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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Sun Mar 03, 2024 4:22 pm

Low volume boards in boardies feel great compared to in winter wetties.

For me it feels more like I’m affected by the paddling/pop up restriction than the actual weight of the wetty.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Cranked » Sun Mar 03, 2024 4:31 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
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Epoxy boards are floatier at the same volume.
Volume (or displacement) determines flotation.
The only difference in flotation between eps and pu foam is the difference in weight of the foam itself, which won’t amount to much. The rider’s own weight could vary by that much from week to week.
Rusty: An epoxy's relative strength can hold up to 2,000 lbs. per square inch, while a polyester resin can hold less than 500 lbs. per square inch. Also close to half the weight. Both the foam and the resin are much lighter.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Sun Mar 03, 2024 4:54 pm

Glen Pang says they shape EPS Boards a bit thinner due to relative buoyancy.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun Mar 03, 2024 5:09 pm

I'm pretty sure that most of my relatives float.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Sun Mar 03, 2024 5:20 pm

They might be witches.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by alakaboo » Sun Mar 03, 2024 7:42 pm

Yuke Hunt wrote:
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I'm not saying that volume is the only thing driving design, that's insane. As is saying it's only a result of design decisions.
But volume is achieved by design decisions ... thickness, width, length, foil, concave and other varying factors all contribute to how much foam is left after shaping. Volume has only really come into the discussion since computerised shaping started spitting out the information. Even then, the desired volume is reached by combining all the other aspects of surfboard design.
Volume isn't just an outcome, sometimes it's a driver of those decisions. In this case I mean displacement.

I think you're actually objecting to the use of the measurement above all else, or people like Natho who used to measure it to 2 decimal places, and we agree there.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Sun Mar 03, 2024 8:28 pm

Before volume was put on boards you just had to guess. The fact that thickness has always been included suggests it was a factor. Just no way of measuring it. The number of Pros who rabbit on about having an 1/8” shaved off or added on to shapes suggests they think it’s relevant.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by swvic » Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:44 pm

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Paddle in for a quick snap and change boards?
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Yuke Hunt » Mon Mar 04, 2024 12:06 pm

alakaboo wrote:
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Volume isn't just an outcome, sometimes it's a driver of those decisions. In this case I mean displacement.
Volume might be a "driver" ... but it's still the outcome of all the other aspects of shaping. Otherwise you could end up with a 33.5lt cube of foam and fibreglass ... and theres ya problem, to create a functional surfboard the volume need to be distributed appropriately.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by alakaboo » Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:18 pm

And the foam goes on the inside of the fiberglass, right?

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by buddy » Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:20 pm

Those new performance softies put foam on the outside too.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by steve shearer » Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:23 pm

I wouldn't mind replacing my Mick Fanning Beastie (soft board) but they are so fcukiign expensive I can't justify it.
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by alakaboo » Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:27 pm

buddy wrote:
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Those new performance softies put foam on the outside too.
I'm learning so much.

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:50 am

The pyzel options look decent also.

Wildcat: https://pyzelsurf.com.au/products/wildcattwin

Happy Twin:
https://pyzelsurf.com.au/products/happytwin

Both gh3y names but whatever :lol:

Anyone surfed either of these boards?
The happy twin looks more small-wave focused.
Am preferring the look of the WC
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Drailed » Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:15 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:50 am
The pyzel options look decent also.

Wildcat: https://pyzelsurf.com.au/products/wildcattwin

Happy Twin:
https://pyzelsurf.com.au/products/happytwin

Both gh3y names but whatever :lol:

Anyone surfed either of these boards?
The happy twin looks more small-wave focused.
Am preferring the look of the WC

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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:31 pm

Drailed wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:15 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:50 am
The pyzel options look decent also.

Wildcat: https://pyzelsurf.com.au/products/wildcattwin

Happy Twin:
https://pyzelsurf.com.au/products/happytwin

Both gh3y names but whatever :lol:

Anyone surfed either of these boards?
The happy twin looks more small-wave focused.
Am preferring the look of the WC

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 112l%22%7D
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Sniff wrote:
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Not enough for a full handbeak
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Drailed » Wed Mar 27, 2024 4:54 pm

Sweet bro, Gunther knows whats up
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Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Post by Beanpole » Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:40 am

Nice twin
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