CUSTOM CARBON FINS

B R A N D

Passion come true.

The brand Chopper Fins was created by Ludo Jossin, a now retired former professional windsurfer, back in 2012 in Tarifa.. His vision is to supply the best performing windsurfing fins on the market that would suit any kind of rider, racer or board. The company’s latest blades show incredible performances around the PWA race circuit with our team using these enigmatic blue covers.

As Tarifa is one of the best laboratories to develop, test and produce these products, we constantly work on the R & D of our fins involving the best slalom riders on the scene, using innovative materials and construction techniques.

Ludo´s background as a 30 year veteran and passionate windsurfer who was a top 10 PWA rider and podium finisher, who went on to become a slalom sails developer for several years and a desire to provide a quality product with guaranteed consistency over the professionally handmade, custom built product, all made in our production plant in Tarifa. . “Our products are 100% handmade and to an exacting standard and built with high performance carbon fibres/resins and coupled with high precision CNC fabricated alloy moulds designed by a windsurfing engineer.”

T E A M

Fast alone, further together.

alex_round ALEX COUSIN

Sail Nº: F752
Age: 27
Hight: 187
Weight: 76kg
Home spot: Carnac

Palmares:
Formula Windsurfing WORLD CHAMPION 2016
Vice French champion Slalom 2016
14th PWA slalom ranking 2015
17th PWA slalom ranking 2014
Vice world champion formula 2008
French youth champion 2006

gonzales_rider GONZALO COSTA HOEVEL

Sail Nº: ARG3
Age: 36
Hight: 181
Weight: 85kg
Home spot: Tarifa

Palmares:
2nd PWA Sylt 2016
7th PWA Slalom World Ranking 2016
Formula World Champion 2015

pascal_round PASCAL TOSELLI

Sail Nº: F916
Age: 31
Hight: 187
Weight: 100,5kg
Home spot: Le Jai

Palmares:
5th PWA slalom 2014
11th PWA slalom 2016
15th PWA slalom 2015
2015 French Champion
2x 2nd au Defi-wind 2010/2004

pierre_round PIERRE MORTEFON

Sail Nº: F14
Age: 27
Hight: 187
Weight: 92kg
Home spot: Port La Nouvelle

Palmares:

2xVice World Champion – World Cup Slalom PWA – Annual ranking 2016/2015
3rd Worldwide – World Cup Slalom PWA – Annual ranking 2014
2 X Winner of the “DEFI WIND” (1200 competitors) – 2010 – 2015
3 x Young World Champion – 2006 – 2008 – 2011
5 X French Champion – 2006 – 2007 – 2010 – 2011 – 2014

tristan_round2 TRISTAN ALGRET

Sail Nº: GPE44
Age: 23
Hight: 193
Weight: 93kg
Home spot: Guadeloupe

Palmares:
3rd French championship Slalom 2016
2 x PWA Youth World Champion
2 x Youth French Champion
4th PWA Turkey 2015
18th PWA Overall 2015

valentin VALENTIN BRAULT

Sail Nº: F823
Age: 26
Hight: 179
Weight: 87kg
Home spot: La Rochelle

Palmares:
1st – Winner of the European Formula Windsurfing tour 2013
1st – Winner of the European Formula Windsurfing tour 2012
5th Deffi Wind 2014

ludovic_jossin_b LUDO JOSSIN

Age: 39
Hight: 180
Weight: 85kg
Home spot: Tarifa

Palmares:
Ranked 10th PWA Slalom 2012
3rd PWA Sylt 2012
4th PWA Vietnam 2011
Overall French Champion 2009
Overall Spanish Champion 2008/2009

F I N S

Our products are 100% handmade and to an exacting standard and built with high performance carbon fibres and resins and coupled with high precision CNC fabricated alloy moulds designed by a windsurfing engineer.

Intensive testing on the water, competition feedback and pro sailors helped to validate the layups for the final production blades.

State of the art carbon fibers and resins were developed to reach what has now become our quality standard.

M O D E L S

Our aim is to offer the best performing fin that will fit the rider-gear combo to suit the sailing conditions. In this optic our range is constituted with two models: ChC and ChF.

ChC: Swelly, side to on shore conditions.

When the sea has swells and is choppy you are hardly ever at your top speed and it takes a lot of energy from your legs to do so. To go fast you need an easy controllable, effortless fin that takes you through the choppy sections with control but that offers you a lot of acceleration whenever you hit those flat sections or when you can get the swell/waves. The ChC makes the board sit very balanced high from nose to tail riding over the chop. It provides the board a very easy railly trim as well.
ChC: brings an incredible and totally new lift feeling that automatically brings the gear into a very high foiling position and the board on the rail.

ChF: Flat water, lake, off shore wind. -COMING SOON-
There is a certain difference by sailing on flat water in terms of gear trim, sailor position and the correct fin selection. The ChF is a touch stiffer than the ChC coupled to a different bend curve. Endless speed limits, constant acceleration and control.

FIN RANGE

Available from 26 up to 54cm every 0.5 cm, each fin is handmade layup with a very high consistency of quality production, built with the highest quality carbon and resins components available.

Our specialised fin range is constituted by 3 families, small, medium and large fins that match the three wind range categories of race boards; small, medium and large.

Small: 28 to 34

Strong wind sailing, is most of all a control matter, keeping the board low and on trim is the key to be efficient into rough waters. Our Small fins bring a great lateral balance coupled to a total trim control to perform against the elements. You can then only focus on your sailing and forget the equipment.

 

Medium: 35 to 41

The Mediums have unlimited speed, you will be surprise how all of the sudden, on this fin you will want more and more wind as the board hardly ever looses trim. You can go through chop, wakes or heavy gusts without having to adjust your stance and without loosing any trim.

When the wind goes down it still offers you a great upwind performance and back foot trust, you can push hard and it will never loose trim.

It is very aligned with the rest of the range providing this high nose to tail trim with an effortless railly trim whenever you need to.

 

Large: 42 to 52

Key tool for light wind performances, a great fin will give you the power for early planing, blistering acceleration out of the jibe or the starting line and at top speed to reach the first mark or win speed tests. Available in ChC and ChF, our big fins are PWA approved with podium finishes and races wins! Most the of the riders who experienced the Large Chopper Fins during races or free sailing have the same  feedback: it makes the board sit very balanced high from nose to tail riding over the chop. It provides the board a very easy railly trim as well.

FIN SIZE SELECTOR

This fins size selector is a guide to adjust your selection to match to your equipment and choose the right fin size. Regarding your weight, windsurfing style and level you can better adjust your choices.

N E W S   B L O G

News Tweet #004

Ludo Jossin is the new 2017 Masters Vice World Champion,

after some intense racing during the IFCA Worlds in Almanarre. 7 races were completed into medium to strong winds.
With the Slalom 42 rules and 7.0/110L board as smaller gear, it´s been sometimes challenging to old it together. Ludo used most of the time 7.8 and 7.0 Sailloft Ultimate, Patrik Airinside 110 with 37 ChC ChopperFins.
For rough conditions, 7.0/110L Airinside, 34,5 and 35 ChC would give huge control and speed to hold some of the other racers using 6.3 and 95L boards.

News Tweet #003

Alexandre Cousin is the New 2016 Formula World Champion!

Alex took the Formula World tittle in Terceira, Portugal after dominating the whole championship. Bravo!!

News Tweet #002

news_004Pierre Mortefon – World number 2.

Pierre takes another second overall on the PWA World tour after an outstanding season! We Wish him all the best for 2017 with more victories!!

News Tweet #001

news_003Congratulations to Gonzalo Costa Hoevel!

Gonzalo finished 2nd at the SYLT PWA 2016 winning the last race of the season using a Chopper Fins 46 he tested some days before the event in Tarifa. Congratulations and welcome to the TEAM!

C O N T A C T

A board´s wake doesn´t last long, write us a line. 

S P E C I A L
T H A N K S

Riders

Alex, Pascou, Valoo, JP, JC, Gonzo
Christophe BIPBIP Michel, Chantal Dusale

Photographers

Ivana Dachy (Workshop), PWA/John Carter (Action), Ludovic Franco (Studio)

Friends

S-Bay Engineering, Bjorn BDdesign, Malric Constelation Composites, Pete King
Patrick Noiclerc, Benoit Battarel, Pieter”Spritzer” Bartlema, Bieuzy, NINI

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