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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:53 pm

The spray is exactly that of the LB twin. Though different colours. The board is totally different to anything I've owned before. In particular the wide point being notably back from centre.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by swvic » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:15 pm

Hope it goes great. In line with something I've just done. Been away for a few days down on the Mornington Peninsula. Went and had a chat with Mick Pierce. He's making me a twinnie. Full fcuking circle. We talked for a couple of hours about all sorts of stuff. He pulled out a template from 1979. First board he ever made me was that template. Little tweak to it and modernised, but it will be the same colour as that first one. He still has the same container of tint. I know it's exactly what I need now my shoulder's fcuked. And I know it'll be fcuking unreal. The man's a master of the craft. Been awhile since I had a proper whiff of where boards are made too. Loved it
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Davros » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:14 am

I had one of these, it was unreal fun. Looks similar in the tail and volume of the back end. It was 6ft, went in head high above no probs. Hope it's a keeper.

https://www.psillakissurfboards.com.au/ ... he-diamond

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:01 pm

Was supposed to let the board cure for another week (it'd already been 8 days) but temptation got the better of me.

So far, have surfed it at town beach port Macquarie (1-2ft) ocean view just north off Coffs (2ft+) and seven mile just north of Lennox (3ft+).

Early observations.

Super fast, really quick off the mark, keeps consistent speed even through fat dead sections (seems to skim straight over them).

Loose and lively in the tail, but really grippy in the face when turning and putting the board on rail.

Goes north with ease. Got some got vert reo type turns going on closeout sections, and linked up about 3 or 4 consecutive forehand snaps on a racey section. Managed to get a couple of little tubes on the rock/sand bank at ocean view, the board felt comfortable. Cutbacks feel fine.

After 3 surfs on it, it's feeling great so far. It should serve the purpose fine as an everyday board for small-mid sized beachies. But probably wouldn't want to paddle out in anything big and serious on it.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Davros » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:52 pm

Nice, must be happy it goes vert as it looks like it would have a decent cuttie with those big fangs on the back.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:51 pm

Looking forward to getting it going backhand. Only had two lefts on it so far but both waves fizzled out early.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by pinhead » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:36 pm

Hatchnam wrote:The dims got sprayed over . 6'2 x 20 3/8 x 2 5/8. About 33-34 litres ? Windswell beachie board for waves waist high to a little overhead
I was just thinking about a very similar board - diamond tail twin with trailer. What are the fin placements?

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:11 pm

Not sure of the measurements for the fin placements though I can check .

What specifically are you interested in knowing the measurements of ?
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:46 pm

seen a few of these around

http://www.lsdsurfboards.com/boards/entry/twinny


but why is a surfboard with three plugs and mostly three fins in it still called a twinny?
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Drailed » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:57 pm

Probably because twinnys are pretty fashionable right now yet people dont really wanna surf a proper twin.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:02 pm

same could be said for single fin boards with the option for side bites.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:03 pm

true Iggs.

I think most people riding that call it a 2+1 set-up and not a single fin.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Davros » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:25 pm

2 + 1 shorties seem difficult to get right

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:42 pm

I want to try a 2+1 gun.
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Reckon that set up would come in to its element as a semi-gun, with channels.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by pinhead » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:21 pm

Hatchnam wrote:Not sure of the measurements for the fin placements though I can check .

What specifically are you interested in knowing the measurements of ?
How far up the fronts are Hatchy. "Normal" Thruster set up would be about 10 3/4. There isn't really a normal for twins I think MR had the fronts at 9 1/2 for a 6'2"

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:08 pm

I used Chris Garrett twins (similar to MR set up, but not exact).

Side fins: Height...144mm Base...138mm Rake...191mm
Trailer fin: Height...90mm Base...75mm Rake...90mm

http://www.chrisgarrettshapes.com.au/pr ... in-fin-2-1

The trailer fin tip of the rear base sits 100mm up from the centre point of the diamond tail.

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The side fins tip of the rear base sits about 265mm up from the centre point of the diamond tail.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Drailed » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:18 pm

Whys this in the twin fin thread, its clearly not a twin finn.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by foamy » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Agreed! All fins must be counted. No cheating!

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