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MrSteve

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Oct 1, 2015
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Twinsman getting all the hype, but Matt recomended the Lightbender for East Coast beach break. Just an FYI
 

ChaseTMP

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Apr 6, 2014
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Eh, he gave the opposite advice to me - Lightbender for points and Twinsman for beachbreak
I got the same advice from an Album shop employee, Twinsman for beachbreak. He mentioned that people were pretty fired-up on the rounded pin version of the Twinsman.
 

Aruka

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Feb 23, 2010
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Came here to say I really, really like my Lightbender. It's an EXCELLENT SD Daily driver.

Goes vertical, good backside, good balance of drive, riding it with the album gemeni fins.

Been riding it exclusively for a month+

Haven't ridden my RP Twinsman yet :oops::unsure:
Lightblender is a sicky one. I had mine on ice since winter started but I took it out at a mushy reef a couple times on the smaller days last month and had a blast.

if it's not a pain in the butt would love to see pics of your Twinsman...

i was planning on going swallow but i'm a sucker for a good round pin.
 
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MrSteve

Gerry Lopez status
Oct 1, 2015
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I got the same advice from an Album shop employee, Twinsman for beachbreak. He mentioned that people were pretty fired-up on the rounded pin version of the Twinsman.
Theres a sick 6-2 round pin in their online store. Probably gonna be the inspiration for my next. In XTR of course, since its like $200+ cheaper :p
 

SixtyGrit

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Oct 3, 2015
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Lightblender is a sicky one. I had mine on ice since winter started but I took it out at a mushy reef a couple times on the smaller days last month and had a blast.

if it's not a pain in the butt would love to see pics of your Twinsman...

i was planning on going swallow but i'm a sucker for a good round pin.
Took the Twinsman for her maiden ride today. Glad I took her out before the swell arrives. Similar, but different enough to need to get used to. Definitely wants more size / face. LB can stay in the pocket easy.
 

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sdsrfr

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Jul 13, 2020
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wuts the lightbender nose/tail @12"?

been wanting one. doesn't seem to overlap too much with a modern keel fish?
 

Aruka

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Feb 23, 2010
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my lightbladder is

5-10 x 20 3/8 x 2 5/8
Nose and tail are both right are 15.25 if I recall.
Def not a trad keel fish but still has good glide and will hold a high line across a steep section.
Tried it with keels and didn't enjoy. Album NVS twins feel perfect.