Hello windsurfers, I kindly need an advice here.
I am progressing quite fast on my Fanatic Gecko 133L and I am able now to manage gusts up to 30 knots in the spots. At the moment I use a 4.7 Northsails sail, a 5.8 Duotone E_Pace and a 7.3 Duotone E_Pace again.
Of course, I know that for high wind I need a smaller board (in my spot in Italy we have OFF-SHORE wind, so almost no chop or very limited).
The question: my board came with a 42 cm freeride fin, which is good for my 7.3mq (following the rule of thumb "sails size X 5 +4" ). When I use the 5.8 (or even more the 4.7) and gusts are blowing seriously, I feel to loose control during the planing manouvre, especially during acceleration (guys I dream the gusts even in the night, I have a kind of "donkey kong" on my shoulder LOL). This is exacerbated because I can consider myself still a noob :-)
So I am wondering to use a second freeride fin, maybe a little curved to facilitate the gybing manouvre, in a range of 34-36 cm to match the 5.8 or the 4.7.
What do you think, which size? Do you think I will have stability improvement still without cavitation, considering the sail size, the board tail witdh and my weight (77 kg)?
Thanks for the advice and have a good wind to everybody.