The Larry Allison Gladiator Hybrid Race Fin is a slightly smaller and more refined version of the original Gladiator Elite Racer. It excels in races where maneuverability for buoy turns and wave catching is of the utmost importance. This fin still tracks well and the maneuverability of the fin has been increased by reducing height and surface area, resulting in a “looser feeling” than the Elite or the Keel style fins. The points on the trailing edge give water a definitive point to release, otherwise water has to "look" for a release point causing resistance and drag. If you are paddling in flat water conditions, low wind/current, windy conditions, or in a lake or calm harbor this is the fin for you.
Some of the Elite class racers who started on the Elite Fin, have begun migrating to the Hybrid for these reasons. This fin is also becoming a favorite among downwinders, as it offers great tracking, but still offers the maneuverability they need to move from swell to swell.
(Please call or email to check color availability or fin will ship with first color available)