The FCS II PC Carbon Tri Accelerator in a Medium size is another of our most popular selling fins at Zak Surfboards. This fast, drivey fin is very complimentary to the wally, long waves that we have in Victoria. These are also a great choice for boards with more tail rocker, or to get a bit more speed & drive out of you everyday shortboard.
Generally speaking for drive, projection & speed down the line many people opt for a more raked fin template. This extra rake in a fin’s shape does make your turning circle larger & more drawn out. The FCS II Accelerator template gives you the speed and projection of a raked back fin while still allowing for a tight turning circle when you put your board on rail.
The key to this extra drive, projection & speed down the line in the FCSII Accelerator is the placement of the fin relative to the finbox. The FCS II Accelerator fin template sits a little further back towards the tail than many of the other fin templates – this further back position = speed & drive (although this can also make a board a bit stiffer & harder to turn). The less raked/more upright shape of the Accelerator means that it’s turning circle is still quite tight. In effect, you get the best of both worlds – extra speed & drive with a tight turning circle.
A touch on the bigger side that many other medium sized fins & the stiffer PC Carbon construction also makes this fin a great choice in bigger surf on your day to day shortboard.
At Zak Surboards we have in store one of the biggest collections of Surfboard Bags & Covers in Victoria. Socks, day bags & travel covers from brand including Ocean & Earth, Creatures of Leisure & FCS . Single, double , triple + board bags and covers for shortboards, longboards, fish shapes & retros – we have them all. We also have them available for purchase from us ONLINE
FCS Fin Wallets – keep all your fins tidy and in order with one of these puppies. These FCS Fin Wallets are big enough to snugly store 3 sets of fins, with a bit of extra room for wax, quad trailers and other bits & pieces. Keep yourself all organized and prepared to hit it for that next surf mission down the coast. Grab one of these next time you are instore or Online
This week at Zak Surfboards we are offering a 25% discount off all FCS & Future Fins – only on our Online Store. Grab yourself a new or spare set of fins for you favorite stick. Maybe you need a set of quad trailers or a different template to play around with? This 25% off FCS & Future Fins sale is your chance to grab those fins you want and save some hard earned $$$. The sale is only on this week and finishes this Sunday 19th of October – make sure you get in quick or you’ll miss out!!!
Indo Boots are essential if you are heading to the tropics to escape the winter cold. We have a great selection of boots for you to choose from instore – here is a quick rundown of them
Rip Curl E-Bomb 1mm Split toe
These boots from Rip Curl feature special water flow panels & breathable neoprene to help keep your feat relatively cool with a full coral proof sole. There is also a compression strap to ensure a tight fit and a solid heel strap to help you yank them on and off easily.
Xcel Infinity Reef Boot 1mm
A super light weight boot with a draw string closure around your ankle and an adjustable velcro strap around the mid of your foot . A solid sole on these ones underneath the split toe ensures no catching of you legrope between your toes. Slightly higher cut than most to offer more ankle protection.
FCS SP2 Reef Boot
These ergonomically designed boots from FCS are super comfortable and hug your feet like no other. With 2 adjustable velcoro straps, drawstring closure at the top and soft neoprene between your toes.
Rip Curl Pocket Reef Boot 1mm
The perfect bootie to get you in/out of the water and and small enough to tuck in your pocket while you are out there surfing. A great option for those who hate wearing booties but want some protection from reef cuts accessing the waves.
The New Kolohe Andino FCSII KA Signature Fin should be in stock later this week. Here is a little preview that we snapped earlier today. Tipped to be really well balanced fin ie: should provide a nice combination of release, drive with a moderate turning circle.
FCS is excited to announce the global release of the new FCS II System and Essential Series fin range. Set to become the new world standard in system technology and performance, FCS II is designed to accommodate all surfers; regardless of their age demographic, surfing genre, or the boards and waves they’re riding.
It is coming into that time of year again where the Rip Curl Pro is upon us, the first solid groundswells of the year are approaching, Indo season is about to begin, and we are having another killer sale. There are going to be some crazy price drops on rubber as well as some unbelievable once-off deals on heaps of new stock surfboards. It just might be that the board you have been eyeing up over the past month or so will be amongst the sale items so get in quick and get an awesome deal… Hope to see you all there!
FCS thruster and quad fin’s come with fin rating’s. These fin rating’s provide the drive, pivot and hold characteristics of each individual fin set based on the element’s such as area, base length, sweep, depth material and template. FCS provide’s fin rating’s as a guide to individual performance. They can also be used as a reference when choosing a fin for specific performance requirements. If un-sure about the fins for you, you can go to the FCS web site and use the fin selector program or come in and use the FCS test drive fins in store.
FCS thruster and quad fin’s come with fin rating’s. These fin rating’s provide the drive, pivot and hold characteristics of each individual fin set based on the element’s such as area, base length, sweep, depth material and template. FCS provide’s fin rating’s as a guide to individual performance. They can also be used as a reference when choosing a fin for specific performance requirements. If un-sure about the fins for you, you can go to the FCS web site and use the fin selctor program.
I think we got the biggest range of fins in victoria loggers ,we just got a massive order from the states from Trueames more from Glide and got more coming from Fluidfoils next week. There is a massive range from 10′ to 6′ singles fin, heaps off colour for all types of riding. Come in to our shop to discuss what fins will get you styling.
Zak surfboards has a massive range of new fins to test drive from FCS & Future fins, all you need is to leave a retail deposit and take any fins for a surf then if you like them you can purchase a new set.
The new SOLUS fins from Futures has had a great wrap a few crew have loved them. Steve our test rider destroyed 13th beach up on monday ( sorry no photos the surf was to good). They are described as a fin you can surf 2ft summer beaches in then surf 6ft g-land smoking barrels.They work in wide tail fishes to rounded square 5’11s and pin tail 6’8s. As the name suggests, if you only buy one set of fins this year make it the SOLUS from FUTURE FINS.
THE LATEST EVOLUTION IN FIN DESIGN COMES WITH A TWIST
The FCS H-3 NEXUS features TRICOIL technology, a dynamic flex pattern that effectively stores and releases energy as the surfer transitions from one turn into the next. This transition between turns is where most surfers struggle to maintain speed. At FCS we believe we’ve solved this problem by designing a fin with a highly efficient template, material stability, minimal drag characteristics, and above all, unparalleled flex properties.
From the moment you ride the FCS H-3 NEXUS you’ll realise this fin has something special. Weather your surfing tight in the pocket or carving on the open face, you can surf confidently knowing all the elements of the fin are working in synergy to deliver the ultimate advantage, more speed. The performance of the H-3 Nexus is seamless; yet quite deliberate in the way it feels. Nexus on test drive in october