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FCS Fins JW-1<br /> Julian Wilson Signature Fins<br/>(Thruster PG | Medium)

FCS Fins JW-1
Julian Wilson Signature Fins
(Thruster PG | Medium)

FCS JW-1 Fins- Julian Wilson<br/> Performance Glass (Tri-Fin Set)
FCS JW-1 Fins- Julian Wilson
Performance Glass (Tri-Fin Set)

FCS JW-1 Fins - Julian Wilson Fins (Thruster)


The FCS JW-1 Is HERE! We are pleased to announce the arrival of Julian Wilson’s new signature fin, the JW-1. These hot new fins were developed with 2 time World Champ Julian Wilson.


FCS JW-1 Performance Glass Fins
The FCS JW-1 Is HERE! After much anticipation FCS is pleased to announce the release of Julian Wilson’s new signature fin, the JW-1. As fate would have it, the development of this fin coincided with the filming of Julian’s signature movie “Scratching the Surface”. The hectic travel itinerary meant Jules was able to test and refine his fin in a diverse range of waves. Once the template was locked down, Jules tried different foil options and constructions in order to achieve that ‘perfect flex’. In the end a traditional flat foil in Performance Glass construction prevailed. The final piece of the puzzle was to make the JW1 pop, and steered by Julian’s recommendations, FCS arrived at the unmistakable aesthetic of solid orange neon framed with a black border.

“I’m really excited about the upcoming release of my signature FCS JW-1 fin. I’ve spent most of this year refining the fin to get it perfect. It’s a medium size performance fin with a slightly smaller center fin. It’s really fast and responsive, and it gives me the performance I need for my style of surfing.” - Julian Wilson

Jules rides this fin in everything from 1 foot to 4-6 foot. We asked him why surfers should ride his fin, his reply was; “This fin won’t hold you back, it’ll let you do everything you desire… if you can do it.”

The JW-1 is a medium size fin geared towards fast, aggressive surfing. The side fin template lends elements of Kelly Slater’s K2.1 and the FCS G-5, delivering fast pivotal surfing in critical sections. A slightly smaller center fin template also triggers quick tail release. Julian Wilson's signature thruster set comes with smaller center fin and is ideal for performance shortboard and fish models.

Facebook Post 6/16/2011

  "I own these fins thanks to you guys, so far after being tested in various conditions I wholeheartedly concur that these fins are THE BOMB! From chest to head high, hollow reef breaks, to mushy ankle to knee high beach breaks this fin has no glitches what so ever! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - YB

FCS II JW-1 Fin Material
Performance Glass fins are made by a CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine, using woven fiberglass resin, creating extremely accurate templates for surfers looking for acute precision. Performance Glass fins typically excel in powerful surf, have a predictable flex pattern designed to mimic glass-on fins, are favored by intermediate-advanced surfers, are explosive and will hold a line.

The FCS JW-1 Fins Performance Glass: available in Medium


FCS JW-1 Performance Glass Front Fin Size: 150lbs/68kg - 185lbs/83kg
Base: 4.40 in. 111 mm
Depth: 4.55 in. 116 mm
Area: 15.17 in² 9785 mm²
Sweep: 33.3°
Foil: Flat

FCS JW-1 Performance Glass Center Fin Size:

Base: 4.29 in. 109 mm
Depth: 4.50 in. 114 mm
Area: 14.06 in. 9070 mm
Sweep: 31.0°
Foil: 50/50

The FCS JW-1 Performance Glass Fins: available in Orange/Black


Finatic Fin Reviews
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"Great in Smaller Conditions"
- Craig S., Indialantic, FL on the FCS MF-1

Overall Fin Rating: 4.5

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 191 - 200 lbs.
Surfing Experience: (1 - 10): 7

Home Break: Indialantic, FL
Where did you surf these fins: Up and down the East Coast of FL.
Wave Height: 4 - 6 ft.
Wave Conditions: Good
Misc. Wave/Location Information: Surfed these fins in all conditions in FL and Costa Rica.

Type of Board: Big Guy Shortboard
Board Size: 6 ft. 5 in.
Fin Setup: Thruster
Misc. Board Information: N/A

Other Thoughts: These fins work great in smaller conditions -- liven up my board and make it feel fast and maneuverable. But, in bigger conditions, especially with big open faces, they make my board go too fast, and I am unable to set the rail. These are my everyday fins for FL! When the waves get big and powerful, I recommend using something else.


"More Grabby!"
- John G.., Salt Creek, CA on the FCS MF-1

Overall Fin Rating: 3

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 161 - 170 lbs.
Surfing Experience: (1 - 10): 9

Home Break: Salt Creek, CA
Where did you surf these fins: Salt Creek and Strands
Wave Height: 2 - 4 ft.
Wave Conditions: Fair
Misc. Wave/Location Information: N/A

Type of Board: Shortboard
Board Size: 6 ft.
Fin Setup: Thruster
Misc. Board Information: N/A

Other Thoughts: The fins are more grabby and can be thrown loose when needed. They worked better in larger surf and more open face waves rather than dumpy shorebreak.


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