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Old 07-28-2004, 08:56 PM
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I am fairly new to slalom sking and was wondering what the terminology for the horizontal fin that screws into the main fin. Here is a picture. One side got bent during shipment and I was wanting to see if I could get a new one.
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:06 PM
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BC,
That is called the spoiler.
I like mine at close to 0 degrees or neutral.
Everyone is different though and so are skis.
One small adjustment can make a big difference.
There are some good posts regarding this subject in the old forum.

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Old 07-28-2004, 09:10 PM
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Thanks Stevo...
I wanted to be sure I told the guy exactly what I needed.
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:16 PM
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Beau,

It is called a spoiler. When you complete the turn and start to pull back through, the spoiler pulls the back of the ski down into the water.

I recommend, unless you're really a serious course skier, that's pretty good, just remove it. If your just intermediate-beginner you don't need it. I took mine off.
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:37 PM
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OK cool, so I don't need it...
When I get my bindings in I will try it without it.
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:47 PM
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Brian,
I have seen your pics. IMO, you should put it back on and see what happens.
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:04 PM
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Beau, nope I don't think you need it. I don't use it, most of the guys at my level and a little better that I've skied with don't use it either. Just my opinion.

Steveo,
I'm still trying to "feel" out a ski I have, maybe when I get a little better.
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:12 PM
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In slalom circles, it's typically know as the wing and the "set up" is known as wing angle.....

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Old 07-28-2004, 10:13 PM
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That's fine. It would be interesting to try it at neutral anyway just to see what happens. How long since you have had the ski and since you took it off?
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Old 07-29-2004, 02:04 AM
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It's called a wing. It is pretty well established that you should not use one unless you already have good to very good form. It's main advantage (and genisis) is the braking effect it has during the deceleration phase going into the turn. With the wing you can break at the hips and use what we call "poopy pants" and still get good deceleration. Using the wing for deceleration instead of good body postion and good ski attitude will eventually limit your progress. Most "experts" I have been around don't recommend using a wing until you get to at least 22' off. A lot of people get fooled into using one because they immediately see an improvement (because it does help deceleration and holds the ski in the turn) but it comes with worsening form.
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