Futures F8 Alpha Carbon Five Fin Set
The Futures F8 Alpha Carbon Five Fin Set is full featured and high tech. The set includes 5 fins. A full thruster set with the addition of two rear Quad fins. So you can mix up your surfing between the top to bottom surfing of a thruster or high speed driving of a Quad. F8 refers to the shape of the fin. Alpha Carbon refers to the high performance construction. The F8 fin has a large base so you get good positive drive and power transfer. At the tip it’s full with sweep. This equates to speed and hold with down the line drive. There’s extra area in the tip so the board will hold on the rail while carving a turn. Off the top the fin tip loads energy and releases resiliently as needed. This fin is good for larger surfers, or smaller surfers wanting to maximise wave power.
The Alpha material consists of carbon and air uniquely infused in the fin. So it’s not carbon strips like older style application. The carbon particles can be varied in density from the base to the tip. So the base is stiffer with more carbon giving super drive. The tip is flexi so you get spontaneous release. It’s all controlled by the carbon density in a power gradient. So you get smoothly controlled performance under your foot. Without sacrificing strength. In addition, the Alpha has a new 3D texture featured on the trailing edge. This reduces turbulence and drag so you get speed. The fin is noticeably fast and super light. Lighter than honeycomb. The fins feature the Futures Truss Base. Designed to break under impact the truss reduces the risk of injury or board damage. To find out more on how Futures can power your surfing check here: Future fins – Surf Better Specs are as follows: Side Fins- Height: 4.55″ Base: 4.64″ Area: 15.98″ Side Fin Foil: Flat Rear Fin Foil: Symmetrical. Quad rear fins – Height: 4.05″ Base: 3.87″ Area: 11.07″ Foil: Symmetrical