Futures AM1 Blackstix 3.0 Al Merrick

$149.95

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The AM1 Blackstix fin was designed by Al Merrick. The Blackstix material and V2 foil give this fin a springy flex pattern, making it ideal for generating speed and drive in softer waves. The AM1 template offers a wider base for drive off of the bottom and a refined tip for release off the top, while the additional rake provides hold through carves.

BLACKSTIX 3.0

SAME SPRING. MORE DRIVE.

For ten years Blackstix fins have been a staple in Futures line as a reliable way to generate speed and make your board feel more lively. Futures new Blackstix maintain Ride Numbers in the Speed Generating range of 10 to 7, and are designed with new materials and engineered layup for an enhanced ride.

23 DEGREE
UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON

They’ve added two layers of unidirectional carbon to the base of the fins, at an angle that controls how the tip of the fin bends and rotates. This makes Blackstix 3.0 hold better through power turns while feeling just as springy as Blackstix 2.0.

EPOXY RESIN
STRONG. LIGHT. RESILIENT.

To add one more layer of performance to the Blackstix, Futures use epoxy resin. Epoxy resin is lighter, tougher & more resilient than polyester resin. These features all play a role in making the Blackstix the lightest & fastest fins in the world. 
As a bonus, epoxy emits 50-75% fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than polyester resin, which means a decrease in harmful chemicals in our environment.

V2 FOIL
SPEED GENERATION

Feel the stringer facing side of any leading fin in a Blackstix set, and you’ll notice it feels curved near the base and trailing edge. This is one aspect of the V2 foil - a revolution in fin design over decade ago that is still improving how water flows across fins today. The V2 foil creates an effortless feeling rail-to-rail linkage, so you can keep speed while setting up big maneuvers down the line, even when the waves you’re surfing lack power.

DIMENSIONS
SIZE:
Medium (145lbs - 195lbs) (65kg - 88kg)
SIDE FINS:
HEIGHT: 4.50"
BASE: 4.50"
AREA: 14.84"
CENTER FIN:
HEIGHT: 4.29"
BASE: 4.31"
AREA: 13.35"

Standard Shipping

Standard shipping for most products (excluding bulky items) is $9.95 Australia Wide.

For lightweight products (under 0.5kg) a $3 shipping option is available.

Click and Collect

Alternatively, you can select "In Store Pick Up" at Checkout and pick up this item from: 
Wicks Surf Shop
1103 Pittwater Road
Collaroy NSW 2097

We will call or email you to confirm when your item is ready.

Returns Policy

Wicks Surf does not accept refunds on change of mind purchases. We do exchange items within 14 days of purchase, as long as the item is returned with the original tags and the Wicks receipt. We do not offer any exchange or refund on sale items. If a product is faulty, we’ll do our best to replace it, and if we can’t, then we will offer a refund.

Exchange Policy
Should you find your item does not suit and you have a change of mind with your purchase we happily exchange within 14 days as long as the goods have not been used and are in original condition. We will exchange the item for a different size (if available) or for another style of equal value or greater value. It will be at the customer’s expense to return the item to Wicks Surf and pay for postage of the newly exchanged item.

To exchange your item, please email us your order details and an accompanying note explaining which size you require. Please then follow the instructions below:

  1. Pack all items with your invoice in a secure carton or reuse the original packaging. Please ensure that all boxed items are enclosed in a satchel or bubble wrap for protection or their return may be refused.
  2. Make sure you cover or remove original shipping label. Clearly write a new label for the item returning your package to: Wicks Surf Shop, ATT: Online Exchanges, 1103 Pittwater Road, Collaroy, NSW 2097

All returned items are exchanged are at your own expense.

Out of Stock Items

Occasionally a customer may purchase a product that is temporarily out of stock. In this instance we will contact the customer to give an estimated time delivery time. The customer is given the option to wait for the stock, however if the customer does not wish to receive the item any longer due to the wait, then we will happily refund the purchase.