Twin fins as go-to boards

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Davros » Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 pm

diggerdickson wrote:Hey scot, this guy making the big board twinnies has done something that I thought was possible, just that I dont have his skills, plus im not looking at a 7'10, im thinking from 6'4 to 6'6, plus as much foam as i can kept in the board though with deeper channels than what is shown in this board. Ive also had another thought in my mind as well, dont want to share that other thought till I make it as im not sure if I have the skills to do what i think needs doing. It will be great to have them both do a comparison when they have both been completed. I wonder how a eight channel twin would go rather than a four, for me six just feels not right, dont know why, just something in my gut tells me not six. Scot im still in the process of setting up the bay and moving very slowly on it due to my injuries. I will be shaping them from seconds blanks to keep the cost down, hopefully the blanks wont be to bad.

fin placement is possibly the most important factor on twins. I have heard of guys who put the base of the fin only 4 inches from the tail, something I need to research and think through. I do know I dont want to put in any breaks in the curve of the outline. Just make it with one beautiful curve without flyers or hips, just clean lines, nothing trendy, just clean.
Digger have a look at this re: different channels and twin

http://comparesurfboards.com/reviews/gr ... win-review

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 18, 2017 9:07 pm

Wow, that's a thick little board. He mangles his metaphors.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by JET01 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:50 pm

I put those MR fins in my new shorty, didn't really like them. Stuck the Large AM thrusters back in.
Worth a shot.
Good news is, I've got a nice set of fins in the bucket. May need to save some dollars for a swallowtailed flyer twin.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beerfan » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:51 am

Know the feeling. I've got keels and shapers twins in the fin bags but no fish/twin to surf them in. Use the keels in my 5'4" but standard quad I think works better. Not worth selling though, may as well hold onto them
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:41 pm

This fish I've been fixing up came with some brand new crappy plastic quad fins and a legrope. Probably drag out Mt Al Merrick set or just chuck some big front find in and use the plastic rears. They are super sharp....as are the Al Merricks. Is this a quad thing?

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Cranked » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:09 pm

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:19 pm

Tolhurst tuflite I got off an Irish backpacker for $80. He had bought brand new plastic Quad Fins and a new legrope. Some fairly extreme damage but it's looking pretty good now. One crushed rail looks a bit rough but it's water tight and true to the line of the rail. The other gouges won't show up at all.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:24 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:41 pm
They are super sharp....as are the Al Merricks. Is this a quad thing?
Some of those plastic FCS fins are razor sharp. Never noticed until I sliced my thumb open once putting a board in the back of the ute. I had a look at all my fins after that and took the edge off any sharp ones.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:13 pm

Yeah, when I first got the fishcuit I sliced my heel up a few times on the Merrick Fins. Hadn't seen anything like them till I had these plastic hobbies. Dragged out a pair of G7000.

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