FAST. HIGHLY RESPONSIVE. LIGHT. LIVELY.
Futures Blackstix fins feature a V2 inside foil that generates and maintains speed throughout turns. The precision carbon and fiberglass matrix construction paired with specialized epoxy resin provides a very lightweight fin with incredible response, making your board feel livelier.
We’ve added two layers of unidirectional carbon to the base of the fins, at an angle that controls how the tip of the fin bends and rotates. This makes Blackstix 3.0 hold better through power turns while feeling just as springy as Blackstix 2.0.
Future’s revolution in fin and foil design. The inside surface of the fin is concave at the base and transitions to a flat surface at the tip of the fin, improving how water flows across fin. The V2 foil creates an effortless feeling rail-to-rail so you can keep speed while setting up big maneuvers down the line, even when the waves you’re surfing lack power.
Carbon & Fiberglass Matrix
Our proprietary matrix construction featuring precision shaped carbon fiber and fiberglass combined with a lightweight core is engineered to provide a highly responsive flex pattern. This gives a snappy feel to your board and enables the unique liveliness that only Blackstix can provide.
To add one more layer of performance to the Blackstix, we use a proprietary epoxy resin that is lighter, tougher & more responsive than polyester resin. These features all play a role in making the Blackstix the liveliest & fastest fins in the world. As a bonus, epoxy emits 50-75% fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than polyester resin, which means a decrease in harmful chemicals in our environment.
"I developed this fin with Futures and Haydenshapes. It took nearly five years to get to this point and I'm stoked with the final outcome. The fin's base is wider to provide plenty of baseline drive to any board. The template is slightly drawn back, with less area in the tip to provide a crisp release. The Blackstix 3.0 construction and the V2 foil power the fin up through turns giving a continuous speed generating feel." - Craig Anderson