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#2889650 - 12/20/18 12:31 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: pademauge]
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Originally Posted By: pademauge
Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Akila aipa twin


do you have a picture ?

This is the board. I didnt realize you wanted a small wave fish, which this is not. Its not even a fish.



Edited by manbearpig (12/20/18 12:31 PM)
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#2889665 - 12/20/18 01:06 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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AA's twins look so sick. Varial had a batch of more grovely twin fish from Akila Aipa that looked unreal too - it was posted on their IG and I almost bought one... still kind of wish i did.

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#2889666 - 12/20/18 01:11 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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Pavel, Burch, DVS in that order...

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#2889731 - 12/20/18 03:53 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: manbearpig]
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Originally Posted By: Colin
I didn't get on well with the McNeill Torus Twin.

I love my DVS fish.

If I lived anywhere near Corey Graham (Melbourne?).... would love to sample one of his.

What DVS do you have? Hows it sized?


I went and spoke with Dick Van about it. Have a 60. Basically just old him my weight and we talked about surfing and ideas etc. it is the more traditional outlined one with the wild bottom and deck. Will try to
Post a pic.
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#2889742 - 12/20/18 04:17 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: manbearpig]
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Originally Posted By: Colin
I didn't get on well with the McNeill Torus Twin.

I love my DVS fish.

If I lived anywhere near Corey Graham (Melbourne?).... would love to sample one of his.

What DVS do you have? Hows it sized?


I went and spoke with Dick Van about it. Have a 60. Basically just old him my weight and we talked about surfing and ideas etc. it is the more traditional outlined one with the wild bottom and deck. Not concave. Like a deep
Inverted v on both bottom and deck. Makes a double pintail as he describes it. Will try to
Post a pic.

Trying to keep it Australian for the OP.
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#2889743 - 12/20/18 04:18 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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oh, twin..... foreheadslap

well, the zippi is fun.....

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#2889748 - 12/20/18 04:30 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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While we're at it...OP are you going to be surfing the fish backside as well as frontside? If so I might suggest looking at quads as well. Generally speaking a quad fish will be easier to surf on your backhand. For travelling a board with fin boxes will be easier for travelling than with glassed on keels too.
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#2889764 - 12/20/18 05:39 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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Whoa so many options !

I m not sure about it @retropete, depends where the charter takes us ! but probably yes, I actually own the Christenson Fish but I can t travel with it it s glassed Keel ! It s the fastest board I ever had, I love it to death. The backside is not great indeed... but frontside it literally flies effortless.

I recently acquired a Gary Mcneil CV2, always thought about the RTT, some people say both boards have the same genes, but the CV2 light up when the wave have power and I had it in 5'11. So many people craving about the RTT thou as being their best twin fish.

The only thing i don't want is a twin that is too loose, that s why i love the Christenson it s not loose AT ALL, solid.

I discovered today some fun shapes from shapers like Baker Surfboard (http://www.bakersurfboards.com/bakery/funboard/spoon/) and Maren Surfboard (https://marensurfboards.com/pages/pontoon), they look so sick !


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#2889795 - 12/20/18 06:36 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Colin]
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Originally Posted By: Colin
Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Originally Posted By: Colin
I didn't get on well with the McNeill Torus Twin.

I love my DVS fish.

If I lived anywhere near Corey Graham (Melbourne?).... would love to sample one of his.

What DVS do you have? Hows it sized?


I went and spoke with Dick Van about it. Have a 60. Basically just old him my weight and we talked about surfing and ideas etc. it is the more traditional outlined one with the wild bottom and deck. Not concave. Like a deep
Inverted v on both bottom and deck. Makes a double pintail as he describes it. Will try to
Post a pic.

Trying to keep it Australian for the OP.

Cool. I have a 57 rocket fish that was supposedly built for Rastovich who is similar weight to me but taller. Im a bit intimidated by the board as it feels bigger than a fish I would normally ride. Not sure if Im overthinking it, but its kind of made me hesitant to use it.

Dick Van was kind of odd when I tried inquiring about the board. Full message didnt go through and he didnt want to discuss dimensions.


Edited by manbearpig (12/20/18 06:37 PM)
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#2889796 - 12/20/18 06:37 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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man, i love the way Maren surfboards look. his little twins like the pontoon and secret sauce... i never thought about trying an edge board until i saw his little twin edge boards

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#2889808 - 12/20/18 07:26 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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love the lost retro fish if quads are allowed.

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#2889809 - 12/20/18 07:31 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: xmesa]
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Originally Posted By: xmesa
man, i love the way Maren surfboards look. his little twins like the pontoon and secret sauce... i never thought about trying an edge board until i saw his little twin edge boards
Yeah mate they look absolutely sick !

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#2889810 - 12/20/18 07:33 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: manbearpig]
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Originally Posted By: Colin
Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Originally Posted By: Colin
I didn't get on well with the McNeill Torus Twin.

I love my DVS fish.

If I lived anywhere near Corey Graham (Melbourne?).... would love to sample one of his.

What DVS do you have? Hows it sized?


I went and spoke with Dick Van about it. Have a 60. Basically just old him my weight and we talked about surfing and ideas etc. it is the more traditional outlined one with the wild bottom and deck. Not concave. Like a deep
Inverted v on both bottom and deck. Makes a double pintail as he describes it. Will try to
Post a pic.

Trying to keep it Australian for the OP.

Cool. I have a 57 rocket fish that was supposedly built for Rastovich who is similar weight to me but taller. Im a bit intimidated by the board as it feels bigger than a fish I would normally ride. Not sure if Im overthinking it, but its kind of made me hesitant to use it.

Dick Van was kind of odd when I tried inquiring about the board. Full message didnt go through and he didnt want to discuss dimensions.


DVS is a strange character, on his boards only the lengths is written. I had a fish wasp from him, ordered a 5'10, gave him my weight. A boat came back ! 5 10 21 1/2 2 3/4, probably like 42-43L when I ride 32L shortboard ! I have to say the board was seriously flying but you couldn't turn that and the board was so heavy.

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#2889812 - 12/20/18 07:38 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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Originally Posted By: Mat6920
Whoa so many options !

I m not sure about it @retropete, depends where the charter takes us ! but probably yes, I actually own the Christenson Fish but I can t travel with it it s glassed Keel ! It s the fastest board I ever had, I love it to death. The backside is not great indeed... but frontside it literally flies effortless.

I recently acquired a Gary Mcneil CV2, always thought about the RTT, some people say both boards have the same genes, but the CV2 light up when the wave have power and I had it in 5'11. So many people craving about the RTT thou as being their best twin fish.

The only thing i don't want is a twin that is too loose, that s why i love the Christenson it s not loose AT ALL, solid.

I discovered today some fun shapes from shapers like Baker Surfboard (http://www.bakersurfboards.com/bakery/funboard/spoon/) and Maren Surfboard (https://marensurfboards.com/pages/pontoon), they look so sick !


Grab a cheap foam roller from Walmart or Target, cut out slots for the fins and tape that sucker down tight to the board. Then pack as normal.


Edited by aldo1 (12/20/18 07:43 PM)

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#2889822 - 12/20/18 08:14 PM Re: What s the best fish twin you ever surfed ? [Re: Mat6920]
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a slightly oversized yellowed old Zippifish is still the best twin fish I ever surfed. Lokbox Zippi keels.

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