FUTURES RIDE NUMBER DESCRIBES THE FEELING OF A FIN:
This feeling is represented on a scale from Speed Generating to Speed Control (shown above). The closer you get to 10, the more springy, fluid & responsive your board will feel to help generate speed. The closer you get to 1, the more solid, engaged & predictable your board will feel to help control speed. Fins with a Ride Number around 5 feel balanced & do not add any premium feelings to your board - they let your board’s original character shine. To use Ride Number just pick a feeling in your weight range, and give it a try. When you understand the different feels, you can get the most performance & enjoyment out of your equipment.
|FEEL||= FLEX||+ RAKE||+ FOIL|
|The combined effect that Flex, Rake and Foil have on the speed generating vs speed controlling fins.|
| FLEX OPTIONS |
Flexible fins will feel springy through turns and generate speed better, while stiffer fins will feel solid through turns and control speed better. This factor has the most weighting in determining Ride Number.
Soft Flex fins are most beneficial insmaller waves or for light-footed surfers. The increased flex results in extra speed
Medium Flex fins provide a great all-around
Stiff Flex fins are most beneficial in powerfulsurf or for heavy-footed surfers. The increased
| RAKE OPTIONS |
Upright fins feel pivoty, allowing for tighter turns, while raked fins feel stable, providing hold through carves. The effect of rate on feeling is a significant factor on determining the Ride Number.
Upright fins perform best when surfingvertically in the pocket, in beach break
Blended fins have elements of both holdand pivot in them. When compared to
Laid Back fins perform best when surfing onthe wave face, in point break style waves with
| FOIL OPTIONS |
V and V2 foils feel responsive and fluid through turns, while flat foils feel engaged and predictable through turns. The effects of Foil on the overall feeling are subtle but noticeable, therefore Foil has the least amount of weighting on the Ride Number.
The V Foil is designed to maximize lift witha minimal amount of drag. The combination
The V2 Foil is a V. Foil and Flat Foil blend.
Flat-foiled fins derive from the days of glass-on fins, and will feel familiar due to your muscle memory if you are used to standard fins or glass-ons. They’re the most available foil in the Futures line and a very reliable option for all conditions. You will find that they work especially well when making late drops or stalling for the barrel are your primary concern because of their controlled