This video demonstrates how to insert & remove your FCS II 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. Compared to other systems, what you’ll find when you ride boards fitted with FCS II is more speed & drive, quicker acceleration, and most importantly, more response from your board, and that equates to better surfing!

 

Identify Your Fins

Firstly identify the centre and side fins. Side fins have a flat surface on the inside face, and a convex foil on the outside face. The convex or curved side of the fin always faces out, and should be positioned in the front plugs. Centre fins have a symmetric 50/50 foil and are used in the rear plug.

Before you install your fins you should ensure you board is on a stable surface to avoid damage, and it’s also a good idea to have one hand under the rail for support.

 

To Insert Fins

To insert the fin push the front of the fin into the plug first so the ridge inside the plug engages with the recess in the forward tab. Once engaged, simply apply downward pressure until the fin clicks into place.

At this point the fin should be sitting flat with the bottom on the board. Now repeat this step for the other fins. Choose between three fins for a thruster, and 4 fins for a quad.

 

To Remove Fins

To remove the fins, firmly hold the top of the fin with one hand, and with the other hand brace the fin between your thumb and pointer finger, while keeping the back of that hand on the board for support. Using both hands to encourage the motion, lift and roll the fin up and forward towards the nose. The fin should release from the plug, and roll out easily.

 

Also in Community

NEW RELEASE - CHANNEL ISLANDS
NEW RELEASE - CHANNEL ISLANDS "UPRIGHT" FIN

The new CI Upright came from a need to balance the CI fin offering. Where the original, highly raked CI fin is more suited to classic down-the-line thrust and drawn out turns, the reality is, most surfers are riding smaller waves and beach breaks that require quicker turns, and a fin that allows for more pivot.
Read More
SurFebruary – A Wave a Day for Cancer Research
SurFebruary – A Wave a Day for Cancer Research

Join FCS in our bid to surf as much as we can for the month of Feb and in the process help fund cancer research.

Read More
Christenson Longboard Fin
Christenson Longboard Fin

Our second instalment in a fin collaboration with master shaper Chris Christenson sees the introduction of a versatile longboard fin that is equally at home in your favourite log or mid-length board.

Read More

Hi, it looks like you are in . Would you like to go to your local store?