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#2551216 - 10/01/16 11:07 AM Futures Twins
kpd73 Offline
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What's your favorite and why?
Need help and sound advice-

Reason?

I'm running Akila Aipas in my Gary McNeill RTT and they Rip. Love the height- 5.4" - like the flat foil and tips for release - base is decent - 4.8" and overall 19.10" too.

This board has a Way higher top end than I think it's rated for and I'm going to push it there. Just don't want to exceed the Aipa's grasp and be left bummed.
While the RTT is a wide tail modern performance fish, that Torus Channel through the center does provide great hold/Drive/stability and I'm looking for something that I can run when it gets Good.
I want to stay with upright MR style fins - much like the Aipa's but bigger all around- and Performance- Still flat foil and good release. Looking for long fast Carves not snaps.

I have a set of Rasta Sea Shepherds but don't see/Feel this board getting anything other than hold and down the line drive.

So hit me with every and any opinion/review advice/help you've got. Super appreciated in advance, and hope this finds everyone well surfed.

- Keith



Edited by kpd73 (10/01/16 11:14 AM)

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#2551223 - 10/01/16 11:18 AM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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http://www.thesaltymerchants.com/twin-fins/electric-twins-keel

I have some of these but haven't really ridden them. Might be a nice compromise between pure twins and the Rastas.
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#2551228 - 10/01/16 11:26 AM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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Good post, kpd73.

My rtt is ready to roll, and I'm eager to unleash it. I've got some Sea Shepherds as I (naively?) thought that's what Rasta rips it with. Am I wrong? The vids I've seen of him tearing up Lennox Head have been on an rtt, so I thought the Sea Shepherds were the fins he designed to work best for the board. Anyway, I'm gonna get some Akila Aipas after your feedback.

What about the AMTs?

(I have no frame of reference, Donny. Never ridden a twiny before...)
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#2551254 - 10/01/16 12:42 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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Goodfish- He very well could be on the Sea Shepherds but the feel of this board at Speed when it's good I want an upright performance twin. I'm thinking he runs an upright as well.

Clamsmasha- I've been looking at those a while- almost perfect just not stoked on the 80/20 foil. Sick fins though.

Anyone East Coast make custom Futures fins?

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#2551262 - 10/01/16 01:14 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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Huie does. Ghostshaper has some from him, maybe PM Huie.
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#2551264 - 10/01/16 01:17 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: Clamsmasha]
kpd73 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Clamsmasha
http://www.thesaltymerchants.com/twin-fins/electric-twins-keel

I have some of these but haven't really ridden them. Might be a nice compromise between pure twins and the Rastas.


I was close to pulling the trigger on these. They're Big - in a rad way - throw em in that RTT and huck up a report when you get can.

Man why don't they make MR's in Futures?

And these look the goods, price is right too, just not sure with that description from the 80's how modern they are -

http://www.trueames.com/collections/futures-compatible-1/products/ta-twin-futures-compatible

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#2551273 - 10/01/16 01:46 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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I use the AM Twin set on Mr.Buzz with small quad set trailers.
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#2551288 - 10/01/16 02:33 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
Diver85 Offline
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Just an FYI (don't mean to derail the actual convo/focus of this thread): Push Fins makes all their fin templates in both OG FCS and Futures. This includes an MR template twin fin (no trailer though, last I checked). They are a little bit higher priced than RTM twin fin sets tend to go, but the guy hand foiling skateboard deck cutoffs. Check them out if you're after Futures MR fins.

pushfins.com

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#2551327 - 10/01/16 05:20 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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Use the T1 and trailer.

There is a 'new' pure twin called EN. Says Encinitas on the web address

https://futuresfins.com/en-us/en-encinitas-1024-128-20-detail

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#2551335 - 10/01/16 05:46 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: wwhisperer]
kpd73 Offline
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Originally Posted By: wwhisperer
Use the T1 and trailer.

There is a 'new' pure twin called EN. Says Encinitas on the web address

https://futuresfins.com/en-us/en-encinitas-1024-128-20-detail



Just saw these! Top of the list. Thanks man

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#2551337 - 10/01/16 05:54 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: Diver85]
kpd73 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Diver85
Just an FYI (don't mean to derail the actual convo/focus of this thread): Push Fins makes all their fin templates in both OG FCS and Futures. This includes an MR template twin fin (no trailer though, last I checked). They are a little bit higher priced than RTM twin fin sets tend to go, but the guy hand foiling skateboard deck cutoffs. Check them out if you're after Futures MR fins.

pushfins.com





No derail at all. Those fins are smokeshows! Wow. I'd kick up a bit extra for those in a minute for MR's in Futures.
Damn...every twin on that List is sick. I got a few friends who will be pretty buck wild about these.
Great site. Thanks!

The erbb is the ( . ) ( . ) 's!

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#2551349 - 10/01/16 07:13 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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#2551392 - 10/01/16 09:02 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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I find the t1 way too small to be a pure twin. The Encinitas ww posted look fuckingsick. Only a bit smaller than the Salties.

Scarfini twin looks good too, tried to get some but aborted the mission and got the salties after a bit of miscommunication.

http://scarfini.com/collections/twin-keel/products/hx-twin-stabilizer-dual-tab
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#2551405 - 10/01/16 10:04 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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kpd73, send Gary an email and ask what fins to use in your RTT


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#2551418 - 10/01/16 11:53 PM Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73]
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Some great suggestions here! I'm stuck with what to go with!

Current choice:

Pushfin's Mr. Twin
Futures AMTs
Futures Akila Aipa
Electric Twins

I've got some Sea Shepherds already, so which fins would best compliment my fin quiver?
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