The Hobie Mirage ST Turbo Fin Kit upgrades the Mirage Drive with new fins and masts to increase the surface area by over 10 percent. Hobie Mirage kayak users report as much as a 10% increase in speed and more using ST Turbo Fins. But it's not all about speed, you can get the top-end speed and a slower cadence for cruising (Fewer pedals per mile). All are achieved with this larger and more efficient fin design. The longer fins can also increase lateral resistance for sailing upwind. The ST (Square Tip) designs will require a bit more effort to pedal. The added effort is commonly compared to pedalling 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 individual preferences. These fins can only upgrade the Mirage Drive 180 V1 and V2, they will not fit earlier drives.
- The Hobie Mirage Turbo Fin Kit will make you the envy of your paddling community - Kit includes two fins and two masts - Threaded kits are for all Mirage Drives that the masts screw into the sprocket (post-July 2008) - The fin tension screw allows adjustment to achieve lower end torque or top-end speed to meet individual preferences - Only fits Hobie Mirage Drive 180, cannot be used with earlier drive versions