FCS II Fins

FCS II Fins

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FCS II Fins: "How FCS II Fins Changed the Surf Industry"

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 5/6/2018

FCS II Fins: "How FCS II Fins Changed the Surf Industry"

It seems like just yesterday I wrote the article below this one, FCS II Fins: "FCS II Fins, Through the Eyes of tSBW"  but here we are, that was over two years ago. What's even more amazing is that FCS II Fins have now been on the market for 5 years, as it was the beginning of 2013 when the world saw FCS II Fins for the first time at the Surf Expo in Orlando. It's amazing how fast time goes by... Yet here we are and I find myself wanting to reflect on how FCS II has changed the surf industry, if you're interested, please join me.

FCS II Fins, Damn, That's Cool.

As a surfer, I figure I'll share my own personal experience with FCS II Fins, before we dive in and look at what FCS II has done to the industry as a whole. I remember the first surfboard I had with FCS II installed, I was stoked, popping the fins in and out easily. No Fin keys, no screws just a brilliantly designed system that worked how one would expect. That said, where it really hit me was the morning of that first surf trip using that board. We were up early, a buddy of mine pulled into my driveway and popped his trunk, I had two boards, they wouldn't both fit along with his two boards that were all ready had inside the car. I realized the surfboard fins were keeping my boards from fitting. It was early, I was half asleep and frustrated I had to dig through my gear for a fin key. As I started looking, I realized... I didn't have to! With my friend looking on I popped out the fins and slid the board in. We looked at each other in awe and he said something to me like, "damn, that's cool." We smiled, shut the trunk and off we went.

Improved Speed, Maneuverability and Possibilities, FCS II Fins.

FCS II Fins as small a change as it may seem, screws to no screws has really allowed the average surfer to experiment with fins. It's quicker, it's easier, you can get off a wave, hop on the beach, switch out your fins and be back in the line up as if you never changed your fins at all. Experimenting with you fins is a HUGE part of surfing and I think FCS II Fins have brought that to the for front. Do you disagree? Do you think that the innovation in areal surfing the last few years has nothing to do with surfer's equipment? Of course it does. As equipment improves so does speed, maneuverability and possibilities. If you have FCS II Fins, next time you head out for a surf, take a second set. Swap your FCS II Fins out halfway through your session, I think you'll be amazed how different your board will feel.

Times Have Changed. Surf Parks, Kelly and FCS II Fins

If it hasn't registered yet the impact that FCS II Fins have had on the surf industry, let's talk about "Surf Parks". The Founders Cup finishes today and just happens to be the FIRST surf event ever held at a wave pool or "Surf Park". That's right a 45 second man made wave that goes right or left, surfed by the most elite surfers in the sport today. Yesterday, as the first round concluded something amazing happened when it comes to FCS II Fins. Kelly Slater, the best surfer that has ever lived, finished his heat and was being interviewed on the beach. He was asked what he did to prepare for his heat, the answer was simple, yet astounding... "I changed my Fins." Kelly Explained, "One thing I decided to do was put in some smaller Surfboard Fins to give me a bit more maneuverability." What was Kelly surfing? The FCS II Reactors. Game. Set. Match.

At The Surfboard Warehouse, we've also partnered with the Finatic Fin Testing Program as a way to offer you a solution when it comes to trying FCS II Fins before you buy them. Finatic allows you the ability to test every set of FCS II Fins through their platform which operates much link Netflix. You set up your "queue" of fins and receive a set in the mail, to surf as long as you like. When you're comfortable with how those fins affect your surfing you simply send them back and Finatic will send you another set from your queue. We believe that Finatic is the next thing in the evolution of our sport when it comes to surfboard fins and that's why we have chosen to partner with them. Finatic does not sell new fins, so when you find a set of fins that you like, head back here to The Surfboard Warehouse let us know which set you'd like to purchase and we'll get them to you.

We are an authorized online dealer for FCS II and as mentioned, have carried the entire FCS II Fin line since the day they launched. We consider ourselves a premiere online surf shop and as such we back that claim up with the knowledge, customer service and brands that you would expect us to have, which includes FCS II Fins. On this very page, you'll see all the FCS II Fins that FCS has to offer. Not sure which FCS Fins II you need? Call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.

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The Surfboard Warehouse, Inc.
813.436.0484
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FCS II Fins: "FCS II Fins, Through the Eyes of tSBW"

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 2/11/2017

FCS II Fins: "FCS II Fins, Through the Eyes of tSBW"

The story of FCS II Fins (yes, you should use the roman numerals, it's not FCS 2 Fins or FCS Two Fins) is now deeply ingrained in tSBW culture. Simply put, FCS II Fins were and are a game changer. Rumors about FCS II surfaced late in 2012 and we were there at Surf Expo Jan. 2013 unavailing the new system LIVE. At the time, we sold a ton of FCS Fins and being located in Florida, FCS asked us if we'd like to help them unveil their NEW FCS II Fins and system at the Surf Expo in Orlando FL, Jan. 2013. Of course we jumped at the opportunity.

The FIRST shop to see FCS II Fins. (Not Written FCS 2)

As Surf Expo approached, we wondered how should we approach the situation? I mean, the surf industry was relatively oblivious to the fact that FCS was about to drop a game changer, the screwless fin. After some internal discussion, we decided we had to be there the moment Surf Expo opened to shoot a video for our YouTube channel, so that's what we did. At 8:00 am tSBW was there, the first shop to see the launch of FCS II. Well that time has come and gone, but the fact remains, we were the first shop to see the FCS II fin line and we're excited to lay claim to being the FIRST shop anywhere with the whole range of FCS II Fins in stock.

FCS II Fins, Connecting the Surfer and Surfboard.

The FCS II system has been designed to perform at the highest level by seamlessly connecting 3 essential elements in surfing; the surfer, the surfboard and the fins. When paired with fins from the FCS II fin line, it’s possible to install and remove your fins in seconds, without the need for any screws or tools. What you’ll find when you ride the new FCS II system is more speed, more drive, more acceleration and most importantly more response from your board. This equates to better surfing, putting you in the sweat spot on the wave sooner. FCS team riders have given the new FCS II system their personal stamp of approval, earning FCS II validation from the best surfers on the planet.

FCS Fins Reverse Compatible with FCS II. (Not Written FCS Two Either)

Again, keep in mind when looking for FCS II Fins to search: FCS II Fins, NOT FCS 2 Fins or FCS Two Fins; doing so will help you find the most relevant information. Something else to consider is that FCS has made the FCS II Fin system reverse compatible. What this means is that you can use all of your favorite original FCS Fins in your new surfboard, should you decide to go with FCS II. If you're going to use original FCS Fins in the FCS II system, you're going to want a Tab Infill kit, sold here. One last thought, if you're not sure where to start when looking at FCS II Fins, I suggest the FCS II Essential series. The Essential series is a rage of fins set including the Performer, Reactor, Accelerator and Carver, set to handle virtually any wave conditions.

At The Surfboard Warehouse, we've also partnered with the Finatic Fin Testing Program as a way to offer you a solution when it comes to trying FCS II Fins before you buy them. Finatic allows you the ability to test every set of FCS II Fins through their platform which operates much link Netflix. You set up your "queue" of fins and receive a set in the mail, to surf as long as you like. When you're comfortable with how those fins affect your surfing you simply send them back and Finatic will send you another set from your queue. We believe that Finatic is the next thing in the evolution of our sport when it comes to surfboard fins and that's why we have chosen to partner with them. Finatic does not sell new fins, so when you find a set of fins that you like, head back here to The Surfboard Warehouse let us know which set you'd like to purchase and we'll get them to you.

We are an authorized online dealer for FCS II and as mentioned, have carried the entire FCS II Fin line since the day they launched. We consider ourselves a premiere online surf shop and as such we back that claim up with the knowledge, customer service and brands that you would expect us to have, which includes FCS II Fins. On this very page, you'll see all the FCS II Fins that FCS has to offer. Not sure which FCS Fins II you need? Call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.

Contact Info:
The Surfboard Warehouse, Inc.
813.436.0484
Service@TheSurfboardWarehouse.com
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