Hailing from our neighbors to the east, Push Fins was born from the intersection of skate and surf culture. Originally, getting its start by re-purposing used skate decks into fins, Push fins found that by integrating materials from the skate industry they could create a more dynamic and eco-friendly fin. Best part is that they’re all handmade here in the USA.
As they say, the devil is in the details, and it’s Push Fins’ unique materials and the way they source them that really set them apart.
North American Maple Plywood – Starting with the core of the fins, this is the same material used to produce decks in the skate world. Not only is sugar maple pretty darn good looking when it’s glassed in a fin, but it also has great strength and flex characteristics. The idea is that a maple core will help give the fins the same “snap” or “pop” sensation you feel off your skateboard.
Upcycled 6oz Fiberglass Cloth – The core is then laid up with fiberglass cloth sourced from local glassing shops. These sections are the trim from surfboards and are a smart way to re-purpose high-quality fiberglass that might otherwise end up in the trash.
Epoxy Resin – Finally the fins are set with epoxy resin. Epoxy resin is notably stronger than the traditional polyester resin most fiberglass fins are glassed with. The base of the fin below the wood core is entirely fiberglass as well.
Right now, Push offers a Thruster, Quad and Keel set all in various colors. The Thruster and Quad are also available in both large and medium sizes and all Push Fins fit Futures fin boxes.
We’re stoked to carry all three sets at our Cannon Beach and Seaside locations now. Keep your eyes peeled for more in the future from these guys as I believe they’re doing R&D on a few new templates as well. If you’re looking to try something different, we think Push fins are taking surfboard fins in a really cool and interesting direction.