Friday, December 07, 2012

A Shop Tour!

This interview was done by Beach Rays.  Check it out I think they did a great job.  I especially like the pictures they used as they do a fabulous job of capturing a day in the life at Foam E-Z.

Interview: Brad Nadell of Foam E-Z

We stopped by Foam E-Z recently to catch up with owner Brad Nadell. While Brad gave us the tour, we were able to ask him a few questions…
Where did your love for surf come from?  
I started surfing in 1978 when I visited my Dad who lived in Seal Beach.  It just looked so cool and I always had loved the ocean.  Once I tried it I was hooked!
What is your earliest surf memory?  
I remember very clearly the view from looking over the edge of a wave.  I would paddle in and look over that edge until I finally got up the gumption to push myself over and drop in!

Please explain the inception of Foam E-Z and how you first got involved in the industry?  
I first got involved in the surf industry by hanging out at Harbour Surfboards (Seal Beach).  Eventually I started learning the trade and Rich (Harbour) taught me a few things.  Foam E-Z’s inception actually came from Steve Adler, my original business partner who after 6 months I bought out.
What are some of your favorite moments in your career?  
First was actually going down and getting my DBA at the County court in 1993.  It sounds weird but when Clark Foam closed in Dec 1995, it just changed everything and really tested my creative juices.  Of course all the moments I get to have with our incredible customers from the professional shapers to the first timers.

What do you think is the future of your industry?
Well that’s a tough question…  my actual industry of selling board building supplies is getting more and more competitive with the web becoming bigger and bigger.  It makes me nervous with these bigger businesses that are distributors jumping into the game and trying to drive prices down.  We just keep doing what we do best and that is to have the best products at the best prices and most importantly the best customer service available!!!
Any exciting projects coming up?
We are working on quite a few projects at this time but I’d like to keep them under the radar!  I can tell you that we are planning quite a few things for our upcoming TWENTIETH YEAR Anniversary.
What are your 5 surf essentials?
Board, wetsuit or trunks, nice conditions, clean water, and low crowds
Do you have any heroes and/or mentors?
Yeah for sure… Rich Harbour has taught me the most about board building, Robert Howson (Retail owner at Harbour surfboards) for his retail business advice, my Dad for steering me in the right direction as much as I tried to stray, and for sure my wife Becky for supporting me and always being there for me to bounce stuff off of.
After receiving the lay of the land, we stepped outside to check out their awesome shaping box. Shaping lessons are conducted at Foam E-Z and the use of the shaping box is also available for rent. So cool!!!
Brad then helped us pick out the perfect blank and all our shaping tools and materials, for our next project – Shaping our own board…. Stay tuned for results.

Monday, November 26, 2012

BAJA, The First Video Vignette From Adam Harteau

Sea Of Cortez
Check out this video from our friends that our traveling down to the tip of South America via their VW Vanagon.

BAJA from Our Open Road on Vimeo.

This is the first chapter in the Harteau family adventure south. This vignette shows the first month on the road exploring the beautiful peninsula of Baja, Mexico. From crossing the border to getting on a cargo ship to mainland Mexico. Thank you to the land of Baja and it’s wonderful people!
Scorpion Bay
 Check out for more info and to follow these guys as they head down south.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

FIN BUSH, Test Ride Center!

Hey FINatics!

How many times have you looked at another surfers board and thought that it looked so fun and you'd love to try it out? How many times have you looked at your own board and wondered how much funner it could be if it was just a bit thicker, narrower, more rockered out? The endless possibilities in board shapes and designs could and often do drive us mad! Then when you finally have your dream board dialed, you have to figure out what FINS to put on it and the madness continues! Do you want hollow Core for light weight? Some carbon for specific flex characteristics? Tried and true fiberglass? Or just a set that match the sweet POSCA artwork you put on your fresh stick last night?

Fins are a very misunderstood yet absolutely vital component in surfing equipment. We want to educate surfers so they can make confident purchases knowing they will get the most out of their fins. We want to add focus and bring attention to the Futures line. Now for the first time, surfers can hold the fins, flex them, feel how light they are, and even learn about them without having to ask shop staff for assistance.  The Future fins are displayed outside the normal packaging, and secured by a thin wire looped in the lightweight Truss Tang. 

We have the answer for all the FINatics! (see what we did there?) FOAM E-Z now has the Futures Fin Bush/Tree in house for you to come and try out.  You can choose from a variety of Future Fins and test ride them  for three days with no commitments! Fill out some basic info and be on your way. There are no limits to how many times you can come back and try a different set! No more spending 80 bones on a set of fins you might not even like! Surfers have access to the Future fin lineup so they can try before they buy, the fin tree makes it easy for anyone to visualize what fins they should be riding.  Ask us about test riding a set of Future Fins next time you surf!   

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Robb Dogg Photo Guy!

In the HB area we are lucky to have so many great surf photographers and surfers.  Therefore we thought it made sense to highlight some of the local surf photographers on our Foam E-Z slider.  The first featured photographer is Robb Dogg Wilson and here is the interview I did with him:

Pic by Tom Cozad

Name: Robb Wilson

Hometown: Long Beach, Ca.

Nick name: Robb Dogg, Robbie D, Melator, Bald Walrus(Inside joke) or hey white boy! Depends on what neighborhood I'm in haha.

Do you surf: Hell yeah, I started when I was around ten. I grew up surfing with all the boys. You (Brad), Chad Wells, Ryan Simmons, Rob Colby, Tim Stamps, Benny Bigler and all kinds of other great surfers. Surfing's consumed my whole life for around 30 years now. Always has, always will.

How old were you when you got your first tattoo: Like 13 or 14, a friend of mine did it on me at school with india ink a sewing needle and some thread. It was real small, but my mom was pissed!

Position: Bad ass Father and husband.., Co-Editor/Photographer @ Aladdin Surf Magazine, check it, it's the shit!! and Staff Photographer(sometimes) for the American Pro Surfing Series, APSS.

Favorite place to shoot: Anyplace there's water…

Favorite Quotes: "Why shoot for the sky when there's foot prints on the moon". Not sure who originally said that but I love it.
"Live like a groom" My buddy Eric Reno always says that.

Inspiration: Positive people, people that have overcome adversity such as Ron Dog Ziebell, Jesse Billlauer, or Bethany Hamilton for example. Also, my wife and son inspire me a ton.

Favorite Music: I listen to all kinds of stuff, but mainly Reggae, island music, old school and underground hip hop and some hard ass Gangster shit. My favorite lyricist straight up is "Brad Daddy X" front man for the KottonMouth Kings. Dude is the realist, illist and the most conscious. My boy Dub Pasenjah is an amazing Reggae artist, check him out when ya get a minute. Run DMC, Ice Cube, Wyclef, Daz and Kurupt from the Dogg Pound, Cypress Hill, Guru from Gang Starr, The Pricks, Everlast, Mike Ness, Barrington Levi, O-Shen, IZ Kamakawiwo, Pato Banton, Slick Rick, Dj Quik, Elvis Presley, The Stray Cats, Sublime, The Dirty Heads, Fats Domino, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Mad Child (front man for the Swollen Members), Snoop, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Eminem, Dr Dre, Tupac, Too Short, Notorious B.I.G, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Kid Rock, The Talking Heads, The Long Beach Liberators, the list goes on and on. I couldn't live without music.

Publications: Surfing Magazine, Surfer, Aladdin Surfing Magazine, Eastern Surfing Magazine, Surfline, Bliss Magazine, HB Culture Magazine, Magazine as well as various different P.O.P's, for companies such as Rip Curl Wetsuits and Grom Bomb energy drink, Lira clothing, Kanvas by Katin, Katin USA, American Professional Surfing Series event websites, Hoffman Surfboards, McCrystal and Ricochet Surfboards. 

Favorite Surfers: My Wife, my son, my buddies Adam Newsom, Josh Beard and Lil Joe Raymond. Tom Curren, Occy, Dane Kealoha, Archy, Dave Rastovich, Alex Grey, Gavin Beschen, Dane Reynolds, Kelly Slater, Jordy Smith, Jon Jon, Tom Carroll, Jaime O'Bryan, Pat and Tanner Gudauskus, Ryan Carlson, , Noah Wegrich, Chris Ward, Mike and Derrick Ho, Sea Bass, Shane Dorian, Mark Healy, Reef Macintosh, Mark Mathews, Koby Abberton, once again the list goes on and on.

Logan Banks
Equipment: Camera- Mostly Nikon. Water Housings-Kobetich and a few other misc items to help out along the way...

What else do you do: I own a snowboard tune/repair shop called MAD WAX in Colorado. I've owned that for about thirteen years now. I Surf, snowboard, skate a lil bit, listen to tons of music, hustle people at pool haha and hang out with my wife and son a lot.

Outlook on life: (In a nutshell) Be a giver. Treat people how you want to be treated. Keep it real, be positive and respectful and you should receive the same in return. Appreciate the things you have, don't trip on what you don't have. Have as much healthy fun as possible, life is short. Don't hate, congratulate. Love yourself, believe in yourself, be true to yourself and always stand up for yourself. 

Who's been instrumental in your success as a photographer: Without a doubt, Joe Foster has showed me so much love and has really been a great mentor to me. He's given me a lot of opportunities and has really taught me a bunch. Dale Kobetich has also helped me tons by making me incredible water housings and teaching me all kinds of amazing stuff. My buddy Rick Rogers, who introduced me to Foster and was showing him my photos before he introduced us. My friend and Rip Curl Team Manager, Matt Myers for all the love and opportunities he's given me with Rip Curl and other great people he's hooked me up with to shoot. Jimmy Wilson at Surfing Magazine and Nate Adams at Eastern Surfing Magazine. The boys at Surfline, especially Billy Watts. Also all the boys in Huntington who let me shoot them when I was just getting started. Quinn McCrystal, Spencer Mauro, Kyle McGeary, Matt McMullen, Steve Fawley, Teddy Navarro, Ryan Carlson, Chris Waring, Billy Hopkins, Christian Saenz, Matt Taylor, Eric"Brada"Reno, Ryan Rustan, Duane Toole, Bryan Van Arsdale, Erik Tomlinson, and Taylor Fitzpatrick. I also wanna say thanks to my buddy Benny Bigler, the Lost rep, and Jason Hoffman from Hoffman surfboards.

Favorite Photographers: Dave"Nellie"Nelson, he's the shit, straight up! Larry "Flame" Moore, Aaron Chang, Joe Foster, Jeff Flindt, Daniel Russo, Zack Noyle, Lucano Hinkle, Ryan "Chachi" Craig, Eric Baesman, Russ Hennings, Old School Mike Moir, Dale Kobetich, Scott Aichner, Todd Glasser, Shawn Parkin, Matt Kurvin, Tom Cary and Corey Wilson are pretty freakin nuts. There's a lot of amazing guys out there, it's impossible to name them all.

Where can we see some of your stuff: I have a little slideshow set up, just click on the link to check it.

Thanks everybody who believed in me and gave me a chance and Thanks so much to Brad and the Foam-EZ crew for the love. Cheers!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The 2012 Boardroom Surfboard Show, MR Rocks!!!

MR at the Booth
We had an awesome time this past weekend at The Boardroom Show in Del Mar.  So much to see, so many cool people, lot's of story, and MR.  That guy was my idol when I was a kid and I can't believe how cool of a dude he is in real life.   He was so involved this past weekend in all aspects of the show.  I swear he spent at least one hour watching each Icon Shaper try to recreate that board he constructed back in 1981.  This was no simple task, as the board had some serious bottom contours and the deck/rails were nothing to sneeze at.  Since this was the first time I got an opportunity to watch so much of this shape off I was amazed at the struggle these craftsmen were up against.  The lighting sucks for shaping a board, the fish bowl effect can't be fun, the unfamiliar surroundings add to the difficulty, and trying to replicate that board in an hour and a half is almost impossible.  Everyone of those guys (Taz, Reno, Pyzel, Rawson, Wayne Rich, and Ricky Carrol) was so impressive!!!  

Wayne Rich and MR

Starting the shaping day off on Saturday was Taz a 15 year old kid from the Canary Islands.  This young shaper is self taught by watching YouTube videos.  He told me that he watched our video of Stamps shaping in The E-Z Shape Box hundreds of times.  It showed as that boy can really throw the Accurate Planer around like he's been doing it for twenty years.  Even though Taz didn't win the Icons of Shaping he impressed all with his incredible skills and likable personality.

Stamps rocking in the Q&A Shaping Bay

Ricky Carroll won the  Icons of Foam Shape Off for the third time!!!  Carroll also won the event in 2007 and 2008.  Four-time world champion MR spoke eloquently about all six shapers and singled-out  Reno Abellira as a shaper/surfer who influenced his career both competitively and as a surfboard builder. "Reno showed up at the Surfabout in 1974 with a quiver of six surfboards. This was a time when we traveled to surf contests with with one board. Reno had a twin-fin Fish, similar to what Steve Lis was making. He (Abellira) was blowing us away with how fast he flew around  on the waves as the rest of us labored on heavy single fins. It changed my way of thinking."

Reno grinding it out!

Another highlight for us was our involvement in the Q&A Shaping Bay.  We had our Shaping Instructor Chris Carrozza spend 45 minutes with a lucky spectator from the grandstands.  Chris walked Ian Cameron and the rest of the audience through the finish steps of shaping a board.  On top of it all Ian got to walk away with the finished blank!  Not bad for FREE!  Check out the video of the lesson in the Q&A Shaping Bay.

Overall the show was a huge success for all involved.  We couldn't have done it without our incredible staff; Johnny, Tiernan, and Cody.  Thanks also goes out to US Blanks for toting our gear around year after year.  We also want to make a huge shout out for all the support from our customers, it's why we show up each day.

Tiernan and Wilbur Kookmeyer!

See ya next year!  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

QUIVER TEE, A Petticoat For The Right Brained Wave Rats!

We've been watching this Garage Brand grow in it's popularity of the past couple of years as more and more tee shirt designs trickle out to the crew.  Once "Quiver" made it out to the airways we figured it fits in with what we do superbly!  You can now find the Quiver Tee on our Foam E-Z site and on our shelves in the shop.  

This cool design with all your favorite surfboard tail shapes and fin set ups including a sidewalk surf mobile! Surfboards are by far one of the finest sculptures any artist has ever sculpted. They're functional (depending on the rider) and beautiful to look at. Original Art by Local Artist.  The tees look killer and are made with those nice soft slim fitted tees. 

Here's a little something about the Quiver Tee from the artist:

Inside the Garage of the Right Brained Wave Rats – DELVE

There is one thing consistent in our life, change.  Long board/short board, fast/slow, bright /mundane, big/small, hot/cold, loud/quiet, 1 fin, 2 fins, 3 fins, 4 fins, 5?!  We always have something new in front of us, and something, somewhere exciting to explore. Delve reflects change (other than our logo, our involvement in surf culture and our drive to create). Season-to-season, Delve shirts are unrecognizable from each other.
Delve was born out of the goal to do what we love. It came out of the garage and it’s in the garage that the best work still happens. There is something to be said about humble beginnings, and in our case a humble present.

We are Right Brained Wave Rats (R.B.W.R.). We thrive in the creative and love the waves. We find inspiration in every facet of our lives. Delve has many faces, many expressions.  The shirt, Quiver represents those options and overall gives our passion a visual look into what is Delve – it says, "let's have fun and get to business". 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shapers Are Crafty!

We found this video by customer Gene Cooper of Cooperfish Surfboards working his but off to chamber some thick redwood stringers.  People take it for granted how much work goes into surfboard building but after watching this video you see that these guys can go crazy. Most are trying to set themselves apart from other shapers while creating unique and functional surfcrafts.  Be sure to pay close attention to all the different jigs and tools Gene uses when hollowing out this stringer.  It is a precise art that these craftsmen engage in and they do it with pride.

Gene is know for his amazing craftsmanship, unique boards, and incredible color jobs.  For more info on Cooperfish surfboards check out their site

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

OUR OPEN ROAD, An art adventure into the great unknown!

Foam E-Z customer, artist, world traveler, surfer, and adventurer Adam Harteau and his family are heading out on a year long expedition through Central and South America. Their ultimate goal is the southern most tip of the continent, encompassing 23,000 miles and visiting more than twenty countries. They'll be traveling in their VW Westfalia that is currently getting retro-fitted by GoWesty in Los Osos California. This adventure is a chance to experience "life on the road" as a family of three. They will be documenting their travels as they go via video and blog. Ultimately this trip will be the inspiration for Adam's next body of work to be exhibited upon his arrival home.

We are stoked to be donating the board building supplies for Adam to build two boards from start to finish. These surfboards will be will be one of kind art pieces meant to be ridden throughout their travels.

Check out their website to learn more about Adam, his family, their travels, and feel free to donate to their cause. We will be periodically be sharing updates of their travels as they become available.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Kelly Slater Trading Cards!

Just found this and thought it would be pretty cool to share. Since I was a huge baseball card collector when I was a kid these cards seriously perked my interest. Super cool honor for the eleven time champ. I have seen surfing trading cards in the past but they were always cheesy. Now that Upper Deck is involved the ante has been upped and these cards are going to be sick! Read below and see if you get as excited as me.

When it comes to trading cards, baseball has always been king. But things are changing as more and more collectors are looking for a trading card experience that features athletes who make their living off the diamond. Football, hockey, basketball, golf, MMA and even wrestling cards have all been popular, but now Upper Deck is excited to give sports fans a more extreme collecting option with surfing.

Upper Deck has been targeting pro surfer Kelly Slater for some time and was thrilled when the company was able to strike an agreement for image rights and autographs for new sports cards. One of the key points to striking a deal occurred when Slater learned Upper Deck wanted to include him in the company’s2012 All-Time Greats product. This release has a checklist of only twenty athletes including iconic superstars like Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Dan Marino, Landon Donovan, Mike Tyson and Pete Rose to name a few. Kelly Slater will now be a part of that impressive checklist of superstars.

Will Upper Deck add more surfers to the company’s product line up in the future? We’ll have to continue to asses how stoked the grommets, gremmies and locals are when they pull their Kelly Slater Upper Deck cards showing him ripping it up! Hopefully even the kooks like them.

The “Shining Through” inserts in 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats includes some light f/x foil on the front which gives the card a very shiny look.

The Goodwin Champions line of cards is currently in the market and Kelly’s autograph cards in the set are selling in the $50-$75 range in the secondary market so there seems to be significant interest in them. It will be interesting to see how a more premium signed trading card of Slater’s sell when 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats releases this winter.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Sound of Dust, Short Film About Tim Stamps!

Hey Cyber friends, we have a treat for you today! Our long time friend and customer Tim Stamps of Stamps Surfboards has a new short film, "The Sound Of Dust".  This cute short film gives us all a little insight into what it takes to be a professional shaper in this industry, as well as his love and dedication to his craft. The guys over at Hidden Notice did a great job creating this vid and keeping it real, honest, and personal. Check it out and show Stamps some well deserved love! 

Congrats Tim!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poly Carbonate Shrink Wrap, The Future of Surfboards?

Poly Carbonate Shrink Wrap, The Future of Surfboards?

Matt Biolas of Mayhem Surfboards was invited to visit a cutting edge surfboard skunkworks in Southern France.
An old friend of his who was involved in the Saloman "S-Core" Surfboards years ago was waiting to show him what he has in store for us next.
From Matt Biolas "For years I have thought that a board could be finished with what I often refered to as "Plastic bottle glassing" and envisioned wrapping a blank with something to the effect of a clear plastic bottle. Not being an engineer, I never put any effort into seeing it become reality, rather patiently wait for some one else to do the hard work and then bring it to us…and down the line…to all. To some degree the wait is over. Not yet perfected by any means, but definitely ready for some RnD , JAB surfboards have created a process to "finish" custom,hand shaped PU blank surfboards with a Polycarbonate (What most our sunglasses and Jet airplane canopies are made of) skin.The stuff is incredibly strong and resistant of impact dents and puncture holes, but at the same time, it feels soft under foot (like a hand glassed board as opposed to sandwich construction) The material lacks the tensile snap and rigid livley pop of a a board with fiberglass fibers, but there are many ideas on how to recreate the feel of a glassed blank that will be played with moving forward. Light, incredibly strong, shockingly environmentally friendly, low cost , recyclable and designed to be locally made…..the clock is ticking."

A hand shaped, PU blank finished, not "glassed" with a Polycarbonate "shrink wrap" skin. Note the seam on the top of the rail.


The deck being wrapped with 1mm clear polycarbonate skin. The pre heated material is softened and forced down and around the blank with considerable pressue. The blanks need to sit on a rocker bed to hold their shape.The graphics are inkjet applied onto the skin before it is applied.


Another view. The leash plaug and Future or FCS fusion fin systems are inserted into the blank ahead of time.

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Fairly simple machinery. Note the hole in the polycarb where the board used to be. The board is cut out, and the remaining excess material is tossed into a hopper and broken down for reuse..the is essentially no waste. No fumes, no VOCs, no nuthing….


The bottm edge is cut with a special tool that doesnt cut the foam..only the wrap. Its pretty easy to set a decent edge in the tail, but fine tuning afterwards should net a true hi performance edge where needed.


Remember "Shrinky Dinks"?


Pascal, with a finished board.


Monday, August 06, 2012

Ohana Kemp Fest

This past weekend we caught up with one of our long time customers Dennis Kemp of Ohana Kemp Surfboards! Every July Dennis and his family put on a free all day event at Doheny State Beach for any and all to come and enjoy free food and drinks (Breakfast and lunch and BEER).The event features a surf contest with secret judges on the beach, a Bocce Ball Tournament, a board swap, live Polynesian dancers, and a massive raffle. The raffle items consisted of 6 Ohana Kemp longboards, and we donated a blank and 5 hours of professional shaping lessons. A new board bag was also included to carry your new self-shaped stick!

What more could you ask for on a perfect summer day? Hope to see you all at next years event!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Removable Fins, The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!!!

Fins are perhaps the most overlooked aspect of surf equipment. Sure we call our boards thruster or twinnies, but the conversation then quickly moves to the sexy outline, dimensions, and volume. Fins are an after thought and since an extra pair can set you back nearly $100 bucks, it’s an easy component to your board’s overall performance to forget about.

However as you will learn in this episode of Surf Sufficient with USA team coach and surfboard designer Sean Mattison, the configuration, rake and surface area of your fins can radically change the character of your board. All of a sudden $100 bucks seems a lot cheaper than buying that extra stick when the waves get more punchy. Plus a good set of fins will usually outlast the life of your average surfboard. So on your next session, take a few sets of fins down to the beach. Getting your board dialed with different performance options will save you car space, money and help you learn more about surfboard hull performance by isolating the fin variable from the equation.

Check the "Dial In Your Fins"video from our buddies at

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Our Website Got Plastic Surgery!!!

We got a facelift! Actually, our website got a facelift, and it's actually more of a transplant. I know that sounds gross but it's true, we scrapped the old website and built a brand new one that's super easy to use and fun to navigate.

We've added a videos page, enhanced product viewing, new services, shaping lessons, re-vamped our shaping and glassing kits, added the Facebook Frenzy to the mix, created new shaping products and much, much more…whew!  You can even get current surf reports, tides, weather, wind, and forecasts for almost any spot in the US on our Surf Alerts Widget! 

Just check out the links, snoop around the new site, and get in the mix with Foam E-Z.

Friday, June 22, 2012

New ThermoTech Fin Material From Futures Fins!

Futures Fins are excited to introduce the new F series of ThermoTech fins. The series contains F2, F4, F6, and F8, which cover pretty much any weight from very small to large. The F series are balanced templates that are designed to work for all surfers in a variety of conditions. Each fin’s flex and resiliency has been precisely controlled by quantifying their flex on our fixture, and matching the resin composite, glass fiber content, and the geometry of the fin to each other. We are stoked with the results. The fin’s solid base directly transfers power, while the tip is still flexible and resilient allowing it to bend and load up. The ThermoTech fins come with the Futures Truss Base which makes them lighter, and they are designed to break under impact reducing the risk of injury.

Not only do these fins look great, in fact, in a board they look like a glass on. Most importantly, they feel unbelievably smooth and the performance is incredible. These fins do not have the traditional plastic feel of a composite fin. Instead, they have a very consistent flex that holds well off the bottom then loads up and releases through turns.

The new F2, F4, F6, and F8 templates are all derivatives of the F4 template which has a full base and tip.  The F2 is the grom template; the F4 is the existing template in the small category.  The F6 is a medium size template that can be used in place of the JC1 or the EA.  The F8 is a large template that would be similar, with the exception of the trailing fin, to the AM2.  These fins are 100% made in the USA under a completely controlled environment with the highest attention to detail.    

In addition to the new ThermoTech fins we have this little video with Grant (from our shop) "The Fin Connoisseur" for you to enjoy.