Pro Model Fin – Super Fast and Maneuverable (best for flat water, or lots of buoy turns)
This fin is at the other end of the spectrum, from The Elite Fin. It is small, light weight, and very maneuverable. For flat water conditions, downwinders, or races with a lot of buoy turns (such as Battle of the Paddle), this fin is an excellent choice. Its compact size makes it fast and fun. It turns really easily and tracks like a much bigger fin, than what it is. Our Team Riders helped design this fin, and this is their fin of choice for most races. While this fin is a big step up in tracking from a stock fin, it doesn’t track nearly as well as the Elite Fin. If your board tracks really well, and/or you are a seasoned paddler with good stroke technique, this won’t be a problem for you. If you are not, or you are in rougher water, you should consider the Elite or the Hybrid. In addition to better tracking, they also offer better stability.
I used this fin on a Riviera RP 12'6 x24". I'm about 135 pounds and the Pro Model fin is perfect for the board and my size. I tried one of the others that was a little larger and it was too big for me.