Stab Magazine | How-To: Cheat Codes for changing tricky FCSII

How-To: Cheat Codes for changing tricky FCSII

Kolohe’s bench-bang technique.

Words by stab

You might remember last year Stab did a trip to Indo with Dane Reynolds, Noa Deane and Kolohe Andino along with a bagful of old Andy Irons’ boards. We made a couple of films and we cut some instructional pieces for our partners; The most interesting of which, was probably this one with Kolohe Andino and his tricky FCSII fin-changing technique. These fins are game changers (no keys, no stripping), but they can certainly be tricky to remove. Follow Kolohe’s tips in the video.

If you’re not down with using Kolohe’s cowboy technique on your brand new board, here are some tips that should help.

– Use something soft like a towel or a wetsuit on the back of the fin when pulling it out to provide protection for your hand.
– Place a foot on the tail (behind the back fin) while holding the rail of the board, keeping it locked to the ground and providing an easier base for leverage. 
– Pull the fin out with some heft. Remember, they’ve got to stay in when you’re surfing so they don’t come out easily.

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