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FCS Fins: "FCS Surfboard Fins Where we Stand"

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 5/15/2018

FCS Fins: "FCS Surfboard Fins Where we Stand"

The original FCS Fin system has been around along time, during which we've see other systems come and go, so what I figured I'd do here today was take a look at where we stand with FCS Fins. Are they coming? Are they going? With time, all past events collide to bring us to a particular place, so here we are, with FCS Fins, Futures Fins, FCS II Fins and a handful of other surfboard fin companies. Notably, FCS has evolved and created the FCS II Fin system, a screwless fin system, so where does this leave the original two tabbed FCS Fins? Will FCS Fins be around in ten years, while no one knows for sure, this article will explore the possibilities.

FCS Fins, the Original.

Before FCS Fins there were no "removable" fins, I know more than 25 years later that's hard for a lot of you to believe, because you've never known anything else, but FCS started it all. Before FCS Fins we were all traveling around with glassed on fins, praying they wouldn't be snapped off our boards by the time we arrived at our destination. The other thing to remember here is that with glassed on fins, one is kind of stuck. Surfers needed much larger quivers back then, if the waves were pumping and you needed more hold, you needed to grab a different board. Now, (in most cases) we can just swap our fins to a larger set and be ready to charge. This is all possible because of FCS deciding that their must be a better way and there was, the removable surfboard fin, enter FCS Fins.

FCS Surfboard Fins, Where are we?

First off, FCS designed FCS II so that it's reverse compatible, meaning that you can use all your old FCS Fins in the new boxes. This move way key, it means surfers can transition into new surfboards with the FCS II system without having to toss their favorite fins. This in itself shows that FCS Fins will be around a bit longer, because in a genius move, they've been integrated into the new FCS II Fin system. Yes, FCS is still making the original FCS Fins and I can't really see them stopping any time soon. In my mind this is going to be a surfer driven move. How fast are surfers going to adopt FCS II and forget about the system and the fins that started it all? There lies the question. Here's what I know, surfers are slow to change and this likely won't be much different, so I think we'll see the original FCS Fins hang around for quite a bit longer than one might think.

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 Fins before you buy them. Finatic allows you the ability to test every set of FCS 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. We have carried FCS Fins since before most companies had online shops and we will continue to carry FCS Fins as long as they're being made. We strive to carry and stock the entire line of FCS Fins, so that you can find the FCS Fins you need for an older board or get yourself that classic set and use it with the new FCS II Fin System. 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 Fins. On this very page, you'll see all the fins FCS has to offer. Not sure which FCS Fins you need? Call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.

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FCS Fins: "A Brief History Lesson in FCS Fins"

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 11/15/2016

FCS Fins: "A Brief History Lesson in FCS Fins"

FCS stands for "Fin Control System". FCS Fins and FCS plugs were introduced to the Australian market in 1992 and then released globally in 1994. The first FCS plug was patented shortly after their global release allowing FCS Fins to quickly become the worldwide standard for removable surfboard fins. To this day FCS Fins are one of the strongest, most successful, and most widely used removable fins in the world.

FCS Surfboard Fins, a Hero is Born.

Since their global release in 1994, FCS Fins have laid claim to more than 30 ASP World Titles among countless other surf event titles. At the time of this article, no other fin system in the world lays claim to a single ASP World Title in the men’s, women’s, junior's, or longboard divisions. The success of FCS Fins is a testament to their advantages over other fins and fin systems and this includes traditional fixed surfboard fins.

The Evolution of FCS Fins.

FCS Fins originally pushed the traditional thruster set up to the next level, quickly following that up with a twin fin and longboard fin line, complete with longboard sidebites. In the years since, FCS has been a leader in the quad revolution as well as the current 5-Fin craze. Currently, FCS is focused on their new FCS II Fins and fin system and while FCS II seems to have solidified itself as the future of surfing, the FCS II plugs are reverse compatible and will take any original FCS Fins. So whether you don't want to give up your favorite FCS board, or you just want that old FCS template that you can't find in FCS II, the original FCS Fins will be around for a long time to come.

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 Fins before you buy them. Finatic allows you the ability to test every set of FCS 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 and have carried FCS Fins since before most companies had online shops. We strive to carry and stock the entire line of FCS Fins, 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 Fins. On this very page, you'll see all the fins FCS has to offer. Not sure which FCS Fins 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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