CARBON LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE
Molded carbon fiber made in Huntington Beach, California that delivers every bit of performance you’d expect from an upgrade fin at a Balanced Ride Number. Incredibly lightweight & resilient, Alpha is the first of its kind; created using one-of-a-kind materials and new technologies developed by Futures.
CARBON & AIR INFUSED
Futures has developed a brand new material blend that is lighter than Honeycomb and the next step in innovation for Futures. Infused with the resiliency of carbon fiber and the lightness of air, this is the most advanced injection fin material ever created. Working with the talented team at 3M, we were able to combine two key features that make our exclusive material so impressive:
LIGHTWEIGHT & RESILIENT
Futures has infused carbon fiber which has a higher strength to weight ratio than fiberglass. By replacing fiberglass with carbon fiber, the Alpha line is more lightweight & resilient than your standard fiberglass or plastic injection fins.
LIGHTWEIGHT & STRONG
Second, Futures infused air. Yes, air! With friends at 3M, Futures was able to develop a one-of-a-kind composite material that creates air pockets in the fin to reduce weight without sacrificing structural integrity.
DECREASED DRAG & FIN HUM
After testing various surface geometries behind a jet-ski, Futures found a 3D flow texture that controls the separation pattern and influences the boundary layer to reduce the hydrodynamic turbulent wake drag. The result is a more predictable and efficient flow with a significant reduction in the audible whistle heard while surfing called “fin hum.
STABLE BASE. SPRINGY TIP.
With the added resiliency & strength of carbon fiber, we were able to go back to the drawing board and restructure the profile geometry of our Alpha line. The strength of the fibers allowed us to modify the flex pattern by removing material from tip for more spring and adding it to the base for more drive.
Made in USA
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA
All materials, molds, dimensions, and manufacturing processes were thought up, developed and produced entirely in the USA.