Converting a channel twin into a single fin

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Converting a channel twin into a single fin

Post by Johannes_rausch » Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:55 am

Hi there,

I have been surfing my first Channel Twin for a few months now. Unfortunately, the MOTE board is not available anywhere in Europe.

Because the rails are quite thick, I have the feeling that it is very hard to surf as soon as the wave doesn't have a lot of power or is huge. As soon as I push it only a little bit it loses all the drive.

It feels very chunky, and almost every turn gets out of control.
I don't consider myself a bad surfer, I've been trying to control the board for weeks now.

My idea is to put in a single fin box. This way I can either surf the board with a small trailer fin or as a single fin with side bits. Similar to the EVIL TWIN from Lost.

My current board is 6.3 (https://www.surfinestate.eu/en/collecti ... ts/arecibo).
I also tried different fins.

What do you think? Does this make any sense from a shaping point of view, or is it a waste of time?

Looking forward to an interesting conversation.
Greetings from Mexico
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Re: Converting a channel twin into a single fin

Post by Thud » Thu Dec 22, 2022 11:01 am

Well you’ve come to the right place for answers.
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Re: Converting a channel twin into a single fin

Post by Cranked » Thu Dec 22, 2022 4:04 pm

Good idea Johannes a trailer fin will give you more drive and stability. You can vary the fin size to get various different responses.
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Re: Converting a channel twin into a single fin

Post by Beanpole » Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:23 am

I’ve seen a lot of apparently competent surfers struggling on those type boards. Would definitely help.
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Re: Converting a channel twin into a single fin

Post by Yuke Hunt » Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:45 am

So old mate is in Mexico and buys boards from France ?
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Re: Converting a channel twin into a single fin

Post by Beanpole » Fri Dec 30, 2022 10:30 am

Sounds more like from Europe and happens to be in Mexico.
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