Breakthrough Surfboard Fin Technology to Debut at Surf Expo 2012

posted by / News / January 9, 2012

Delray Beach, FL (January 2012) – Fin-S will be introducing the biggest breakthrough in surfboard fin technology since the advent of removable fin systems in the mid 90’s. The new spring-loaded fin system, featuring Fin-S’ patented SpringLock™ technology, is set to debut at the Orlando Surf Expo (January 12-14, 2012).

Unlike other systems in the market, the new system will enable surfers to quickly and securely install fins without the inconvenience associated with utilizing keys or screws, hence the company’s slogan – “Don’t Screw With Us.” The ability to “pop-in” or “pop-out” fins in seconds will also give surfers more flexibility in storing surfboards and quickly experimenting with different fin options and configurations.

Matt Biolos, Lost Surfboards master shaper, remarks, “The fin system market hasn’t moved forward in years. The Fin-S system is a step forward in tool-less insertion and removal of fins and has a smooth and tight connection. Many of our team riders and I are excited to use this new choice in removable fins.”

The Fin-S system features patented SpringLock™ technology. Chad Posner, Fin-S Co-founder and Chief Engineer explains, “It was critical that we engineered a solid fin system. SpringLock™ technology keeps the fins engaged and locked in the board with a constant force applied by the spring. People always say, ‘What about the spring? Will it rust?’ No, it’s made from the highest quality marine grade stainless steel and we’ve been using them for years without problems. The springs will outlast your surfboard.”

Over the past two years, Fin-S technology has been refined and tested working alongside professional surfers Sunny Garcia, Joel Centeio, Ben Bourgeois, Sean Moody, Kekoa Bacalso, and Peter Mendia among others. According to Sean Moody, “FIN-S performs better than any system I’ve ever tried. The weight of the boxes is incredibly light, and in all honesty I’m sick of trying to find a fin key for my old fin systems. ”

The fin boxes are made of high quality glass-filled composite, allowing for a more durable and lightweight box. The fin boxes have been refined to use the shortest possible box length to reduce interference with the board and help maintain the surfboard’s natural flex pattern.

Fin-S fin systems are now available for order in over 20 templates from a growing list of leading surfboard manufacturers including Lost, Rusty, JC Hawaii, Chemistry surfboards, Cole, T&C, HIC and WRV among others.

The team from Fin-S will be on hand at Surf Expo 2012 (booth # 2862) to showcase the technology and will also be participating in the shapers’ demo on Friday, January 13, from 3:00 – 3:30 and on Saturday morning.

Fin-S Tech, a surfing hardgoods manufacturing and lifestyle brand company, was founded in 2009 in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. Combining the talents of co-founders, professional surfer Scott Posner and engineer brother Chad Posner, Fin-S tech has made it their mission to bring surfing to the next level through technological innovation. Fin-S fin systems and its patented SpringLock™ technology is the first game changing innovation brought to market by Fin-S Tech in 2011.

Contact: Scott Posner, President, Fin-S Tech, LLC, E-mail: ScottP@fin-s.com Phone: 561.441.7099, Website: www.fin-s.com

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One Response to “Breakthrough Surfboard Fin Technology to Debut at Surf Expo 2012”

  1. Daniel Laruccia says:

    We have also just revolutionised the fin with a newly patented slide technology. We are looking to JV the launch and production is ready to roll. I love your lock mechanism and could see potential in marrying the 2 together.
    Would you be interested in talking?
    Dan

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