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being a hobie kayaker i was just curious to find out if anyone has tried out the turbo fins for hobies and if they are worth forking out some extra cash to get better performance on the water to get to the hot spots quicker.Also if u r reading this r u guys catching more fish trolling or casting??
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They get you moving a fair bit quicker but the cost is they are harder to push. Its just like changing up to a high gear on a bicycle.

Overall I like them alot. I prefer the slower loping pace for long distance and the extra speed when I want it. The muscles on my legs are getting bigger, I can feel them change.

If you are fit or want to get fitter then go for it.

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Scott
 

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Scott,

Roughly how much would an upgrade in to Turbo Fins be?

Could you PM me please if you don't want to post the info?
 

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Hi,

Having not tried the turbo fins I am not sure if I am the best person to comment.....
However in river, eastury, lake situations I find that with little effort the standard fins on the outback provide plenty of speed for trolling. I can easily 'blow out' most hard bodies without really trying.
So I figure if I am moving from one spot to the next with a rod out the back, any faster than trolling speed is a waste. And it goes quite a bit faster than trolling speed with the std fins.
I would imagine that in shallow situations (I spend quite a bit of time on sand flats) the normal flippers and there shallower draft is an advantage. Yes you can just put the fins up on the hull and do mini pedals and move along nicley. But it is more comfy doing full strokes/pedals.

From the feedback though I can see the advantages and I would be keen to get turbo fins for touring/camping and ocean work: Where the water is deeper and lures tend to run faster - Not sure if they are up to towing a slant faced pusher out the back for sailfish,tuna, etc..... But it could be fun

But then again with a tag name like mine I might just become a polymiragedriveosis.
 

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I'm with polylureosis,

Not sure it would be worth my while upgrading. I start my fishing as soon as i hit the water,and don't need to get anywhere in a hurry to start fishing. I also enjoy the slower trolling speed that most of the hard bodies i use require (sx40 etc).

Maybe if I was chasing mackerel or tuna the faster speed would come in handy for trolling, but at this stage I will stick with the standard fins.

Chris
 

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Absolutely worth the upgrade. The extra power and confidence in the rough is not only fun but very cool. I have also been pulling a lot more chicks at the ramp than when I had the normal fins (not).

I agree with Gatesy that is is a lot more satisfying to be pushing against something than just have the fins glide through the water. I think it is only 10% - 15% more effort for about 40% more speed.

Then again I was delighted with the normal fins.

John
 

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Kraley,

Where did you get the upgrade done?

Not sure that the Mirage Sport will benefit from the turbos but the Mirage Classic might, fitted this one out last week and it is going to get its first run this weekend
 
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