FCS has signed Filipe Toledo, Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina to a 100% Hardware endorsement deal.
Having been connected to FCS for some years now, Brazilian sensation and current World #1 Filipe Toledo had no qualms about maintaining his connection to the world’s leading surf hardware brand.
“I’m so stoked to continue my sponsorship with FCS again. I trust all the products, and for sure they help me to surf my best” - Filipe Toledo
Known for his crazy airs and for being one of the fastest surfers on the planet, Filipe obviously puts a great deal of emphasis on his equipment. Favouring the FCS II Performer PC Carbon fins in medium and the new FCS T-3 Traction pad, Filipe’s choice of hardware comes straight from the FCS Essential Series ranges. Designed to accommodate all surfers, board types and wave conditions, Essential Series products are purpose built and easily explained so surfers can make the right choses when it comes to their hardware.
Julian Wilson, the 2014 Pipe Master and Triple Crown champion, has been contracted in recent years to ride the FCS system and fins, and after a period of testing felt confident to commit to the full hardware offering under the FCS banner.
“I’ve been working closely with FCS on my fins and the dynamic works well, so it felt right to align with one brand for all my hardware needs. I’m very particular about my equipment so it’s great having the confidence and trust I’ve built in FCS to get the best products that I need to compete at the highest level” - Julian Wilson
Julian will have a new signature FCS traction pad hitting the market in 2015. He recently signed off on his FCS pad, and having outgrown his current signature fin, is currently fine-tuning a larger fin template better suited to his stronger frame.
The 2014 WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina has been under contract for multiple FCS hardware categories for many years, and recently re-inked a multi-year deal that includes the FCS system and fins, boardbags, leashes, luggage, accessories and a new category in FCS Traction.
Two new Gabriel Medina signature products will soon be released as part of the new deal; a signature FCS II fin and traction pad. Gabriel worked closely with the product development team to fine tune his new signature fin and pad that he’ll be championing as he defends his World Title.
“I’m stoked to be signing again with FCS. Their products allow me to surf to my full potential and do my job well. It’s always cool to have your own signature products, they both have the same graphics and are really colourful which I think looks good on my boards. I’m pumped on the new FCS traction too, it feels amazing” - Gabriel Medina
The new FCS traction range is set to hit the market in September 2015. The range is separated into two categories; the Athlete Series that has surfer specific features, and the Essential Series, which features 3 iconic templates that will accommodate most tail shapes.
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