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Fin Plugs

The plugs and boxes allow you to attach the fins to your surfboard. They enable you to remove the fins, either for travel or to change the fin setup. It was a revolution when FCS introduced this innovation in 1994, and it gradually became a standard. Today, while the original model, the FCS X2, remains the most popular, there are now different alternatives from both FCS and other brands such as Eurofin and Futures.

Frequently Asked Questions about Plugs and Boxes

What are the boxes?

The boxes are plastic plugs that are inserted into the surfboard and allow for the installation and removal of surfboard fins. There are several systems available in the market. The main box systems for surfing are Dual Tab (or FCS type), Single Tab (or Futures type), Click Tab (or FCSII type), and US box for longboard boards.

Do FCSII boxes require screws to secure the fin?

In theory, FCSII boxes do not require any screws to lock the fin into the plug. However, in practice, many people use an FCS-type screw to prevent the fin from coming off with a minor impact.

Do I need sandpaper when buying a shaping kit or a repair kit?

Yes, definitely. Sandpaper is essential for sanding both a pre-shape and a repair. It helps remove imperfections and allows for sanding the final layer of resin.