I got my kid a set of FCS II AM large and Mayhem large for his Driver. Mayhems were money and he hated the AMs. Comparing the two template, they are almost identical except the tip.as boars changed for me so did my fins. Used to only run 2.1's but they didn't work on different shapers boards and they were really too small for me anyway. transitioned to a neutral fin and pretty much only ride accelerators or mayhem. AM's always feel too directional for me.
I cant... I just cant agree.Bout fvcking time CI made a different fin.
Their raked fin is garbage.
That's right, I said it.
Come at me bros
I'm just being purposely disagreeable because I know how many people love AM fins.I cant... I just cant agree.
The AM fins are the gold standard for me. I know you're told me to try the reactors, but i just cant get them to work for me.
These fins might be a good blend of the AM fins and reactors?
I got some NVS AM Large for the new futures board. They are cheaper than the AM2 Techflex and seem to be a better construction with the G10. Hopefully they go good.
The Large AM-Comp is designed for the competitive surfer, with a wide base and a refined tip for an ideal balance of control and release off the top. Part of our Apex Series line of precision foiled fiberglass; You can't mold this performance. Built for speed.www.surfnvs.com
You chronically overthink this sh!t!I don't see any point in trying an FCS or Future fin that doesn't have the AM template. I have wasted a lot of money over the years buying different templates. If the board doesn't work well with AMs then its a bad board. Some of the other fins go alright, but the boards always feel better with AM. Griffin fin template is fantastic and the best, it is a sort of souped up version of AM, I guess designed before the AM fin. Only available in FCS 1 style twin tab, a FCS II base would theoretically give a more natural flex.
IMO, at your size, I think the Larges would be overkill. I'm 180 and ride both med and large fins. In some boards (with narrower tails), larges feel too big for me.I usually ride mediums in all fins templates, but have been wanting to experiment with the larges.
Do you ever ride a large template fin, or is it always medium?
Could be that the plug was set slightly prouder than usual and oversanded to make the hole shallower? Not the fin base bigger?I'm not a raked CI fan. I like MF's for a raked fin and Performers for upright. I didn't get on with the Reactors, so I probably won't give these a go.
side note: the last set of MF mediums I bought for my Ghost (maybe 3 weeks ago) had the exact same issue as the large set I bought two years ago, where the top of the front tab was about a 3/32nd's proud of the plug and I had to file it down.
FCS II only at this point.The new CI Upright came from a need to balance the CI fin offering. Where the original, highly raked CI fin is more suited to classic down-the-line thrust and drawn out turns, the reality is, most surfers are riding smaller waves and beach breaks that require quicker turns, and a fin that allows for more pivot.
Where the original CI fin is suited to bigger, better open face waves, the CI Upright has a high rate of return and responsiveness, which means it’s ideal for beach breaks and little waves where need to generate speed quickly.
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It all started on the Merrick Family fishing trips… With a keen eye, Al would observe the river water moving over the rocks, noting how the different shapes and formations changed the water flow and created turbulence. He’d then take sticks of varying shapes and sizes and see how they’d pivot...www.surffcs.com