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#1 Tue, Aug 11, 2009 4:48 PM

Thomas Wayne
Slalom Mentor
Registered: Sun, Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 228

Fin #'s for a KD 7000

We just got a new player at my lake, skiing on a 5 year old Kidder 7000, and I'm looking for some suggested fin numbers for this ski.  It has the "internal" fin block and he's been skiing it with some [seemingly] odd settings: the DFT was almost nonexistent (fin all the way back to the tail of the ski), 2.453 depth (shallow?) and 6.935 length (excessive tip?).

One of the odd things about this fin is that the leading edge of the fin is almost vertical, meaning that the length is hard to change much, unless the tip is shoved WAY up into the block.  I realize that it may be hard to find numbers for an older ski like this one, but I figured I'd try for this guy's sake...




#2 Tue, Aug 11, 2009 11:21 PM

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Pro Skier
From: Lynn, MA
Registered: Tue, May 15, 2007
Posts: 1087
Skis At: Not short enough
Foot Forward: Right

Re: Fin #'s for a KD 7000

... Calling anyone with fin #s for this ski...



#3 Wed, Aug 12, 2009 1:49 AM

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Water Ski Sage
From: nashville,tn.
Registered: Sat, Oct 18, 2008
Posts: 562
Skis At: Old Hickory Lake, TN.
Foot Forward: left

Re: Fin #'s for a KD 7000

O.K. -My 68" KD 7000 came with a template to set the factory settings of its typical radiused leading edge fin.

They measure: DFT .95   Length 6.80   Depth 2.50  Wing 5-7deg. (9 deg. Max.)

Have fun! -Thats really a killer ski for a lot of us!!!smile   (bindings not so much though...sad)

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