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FCS 2 fins

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:13 pm
by JET01
Just got a new custom with the new FCS2 plugs. It's got five fin plugs however I only got an AM thruster set and planned to use some old two tab quad rears I have at home for when I use it as a quad.
I had a look at the website, which is a piece of poo compared to the old one. Hard to compare the fins in my opinion. Also did a search of the general interwebs and can't find many reviews on the "new" techs.

The AM's I have are Performamce Core. They seem to work great with my board.

Im familiar with the old two tab glass flex, pc range and pg range.

Most of the fins I've really enjoyed over the years were flat faced performance glass fins. I find the glass fins have more drive.

I want to get a few sets of spares for when I travel but due to the price difference I'm looking towards the Neo glass range.
has anyone ridden them? How would they compare to other fins you've ridden.
There are a few sets on gumtree that I've thought about trying but I don't want to waste cash on fins that aren't much better than the glass flex ones.

Re: FCS 2 fins

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:51 pm
by JET01
Ringmaster wrote:Got some Neo Glass accelerator FCS2's (large) on a 6'1" thruster right now. Only surfed em' in clean 2 - 4 foot reef waves but in a couple of words......responsive and 'bitey'. Hope that helps. ...$89 for the set on FCS online shop a month or so ago. Good value considering how exxy glass fins are today IMO
Thanks mate,

I don't want to fork out the extra for glass fins in the feeling/performance is almost the same. It's not like I'm a pro or anything.

Cheers.

Still keen to hear others experience on this. Times like this I miss having Pridmore and the fin lovers around.

Re: FCS 2 fins

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:03 pm
by Beerfan
JET01 wrote:
Ringmaster wrote:Got some Neo Glass accelerator FCS2's (large) on a 6'1" thruster right now. Only surfed em' in clean 2 - 4 foot reef waves but in a couple of words......responsive and 'bitey'. Hope that helps. ...$89 for the set on FCS online shop a month or so ago. Good value considering how exxy glass fins are today IMO
Thanks mate,

I don't want to fork out the extra for glass fins in the feeling/performance is almost the same. It's not like I'm a pro or anything.

Cheers.

Still keen to hear others experience on this. Times like this I miss having Pridmore and the fin lovers around.

Might not help but surfblanks sell solid fibreglass thruster fin sets. $50. Also sell fibreglass quad rears, $45. They'll fit in fcs 2.

I mentioned it because you said you liked fibreglass fins.

Re: FCS 2 fins

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:54 pm
by JET01
Bought Neo glass fins for my Indo trip. Used reactors in my 6'2 sweet spot 2.0. Felt great.
Put some performer quads in my PCC 6'0 small wave board and liked them too.
Didn't really chop and change fins over there too much.

Re: FCS 2 fins

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:52 pm
by JET01
Thought I might dig this old thread up. Would be keen to see what people have been riding lately on their daily boards?

I've had medium AM PC tri/quad
Neo glass performers tri/quad
Neo glass reactors

Weighing 80kg's these days so on the borderline between sizes.

Thinking of getting some carvers in large for a bit more drive in sloppy surf and using the performer centre fin to keep it loose.

Anyone tried these before?