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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29 am
by Yuke Hunt
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.

If you want to see good twinnie surfing, just watch Asher, he's sublime.

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:40 am
by Hatchnam
Jordy at around the 40 - 46 second mark. Highline trim just in front of the pocket, standing parallel and caressing the face. Brilliant.

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:03 pm
by Beerfan
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

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:51 pm
by pirate_agenda
plenty of twin froth in this one i just stumbled upon also:

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

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:56 am
by Hatchnam
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.

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:04 pm
by JET01
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.

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:39 pm
by JET01
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.

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:08 pm
by JET01
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.

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:12 pm
by ctd
You reckon 2.7L will make much paddling difference? Flatter rocker though, I guess

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:12 pm
by JET01
Found a DHD Twin 5'10 on the gumtree today. Going to pull the trigger.