We’ve been circulating prototype k4 SUP fins for quite a while now, leaked out to various SUP rippers around the globe to test and shred with. We’ve delayed launching them until we had extensive SUP time under our belts and we are better able to advise on size and performance characteristics.
There has been a unanimous thumbs up; from the Bluesmiths team using them in Maui perfection, to the likes of big wave ripper Finn Mullen in Ireland, through to those in the UK having their first experience of Stand Up Paddling with Loco-SUP and of course our k4 team riders.
We’re pretty stoked to bring you a substantial range of sizes straight off the bat in the K4 shop. Our front fins are available in 8, 10, 12 and 14cm (fcs/futures) and our rear US box in a choice of Stubby (12,14,16,18cm) or Flex (14,15,16,17cm).
The Flex have more ‘flex!’ and give a looser ride with more grip. The Stubbies provide a more direct drivey feeling with easier release for getting the tail to slide. Our ‘go to’ set up for beginners would be a 16 or 18cm rear with 12cm sides. Experts I’m sure will relish our selection of US rear sizes to set up the feel of their board perfectly.
Rear fcs/futures symmetrical fins will be available shortly