In this SUPboarder video, we review one of the most innovative fin designs to date, the Shifter from Quobba Fins. This design allows you to move your rear fin forwards or backwards in FCS or Futures fin boxes.
Quobba Fins originally designed and patented their new surf fin that uses chop stoppers, caudal keels and venting systems to increase speed, hold and drive when surfing. Their design is backed by science, and they do really work.
Now, they have innovated their design to create the Shifter fin which slides back and forth on an adapter to fit FCS and Futures fin boxes. It works the same as US fin box where you can move the fin, but this allows you to move the fin in fixed fin boxes.
Beau tested out the Shifter in some good waves and immediately noticed a difference in manoeuvrability when moving the fin. Moving it forwards gives you greater manoeuvrability and loosens up your surfing. Moving it back stiffens up the board and gives you great stability and hold (great for bigger waves).
You can move the fin without tools in the water giving you the ability to control your hold or manoeuvrability on the very next wave.
Have you ridden the Quobba Shifter Fin before? We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below.