Felipe Toledo and Harley Ingleby extend sponsorship deals with FCS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 April, 2015 - San Diego, California - Following an amazing start to the 2015 WSL season, Felipe Toledo has extended his sponsorship deal with FCS.
The new agreement sees Filipe endorsing all FCS categories including the new FCS Traction range that’s due for release in the coming months. Having been connected to FCS for some years now, Filipe 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” said Filipe after signing his contract.
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. Favoring the FCS II Performer PCC fin 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.
Filipe joins Gabriel Medina, Julian Wilson, Sally Fitzgibbons, Ryan Hipwood and Harley Ingleby as 100% FCS Global team riders. Together with Mick Fanning, Kolohe Andino, Adriano De Souza, Jeremy Flores and the Hobgoods who represent selected hardware categories. With his recent win at the Quiksilver Pro Filipe takes the tally to 20 WCT wins by surfers riding the new FCS II system and fins.
Following a very successful 2014 season where he claimed his second WSL World Longboard Title, Surf Hardware International is excited to announce the re-signing of Harley Ingleby to a new multi-year 100% hardware deal.
Besides being one of the world’s most decorated longboarders, Harley is also known for his versatility in the water, his ability to ride any type of surfboard, and his acute knowledge of fin and surfboard design.
Under the new agreement Harley will represent a fully overhauled FCS longboard hardware category, and be championing the new FCS II LB Tool-Less fins which have already proven successful for him.
“I’m honoured to be re-signing with FCS again and helping to grow the updated longboard category. The new Tool-Less fins are amazing, in fact I adjusted my back fin a few times mid heat when I won in China, its super easy and convenient”, said Harley shortly after the ink was dry.
Over the last few years Harley has worked closely with FCS not only on the new Tool-Less fin technology, but also an entirely new LB fin range and an update to his own signature templates.
“I’m pumped on my new FCS II XL tri and quad templates and my new Tool-Less single fin. I tested, refined and re-tested these fins until they delivered exactly what I needed. They’re designed for performance LB’s but they’ll certainly be relevant for other types of boards as well”.
In addition to the fins, there’s also an FCS Athlete Series traction pad as part of the new deal. The new pad, which is specific to longboarding and designed to minimise water resistance, is scheduled for release in the southern hemisphere in 2015.
Harley’s success has helped add to the ever growing statistics. To date 20 WCT victories and 5 WSL World Titles have been won by surfers riding the FCS II system and fins.