This fast, drivey fin is a great choice for boards with more tail rocker, or to get a bit more speed & drive out of you everyday shortboard. Generally speaking for drive, projection & speed down the line many people opt for a more raked fin template. This extra rake in a fin’s shape does make your turning circle larger & more drawn out. The FCS II Accelerator template gives you the speed and projection of a raked back fin while still allowing for a tight turning circle when you put your board on rail.
The key to this extra drive, projection & speed down the line in the FCSII Accelerator is the placement of the fin relative to the finbox. The FCS II Accelerator fin template sits a little further back towards the tail than many of the other fin templates – this further back position = speed & drive (although this can also make a board a bit stiffer & harder to turn). The less raked/more upright shape of the Accelerator means that it’s turning circle is still quite tight. In effect, you get the best of both worlds – extra speed & drive with a tight turning circle.
A touch on the bigger side overall this fin is also a great choice in bigger surf on your day to day shortboard.
• Oversized, all-round fin for a diverse range of surfers. • Functional template with flat foil on the side fins delivering fast, controlled directional changes. • Designed for surfers who like to attack the wave and surf with energy and power on critical parts of the wave.