April 20, 2019 – Laser Precise
The level of accuracy going into these fins is no doubt overkill. But I have no interest in how cheaply a pile of blades can be stamped out in China. Is half-thou accuracy going to make you a better skier? Maybe not. But when you bolt a WhisperFin to your ski, you know you are getting exactly what the pros get. You are getting the best made water ski fin in the world.
Mar 28, 2019 – Fins in the Oven, Baking the Ceramic Coatings
Here is a batch of ceramic coated fins baking in the oven last week. All that’s left is laser etching and getting them shipped to Florida for distribution. All the waiting has been torture. Sometimes I think it would have been faster to make them all by hand. Sigh ….
Mar 20, 2019 – 1st WhisperFin Deliveries Getting Closer
Fin fabrication is still progressing at full speed, but the machine shop underestimated how much time each fin would take. The first batch has been milled, hardened (shown in this picture), and is now in for ceramic coating. This leaves laser etching next week, shipping to Florida, then customer deliveries. It’s been fun puting the few fins I have on people’s skis and watching their smiles turn into more preorders. The first batch is nearly sold out, so a second batch is well under way.
Jan 27, 2018 – Bruce Dodd’s Record Approved
Bruce Dodd’s Canadian National Men’s 6 record has been approved. Bruce set the record at McCormick’s October RC tournament by running 1 @ 10.25/55 with a prototype WhisperFin. He was supposed to be keeping his WhisperFin under wraps at the time, but all that cloak and dagger stuff went right out the window the instant the record fell. Congratulations Bruce!
Nov 18, 2018 – Pan Am Champs
Congratulations to Drew Ross and Bruce Dodd for their class wins, to Neilly Ross for her 2nd, and to Mike Collombin for his 3rd place finish at the 2018 Pan Am Water Ski Championships. Four fins went to the games, and all four made the podium. Drew and Neilly had never heard of a WhisperFin until three days before leaving for Chile. Even if the choice was obvious, that was a bold move!