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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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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by JET01 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:17 am

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Looks alright eh?

http://goddardsurfboards.blogspot.com.a ... ny_21.html
Beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

Those fins are top knotch.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beerfan » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:04 am

My knees just got sore :)
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:34 pm

This is some pretty nutso twin fin surfing

https://youtu.be/sul_CSqq5W4
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:56 am

Fun surfing, but they looked like thruster lines but not as good.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:27 am

thruster lines but a bit more flow-protection than usual. and most importantly, no tick-tacky monkey pumping to link it all up.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Cranked » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:55 am

Thruster fish might be the answer
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by pirate_agenda » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:33 pm

JET01 wrote:
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.
i'm wanting to experiment with a different technique and materials based around a swallow tailed twinny design - can do you a pretty cheap one if you want to be a guinea pig!

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:50 pm

Here's a link for the twin/keel fin surfing at the recent jbay event.

https://youtu.be/gxZxwo9tfHQ

Bloke on his backhand struggled with it.

Jordy killed it.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Yuke Hunt » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:50 pm
Here's a link for the twin/keel fin surfing at the recent jbay event.

https://youtu.be/gxZxwo9tfHQ

Bloke on his backhand struggled with it.

Jordy killed it.
The "bloke" on his backhand is Matt Wilkinson. If you watch his wave at around 2:30, I'd say thats far from struggling, albeit he was a bit wonky on the first wave which is understandable considering the transitioning between craft.

Jordy did indeed look very natural.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:40 am

Jordy at around the 40 - 46 second mark. Highline trim just in front of the pocket, standing parallel and caressing the face. Brilliant.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beerfan » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:03 pm

That was awesome. That's really the type of wave for a fish. Same as fast breaking beachies with a bit of length to the ride. I'll spend the next week pining for a mcneill now!. Worth having one IMHO

You had a go on one hatchy? A keel fish? You'd love the drive and carve
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by pirate_agenda » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:51 pm

plenty of twin froth in this one i just stumbled upon also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZf7WxkvvXI

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:56 am

Beerfan wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:03 pm
That was awesome. That's really the type of wave for a fish. Same as fast breaking beachies with a bit of length to the ride. I'll spend the next week pining for a mcneill now!. Worth having one IMHO

You had a go on one hatchy? A keel fish? You'd love the drive and carve
I've had a couple of goes on a keel twin. Not really my thing to be honest. I prefer twins with more upright fins on boards that are shaped more like a standard shorty, and surf much like a thruster (go vert) but surf faster and looser than a thruster. Which is pretty much exactly what I'm riding at the moment. Reckon the MR super twin would be a good board.

For the down-the-line I prefer singles, and the lines they draw and the way singles sit in the pocket.
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My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by JET01 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:04 pm

pirate_agenda wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:33 pm
JET01 wrote:
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.
i'm wanting to experiment with a different technique and materials based around a swallow tailed twinny design - can do you a pretty cheap one if you want to be a guinea pig!
Honestly mate you'd be better off with a better pilot. Thanks for the offer though.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by JET01 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:39 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:40 am
Jordy at around the 40 - 46 second mark. Highline trim just in front of the pocket, standing parallel and caressing the face. Brilliant.
One of the best things I've seen this year full stop. All class.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by JET01 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:08 pm

JET01 wrote:
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.
Still stinging for a twinny.

Been frothin over the MR site. The retro 1980 model in a 5'10 would be pretty nice to have in the quiver.

What's everyone's thoughts on foam? If my normal shorty is 6'0 x 19.6 x 2.52 31.3L. Should I get a board with similar foam, a little more or a little less? I called dripping wet that stock MR's boards in sydney. The 5'10 x 20 x 2 5/8 comes in at around 34L (and $1000 which is a bit steep for a board with a wet rub). It would be nice in weaker surf, and nice to have a board with a little more foam on surf trips when your arms are f#@ked after day 5 and you need a bit of help in the paddle department.

Been keen on twinnies for years. Made the mistake of selling the 6'2 M10 Hogfish tuflite i had in 2009. The 5'11 firewire El fuego I have is great, but would like something that was built specifically to be a twin.
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