An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Creatures of Leisure Fins are interesting, they are definitely the new kid on the block with a lot to prove. That said, they have a few things going for them. Creatures of Leisure Fins come both FCS and Futures Compatible, keep in mind this means it doesn't matter if your surfboard takes FCS, FCS II or Future Fins, any of the fins in the Creatures of Leisure Fin line will work for you. Creatures of Leisure has also focused on ascetics and creating fins that fall into two distinct categories, the Arc and the Vert, which should make surfboard fin buying much easier for the masses.
First let's take a look at the Creatures of Leisure Arc Fins. The Creatures of Leisure Arc Fins "have a Sweep greater than 33° providing extra drive for carving maneuvers, rail to rail transitions and down-the-line surfing." This is a very interesting approach, making an entire surfboard fin line geared to on style of surfing and one type of wave. We at The Surfboard Warehouse LOVE it! Creatures of Leisure Fins are easy to understand, simply put, if you have a long drawn out face, you want to go with an "Arc" fin. Once you come to this conclusion the rest is simple, decide what kind of template you want, what kind of material best suits your style of surfing, what size fin is best for you and you're done! A custom Creatures of Leisure Fin set tailored perfectly to you.
Next, we have the Creatures of Leisure Vert Fins. As you might expect, these surfboard fins are designed for a completely different type of wave. The Creatures of Leisure Vert Fins "have a Sweep less than 33° suits tight turns, vertical maneuvers and in-the-pocket surfing". Now we're getting somewhere! If you're surfing a wave with a more vertical compact face suited to in the pocket surfing, you want to go with a "Vert" fin. Choose your Creatures of Leisure Fin template, your material, the fin size and you're good to go! The Creatures of Leisure Fins fit the current theme we believe Creatures is going for which is "sharp". Please read my most recent article, "Creatures of Leisure Surfboard Bags: "Opinion - Creatures Surfboard Bags" for more on how we perceive the whole Creatures line as being "sharp".
At The Surfboard Warehouse, we've also partnered with the Finatic Fin Testing Program as a way to offer you a solution when it comes to trying Creatures of Leisure Fins before you buy them. Finatic allows you the ability to test every set of Creatures Fins through their platform which operates much link Netflix. You set up your "queue" of fins and receive a set in the mail, to surf as long as you like. When you're comfortable with how those fins affect your surfing you simply send them back and Finatic will send you another set from your queue. We believe that Finatic is the next thing in the evolution of our sport when it comes to surfboard fins and that's why we have chosen to partner with them. Finatic does not sell new fins, so when you find a set of fins that you like, head back here to The Surfboard Warehouse let us know which set you'd like to purchase and we'll get them to you.
We are an authorized online dealer for Creatures of Leisure and as mentioned, have carried the entire Creatures Fin line since the day they launched. We consider ourselves a premiere online surf shop and as such we back that claim up with the knowledge, customer service and brands that you would expect us to have, which includes Creatures of Leisure Fins. On this very page, you'll see all the Creatures Fins that Creatures of Leisure has to offer. Not sure which Creatures Fins you need? Call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.
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