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BLACK PROJECT SONIC RACE / ELITE FIN

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SONIC – 100% Carbon SUP Race Fin

SUP race fin for maximum speed & maneuverability for elite racers

Standup Paddle Race Fin – The SONIC SUP race fin is designed for blistering speed, enhanced flow and ultimate control especially in ocean and river conditions. The Sonic is highly recommended for beach/surf races and downwind SUP racing.

The Sonic is best suited for advanced to professional stand up paddlers with a high cadence and has quickly become the fin of choice for many elite and professional SUP racers. Built in our ultralight Pro Carbon construction our fins are the lightest SUP race fins available.

The Sonic SUP race fin is designed to help you maneuver to connect bumps while downwinding, sprint faster on flat water and surf into the finish with speed and style. At only 18cm (7 in.) long and 214 cm² (33 in²) in area, the Sonic is the smallest and loosest feeling sup race fin we make, it frees up the tail of race boards and encourages a dynamic, flowing and fast racing style.

The combination of a race-proven foil and progressive rake enable experienced paddlers to take advantage of even the smallest of bumps which the ocean or river provides. This fast and loose feeling is ideal for elite riders with a high cadence who are in tune with ocean chop and currents. The Sonic has a 45° initial angle on the leading edge with progressively more curve, hence it is great at shedding weeds and trash, given it is short length then those paddling in shallow waters will also like this fin option.

Raw speed when you need that extra boost:

“The SONIC opens up a whole new range of tuning opportunities. It is FAST, extremely maneuverable in downwind & surf and has the quickest acceleration off the line.” Fiona Wylde, 2016 Racing World Champion

Experienced paddlers are those most likely to benefit from the Sonic’s performance characteristics. Athletes who like a free and fast feeling and are confident on their boards will experience significant benefits. If you like grinding out long distances with a low cadence then the TIGER or MALIKO will be more suitable. If you have a higher cadence and want to enhance your agility then the Sonic is for you. If you like to surf your raceboard then the Sonic is certainly the choice. If you are an experienced downwinder then the Sonic will help you improve further.

Agility & flow in tune with ocean currents:

“The SONIC is the superior all water fin for anyone racing in Hawaii, California & Hood River (or anywhere in open ocean).” Bernd Roediger, 2017 Gorge Paddle Challenge Champion

The secret to downwinding success is to understand the ocean and use the flow of water currents to your advantage. During the 2017 downwinding season Bernd Roediger took this to a new level. Utilizing his surfing background he rode his Naish Maliko and Sonic fin combo to wins in the Maui2Molokai, Molokai2Oahu, Maui Poi Bowl, Gorge Paddle Challenge & Gorge Downwind Championships in an unprecedented run of results at the elite level. The added maneuverability and flow which the Sonic offers allows paddlers to surf more and paddle less.

Downwind speed - the art of downwinding is to surf more & paddle less:

The proprietary Sonic SUP race fin foil generates large amounts of lift with very low drag, the result is that you get the maximum speed with minimum effort. The outline helps to increase flow and keep you in tune with the ocean so that all energy is utilized and every paddle stroke is translated into forward motion.

The fastest foils - our proprietary foiling is your secret weapon:

Our hand-laminated molded SUP fins are the lightest fins possible – the Sonic comes in at only 150 grams (5.29 ounces) while maintaining excellent stiffness and strength.

Collectively the features of the Sonic SUP race fin ensure that you are going to paddle faster, catch more swells and have more fun than ever before.

New construction featuring LiteCORE technology:

Our new, hand-laminated, ultralight carbon construction takes quality, lightweight and durability to new levels. While the previous RTM molded fins were great, we still saw room for improvement and incorporated those areas into the new fins.

The new layup featuring our carbon-infused LiteCore technology enables us to control weight, strength and flex more precisely than before. The result is a paddleboard race fin which is now approximately 25 grams lighter while being more resilient to damage.

Fin features:

  • Maximum speed & flow for elite racers in downwind, surf & ocean races
  • Proprietary foiling promotes exceptional grip at higher speeds while promoting maneuverability at low speed
  • 45-degree leading edge with progressive tip
  • Advanced SUP laminar flow foil technology
  • Area = 214 cm² / 33 in²
  • Length = 18cm / 7 in
  • Weight = 150 grams (5 ounces) +/- 5%
  • Two different fin bases to fit all SUP race boards on the market
  • Fin of choice for: Bernd Roediger, Leonard Nika, Zane Schweitzer, Fiona Wylde, Lara Claydon, Chris Freeman and more…