You may not know his name but you've certainly seen his designs. One of the in house designers at FireWire, he's designed the FRK, No Brainer, Sweet Potato, Baked Potato, Dominator, Chumlee, and a number of others including boards for Kelly Slater, Michel Bourez, and Kai Lenny as well as NVS team rider Evan Luth.
The Dan Mann designed Mannkine fins are part of our Apex Series lineup. Dan designed these to complement his board designs, whether they are shaped by him or produced by FireWire.
The larger side fins are paired with an upright trailer for increased maneuverability.
Base: 4.58 inch
Height: 4.62 inch
Rake: 34.3 Degrees
Area: 16.02 inch
Base: 4.21 inch
Height: 4.32 inch
Rake: 31.2 Degrees
Area: 13.19 inch
NVS Apex G10 Solid Fiberglass Fins: The Pinnacle of Performance.
What makes NVS Apex G10 solid fiberglass fins the best in the world?
Better Material: We use G10, an industrial grade fiberglass which is manufactured to the highest quality standard. Made by heating special fibers with epoxy resin under intense pressure in order to make a perfect panel; we’ve eliminated the errors which can occur by using a hand layup. By heating the fibers and resin under pressure we are left with the ideal resin to fiber ratio in order to maximize strength and decrease weight.
Now that each fin contains more fiber we’re able to foil the fin thinner to in order to decrease drag and save even more weight without compromising the structural integrity.
Better Foiling: Along with the thinner foils we use a very specific foil that was derived from a series of NACA foils whose purpose was to increase laminar flow (speed) while decreasing turbulent flow (drag). This translates to a fin that allows for faster/easier generation of speed and has a wider angle of attack, which means you won’t lose as much speed while bottom turning or going through hard cutbacks. Precision machined foiling yields the most accurate foils available on any fin type or construction; why do you think a vast majority of big wave fins are machined, not molded?
The combination of spring from the epoxy infused G10 fiberglass with the hydrodynamic foil allow for easy generation of speed while maintaining control in all conditions.
Better Manufacturing: By using cutting edge CNC machines and precise designs we machine cut each fin in order to have the perfect foil and finish. All NVS fins are designed 100% in house using advanced 3D software.
This is what makes the Apex Series G10 fins the strongest most high performance fins in the world.
Of course performing better than anything on the market isn’t enough for us so we left these with a unique and sexy tree ring finish that is sure to turn heads.