Twin fins as go-to boards

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:22 pm

It's a twin fin. Irrespective of whether or not the trailer fin was going to be part of it, the side fin placements were going to be the same (set up as a twin).

If it was a thruster, the side fins would be moved further up, and the planshape and rail line etc. would have been different.

The (optional) rear trailer fin is tiny. It's only there for lateral stability and does nothing really in terms of drive.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Drailed » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:24 pm

Its not a twin. Fccck off.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:25 pm

Should I take the rear fin out to make you happy gaylord?
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by foamy » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:27 pm

It's arithmetic, 2+1=3.
And don't listen to any of Steve 'trailer fin' Shearer's obfuscation.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:32 pm

Ok. From here forward every single fin with small side bites are known as thrusters.

What is this, fking finger painting class today ?
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by foamy » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:42 pm

Just joshing, I don't care. But the thruster is a very specific type of tri fin.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:13 am

foamy wrote:thruster is a very specific type of tri fin.
Exactly. (You pay attention too loofknuckle)

Look at the fin placement. The side fins. Does this look like a thruster placement? Looks pretty pulled back towards the tail to me. And the trailer fin placement in relation to the side fins. Hardly looks like a typical equilateral thruster/shortboard set up.

There's three FCS2 fin bases of equal size. That's about the only thing that would make it appear thruster-like (at a glance).

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by pinhead » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:25 pm

Hatchnam wrote: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.


The side fins tip of the rear base sits about 265mm up from the centre point of the diamond tail.
Thanks, definitely not a normal thruster set up.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Davros » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:55 pm

MR makes a twin with a trailer OPTION for larger surf where a bit of hold is required. Not sure what the issue is.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beerfan » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:49 pm

FFS surf it how you want to and let the douche bag pedantics whinge about what to call it on the net while you're actually out surfing hatchy :)
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:23 pm

Swell should be overhead tomorrow. So I'll give the board a go with and without the trailer fin and report back on the difference.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:01 am

So it's a mini Simmons then?
Dial in 5ft face close outs tomorrow.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:15 pm

What's a mini simmons? Midday piss up for you?
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by black duck » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:38 pm

Hatchnam wrote:Swell should be overhead tomorrow.
Where are you Hatchy? If you're in sydney i wouldn't get your hopes too high.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:50 pm

I wrote that on Jan 14, and today is Feb 4. :wink: Have you been drinking beanpoles moonshine? Be careful, he's already showing signs of early onset.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Drailed » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:27 pm

Where's the review of your two plus one? (Not twin)
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:08 pm

I've only had it out in smallish conditions til now. So far it's great. Fast as hell and carves like mad. Want to wait til I can get it in a solid five foot groundswell then see what's up. I reckon it'll handle it no worries. For now, I've still got (another) week and a half before I can surf again (recovering from ear infection)
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