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The Ride Number | Futures Fins

The ride number associated with each Futures fin describes the feel of a fin, this feeling is represented on a scale  from 1 – speed control to 10 – speed generating. The closer the Ride Number gets to 10 the more springy, fluid and responsive your board will feel to help you generate your own speed. The closer you get to the Ride Number of 1 means your board will feel more solid, engaged and predictable at high speeds in larger more powerful surf. Fins with a Ride Number of around 5 mean the fin is balanced and will not add or enhance your board, meaning the fins with let your boards original character shine.

Speed Generating | Futures Fins

Speed generating fins

Fins with more flex and engineered foils are the best Speed Generating fins. They feel Springy, Fluid and Responsive, which translates into a positive feeling for light-footed surfers or for when the waves lack power. These are a great option for that grovel session, because you can create more speed to get your board down the line. On the Ride Number Chart, fins showing 7 to 10 are classified as Speed Generating.

Balanced | Futures Fins

Balanced fins

Fins with medium flex and flat or subtle concave foils are Balanced fins, and the best for all-around performance.  They feel solid in overhead surf and are still lively enough for performance surfing in serious waves or everyday conditions.  The elements of both sides of the speed spectrum are evident in this category.  On the Ride Number Chart, fins showing 4-7 are classified as Balanced.

Speed Control | Futures Fins

Speed controlling fins

Fins with less flex and flat foils are the best Speed Controlling fins.  They feel solid, engaged and predictable, which translates into a positive feeling for powerful surfers or in powerful waves.  The swell of the year will be more successful with a fin that can handle the speed of the over-head waves.  On the Ride Number Chart, fins showing 1-4 are classified as Speed Controlling.

To use a ride number pick a feeling in your weight range and give them a try we have an extensive range of Futures fins that are available to demo in the shop so you can try the fins before you buy, taking the risk out of buying the correct fins. But as always we are on hand 7 Days a week to give advise and recommendations on the correct fins to match you and your surfboard.

Tel: 01736 757025

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