Futures Fins - Alpha vs. Honeycomb

jwd

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Anyone ride the futures Alpha? How do they compare to the Honeycomb? or Tech Flex? Thanks!
 

retodd

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Feb 23, 2009
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Techflex = very stiff. Best for guys over 200 pounds or large waves
HC= medium flex. Good for all .
Alpha = very light . Good quality and fit . Kinda flexy. Best in waves with less push and dudes under 165. Or Any one who likes softer flex fins
 

flyinraptr

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Dec 18, 2008
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Last year - was surfing with a guy running the Future's AM Twin + trailer combo in Alpha - completely snapped one of the large twin fins off at the base. It was slightly overhead conditions - on a bottom turn. I recently picked up a set of the K2 keel fins in Alpha - incredibly light - haven't had enough time on em to give a worthwhile review - right now i'd say ok in smaller conditions but wonder how well they'd hold up in bigger conditions.
 

LifeOnMars

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Jan 14, 2020
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tried a set of accelerators in neo glass and was unimpressed, too flexy and plastic feeling for my tastes. can't see much of a difference between neo glass and alpha, similar cheap materials passed of as semi-premium.