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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Adjust the flexibility of your fins wherever you are, whenever you want, to make the most of any surf conditions.
That's right - one set of FluxFins can be adjusted anytime to suit mammoth waves, rolling tides or cheeky shore breaks. All you need to do is twist the lever to adjust the flexibility of the fins - twist to stiff setting for big waves or more flexible for smaller waves!
No need for several sets of fins that you have to chop and change depending on what mother nature throws at you. FluxFins has you sorted.
The hard work is done and we would love your help! We are raising money on Kickstarter to generate enough funds to finish our manufacture and open up our global distribution channels. The product is tested and ready to go, no design delays - we just need to hit the manufacturing button to get the fins to you! Shipping in early December 2017 - before Xmas.
The first 500 Kickstarter backers will receive specially marked 'Founders Edition' fins: Our latest striking black and white design uniquely labeled as 'Founders Edition' for posterity. Never to be repeated. Check them out here!
*After you pledge, we will contact you in regards to the fin model you need. Remember, FluxFins is compatible with all fin set-ups!
The flex or stiffness of your fins has a huge impact on how your surfboard handles in the water. They provide acceleration, direction and power in and out of turns.
With FluxFins you can adapt and experiment with many different levels of flex to get the most out of the conditions and customise your setup for the way you like to surf. By altering the angle of the lever you adjust the flexibility of the fin. You can even adjust just one fin at a time (eg: for a left-hander).
Setting your FluxFins to the stiffest position will give you stability, direct response and maximum drive out of fast, sweeping turns - ideal for bigger surf. As you increase the flex in your FluxFins they become more forgiving, allowing you to trim easily and providing more release in the tail whilst maintaining speed - perfect for smaller surf.
FluxFins can be used by beginners, intermediates all the way to professional level. They are for anyone and everyone that loves to surf!
FluxFins is not your average fin - as such the team here have dedicated themselves to bringing together scientific and surf expertise to deliver a truly innovative product.
FluxFins is a patented innovation that has been brought to life by advanced engineering. This has allowed for the flex mechanism to remain strong and to withstand the battle between fin and surf! Part of this process was using "ultrasonic welding" to prevent water damage and to maintain the material integrity of the fin.
FluxFins are compatible for ALL FIN SET-UPS.
Born in sunny Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia, FluxFins has been on quite a journey.
After 6 years of designs, trials, re-trials, smiles, tears, laughs and pure dedication the team at FluxFins are ready to share their surf fin revolution with you.
We would like to say a massive thank you to our close friends at Loo Loo's Coffee Shack at Macmasters Beach. You guys have been awesome by supporting us early on and are all-round legends! If you find yourself up on the sunny Central Coast of NSW stop in and say G'day to Loo Loo and the gang and get your hands on a great coffee (or two)!
Risks and challenges
The beauty of Kickstarter campaigns is that the community is up front and understanding about the possible challenges involved in getting products to market.
At FluxFins we aim to be transparent and honest with our customers. So since you are here supporting us we want you to feel like we have your backs too!
At our current stage we are approved, design ready and literally just waiting to press the go button for distribution.
We have a great relationship with our manufacturer so we are always communicating on that front to minimise risk. If something unexpected were to go wrong on the factory line you will be the first to hear about it from us. We will obviously go above and beyond to remedy any situation there as quickly as possible.
The same goes for our distributor. We don't expect there to be any delays but if there are unforeseen circumstances that disrupt delivery we will keep you in the loop as we try and quickly overcome them.
We will be working hard on our end to get FluxFins in your hands so you can get out there and rip it up out in the surf!
To kick off the first day of summer and to make sure we reach our investment goal of $10k, we’re offering a further 90 sets of FluxFins at the one off price of $60. Get behind this awesome Australian initiative so we can help change the face of surfing!