FCS II – Christenson Performance Glass – Volan – 8″ / 8.5″ / 9″


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FCS II Christenson Performance Glass Volan

The 7.5” to 8.5” will work amazing in your favourite mid length board. Then step it up to the 9” to 9.5” for your everyday log. This timeless template lends itself to smooth arcing cutbacks and down the line speed…enjoy the ride man!

Performance Glass

Performance Glass (PG) fins are machine cut from layers of solid fiberglass. These fins are stiff, and are widely used by pro level surfers because the integrity of the flex is maintained under immense force, and in the most extreme of conditions and situations.


Christenson Surfboards

A Story about Chris Christenson

By Forrest Shearer

Whether its glassy 3- 5 ft waves at the local break or 2 ft of fresh powder on the mountain, Chris is easily at home on both. These days it's common to see the cross over in surf and snow and rightfully so, the feeling of gliding and endless waves is euphoric. No matter if its frozen or liquid.

Chris has taken his love for surfing and snowboarding and dedicated his life around it. A world class surfer in his own right, shaping some of the raddest most diverse boards out there for his label Christensen Surfboards, to being a damn good snowboarder. Spending winters at his cabin in the Sierras, snowboarding the famed CC gully in his backyard, and shredding the endless white waves the back country has to offer.

I've had the opportunity to snowboard and travel with Chris on many occasions. One day in particular stands out in my mind. It was one of those epic days filled with clean lines and deep blower pow conditions. We were on a trip together in Niseko, Japan testing the new Storm Chaser model for his Jones Snowboards surf series lineup. The snowboarding that day was multidimensional. I couldn't believe how the Storm Chaser rode. Experiencing the effortless glide of the board I would just apply my weight and push my front foot down and start to fly. The float of the wide nose and carving power of the swallow tail allowed me to look at the terrain as a whole, not just the next jump on the mountain. From sun up to sun down we took turns following each others lines down the mountain surfing the perfect frozen waves. What an epic day...

Check out Chris's surf line up of snow shapes at Jones Snowboards. It’s always winter somewhere.

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Additional information


8.5", 8", 9.5", 9"



Typically surfboards are measured in inches. The length is measured from the nose to the tail. Choosing the length of the surfboard is dependant on your size (weight, height), board type and waves conditions you wish to use the board for.


The widest point of the surfboard is measured from rail to rail. Generally the wider the surfboard the more stable the board, while a board with smaller width maintains better speed and performance.


Surfboard thickness is measured from the top deck to the bottom. The thickness again has a bearing on the board’s performance. Professional surfers will tend to go for the thinner boards as they are lighter and offer better performance.The thicker boards are stronger and because there is more foam under the surfer the boards are more stable.


The bottom curve of a surfboard. Generally the more rocker the surfboard has the more loose (manoeuvrable) the surfboard will be. Where the flatter rocker surfboards will be faster, although they will lack the looseness. The nose is the tip of the surfboard, the nose can vary in shapes and size. Basically the thinner the nose the more response the board will perform, while wider noses are better for stabilization.


Used to increase the strength of a surfboard, a stringer (normally made from wood) runs down the length of a surfboards (typically in the centre of the board from the tip of the nose to the tail).
Boards built with Epoxy, Carbon Fibre and soft boards generally don’t have stringers.


Generally heavier surfers require larger fins to hold the waves better. Although if you prefer to ride a looser (less hold in the waves), smaller fins would be a better option.


Fin configurations have an effect on the ways your surfboards perform.
The following are some of the more common fin configurations.


The single fin was the original fin configuration for surfboards. Based on the idea of the sailboat keel. Single fins are added stabilization and control on the powerful, larger waves, although lack manoeuvrability


Are great for small waves, being fast and manoeuvrable, but when put into tight spots on larger waves, they become hard to control. Popular with Fish surfboards.


Widely recognized as the standard fin configuration, the thruster answers the shortcomings of the single fin and the twin fins configurations.
The thrusters give you stabilization, control and manoeuvrability in all types of surfing conditions.
This concept was the brainchild of Australia’s Simon Anderson


With four fins in the water, Quads boasts an extraordinary amount of holding power in larger surf.
You may think that having four fins would sacrifice speed by creating more drag, but this is not the case.
The both sets of fins are working together on the rail, which makers believe they creates less drag than a board with a centre fin.
The manoeuvrability isn’t sacrificed either, with fins directly under your back foot, the quads are very responsive.


Similar setup to the Twin Fin, although smaller (low profile) fins are generally placed wider (closer to the rails) on the surfboard.
Popular with Fish and Egg / Retro surfboards.

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