are of different weight and the width of the tail of boards is different, it is all the more important from the point of view of fine tuning to find the right combination of your racing style, body weight and board in use.
Z-Fins knows what goes on under water.
Our team riders consist of Alberto Menegatti (ITA-4) and Arnon Dagan (ISR-1), development takes place in two stages. In the first stage, the profile of a fin with the best possible features is designed in computer using contemporary programs. After that, prototypes of different stiffness and rake are produced. The most important part of development obviously takes place in water. The Team riders try out different prototypes and pick out suitable ones from a lot of prototypes. Feedback from each test rider is taken into account and if necessary, an additional set of prototypes with modified stifness or rake is produced and it is then back to the water to test and compare. After numerous testing days and long discussions, the final selection of fins to be sent to production is made.