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Nyt finnebox system

Et nyt finnesystem har netop set dagens lys i form af Slot Box. Systemet er både nemmere at arbejde med, og så er det samtidig en del lettere! Den nye slotbox vejer under 80 gr, mens det nuværende system vejer ca. 300 gr. Det lyder måske ikke af meget i vægtbesparelse, men med moderne boards der har 2-3-4, ja helt op til 5 finneboxe, er det pludselig en vægtbesparelse på næsten ét kg!
Tjek det nye system ud nedenfor!

A cross sectional view of the new Slot Box Starboard’s next generation multi-fin waveboard will be one of the first
boards on the market to use the new Slot Box

With already four brands adopting the Slot Box for their next generation wave boards and wave fins (Starboard, Tabou, Drake and MFC and with more brands to follow), the new Slot Box promises to become a new windsurfing standard and potentially replace the US box altogether.

The great thing about the Slot box is the weight saving. A classic US box weighs a bulky 300g with its dense, plastic fibre-nylon molding and a composite PVC/PU foam/Glass fibre box wrapped around it. The Slot Box weighs just 77 grams. When you look at modern wave boards with two, three, four or even five finboxes, these weight savings add up to something pretty interesting.

The other advantage of the Slot Box is its dimensions: it uses the same dimensions as US boxes which means that current US base fins fit inside once the pin has been removed.

Slot Boxes use two specially designed side screws to lock the fin in place. These screws hold the fin in and also apply sideways pressure. This ensures that there’s always zero wobble in the fin once fitted. For convenience, the screws’ head are designed to fit with the same screwdriver as the one used for footstraps and air-valve fitting.

The Slot Boxes are currently available in two sizes: Slot Box 10 and Slot Box 13. Fit a Slot Box 10 fin inside a Slot Box 13 box and you have 3cm of adjustment room. Slot Box plugs are also available. These are used to close-off any unused boxes.

At 77g per box, the Slot Box opens up new opportunities when it comes to multi-fin board designs. And before long, maybe we’ll see even single fin boards switch from the humble US Box to the new Slot Box. Definitely a space to watch.


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