The Futures The F4 Alpha is a small size Balanced fin with a Ride Number of 5.5. Alpha’s C6 composite material is carbon and air-infused making it lighter than Honeycomb. The responsive flex characteristics of C6 combine with the neutral F-Series template to create one of the most exciting new products on the market. All Alpha products are designed and manufactured exclusively in Huntington Beach, Ca USA.
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Ride Number | Balanced – 5.5
Speed Generating vs Speed Control – RIDE NUMBER EXPLAINED
A TOOL TO HELP YOU SURF BETTER
Using Ride Number is easy, you just have to understand the feelings of Speed Generating and Speed Control. On one end of the Ride Number scale is Speed Generating fins. These fins feel responsive and provide that extra spring most often wanted when the surf is lacking power. On the opposite side is Speed Control. These fins feel solid, engaged, and predictable providing that extra hold usually only needed when the surf is cranking. The middle ground is Balanced, offering a mix of the two extremes for an all around feel. Just remember, When you’re pumping – Speed Generating, when the waves are pumping – Speed Control