Blackstix fins have been a staple in Futures' line as a reliable way to generate speed and make your board feel more lively. Our new Blackstix maintain Ride Numbers in the Speed Generating range of 10-7, and are designed with new materials and engineered layup for an enhanced ride. Feel the stringer facing side of any leading fin in a Blackstix set, and you'll notice it feels curved near the base and trailing edge. This is one aspect of the V2 foil - a revolution in fin design over a decade ago that is still improving how water flows across fins today. The V2 foil creates an effortless feeling rail-to-rail linkage, so you can keep speed while setting up big maneuvers down the line, even when the waves you're surfing lack power.
THE FIRST SURF FINS MADE FROM RECYCLED FISHING NETS
Made in California, the Alpha product line is now made by incorporating Bureo's NetPlus recycled fishing nets with Futures' compound 6 Carbon and Air infused technology. NetPlus material is sourced from Bureo's fishing net recycling program in Chile, which provides collection points to keep plastic fishing nets out of our oceans. Preventing harmful materials from entering the ocean, their program protects wildlife and supports local fishing communities through financial incentives. Our Alpha product line is molded carbon fiber made in Huntington Beach, California that delivers every bit of performance you'd expect from an upgraded fin at a Balanced Ride Number. Incredibly lightweight & resilient, Alpha is the first of its kind; created using one-of-a-kind materials and new technologies developed by Futures.
Honeycomb fins have a lightweight hexagonal core, which reduces the weight and maintains the flex properties. These fins are engineered with a medium flex pattern, making them stiffer than Blackstix but more flexible than fiberglass. These fins have a Ride Number range of 4 - 7 and are great all around fins for any condition.
Techflex fins are engineered to be stiff and light. These fins will give you a solid and engaged feel for those big drops yet be lightweight and responsive when engaging the rail. These fins sit above the fiberglass line and have a Ride Number range of 3 - 4. Techflex fins are great for powerful surfers or powerful conditions.
The Control Series fins provide stability for powerful surfers in all conditions. They are built from solid fiberglass panels with foils that are precision cut by CNC, then hand finished to perfection. These fins fit into the 1 - 4 Ride Number range as the most Speed Controlling options in our line. Make sure to have a set of these in your fin quiver for powerful conditions.