Onewheel Flight Fins (V1, V2, MiniFins)

Flight Fins are a foot-holder system for the Onewheel’s. They are designed to give you increased control, allowing you to perform new tricks and jump obstacles. The fins are attached to the stock finder or with the additional fender system. To lock yourself in, slide the foots close to the fender underneath the fins, this no binding design allows you in case of the need to bail out.

The FlightFins are moulded in Santoprene rubber making them both durable and flexible allowing them to be abused by even the most extreme riders. The latest design is bidirectional and can accommodate regular and goofy stances.

FlightFins the company behind Flight Fins was started by Orie Rush and Michael Woolson two brothers that have been riding Onewheels together since 2015. In 2017 they created the first prototype for a foothold system that later became Flight Fins and the company FlightFins® was born.

During the years a lot more product has been launched, and they are still manufacturing the fins in USA.

Whats included whith the Flight Fins

When you order the Flight Fins you will get the necessary accessories to install them to either your stock fender or Flight Fins Fender System. Your order will include:

  • FlightFins Santoprene rubber
  • Mounting hardware
  • Fastening Zip-ties
  • Instruction manual for installation

Flight Fins V1, V2 and miniFins

There are three different versions of the Flight Fins. The important things to remember are that V1 is not compatible with the V2 flight fins fender system.

The V2 has an updated design to make them more comfortable when compared to the V1. There is slightly more flex at the top of the fin over the foot. The kit is updated and the bolts are changed to make them easier to install and reduce the risk of overtightening. On the V2 now the top two bolts are the same length, something that was easily mistaken on the old.

V1 Flight Fins

The V1 was the first version of the Flight Fins released to the market.

Many riders did complain about the V1’s being uncomfortable and digging into the ankles.

V2 Flight Fins

The second generation, V2 Flight Fins, are made of Santoprene rubber. They are designed to be both durable and flexible for the most extreme riders.

The V2 can accommodate regular and goofy stances but you will need to change how they are installed. It’s not possible to switch without dismounting them before.

miniFins

Flight Fins miniFins

The miniFins are the latest addition to the flight fins series. Compared to the other they are smaller but bidirectional and you don’t need to change them if you swap between goofy or regular stances. This is a key factor for anyone sharing a board where the riders have different stances.

From a technical point of view, they are lower-profile giving more footpad real estate than the regular fins. Also includes a new grip pattern improving the performance and hold against the shoes. The interior is redesigned for better flex and at the same time cut down the weight. A good feature is the additional Apple AirTag pocket if you want to install one to protect the board against theft.

The miniFins works with the Onewheel GT if you attach them to the stock fender from Future Motion Inc.

How do you attach Flight Fins?

You attack the Flight Fins to either the stock Fender with the including bolts or to the Fligh Fins Fender System. The Fender System allows for more mounting options and the possibility to adjust the position after installation.

If you want to install the Fins on the stock fender read more on the link provided for installation instructions.

What are Onewheel Flight Fins?

Flight Fins are a foot-hold fender system for the Onewheel board. The Fins attaches to the fender creating a place to lock in your feet while riding. They are designed to give you increased control, allowing you to perform new tricks and jump obstacles. The no binding design allow you to bail when needed.

Do flight fins work with Fender?

Yes, the Flight Fins can be installed on the stock Future Motion Fender or you can use the Flight Fins Fender System. The system can be attached to the board along with the regular Fender.

If you want to install the Fins on the stock fender read more on the link provided for installation instructions.

Which Onewheel’s are Flight Fins compatible with?

The Flight Fins are compatible with all Onewheels, Onewheel XR™, Onewheel+™, Onewheel Pint™, Onewheel Pint X™, Onewheel GT™. The Fins can be attached to the stock Onewheel fender with the bolts.

At the current state of time, there are Flight Fins Fender System for both full-size Onewheel XR™, Onewheel+™ and Onewheel Pint™.

Conculsion

For anyone who wants to do some more tricks, jump over obstacles like curbs the FlightFins are a good investment. They are a bit price, but that comes from the small niche market, manufacturing, moulds and development cost, and you are getting a pair in Santoprene rubber. There are alternatives out there that are 3D-printed, these are copies of the design and doesn’t have the same durability as the original. I don’t recommend you to buy any of these.

The Fins are great for trail riding, the drawback of the need to have a wide stance can be fixed with an extension block installed. Many riders use an extension on the lead foot and the normal find position on the back for control. The drawback of an extension block is the reduced footpad real estate.

Another popular setting is only to use the back fin. This allows you to get more space in the front but still has the possibility to be lock-in to get some more air when needed.

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