Futures Fins Rob Machado BlackStix
Size: Medium 145 - 180lbs 65 - 80kg
This fin works great for surfers who want speed to spare. The unique flex pattern created by the mixture of carbon and bamboo in the fins work in a variity of conditions, this is complimented by the vector 2 foil that is built into the fins a fast responsive set of fins
Future Fins Description:
The Blackstix are designed to feel lively and generate speed when you might be held back by the conditions. The V2 foil and carbon fiber base creates lift, and the tip has less carbon so that the tip is snappy and flexible.
Rob's fin uses renewable, fast growing, bamboo representing a step forward for our environment. The light and resilient carbon bamboo matrix stores and releases energy for fast and explosive surfing. A medium balanced template designed to perform in a variety of conditions.
After nearly 10 years of riding the Futures system, Rob Machado has signed off on his first ever signature fin. The collaboration between Rob and Futures is the perfect blend of cutting edge hydrodynamics and environmental sustainability.
Rob’s fin features a torsional flex pattern, thanks to Futures’ V2 foil and a layer of strategically placed carbon fiber. Combined with renewable, fast growing bamboo, the fin is both light and lively. Designed for Rob’s explosive style, the bamboo carbon matrix stores potential energy and releases it as a burst of kinetic speed.
Rob had been riding the V2 AM1 BlackStix for years, he said, “I knew that was a good starting point for me in designing a fin. I just really liked the flex that the BlackStix had. I don’t know exactly what it does but it feels good. I am more of a feel kind of person, you know… sometimes it just feels good.”
“We have been lucky to work with Rob and we are proud of how this fin turned out,” says Head Designer and Founder Vince Longo.
Rob’s fin is made of a high quality epoxy resin, instead of polyester. Not only is epoxy resin stiffer, lighter and better performing, it is also more resilient and releases less VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds).
The Rob Machado Signature Fin represents a step forward in decreasing the environmental impact of the resin transfer process, while remaining Strongest, Lightest, Fastest.
Futures V2 fins drive in bottom turns, but break free in the lip like a flat fin.
Outline: Rob Machado
Height - 4.57"
Base - 4.45"
Area - 15.23 sq. in.
Height - 4.41"
Base - 4.31"
Area - 14.24 sq. in.
Futures Ride Number: 10