World Champ will use FCS fins, boardbags, leashes and more
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 March, 2015 - Surf Hardware International has penned an exclusive agreement with 2014 WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina to a 100% hardware deal with FCS.
Gabriel 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.
“I’m stoked to be signing again with FCS. Their products allow me to surf to my full potential and do my job well”, commented Medina on putting pen to paper.
Two new GM 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.
“It’s always cool to have your own signature products, they both have the same graphics and are really colorful which I think looks good on my boards. I’m pumped on the new FCS traction too, it feels amazing”.
The new FCS traction range is set to hit the southern hemisphere market in September 2015, and later in March 2016 in the northern hemisphere. 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.