The Meister F1 and the new F1 30° fins are indeed F1 level products, looking at the perceived quality of these fantastic fins by the Greek company, Meister. The Meister F1 series is made of the standard 24° angle model and the new 30° angle version, which really brings to the extreme these top of the line fins. Matched with Pathos footpockets, Meister F1 have really generated great interest in us, and we will soon test them for a complete review. For the moment, full marks for what we have been able to see and touch!
Materials, manufacturing and layers
The Meister F1 fins are of 100% carbon fiber, specific type being Satin 5H, which is popular in wind-energy and aerospace industries for its premium quality, with its 5 Hardness Satin weave. Also resin is a special aerospace type.
The manufacturing of Meister F1 akes place in special moulds heating at different temperatures for best lamination.
Sheets of carbon fiber are layed one on the another with a refined logic and variable curvature rounded V shaped cuts, that are clearly visible from the reflects on the surface of the blade.
A nice and unique feature of the Meister F1 is also the embossed logo on the blade inferior surface.
Design and external look
Meister F1 blades have glossy surface, but not extreme, with very high perceived quality of the composite carbon fiber and the integrated Meister logo, available in different colours matched with the colour of water rails upon request of the customer, both for the standard Meister F1 and in for the Meister F1 30°.
The flap of the Meister F1 and F1 30 has a dove tail profile which is not too accentuated.
Dimensions, angles and weight
Dimensions of both the Meister F1 and the Meister F1 30° are 64 cm long maximum (peaks of the dove tail), 63 cm centrally and 61 cm laterally. Width is 18.8 cm (measured inside the water rails), as the two versions differ only for the angle between blade and footpocket, 24° for the standard Meister F1 and 30° for the Meister F1 30.
The thickness of the blade goes from 1.42 mm just in front of the footpocket, to 1.00 mm at mid length, to 0.60 in the tip of the flap.
Weight of the blade including the water rails is equal to 205 grams, an avarage value, while the weight of the Pathos footpocket, size 42-44, is 500 grams.
Bending curve of the Meister F1 standard and F1 30° is evidently an advanced and most efficient parabolic one, with softer tip, but still good flexibility all along the blade, also in front of the footpocket, an aspect that definately helps also surface transfers.
To help the bending and not influence it with water rails, the latter are segmented to avoid their elastic action during the kick. The total hight (both sides of the balde) of the water rails is constant (apart for the interruptions between segments) and equal to 1.5 cm.
Stiffness of Meister F1 and Meister F1 30 is available Soft , MediumSoft , Medium , MediumHard and Hard.
To analyze and download Meister F1 and Meister F1 30 data chart click here.