Twin fins as go-to boards

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

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

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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.
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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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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:
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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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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by ctd » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:12 pm

You reckon 2.7L will make much paddling difference? Flatter rocker though, I guess

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by JET01 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:12 pm

Found a DHD Twin 5'10 on the gumtree today. Going to pull the trigger.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:15 pm

Maurice Cole’s twuster looks pretty nuts !

https://www.mauricecole.com/twuster
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by JET01 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:26 pm

Had a few surfs on the DHD twin.
Love it.
Plenty of foam up front for paddling, nice thin in the tail for turning.
Looking forward to getting it into a few bigger waves to see how it goes.

80kg. 5’10 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2 31.5L MR PC twin + trailer.
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