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Re: Futures Twins [Re: oneula] #2552491
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Originally Posted By: oneula
the RBT and RSC future twins from Rainbow aren't bad lots of rake


That RBT is almost identical to the Aipa's...but that RSC is looking a LOT like an MR and in Futures!!
Watchlist for sure. Just flipped my McNeill over last night and noticed I pushed a finbox into the board. Insanely unstoked right now and getting it in for repair ASAP.

Thanks for all the great info and help here.

Goodfish! Stoked on your Aipa's man. First kid on the block with those shoes for sure. Hit up a pic when they come in.

Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73] #2552501
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I got those new colorway aipas in the mail the other day. Nice looking. Probably small for me. Have the Greg Brady tiki on the inside green part. Will either ride as a funky quad setup with tiny trailers or will just sell em.

I got caught up in the hype. I answered that question tho. For me, for a fish, Keels Are Real.

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Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73] #2552559
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I have a set. Ordered a while back and was surprised the new color-way came. Was expecting the Greg Brady's

Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73] #2552591
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"noticed I pushed a finbox into the board."

Tell us more about this , please .

Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73] #2552592
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The Stamps Twin from RFC is a good fin. It's on the larger side and it can be ordered in fiberglass.

Re: Futures Twins [Re: Greg Griffin] #2552613
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Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
"noticed I pushed a finbox into the board."

Tell us more about this , please .


Up and riding and took a good one in Way too shallow. Felt the "clunk" of a rock strike and jumped off. Flipped board over and saw the top of my fin was Severely scored. All i really looked at/noticed honestly. Surfed fine and forgot about it. Last night noticed the glass coming away from last 1/3 rear of fin box and saw that I had pushed it in Very slightly.
Bummed. Completely my fault. Box doesn't move side to side or up and down at all while I manually flex fin, but is sitting noticeably a bit lower.
Again- Bummed

Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73] #2557872
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Got my Akila Aipas. They look great, and have a very different template to the Sea Shepherds. I've never surfed a twin fin before, and I should be able to get in the water this weekend. How should I be judging which fins to use? Sea Shepherds for bigger, longer waves? Akila Aipas for beach breaks? Would appreciate any advice!


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Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73] #2558400
10/19/16 08:00 PM
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You should be able to groove on the Aipas straight away being a lightweight. You'll more than likely prefer them to the sea shepherds in points too.
For your weight the K2's would be better. Less area and flat sided.


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Originally Posted By: Retropete
You should be able to groove on the Aipas straight away being a lightweight. You'll more than likely prefer them to the sea shepherds in points too.
For your weight the K2's would be better. Less area and flat sided.


I'm 82kg of rock solid core and thunder thighs after nearly 4 months out of the water and 3 hours of physio everyday. Went to see my doc today...

HE SAID I CAN SURF AGAIN!

jam_on wave2 shaka applause2 dancing bowdown


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Re: Futures Twins [Re: Goodfish] #2558804
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Originally Posted By: Goodfish
Originally Posted By: Retropete
You should be able to groove on the Aipas straight away being a lightweight. You'll more than likely prefer them to the sea shepherds in points too.
For your weight the K2's would be better. Less area and flat sided.


I'm 82kg of rock solid core and thunder thighs after nearly 4 months out of the water and 3 hours of physio everyday. Went to see my doc today...

HE SAID I CAN SURF AGAIN!

jam_on wave2 shaka applause2 dancing bowdown


Yes! You're Stoked. Oh, and Aipas. I recently sold my Sea Shepherds because I'm having too much fun on the Aipas and feel this design benefits Wildly from a high aspect fin. Those medium/low rails are designed to be buried, not nursed.
Run the Sheps and see what you think though, but I've run the Aipas in every condition and they just Rip. You have to lean in and let the water do its work a moment through that channel and into fins. Wide open arms and chest Lay into highline carves and stay juuuust an extra heartbeat. It won't draw out your turn but Will engage the other fin and tail and just bring you around like it's on Rails.
Most unreal high speed control I've ever felt.
Instant addiction.
Going forward when I need more fin I'm going to stay high aspect but with a wider base like some MR 78's or possibly those Electric semi-keels. Not sure on the 80/20 foil and at 6" those are some Damn big fins. Someone from here got those and am anxious for the review.
I did run the Captain Fin co McCallum twins which are pretty similar to the K2's just, you guessed it, higher aspect, and they went well.

Good luck and keep Healing Strong brother! jam_on

Re: Futures Twins [Re: Goodfish] #2558876
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Originally Posted By: Goodfish
Originally Posted By: Retropete
You should be able to groove on the Aipas straight away being a lightweight. You'll more than likely prefer them to the sea shepherds in points too.
For your weight the K2's would be better. Less area and flat sided.


I'm 82kg of rock solid core and thunder thighs after nearly 4 months out of the water and 3 hours of physio everyday. Went to see my doc today...

HE SAID I CAN SURF AGAIN!

jam_on wave2 shaka applause2 dancing bowdown


That's great news! I was out for two months with a chronic shoulder injury and it sucked. Four months...wow - you must be a patient guy - no pun intended.

My TT arrives in two weeks - psyched. applause2

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Originally Posted By: kpd73
Yes! You're Stoked. Oh, and Aipas. I recently sold my Sea Shepherds because I'm having too much fun on the Aipas and feel this design benefits Wildly from a high aspect fin. Those medium/low rails are designed to be buried, not nursed.
Run the Sheps and see what you think though, but I've run the Aipas in every condition and they just Rip. You have to lean in and let the water do its work a moment through that channel and into fins. Wide open arms and chest Lay into highline carves and stay juuuust an extra heartbeat. It won't draw out your turn but Will engage the other fin and tail and just bring you around like it's on Rails.
Most unreal high speed control I've ever felt.
Instant addiction.
Going forward when I need more fin I'm going to stay high aspect but with a wider base like some MR 78's or possibly those Electric semi-keels. Not sure on the 80/20 foil and at 6" those are some Damn big fins. Someone from here got those and am anxious for the review.
I did run the Captain Fin co McCallum twins which are pretty similar to the K2's just, you guessed it, higher aspect, and they went well.

Good luck and keep Healing Strong brother! jam_on


Stoked outta my brain! Been staring at my RTT for about 2 months now. Can't wait to get it in the water! Thanks for the fin advice - I'll give them both a try this weekend...

Originally Posted By: Bman76

That's great news! I was out for two months with a chronic shoulder injury and it sucked. Four months...wow - you must be a patient guy - no pun intended.

My TT arrives in two weeks - psyched. applause2


Had ACL reconstruction, so had no choice but to wait. Really makes you appreciate how great you feel when you can surf. You'll be stoked on your RTT. Did you go with some funky artwork?


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grabbed a silly deal on a second hander - dims slightly large, but price was sensational. I'll post as soon as i have it. Art is crazy!

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Re: Futures Twins [Re: kpd73] #2574376
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So i've had a few sessions on my RTT trying out the AMT and Aipas. For reference i'm 150. I like the feeling of the aipas in the bigger stuff - they have more hold and better drive off the bottom, whereas the AMTs release better at the lip, allowing for more snappy surfing. Keen to try either the electric keels, or their version of the MR fins - or possibly the K2. Kpd73 is spot on - this board has a great range! From knee high junk to well overhead. Highly recommended and such a positive experience compared to the state of the art lost puddle jumper poc i spent winter on.

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