AM2 Futures Thruster Fin Review

Flex: (4.3 / 5)
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Hold: (3.8 / 5)
Responsive: (3.8 / 5)
Overall: (4 / 5)

Review

About the Fin: Futures in a Large thruster setup.

The Pro: If you’re looking for a great all around fin then you’ve found it. The honeycomb provides great flexibility in different conditions while the center fin is a smaller template allowing for quick maneuverability. These won’t let you down if you’re looking to have a fun agile surf session. The fin is well balanced and never felt lose. The Futures Fins – AM2 HC THRUSTER – YELLOW/BLACK provides great hold from the drop to finding the right line.

The Con: After multiple surf sessions, notice on the small waves it wasn’t as responsive. It takes speed to endure a good ride. The recommendation would be to surf 2.5ft + high waves at the minimum.

Overall: The AM2 Futures are a good reliable fin for all types of conditions. Whether you’re in a serious surf mode or just out there to try new tricks, this thrusters for you.


HS2 Futures Thruster Fin Review

Flex: (4 / 5)
maneuverability: (4.3 / 5)
Hold: (3.8 / 5)
Responsive: (3.5 / 5)
Overall: (3.9 / 5)

Are you having trouble pivoting on the lip or maybe you just need to be more agile on the face. Well, the HS2 futures provides all of that and more.

Review

About the Fin: Futures in a Medium thruster setup.

The Pro: Axiom Surf tested these thruster setup across all different size beach breaks and we’re here to report the Future Fins Generation Series Hayden Shapes HS2 V2 Honeycomb Carbon thruster surfboard fin set (medium) are a fast fin. The rake and angle of the fin really gives the surfer the ability to move quickly and turn on the face without any hesitation. The fin does allow the surfer to pump quickly to where you need to be to move you back to the face. We found ourselves able to pivot and catch up to the face when riding in the white water, really because of the carbon giving us the ability to flex and pump through the mush sections. The fin template is a little shorter and stocky giving you the maneuverability. Oh yeah and the marble design is aesthetically pleasing as well.

The Con:The HS2 Futures are hard to find in the states and with that, getting these fins were a little expensive on the shipping side. We would of love to try these out in a quad setup on a different board so having a five fin available would be a nice touch.

Overall: If you’re looking for a thruster setup that’ll extend your ride time then, Axiom Surf suggest trying these out. Not only will you be faster but, you’ll definitely have more turns on the lip or face.

Blackstix Thruster Future Fin Review

Flex: (4 / 5)
Maneuverability: (3.4 / 5)
Hold: (3.8 / 5)
Responsive: (3.5 / 5)
Overall: (3.7 / 5)

The Futures Fins – Blackstix Thruster are a great all around fin. Axiom Surf has tested these in all different types of conditions and they’ve always held up well.

Review

About the Fin: Futures in a Large Thruster setup.

The Pro: The Blackstix provide good hold and if you find the right line you can get plenty of speed from this performance surf fin. The fin provides great speed to put surfers the right position. While testing the fin Axiom Surf notice the ability to pump and gather enough speed to get through some tough sections or a head of white water.

The Con: These fins might ride differently if you’re surfing thicker and large waves as we weren’t testing on big days.

Overall: Axiom Surf highly recommends this surfing fin. It can change your surfing if paired with the correct board. The speed and hold of the fin guides you through the rough points of the wave and make for an enjoyable ride.


FCS V-2 Performance Core Quad Fin Review

Flex: (3.5 / 5)
Maneuverability: (4.5 / 5)
Hold: (2.8 / 5)
Responsive: (3.5 / 5)
Overall: (3.6 / 5)

The FCS V-2 Performance Core Surfboard Quad Fin Set feel pretty skatie and fun fin when trying new tricks but, feel extra loose because I used a medium template.

Review

About the Fin: FCS in a Large Quad setup.

The Pro: The Quad V-2 is fast and provides a lot of drive on the bottom turn. Can easily break the fins loose but, that’s due to the medium template I used.

The Con: These fin might be a little too skatie on big days but, they’re pretty fun on 2 to 3 feet days when trying letting the fins loose or sprays.

Overall: I like have the option to switch to these V-2 on smaller days and just fly around the wave. These quads do provide more drive and speed. I do recommend for more experience surfers or maybe switch to a larger template if it’s too skatie.

FCS UL-7 Ultralight Surfboard Tri Fin Review

Flex: (3 / 5)
Maneuverability: (3.2 / 5)
Hold: (4.4 / 5)
Responsive: (3.2 / 5)
Overall: (3.4 / 5)

The FCS UL-7 Ultralight Surfboard Tri Fin Set is great fin if you need hold. Axiom Surf tested these fins for that reason so if you’re looking for control then these would be a good selection.

Review

About the Fin: FCS in a Large Thruster setup.

The Pro: Axiom Surf tested the Ultra Light 7 on big days. These fins get the job done if you’re looking for good hold. You can tell from the rake that it’ll provide stability on take off and dropping in. They’re light weight, incorporates inside foil technology and high performance helps get you where you need to be on large set days.

The Con: The fin is design for hold so if you’re to break these fins loose, it may be more difficult then a fin with more of a rake.

Overall: The UL-7 light weight Epoxy fin are a great fin. They provide enough strength and flex to give you a smooth ride and puts you where you need to be to extend your ride.


 

Jordy Smith Fin Review

Flex: (3.8 / 5)
Maneuverability: (3.8 / 5)
Hold: (4 / 5)
Responsive: (3.3 / 5)
Overall: (3.7 / 5)

The Futures Fins – Jordy Medium Honeycomb Thruster provides really good hold and speed for the surfer in the 180 lbs range when you buy a medium template. The surfing fin provides great overall performance and Axiom Surf hasn’t seen many complaints.

Review

About the Fin: Futures in a Medium Thruster setup.

The Pro: The Thruster Fin provides enough flex for during the test but still enough hold and speed to get back into the pocket. Axiom Surf used these on a variety of waves from 2 to 8 feet waves. The rake of the fin is good enough as we weren’t letting the fins loose very often.

The Con: Axiom Surf doesn’t have much complaints about them. They work well and is a great overall performance fin.

Overall: The base of the fin is meaty and the fin is short so it’s a great fin for all different type of waves. I would recommend these to anyone but, would be interested in hearing someone lighter review these fins. Would they be too stiff for a lighter surfer even in a large size?