Ask A Shaper — fins

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FCS Fins or Future Fins Bases?

We will take a look and see what the difference is between the two fins to give you a better understanding when deciding on FCS Fins or Future fins bases for your surfboard.   FCS Fins Emerged in the early 90’s Has two tabs at the bottom Used By many pro surfers, including Kelly Slater They are removable fins. FCS now has many different models but most are screwed in place. Although they now have the FCS2, which has no screwing and pops in and out A plus of the FCS fins is that at around 75 kg-80 kg of pressure they will break off and therefore be less likely to damage the fin...

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How Surfboard Fins Work

Authored By DisruptSports

You may have wondered how surfboard fins work? Well fins increase the control of a surfboard lift maintains the direction of the board Drag affects the speed of the board. Forward placed fins make a board more maneuverable. Fins closer to the tail make a board easier to control. The introduction of fin technology on a surfboard is one of the most important innovations in the history of surfing. It has allowed the sport to reach heights that were previously thought to be impossible.   For many people, getting a grasp on how surfboard fins work and their importance is...

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