What does FCS stand for fins?
Fin Control System
FCS (Fin Control System) is a brand, as well as type, of fin set-up which allows for more versatility in the placement and style of the fins attached to a surfboard. The FCS style can be used as the traditional tri-fin placement, a four (quad), or a five fin set up.
How tight should fins be surfboard?
Slide the fin plate so the whole in the fin plate lines up with the hole in the base of the fin. Screw the fin screw into the plate and tighten. It is normal for the fin to be a tight fit and the fin base can sometimes stick up out of the box a little.
Are FCS fins good?
It’s hard to look further than the FCS surfboard fin system. They have consistently made the best fins, adopted fin designs from the best surfers globally, and constantly evolved and adapted to the market needs. Our personal favorites are the FCS II Mick Fanning Neo Carbon Tri Fins.
Do you need to screw in FCS 2 fins?
With the FCS II system, the need for any screws or tool to secure the fins has been eliminated. Simply insert the front of the fin into the plug and use downward pressure to lock the fin in place. When using genuine FCS II fins, it’s now possible to install and remove your fins in seconds.
Which fins are better FCS or Future?
While FCS was almost the only choice at the beginning of the century, Futures has grown and improved its alternative fin concept. Surf fins enthusiasts feel that Futures fins are stronger, and when they break, it’s usually in the base. All you need to do is replace the fin instead of repairing the surfboard.
What is the difference between FCS 1 and 2?
FCSII is a pre-glass system (installed before the board is laminated) and is stronger than the original FCS system. The unique composite construction allows for an improved bond between the glass and the plug; boosting the impact strength.
Should I get medium or large FCS fins?
The size of the fin is going to impact your performance. A larger fin generally will have more hold and also provide plenty of control in bigger surf. A smaller fin, on the other hand, is going to be more forgiving and loose, but you’re going to sacrifice a lot of drive and control in bigger surf.
Are FCS or Future fins better?
What is the difference between FCS and FCS II?
Can you use FCS 2 fins in FCS 1 plugs?
Compatibility notice: FCS 1 fins WILL work with FCS 2 fin boxes when using a compatibility kit. But an FCS 2 fin WILL NOT fit into a FCS 1 fin box.