- Designed By Al Merrick
- Size Medium (145lbs – 195lbs) (65kg – 88kg)
- Thruster – 3 Fin Setup
- Blackstix 3.0 Construction
- V2 Foil
- Ride Number 9.8/10 – Speed Generating
- Cream Colour
Futures AM1 Blackstix 3.0 Medium Surfboard Fins in Cream
Futures AM1 Blackstix 3.0 Medium Surfboard Fins in Cream. The AM series are the creation of master surfboard shaper Al Merrick, the man behind Channel Islands surfboards, they are the best selling fins across all manufactures because of their unique template of a wide base and long arcing style creating loads of speed and drive but also allowing incredible release through turns because of the narrow tip.
The Blackstix material and V2 foil give this fin a springy flex pattern, making it ideal for generating speed and drive in softer waves. The AM1 template offers a wider base for drive off of the bottom and a refined tip for release off the top, while the additional rake provides hold through carves.
A V2 Foil is a V. Foil and Flat Foil blend. It takes the best speed generating attributes of the V. (at the base) and transitions into a flat foil in the tip for a controlled release in critical turns. Try the V2 foil if you are transitioning from flat sided fins. The benefits of the V. foil base will be noticeable but the change for your muscle memory will not be too drastic.
Blackstix have a flexible Carbon Fibre tip that loads up and releases energy for generating speed when you need it. These are the lightest fins in the Futures line.