The larger surface area of the Quick Lock Single Fin gives the paddler more sideways stability by drawing out the turn, making paddling in a straight line easier.
Compared to out of the box fins where you have to change the paddle side every 3-4 strokes, this touring fin allows you to double the number of strokes per side.
The improved version 2.0 of the Quick-Lock Touring fin is made of extra strong fiberglass-reinforced plastic for the best performance in wave SUP and when hitting rocks and stones.
Fits any hard or inflatable stand up paddling board with quick lock or smart lock fin box including boards from Bluefin, Thurso Surf and iRocker. No additional tools are required for attachment – plug and paddle!
made in germany
The fin shape was developed and engineered in cooperation of Eric from 2design and Eisbach Riders in Germany. The production is done in South Germany using the latest technologies for molding injection.
1% for the Planet
Eisbach Riders is part of the 1 percent for the Planet community where 1% of their total annual sales is contributed to grassroots environmental groups, such as the Surfrider Foundation and See Trees.
The fin uses recycled waste material from the car industry to reduce the carbon foot print of the production.
The project was kick-off in summer 2020. After some rapid prototyping attempts by Eric and valuable feedback from the users of the Facebook Bluefin SUP User Group, the first production of the first.
After the pre-launch of the Eisbach Riders Quick-Lock Touring Fin in September, we received a lot of valuable feedback. The overall performance of the touring shape was much better than the standard option delivered with the board however, a few fins had defects and broke under normal use.
Hence, we evaluated the design, material, and production process together with our expert engineer Eric and set up everything for the Quick-Lock Touring Fin 2.0. The improved version has an optimized fin shape for even better stroke performance and is made of much stronger fiberglass-reinforced plastic for extra durability. Furthermore, the fin will be made out of recycled waste material from the car industry!
The new molding injection form has been designed and is currently in production. This allows us to run the first trial in mid-January and after a testing period to have the Touring Fin 2.0 back on stock in March.
The fin template will be translated into a mold design
CNC milling and assembling
First small batch production
Time to go testing!
Done! Time to paddle and celebrate!
When will the fin be available?
The pre-sales will start in early March 2021 through the Second Wave Surfing shop and later the fins will be available in SUP retail stores in Europe as well as online.
For which boards does the touring fin fit?
Fits any hard or inflatable stand up paddling board with quick lock or smart lock fin box including boards from Bluefin, Thurso Surf and iRocker.
What benefits does the touring shape have?
The larger surface area of the Quick Lock Single Fin gives the paddler more sideways stability by drawing out the turn, making paddling in a straight line easier. Compared to out of the box fins where you have to change the paddle side every 3-4 strokes, this touring fin allows you to double the number of strokes per side.
Can I sign up to become part of the testing program?
After an overwhelming feedback from our paddler community, the enrolment is currently closed.
Will there be an US-Box or Slide-In touring fin version?
We are currently not planning to release this touring shape for other systems. For boards with US-Box we suggest the Eisbach Riders Touring fin.shop now
Are there any other Quick-Locks fins available from Eisbach Riders?
Our team is currently working on two further alternative fins shapes specialized for paddling on rivers as well as extra flexibility for tight turns. Tell us what you are looking for!