Stab Magazine | Four To The Floor With Mick Fanning And A Set Of Twin Fin 'Modern Keels'

Four To The Floor With Mick Fanning And A Set Of Twin Fin ‘Modern Keels’

The fastest man in surfing, just got faster?

hardware // Aug 1, 2018
Words by stab
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They might look a little skatey, the release certainly looks aggressive, but twin fins are made to go fast and FCS’s new set should get you moving down the line a little quicker than your flapping pals on three.

Between Searching with Mason and basking in the reduced BPM of CT retirement life, Mick’s been R&Ding with his fin design family over at FCS, test riding their latest creation back home on the Gold Coast.

They’ve labelled their creation a ‘Modern Keel’, positioned somewhere between performance twin and retro keel and Mick’s had them screwed into the bottom of his fuller DHD shapes to speed up his ride and add a little drift to his turns.

FCS II Mod Keel2

No doubt chopping and changing setups can really mess with your surfing. Switching your thruster for singles, twins and anything made of bloated foam, then returning again more often that not results in bogged turns, botched lines and general discomfort for the first session back. However, unless you’re out grinding on the QS, or days away from the Teahupoo trials, there’s no reason why you can’t experiment with various twin fin shapes and sizes, you never know, you might just become the next Asher Pacey.

For the above Mick wears the FCS II Modern Keel in Performance Core (PC) construction which contains their ultra-light AirCore technology, paired back with DHD’s monumentally popular Mini Twin model.


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