The FCS II Essential Series was introduced to simplify the selection process when choosing a fin to compliment the waves you ride, and the type of performance you want to achieve.
The series consists of 4 different fin templates, with each template representing a family of fins that offer a specific type of performance. We recently re-engineered our premium Performance Core Carbon (PCC) Essentials range with a new ‘Linear Flex’ pattern, which offers a smoother, and more responsive ride than ever before.
Essential Series Fin RangeThe FCS II Reactor is designed for speed and tight turns. This fin has low sweep (rake), meaning it sits more upright, and therefore turns faster, and in a tighter radius. The Reactor is ideally suited to surfers who like to perform fast, progressive turns, and typically ride boards with lower rocker.
The FCS II Performer offers a balance of speed, flow & response, and is known as an All-Rounder. This well-proportioned fin is ideal for surfers wanting a reliable fin that delivers a combination of speed and manoeuvrability, with flow between turns. The Performer is the most versatile fin in the FCS range, and can be used with most surfboards, and in all conditions.
The FCS II Accelerator is another All-Rounder delivering speed, flow & response, but because it has a fuller tip, more area and a flat inside foil, it offers more control, and will excel in critical conditions. The Accelerator can also be used with most surfboards, and is ideal for surfers who like to attack the wave and perform aggressive turns.
The FCS II Carver has an elongated template with a high degree of sweep (rake) that provides exceptional hold off the bottom, and when carving on open face waves. This template is conducive to boards with higher rocker, and is perfect for power surfers who like to push hard against their fins and perform longer, drawn-out turns.
The FCS II Essential Series comes in 3 different constructions; Performance Core Carbon (PCC), Performance Core (PC) and NEO Glass. Each construction delivers a different flex patter and feel in the water that can be aligned to a surfer’s skill level.
So, which construction is right for you?Performance Core Carbon (PCC) - Advance +
Performance Core (PC) - Intermediate +
NEO Glass - Novice +
Use the FCS II Fin Finder to find your perfect fin.
SurFebruary is a fun annual event in February, where participants raise money for cancer research by catching a wave or getting in the water every day – rain, hail or shine.
This episode sees Rich catch up with Mick Fanning on his recent trip to the US to chat about what he’s been riding, the development of his iconic fin template and how he came to embrace the FCS II system.