Hobie Mirage kayak users report as much as 10% increase in speed and more using ST TURBO Fins. But isn?t all about speed, you can get top end speed and a slower cadence for cruising (Less pedals per mile). ST fins are a must when adding a sail kit as the added surface area and stiffness of the ST Fins are more effective when close hauling, tacking or sailing up-wind. We also love this upgrade for trolling as well because you can maintain your trolling speed with a slower cadence, meaning you can fish longer! All achieved with these larger and more efficient fin designs. Increase your performance or increase your fitness routine, you choose the fin that is right for you: Standard, ST or ST Turbo… low, medium or a higher gear! The standard fins, supplied with our kayaks, are the easiest pedaling fins, but many users feel that the standard fins do not offer enough resistance. This is very evident when using our sailing kits. The added power and speed of the sail often outpaces the standard fins (similar to pedaling a bike down hill in first gear). Want to go really fast? Add the ST TURBOs for sailing! The longer fins can also increase lateral resistance for sailing upwind. These ST (Square Tip) designs will require a bit more effort to pedal. The added effort is commonly compared to pedaling a bike up a slight incline. In addition, the included fin tension screw allows adjustment to achieve lower end torque or top end speed to meet the desires of the pedaler.
Version 2 ST Fins are compatible with 2009 and newer Hobie Mirage Drives. Looking to upgrade your new Hobie Mirage Kayak with Turbo Fins? The Kayak Shed Hobie Technicians are happy to add an ST Turbo Fin Kit to any boat before it leaves our warehouse, just ask!
Hobie Part # 72066001 V2
Hobie Part # 81198101 Replacement Mast
V2 model is for all Hobie’s 2009 newer.