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Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin Set<br />(Al Merrick | Techflex)

Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin Set
(Al Merrick | Techflex)

Future Fins - AM2<br/>Techflex (5-Fin Set)
Future Fins - AM2
Techflex (5-Fin Set)

Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin (Tri-Quad)

 
The Futures Fins fin line is a complete line of both classic and modern fin designs, fused with the latest technology. Some of Futures Fins top team riders swear Futures Fins and work with them constantly to dial-in their templates and foils.

 

Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin
The Futures Fins AM2 Tech Flex 5-Fin Set is made from lightweight Foam Hex Core with Carbon at the tip and the base. The AM2 5-Fin is an extension of Futures Techflex line AND is the ONLY Techflex 5-Fin set with a ride number of 3.0/3.0 respectively. A popular template for the light footed large surfer. It has a large base with a medium tip that gives more release off the top and powerful turns at the bottom. Futures Fins has engineered the AM2 Techflex 5-Fin Set with a medium flex pattern so they're great for all conditions. The Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin is a "big guy" template, with a full base and large surface area, the AM2 means power!

Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin Material
Techflex (Futures Ride Number 3.0) is stiff like Fiberglass but lighter than Honeycomb. Techflex is the ultimate in flat foiled fins, great for powerful surfers or powerful surf.

Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin Front Fin Size:
180lbs+ (88kg+)
Outline: A. Merrick
Height: 4.73 in. 12.01 cm.
Base: 4.49 in. 11.40 cm.
Area: 15.98 in.²  103.10 cm.²
Foil: Flat

Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin Center Fin Size:

Height: 4.49 in. 11.40 cm.
Base: 4.63 in. 11.76 cm.
Area: 15.32 in.²  98.84 cm.²
Foil: 50/50

Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin Rear Fin Size:

Height: 4.00 in. 10.16 cm.
Base: 3.88 in. 9.86 cm.
Area: 12.39 in.²  79.94 cm.²
Foil: 80/20

The Futures Fins AM2 5-Fin: available in Techflex

Finatic Fin Reviews
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"Excellent Performance in Many Conditions"
- Reagan L., Venice, CA on the Futures Fins AM2 Tech Flex 5 Fin

Overall Fin Rating: 5

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 171 - 180 lbs.
Surfing Experience: (1 - 10): 5

Home Break: Venice, CA
Where did you surf these fins: Oceanside, CA
Wave Height: 4 - 6 ft.
Wave Conditions: Good
Misc. Wave/Location Information: Fun bigger size. Long lefts and rights with excellent shape.

Type of Board: Hybrid
Board Size: 6 ft.
Fin Setup: 5-Fin
Misc. Board Information: 6'0" x 15 3/4" (M) x 20 3/8 (T) x 13 1/2 (N) 5-Fin single-double V bottom. Swallow Tail 3" Thick

Other Thoughts: Surfed as Quad and Thruster on the same board. Fantastic fins that with great hold in larger surf. Quad is fast but with plenty of control. Thruster is lively and fast. Turns on a dime. Felt like a good match for my size pushing 180lbs. Good looking fins and excellent performance in many conditions.


"Throw Buckets!!"
- Brandon B., Huntington Beach, CA on the Futures Fins AM2 Tech Flex 5 Fin

Overall Fin Rating: 5

Height: 6'3"
Weight: > 180 lbs.
Surfing Experience: (1 - 10): 6

Home Break: Huntington Beach Pier
Where did you surf these fins: Trestles
Wave Height: 4 - 6 ft.
Wave Conditions: Fair
Misc. Wave/Location Information: Fun shoulder/head high trestles tons of open face!

Type of Board: Big Guy Shortboard
Board Size: 7 ft. 6 in.
Fin Setup: Thruster
Misc. Board Information: Surfs more like a 6'6" for me.

Other Thoughts: Great fin plenty of drive, fast and loose but enough hold to crank big turns and throw buckets!!!



"Really Skatey Feel"
- Andrew S., Virginia Beach, VA on the Futures Fins AM2 Tech Flex 5 Fin

Overall Fin Rating: 4.5

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 171 - 180 lbs.
Surfing Experience: (1 - 10): 4

Home Break: Virginia Beach
Where did you surf these fins: Jetty Break, a beach break
Wave Height: 2 - 4 ft.
Wave Conditions: Fair
Misc. Wave/Location Information: Right hand jetty, long right with short punchier lefts that flatten out near the rocks.

Type of Board: Fish
Board Size: 5ft. 10in.
Fin Setup: Quad
Misc. Board Information: 21 5/8" wide, 2 5/8" thick, RNF shape, little to no rocker

Other Thoughts: Comparing them to the stock composite fins that came with it, these fins definitely gave my board a little more drive in the pocket and they allowed for more release of the fins. I really like the skatey feel they gave my board, I wish VB's waves didn't suck so much. lol Thanks, Andy

"Really Excel"
- Michael C., La Jolla, CA on the Futures Fins AM2 Tech Flex 5 Fin

Overall Fin Rating: 4

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 161 - 170 lbs.
Surfing Experience: (1 - 10): 8

Home Break: Blacks Beach in San Diego
Where did you surf these fins: blacks, pb, la jolla, and nicaragua
Wave Height: 4 - 6 ft.
Wave Conditions: Fair
Misc. Wave/Location Information:  I took these fins on a trip to nicaragua in April. They really excelled once i got them in quality waves.

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

Other Thoughts: These fins really excel in good conditions(shoulder high and bigger). After trying them out in lots of different conditions, I purchased a set for myself.

"Overall Surfing was Good"
- Thom R., Coupeville, WA on the Futures Fins AM2 Tech Flex 5 Fin

Overall Fin Rating: 3

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 181 - 190 lbs.
Surfing Experience: (1 - 10): 6

Home Break: Coasts of Washington and Oregon
Where did you surf these fins: WA strait, westport, fort ebey, secret spots WA
Wave Height: 4 - 6 ft.
Wave Conditions: Fair
Misc. Wave/Location Information: N/A

Type of Board: Hybrid
Board Size: 5'5" ft.
Fin Setup: Thurster
Misc. Board Information: Tried them on a homemade fish/ hull hybrid and traditional thruster

Other Thoughts:  I was not super impressed with the TechFlex technology. I couldn't feel a difference in release between regular AM2 and the TechFlex. Overall surfing was good but about the same as on my regular AM2's




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