WhisperFin Starting Setups

measuring water ski FD fin depth
measuring water ski FL fin length
Measuring water ski fin DFT distance from tail
measuring water ski wing angle
Measuring water ski binding location placement

The measurements listed in this database were taken using these industry standard techniques  (but on much cooler fins)

These setups are called “starting setups” because they are just that—good starting points from which to develop your own personalized setup. Keep in mind that these are setups that I thought worked great for someone, but that “someone” may have bindings, technique and stature that are completely different than yours. Regardless of the setup you start with, I recommend you follow up with a little custom tuning for best results. And custom tuning is probably easier than you may think. Just follow the flowchart and instructions at: www.finwhispering.com/whisperfin-tuning

As much as I’d like to work up optimized setups for every brand, model, year and size of ski on the market, that’s just not possible—especially in light of how differently everyone skis. But I’ll occasionally be adding to this listing as other good setups emerge. In the meantime, if don’t see your brand, model or size of ski, just start with the generic setup outlined at: www.finwhispering.com/whisperfin-installation. You can also use a setup for a ski that’s similar in nature to yours as a good starting setup.

Ski Brand

Connelly

GT

65″

Bf = 28.9
Wing = 8°
FD = 2.540
FL = 5.750
DFT = 1.980
LE = 7.730

66″

 

67″

 

68″

 

Connelly Installation Note:

With Connelly’s unique new fin block, the adjustment set screws contact the top sheet of the ski before you can achieve the desired FD and FL with the WhisperFin. This is not a problem. You can either adjust the fin by hand without the use of the set screws, Dremel out a round hole through the top sheet for the set screws to pass through (do not use a standard drill bit as it may snag and crack the top sheet). Or you can simply force the set screws through the top sheet into the foam core (this works fine and does no structural or cosmetic damage).

D3

Evo

64″

 

65″

 

66″

Bf = 29.0
Wing = 7°
FD = 2.500
FL = 5.745
DFT = 1.935
LE = 7.680

67″

 

68″

Bf = 30.75
Wing = 7°
FD = 2.530
FL = 5.750
DFT = 1.930
LE = 7.680

NRG

64″

 

65″

 

66″

Bf = 29.65
Wing = 8°
FD = 2.525
FL = 5.760
DFT = 1.945
LE = 7.705

67″

Bf = 30.75
Wing = 7°
FD = 2.530
FL = 5.760
DFT = 1.955
LE = 7.715

68″

Bf = 30.65
Wing = 7°
FD = 2.530
FL = 5.750
DFT = 1.960
LE = 7.710

Goode

XTR

65″

 

66″

 

67″

Bf = 29.25
Wing = 8.5°
FD = 2.530
FL = 5.745
DFT = 1.810
LE = 7.555

68″

 

Revolution

65.75″

 

66.5″

 

67.25″

Bf = 29.375
Wing = 9°
FD = 2.530
FL = 5.745
DFT = 1.860
LE = 7.605

68″

 

Rev 6

64.25″

 

65.75″

Bf = 29.0
Wing = 9°
FD = 2.525
FL = 5.785
DFT = 1.940
LE = 7.725

66.5″

 

67.25″

 

68″

 

HO

VTX

65″

 

66″

Bf = 28 ⅞
Wing = 8°
FD = 2.480
FL = 5.725
DFT = 1.980
LE = 7.705

67″

Bf = 28 5
Wing = 8°
FD = 2.480
FL = 5.725
DFT = 1.985
LE = 7.710

68″

 

Radar

Vapor

65″

 

66″

Bf = 29.75
Wing = 9°
FD = 2.510
FL = 5.750
DFT = 1.950
LE = 7.700

67″

Bf = 30.25
Wing = 9°
FD = 2.510
FL = 5.750
DFT = 1.920
LE = 7.670

68″

 

69.5″

 

Senate

65″

 

67″

Bf = 30.75
Wing = 8°
FD = 2.510
FL = 5.750
DFT = 1.950
LE = 7.700

69″

Bf = 32.0
Wing = 8°
FD = 2.525
FL = 5.760
DFT = 1.905
LE = 7.665

71″

Bf = 32.5
Wing = 8°
FD = 2.520
FL = 5.760
DFT = 1.945
LE = 7.705