Topspeeds from Down Under – A closer look
In my opinion the big differences between 2sec., fastest run and 500m are mostly the result of bearing off from a sandbank or something like that or limited area. Maybe asymmetrical fins have advantages over symmetrical fins, but I don’t think this is the only reason for Craig Spottiswood’s results (of course beside the material he is an outstanding sailor and dominates the dayrankings very often). In addition there are sessions done with symmetrical fins and really small differences, for example Jacques van der Hout with 48.33/47.45/46.61 at La Franqui.
It’s really hard to figure out the differences between symmetrical and asymmetrical fins, probably a 1on1 comparison is the only way, but in my opinion the big results are more supported by perfect conditions and really good sailors!
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