Taylor Knox is one of the most iconic and timeless surfers of his generation. His style is the quintessence of power surfing.
We’ve worked closely with Taylor to fine tune a template that would appeal to his style and still be user friendly for the majority of mere mortals.
Taylor spends a lot of time on rail executing powerful, drawn out lines. He needs fins that provide hold and drive when pushing his boards to their limits.
The Arc fins have relatively wide bases, solid rake and a moderately refined tips. These characteristics paired with our proprietary SeriesIII foiling and Apex Series construction yield fins that feel fast and fluid. Taylor’s Arc fins are highly responsive and offer a dynamic, yet very controlled feel through powerful turns and high speed transitions.
“These fins are fast! Even when laying it down, they have tons of hold.” -Taylor Knox
Taylor’s signature fin is part of our line of Apex Series line. Every fin is CNC cut from G10 fiberglass to insure precision foiling and ideal flex patterns. This means increased response and higher performance in general.
Area: 21.18 sq in
Foil: Flat SeriesIII
Rake: 35.6 Degree
Taylor rides these twins with a stabilizer for a little added control.
Base: 3.44 inch
Height: 3.35 inch
Area: 8.30 square inch
Foil: 50/50 SeriesIII
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.