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HWR Fin Development

VMG Blades is proud to be the recipients of an early release HWR board from Starboard. Many thanks goes to Starboard for arranging VMG Blades the HWR board early and also for the opportunity to test board prototypes in Thailand earlier this year.

The new Starboard HWR board has significant changes compared to its predecessor the Starboard 162. VMG Blades recently completed tests of our fin range with the HWR in a variety of conditions. The HWR has proven to work well with all VMG fins. It is a freer board, easier to ride downwind and has a wider groove overall.

Due to Starboard’s design changes, VMG Blades are creating the ultimate fin to compliment the new boards.

 “The Starboard HWR has proven to work well with all VMG Blades fins.

… A Big Thanks to Starboard. Having the new HWR early has allowed us to start the development process for the optimum fin.”

Chris Ting, VMG Blades

 The Australian Formula racing season officially started two weeks ago and the conditions have been kicking in already. With many international and local riders testing during the ‘downunder’ season, VMG Blades is well down the path to developing the ideal fin.

If you would like to pre-order or register your interest in the fin, send an email to

To visit Starboard for Chris’ full report on the HWR, click here.