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Fin Adjustment

The adjustable fin on GOODE skis is designed to "fine-tune" the ski's behavior, which varies between
individual skiing styles, skier weight, boat speed, and site characteristics. There are three types of adjustments
that can be made to the fin: horizontal, vertical and diagonal. Differences of a few thousandths of an
inch are known to make the difference between a personal best pass and a fall, so please use dial calipers to
calibrate and adjust your fin. You can purchase a high-quality dial caliper that is the perfect size for fin
calibration factory-direct from GOODE. If you want to ski up to your potential every pass, these calipers
are a must ! Instructions for measuring fin location specifications with the GOODE dial caliper are found
on the next page.
Horizontal Adjustment
A horizontal adjustment forward (toward the tip of the ski) lifts the front and drops the tail during an onside
turn. A horizontal adjustment backward drives the front into the water and raises the tail.
Vertical Adjustment
A downward vertical adjustment (out of the ski) improves stability and holding power, while an upward
shift makes it easier to turn.
Diagonal Adjustment
A diagonal adjustment of a lower longer front makes the fin fuller, and therefore drives the tip of the ski
into the water in an off-side turn. A fin with a shorter front raises the tip of the ski.
Each type of adjustment will substantially change the performance of the ski. The flatter the leading edge of
the fin, the more the fin will keep the front of the ski up. The rounder the leading edge, the more it drives the
front into the water.
In order to accurately verify results, only one type of adjustment should be made between ski rides. Do not
exceed 0.050" adjustments per ski ride. Exceeding this tolerance can result in unacceptable results and
quick falls.
To adjust the fin, a 5/32" allen wrench (supplied with ski) is needed to loosen/tighten the three set screws
along the top side of the fin assembly. Diagonal adjustments can be made by loosening the two end screws
and keeping the center set screw tight. Retighten all screws after making fin adjustments. Once the ultimate
fin position has been determined, measure the fin position and record it in your fin log. Therefore, if the fin
is accidentally moved, the exact position can be easily readjusted with dial calipers.

 
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