View Full Version : Universal Slalom Fin
01-09-2006, 02:25 PM
I have an older O'Brien Rumor Comp that I am going to transform into the mid-range slalom for guests. I have to get some adjustable bindings to accommodate smaller sizes of feet. The bindings currently on it are for my brother and his size 13. Now that that is out of the way, some how the fin was removed and is no longer around. Has anyone used a universal fin of some sort? This would be a drop thru application.
01-09-2006, 02:59 PM
i would go to a slalom shop and you may be able to get one for free
01-09-2006, 03:07 PM
Unfortunately the closest one to me is in Orlando.
The Boat Show is this week so maybe there might be someone there with one.
01-09-2006, 03:30 PM
How much adjustability are you looking for? And at what price. Its a simple matter of buying a slider fin such as connelly's if all you want is a fin for recreational skiers who may or may not get up every time.
Other options include the mapple slider fin (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&item_num=17228&fcat=)
Most of those slider type fins can be adjusted forwards and back, and you can change the depth of the fin by shimming the fin up w/ electrical tape and then screwing it back down.
Other options are to retrofit for a fin box and blade. Boxes available include ultra clamp (schnitzskis.com) (http://www.schnitzskis.com/pages/460846/index.htm) with blade from them, carbonfin, or basically any other fin you could find. Or you could purchase from jager sport (http://jagersport.com/hardware.htm)
I might be selling my connelly slider fin for cheap in a bit as i have a goode clamp that i might put on it along w/ a factory goode fin, but i won't know for a few weeks if i will do that or not.
Edit. No garuntees on hole spacing etc. If your ski doesn't have inserts (or they don't align w/ the new fin) I'd allow the ski to dry, fill the holes w/ epoxy then let it harden, and redrill the ski for the new pattern, then i'd tap inserts into the ski w/ epoxy. I'd make sure the epoxy covers the surface area of the hole so that no water can saturate the fin area.
01-09-2006, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the help 88
Not really looking for a lot of adjustability, just something to put on it so that when the guy with the size 10s comes on board and wants to ski I have something for them to ride.
01-09-2006, 11:27 PM