Choosing the right fins for you and your surfboard can be a minefield, firstly there is the endless choice of fins on the market, then you have to pair them with the conditions and board that you will be riding and then you also have individually preference to factor in. A new fin rental scheme from Finatic, now allows you to try before you buy and works on a subscription service much like Amazon LOVEFiLM, giving you the option to try various fins for as long as you like before returning them to try another set.
Surfboard shops just don’t have the room and spare cash, to stock hundreds of sets of fins on their shelves and this is where Finatic plugs a gap in the market. For a monthly subscription of $9.99 for the Basic Membership through to $24.99 for the Platinum Membership, you can have the fins of your choice shipped to your door to try and includes (as a minimum) the brands Futures, FCS, FCS II, 3D, Kinetik Racing and Rainbow Shortboard fins.
Finatic don’t actually sell fins, they are purely their as a conduit to give you the opportunity to find the perfect fin for you. Surf shops can sign up to be a part of the Finatic Authorized Partner scheme, where in return for referring customers with a unique ‘shop code’, they will receive a percentage of the of the subscription revenue when the surfer signs up. When you find a set of fins you cannot live without, you can then buy them at a minimum 10% discount, dependant on which membership you have subscribed to.
CJ Hobgood is already a fan of the scheme and you can find out more details and subscribe at the official Finatic website. Let us know if you are already signed up and have been trying the Finatic Fin Testing scheme and do you like the idea of a try before you buy fin programme?