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My FCS1 fins keep snapping

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Created by newbie23562 5 months ago, 5 Jan 2019
newbie23562
WA, 6 posts
5 Jan 2019 7:28AM
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Do your FCS (original, two plugs) fins snap?

Mine snap at the base (tabs). I went through three sets in the last 12months, pretty fed up with that.
Either the plastic or fiberglass ones snapped, and no I don't hit reef or sand, they just fail after a while. Last one yesterday, in the middle of a turn off the top of a little wave.
Would you recommend any better system? FcsII, futures, glass-on?
OR am I riding it all wrong, too much pressure on the fins?

Cheers,
Gino

Peahi
VIC, 1064 posts
5 Jan 2019 9:56AM
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Had this problem for a while on an old Slingshot (I think?) board got fed up with it and sold the board I was losing or breaking the same fin without hitting anything. Most boards now do futures/multi, proper fin boxes, some fin types allow some flex, doesn't mean they should break. Check the quality of your fins. Straps on a board and edging it hard like a twinnie would also put greater pressure on the fins.

newbie23562
WA, 6 posts
5 Jan 2019 8:56AM
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Cheers mate!
I'm riding strapless, and surely I ride old/used gear. Maybe I should try some futures hey, but jeez if they're expensive :))

Lambie
VIC, 724 posts
5 Jan 2019 2:21PM
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For Futures Fins check out Gumtree and Ebay - Ive bought sets for $60 and they seem to do the same job as the $160 and $245 sets sold else where - someone is ripping someone off !!

smook
VIC, 91 posts
5 Jan 2019 2:27PM
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For this reason I have been using future boxes since 2011 in my boards But one client has been using Fcs 1 and has not had problem Second season big guy



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