Twin fins as go-to boards

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:35 am

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Sweet bro, Gunther knows whats up
Looks like he makes a sweet MR twinny too.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:21 pm

yeah, pretty much. I've had the board out a few times now and it looks and feels identical to an MR twin I've ridden before.

fucking great boards! so much fun.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:23 am

Pointed my mate in the direction of this closet classic. Picked it up yesterday.
Been sitting in the new at the time padded board bag for 20 years.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:36 am

buddy wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:23 am
Pointed my mate in the direction of this closet classic. Picked it up yesterday.
Been sitting in the new at the time padded board bag for 20 years.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:42 am

I like the fins and pulled tail.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by swvic » Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:44 am

Yes, he's one of the best. Still going and still uses bridges, textured decks, handmade fins and gloss finish coats. He's well travelled and a very good surfer so knows what's required in a board
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:47 am

steve shearer wrote:
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I like the fins and pulled tail.
They’re his ‘79 templates. The board shape, that is
Made a lot late 90s early 2000s with those fins.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:01 am

I had a 5’10 same design and era and it was loose af.
And my mate that bought this has a 6’10 as well and I reckon you could surf 8 foot bells and it would hold.
Shows what rail length does.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:19 am

Pure twins have never worked for me backside- unless they are fishy or mid-lengths.

Add a little trailer fin and voila- magic.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:48 am

Yeah I've seen O-dawg on that board at that wave.

He's surfing OK on it- seems a bit slow and draggy in the flesh and not quite suited to the turns he is trying to do on it.

That style of forward outline pulled tail twin at that length has a fair amount of mid-length vibe to it.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:05 am

Only 1 inch longer than him but.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:13 am

Yeah, it looked a lot longer- looked like a 6'6" when he was riding it.

he rode really shortboards in his last couple years on tour.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:15 am

Best surfing was on the 6’3 Byrnes and JS’s

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:23 am

100%
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Yuke Hunt » Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:02 am

I been surfing MR twins with the stabiliser in my 5'10" Mick Roach Spooky Point ... soooo good !
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:41 am

Is he still making boards Yuke?
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:56 am

I’ve changed my mind, enjoying the stabiliser lately

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