DV8 SPECIFICATIONS




2022 DV8 Binding Placement and Fin Specifications

The factory fin settings are 2.520” deep, with a length of 6.840”, and 0.745” distance from the tail of the ski using VT tail piece (see diagram). A more accurate and repeatable method for measuring DFT is by removing Versatail and measuring from the Versatail mounting serface to the end of the fin. In this case the DFT is 0.070”. A caliper is the best way to check these measurements. Fin tuning instructions, an Allen wrench and warranty information are included with your ski. The binding placement for each size ski is listed below. This is measured from the heel of the front binding to the tail of the ski.​

SIZE BINDING PLACEMENT

65"

28 ⅜"

66"

28 ⅞"

67"

29 ⅜"

68"

29 ⅞"


The adjustable aluminum foil on your DV8 is mounted by the factory at 7 degrees, upside down, with the two mounting screws above the surface of the wing.

DV8 fin settings diagram



DV8 Advanced Fin Settings

Water Below 75°F = Reduce DFT by 0.005"

WEIGHT SKI SIZE BINDINGS SKIER LENGTH (TIPS) DEPTH (FLAT) DFT ​(FLAT) WING ​(34 MPH) WING ​ (36 MPH) SURFACE AREA L X D

Up to 130lbs

65"

28 ⅜"

Skiers up to 28 off

6.820"

2.510"

0.735"

17.118 in.²

Up to 130lbs

65"

28 ⅜"

Advanced Option 1

6.803"

2.519"

0.740"

17.137 in²

Up to 130lbs

65"

28 ⅜"

Advanced Option 2

6.950"

2.446"

0.761"

16.910 in.²

130 - 160lbs

66"

28 ⅞"

Skiers up to 28 off

6.830"

2.515"

0.740"

17.177 in.²

130 - 160lbs

66"

28 ⅞"

Advanced Option 1

6.813"

2.524"

0.745"

17.196 in.²

130 - 160lbs

66"

28 ⅞"

Advanced Option 2

6.960"

2.451"

0.766"

17.059 in.²

160 - 190lbs

67"

29 ⅜"

Skiers up to 28 off

6.840"

2.520"

0.745"

17.236 in.²

160 - 190lbs

67"

29 ⅜"

Advanced Option 1

6.823"

2.529"

0.750"

17.255 in.²

160 - 190lbs

67"

29 ⅜"

Advanced Option 2

6.970"

2.456"

0.771"

17.118 in.²

Over 190lbs

68"

29 ⅞"

Skiers up to 28 off

6.850"

2.525"

0.750"

17.296 in.²

Over 190lbs

68"

29 ⅞"

Advanced Option 1

6.833"

2.534"

0.755"

17.315 in.²

Over 190lbs

68"

29 ⅞"

Advanced Option 2

6.980"

2.461"

0.776"

17.178 in.²

JOEL HOWLEY

67"

29 ⅜"

36 mph

6.835"

2.533"

0.750"

SETH STISHER

66"

29 ¼"

34 mph

6.825"

2.525"

0.725"

7.25°


Fin Setting Advice From Joel


“My advice would be for skiers to begin with the stock settings before experimenting with both advanced option one and two. Option one is slightly more stable, however, option two will require less movement to initiate the turn. If you cannot decide between option one and two, remember the skis will work extremely well with either setting.

Generally, elite skiers run more surface area and will prefer to run their fin back/deep/short (option1) or forward/shallow/long (option 2).

It's possible to 'tweak' your fin for years and never truly test each end of the spectrum, however, this chart should significantly reduce the time and knowledge required to find settings which match your skiing.”



Joel Howley adjusting ski