Hipsup Posted April 12, 2012 Share Posted April 12, 2012 I've just acquired a new 68" D3 fusion (very happy with it!) and for the first time ever after more than 10 years skiing I decided to measure my fin. After getting some callipers, the first thing that surprised me was that the fin, as supplied, measured nowhere near the stock settings published by D3. Measuring the length and depth was pretty simple, but the DFT is a joke. I could measure this 100 times and get a different reading every time. How are you supposed to hold the calliper against a short, angled surface and then measure the distance to the bevelled rear edge of the ski with any degree of consistency? I've got the same problem whether I do it flat from tail or needle to tail and according to D3 there should be a 0.04" difference between the flat and needle measurement - not when I do it there isn't! Am I doing something wrong and does anyone have a fool proof method? Also D3 have white reference lines drawn on the fin itself - why don't they also put reference lines on the bottom of the ski so that you just have to line everything up to know that the fin is in its stock position without getting callipers out?? I'm starting to wish I didn't decide to measure it now - ignorance is bliss!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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