A classic template with the advantage of today's materials, the Futures AM1 Control Series Tri Fins are the perfect middle of the road performance fin set. Designed by iconic shaper, Al Merrick, the AM1 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. Optimized for controlling speed in heavy, powerful conditions, the Control Series construction of fiberglass and uni-carbon is stiff, predictable and ready to stand the test of time.
CONTROL SERIES CONSTRUCTION
The Control Series is an upgrade to Futures Fins fiberglass line, featuring a layer of uni-carbon strips which give them a much more dynamic response. This addition also allowed Futures to give these fins a thinner profile. This translates to a lighter-weight fin and a decrease in drag without sacrificing the durability or control you’d expect from a fiberglass fin. Make sure to have a set of these in your fin quiver for powerful conditions.
Flat foiled fins break free sooner, and are better at controlling speed. Often surfers prefer them in fast powerful surf where they do not need to create additional speed. If you have muscle memory from riding glass-ons, flat foiled fins will feel the closest.
Symmetrical foiled fins move through the water evenly, simultaneously distributing the force and displacement of the water for predictable balance and control.