The C-Drive® template was developed by Troy Clutton C&C Fin Design and has been used by the likes of Ross Clarke-Jones, Maurice Cole and many others. The unique design is so innovative it was awarded a worldwide patent.
So how does it work? The combination of a very wide base with lots of surface area lower in the fin provides ridiculous amounts of drive paired with the cutout and more refined tip allow for more maneuverability. The base is wider than the depth which isn’t seen in your typical fins.
Best suited for Intermediate+ to advanced surfers who spend more time on rail and those who like to get in late.
The C-Drive fins are a stiff fin which is why we made them with G10 fiberglass, we’re able to keep the rigidity needed for these to perform properly while keeping them foiled thinner than when using standard fiberglass.
These aren’t like your standard fins and will take a few sessions to get used to but once you’ve ridden them you’ll be hooked. Think about it as the drive of a keel fine with the agility of your thrusters.
We're releasing the C-Drive Twin fins in our Apex Series construction; made with a solid piece of precision foiled G10 fiberglass for the ultimate in performance and durability.
G10 is made by compressing layers of fiberglass and epoxy resin and baking it an autoclave to have the maximum strength of any fiberglass available.
Base: 5.98 inch
Height: 5.86 inch
Foil: Flat SeriesIII
Base: 4.08 inch
Height: 3.82 inch
Foil: Symmetrical SeriesIII
NVS Apex Series Fins
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.