BPF is something that has evolved over recent seasons. A few years ago Maui based sail designer Tom Hammerton was unhappy with the quality and price of fins available on the market and began to experiment with making his own fins. He was so pleased with early custom prototypes that he made for himself and a few friends that he began to research foil technology in more detail using Computational Fluid Dynamics software with one simple aim: to develop the best fins possible. Not happy that the stock foils available that were primarily designed for aircraft on a much bigger scale Tom set about developing his own foils based on his theoretical research and on water testing. Role the clock forward a couple of years and Tom decided that it was time to launch Black Project Fins and make his fins available to the wider market. With an increased production it would now be possible to improve quality and have more time and money available for further research. From the beginning Tom was adamant that the production quality must exceed the standards currently available on the market and all fins are manufactured out of solid G10 to the highest standards utilizing precision CNC milling machines. All fins come with solid G10 bases rather than a potted one as you may find on other brands and all inserts are made of solid brass. Quality is something that you will become to expect once you first get your hands on a Black Project Fin and you’ll be glad that you made the switch.