Day FIVE of Island Water Sports 12 Days of Christmas Deals

Get a Futures T-Shirt with ANY Futures High-Performance Fin Purchase

*In Store Only 12/5-12/12 or while supplies last

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RIDE NUMBER – A tool to help you surf better

Find your number

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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. To explore further, watch the video to the right.

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ALPHA

Carbon Like You’ve Never Seen it Before
Molded carbon fiber made in Huntington Beach, California that delivers every bit of performance you’d expect from an upgrade fin at a Balanced Ride Number. Incredibly lightweight & resilient, Alpha is the first of its kind; created using one-of-a-kind materials and new technologies developed by Futures.

Compound 6


Carbon & Air Infused

Compound 6 is our brand new material blend that is lighter than Honeycomb and the next step in innovation for Futures. Infused with the resiliency of carbon fiber and the lightness of air, C6 is the most advanced injection fin material ever created. Working with the talented team
at 3M, we were able to combine two key features
that make Compound 6 so impressive:

Carbon Infused

Lightweight & Resilient

First, we infused carbon fiber which has a higher strength to weight ratio than fiberglass. By replacing fiberglass with carbon fiber, the Alpha line is more lightweight & resilient than your standard fiberglass or plastic injection fins.

Air Infused

Lightweight & Strong
Second, we infused air. Yes, air! With our friends at 3M, we were able to develop a one-of-a-kind composite material that creates air pockets in the fin to reduce weight without sacrificing structural integrity.

Flow Texture

Decreased Drag & Fin Hum

After testing various surface geometries behind a jet-ski, we found a 3D flow texture that controls the separation pattern and influences the boundary layer to reduce the hydrodynamic turbulent wake drag. The result is a more predictable and efficient flow with a significant reduction in the audible whistle heard while surfing called “fin hum.”

Re-designed Flex

Stable Base. Springy Tip.
With the added resiliency & strength of carbon fiber, we were able to go back to the drawing board and restructure the profile geometry of our Alpha line. The strength of the fibers allowed us to modify the flex pattern by removing material from tip for more spring and adding it to the base for more drive.

Precision tooling

steel molds made in-house
At Futures, we’re professional mold makers. Have been since day one. We designed, cut & polished molds for the Alpha line at our headquarters in Huntington Beach. This level of involvement with our product is what allows us to push beyond the boundaries of what’s expected from your surf equipment.

Made in USA

Huntington Beach, California
The first fin born out of Morpheus is ALPHA! We are proud to announce that every material, dimension, mold tool, and manufacturing process available in the USA was carefully chosen in development of this fin. Click play and get a glimpse behind the scenes at Futures.

Flat Foil

Reliable and Familiar

The Flat Foil is the most available foil in the Futures line and is 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 and stable feel.

Thrusters: Small, Medium & Large

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Quad Rears: Symmetrical Foil

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Watch behind the scenes at Future Fins:

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*Day Five Gift With Purchase Available In Store Only 12/5-12/12, While Supplies Last.

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