Firewire Surfboards announced this week that it will no longer purchase FCS fin boxes, choosing to exclusively use Futures fin boxes moving forward. The brand currently has a supply of FCS boxes in its production line, so it will take up to a year to go into full effect.
The move is fairly unprecedented, though, with most manufacturers around the world providing both FCS and Futures options. But it could have massive implications for the industry regardless of whether or not other surfboard companies choose to follow suit. I spoke with Mark Price to hear more about the move, as well as the teams at Futures and FCS.