Designed by Malibu legend Greg Liddle, the L-Flex fin was originally intended to be paired with the ‘modified displacement hull’ surfboards he became famous for pioneering beginning in 1968. This surfboard design is borrowed from the same hydrodynamic principles in boat hulls–it has a convex bottom contour which enables riders to trim more forward and find plane in waves with less power. And it requires a complimentary fin with a solid, finely-tuned flex. Enter the L-Flex…
Since its inception, this fin has become a widely popular option for an array of wave riding equipment; it pairs especially well with boards that are designed for acceleration, full rail carves, and smooth transitions. The L-Flex will provide down-the-line projection and positive response through turns, giving your board an energetic and alive feeling.
True Ames we are indebted to the invaluable guidance that Greg has provided. It was his clear vision that was a catalyst for Chuck making fins with precision foils, in order to create the perfect amount of power and drive. Now, after more than 40 years of producing the L-Flex is still a favourite. Throw one in your board and feel the difference that four decades of refinement can make!
- Thinner style precision foil with optimal flex
- The 9 and 9.5 sizes have a wide (‘W’) option, where the base is a bit longer for added stability
- Solid fiberglass construction, flat matte finish