FCS Surf Advantage
FCS surf products are tools of the trade for elite level Professional surfers. One of the best ways to progress your surfing is to look at what these Pros are riding and apply it to your surfing. From fins and fin systems, grip, to futuristic leashes, using FCS is a proven way to get a surf advantage.
Used by elite Professional surfers, FCS has everything you need to progress your surfing
Though FCS stands for Fin Control System, there’s a full suite of solutions to better your surfing. The FCS II and Traditional fin systems provide unmatched fin management. FCS leash products keep your board with you through all the waves you’ll face. Likewise there’s FCS traction to give you performance for every board you’ll surf. When you want to get around, their travel gear is renowned for its functionality and quality.
Let’s look at how FCS helps your surfing.
FCS II Fin System
The Essential Series FCS II fins designed to give you optimal performance in every type of wave
An amazing system, FCS II does away with 6 screws, with tools, and messing around, allowing you to experiment instantly with fins to find your optimal setup
The FCS II system is amazing. FCS has taken a previous inboard plug system requiring six screws, a tool, and time, and reduced it to zero screws, no tool and it’s instantaneous to install or change your fins. So you don’t need a hex key, you don’t need to be on dry land. You can insert and remove your fins by hand, and do it in the water if you want.
In this way you can instantly experiment, swapping out fins for your day to day surfing or big or small days. FCS gives you super versatility and convenience making it easy to optimise your surfing setup.
The FCS Longboard system is even more amazing. It fits in almost any longboard fin box, needing no tool and can be adjusted by hand. FCS’ innovative fin designs will drive your surfing further
The FCS II system for longboard fins is even more incredible. There’s no inboard plug needed. Their FCS II fins work in almost any longboard central fin box. There’s no hex key involved, you don’t need to be on dry land. You can insert and remove your fins instantly by hand, adjusting fin position as needed even in the water.
This is an incredible ground breaking advancement so you can tune your longboarding anywhere anytime.
The FCS II fin range is comprehensive with fins to match every type of wave you surf and the boards you ride. They offer you their own fin designs and those from their Team, the world’s top surfers, and world’s best shapers. FCS also provides backwards compatibility so this incredible new system can also use your old FCS traditional fins too.
FCS Traditional Fin System
The FCS Traditional fin system is still going strong in everything from softboards, longboard Side Bites, and entry boards
Rather than scrapping the original FCS plug system, that uses the hex key, FCS has refined it. It’s more robust, lightweight, and inexpensive. A huge number of board manufacturers use this ultra reliable system to provide fin management. If you’ve used a longboard with Side Bite fins, Softboard, or entry level board, you’ll know with FCS, fins can easily be replaced if damaged, removed for transport, and switched for optimal surfing and fun.
Innovation, style, functionality. The FCS Freedom leash
Not content to just continue improving construction quality, FCS has revolutionised leash design. The key aspects of a leash are to provide security in cord strength and return spring, cuff comfort, and performance via no tangling. That’s exactly what the new FCS Freedom leash does with super style. It’s highly functional and fully minimalist so you get all the benefits without even knowing it’s there.
In their core leash range FCS pioneered the use of the fin system hex key to componentise their accessories. Their leashes have their high quality components such as the cuff, swivels and cord, all integrated via the hex key connection. This is super handy as if the cord breaks or cuff wears you can easily remove them and reuse the working components as needed.
So while giving you innovative new products on one side, FCS continue to upgrade the quality and longevity of the products you use day to day.
Grip for narrow, hybrid and wide tail boards
Your surfboard traction preference is highly unique. To make sure you have the widest range possible to match what you want FCS bring formulas proven by numerous Team Riders each with their own design.
Kolohe Andino says- ‘I move my back foot around a bunch when I surf, sometime I even stand on the kick when I’m turning, so everything on this pad has been designed to balance movement then grip’
Kolohe Andino’s grip is designed for movement, he moves his foot around, even placing it on the grip. So if you’re like Kolohe FCS has a grip to give you freedom of movement as your top priority.
Jeremy Flores’ grip is designed for sensitivity. So if you’re like Jeremy you want to feel close to your board. Jeremy’s FCS grip and grooves will give you a pad as thin and responsive as possible.
Filipe Toledo says – ‘Whether you’re pushing hard through a turn or launching off the lip, my pad is designed to help you feel connected’
Filipe Toledo’s grip is about maximum traction. So if you’re like Filipe, when landing airs you want your foot to stick even if off centre. When driving, pushing hard for speed, you want maximum stick so FCS has the Toledo pad for you.
Along with these elite level solutions FCS own model grip has ideal fit for your narrow, hybrid, and wide tail boards. So you get maximum traction powering your surfing.
FCS board covers include no rail seam, indicated by the red lines, and dual density foam coverage. This damage prone area has been fully addressed with complete exterior and interior protection. The arrows indicate the innovative stretch panel that keeps the cover tight expanding for board width & also functioning to vent moisture and heat
Improving on existing designs FCS addresses problems you’ve experienced in other boardbags.
Their Essential Series has a unique 3D Fit solution. Its panel construction removes the seams from the rails. Then, inside the cover, dual density contoured foam runs entirely around your board. So reducing damage from this rail problem-prone area has been addressed.
Not all boards are the same width and you don’t want that extra area flapping around. To keep your board cover fitting snug a stretch panel runs along the cover middle so wide and narrow boards both fit just right. This panel also provides breathability so moisture and excess heat exit, keeping your board in great condition. This cover is also light, claimed to be lightest.
The other FCS covers such as their Travel Series, and their travel gear like backpacks and trolleys, reflect constant upgrades and attention to detail that keeps your gear safe on the longest, most arduous journeys
The Full Suite To Progress
Too many products to show. Everything you need for surf, to keep the sun off you, to keep you warm, to fine fin adjustments
With FCS you get the most advanced products for your surfing. Join the leading Professional surfers on the World Tour, use FCS and get your surf advantage.
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