Maui fan Rick Hanke

Founder and fin designer of Maui Ultra Fins, has set new standards in fin design which is based on his passion for windsurfing and his professional background in aero- and hydrodynamics based on his study in aeronautics at the University of Braunschweig, Germany and his long time scientific work on flight mechanics and flight simulation with the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) in Germany.

Therefore Rick set the work for fin design and development clearly on a scientific approach by using computer assisted foil design (Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD) and CAD design (Computer Aided Design ) for the final 3-dimensional fin. The most advantage foils have been developed in order to match the performance and control behaviour requirements for all riding applications.
This approach has led to revolutionary fin products which rapidly established themselves on the international market. In addition the development is assisted by a large team of international world class riders and world champions who test the fins under the most extreme conditions and use them in the international windsurf competitions.
This valuable feedback allows us to improve steadily our products in order to provide the best fin products and led innovations come through.

For example the revolutionary X-fin series for wave (e.g. X-Wave, X-Twin) and freeride (X-Ride), the unmatched Style-Taty fin, the world wide unique Delta fin for shallow waters and finally the high performance Slalom-Race fins in G-10 and carbon are examples of our innovative R&D. With THM carbones in Germany we have found a company which built our slalom carbon fins by using the latest techologies to deliver the most precise and most light carbon slalom fins on the market. All these innovations allow us to provide our customers with the best products ever. Our goal is to boost the passion and excitement of windsurfing to the highest levels.
That is what we stand for.

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