I have a Varial neckbeard 2 with regular glassing (not epoxy).what's the consensus on Varial? I know I've heard Matt said he likes shaping the Townsend asym in Varial foam. Anyone have one?
Have a 5-10 x 20.25 Disorder and 6-0 x 19.75 Disasym. I'm 6-0, 185. The 6-0 was my go to for bigger East Coast waves, while the 5-10 was for chest to head. Have had some of the best backside hacks in recent memory on the 5-10. I'll be unoloading both of these to replace with slightly larger one due to age/ nagging injuries. But nothing bad to say about them. Wanna buy oneDoes anyone have a review on the Dysasym/Disorder? I've been mighty curious about going ahead on a 5'10 (I'm 6'2 175) as a Daily Driver/ somewhat HPSB for South Shore of Oahu. Debating between stepping out in to the unknown realm of Asyms or sticking to the tried and true traditional designs. Any recommendations you guys have would be greatly appreciated.
I have a Twinsman on order. Prob be a couple months before I have a ride report.Anyone have a go at the plasmic or twinsman? my local has recently gotten them and man they're beauties. Lots of thickness throughout the board especially in the plasmic. Looks fast
Stocked to hear. What's your height/weight if I may ask? Did you adjust dims at all on the 2nd one?I recently got a 5' 6" Plasmic with NVS uprights. First twin for me and I absolutely love the feel. It has become my DD and surfing it in waves that I shouldn't. The board is fun and has flow. It can do a lot, but I love how it gets up to speed but without being too much. There is this unique connection with the board and the wave. There is lots of control. Owing to the fun factor and pushing the Plasmic in bigger surf, I ordered a Twinsman. It is an obvious next board.
Luck may have it, the other day I busted the Plasmic- whimper, whimper. It was fluke, dropped in on a good wave, got a speed bump reflective wave - got air, landed it, there was another reflective wave and I was getting close to shore so I jumped it and then jumped in the air off and the wind shot the board directly under me and I body slammed the board - got two good fin imprint on my leg now. I immediately emailed Matt to get another one - no thrills, clear tint, need it ASAP - haha.
Today I grabbed my thruster board - blah, there is not the same magic in it like the Plasmic. I got some solid waves today, but there wasn't the same connection with the board and wave.
One of things I like about the Plasmic is when in the whitewater is generates speed gets in front of it so that you can get back into the pocket. I hoping the Twinsman is like this as well.
I would got buy both of them now !
Happy New Year!
I am 5' 9", 180lbs, 49 years old. Dimensions are stock.Stocked to hear. What's your height/weight if I may ask? Did you adjust dims at all on the 2nd one?
Plasmic been on my radar for a while. Tiny twins are too much fun!
I actually went Dark Arts because I've been wanting to try one for a while. I'd be lying if I said the poor feedback XTR has been receiving lately didn't dissuade me from that direction a bit as well though.I assume you went XTR right, given your previous experience
I don't know if one exists. I brought it up to Matt in trying to figure out the next board that I liked the look of the blunt nose Plasmic that I saw on IG and hence the blunt-nose Twinmans was suggested -haha!Does anyone have a picture of a blunt Twinsman? I've only ever seen the blunt nose Plasmic
How's the lightbender? I considered it as opposed to the Twinsman, but worried it was too close to the Plasmic. I was trying to keep the board length as short as possible.I actually went Dark Arts because I've been wanting to try one for a while. I'd be lying if I said the poor feedback XTR has been receiving lately didn't dissuade me from that direction a bit as well though.
good stuff. I was looking at the 5-6 as well. i'm much taller (6-3) but dims wise it looks about right. the short length makes me hesitate but I've had some really fun times on boards around that size (5-5 Stamps WTF, 5-7 Banjo Fish) that were a bit less volume so I reckon it could work.
I also went 6-0 (non-blunt) on the Twinsman per Matt's recommendations based on the sizing of my Lightbender (5-10).
Lightbender is epic. It's got easy, fishy glide but because it's not super wide and planky it handles size a bit better than a traditional keel fish. I haven't ridden it a ton lately because it's been pretty much overhead for the past two months but it's definitely coming with me to Baja. Fav fins in it are the NVS Album.How's the lightbender? I considered it as opposed to the Twinsman, but worried it was too close to the Plasmic. I was trying to keep the board length as short as possible.
Me at close to to 5' 8.5", with short legs and more torso, have probably made the Plasmic different than most by surfing it at 5' 6". This is supposed to be 1 inch shorter than your fish length, so I am surfing it a bitlonger. I kind of like the versatility of the board at 5' 6" again seems to fit me really well now. I can't imagine 6' 3" on this but it could be fun. There is plenty of deck space on the rear of the board.
For reference, today I was surfing a 5' 8" Cymatic. The Cymatic paddles a little better (even with less volume), but I preferred the Plasmic on the wave and catching the waves. The Plasmic glides and squirts more, and feels more natural. The Plasmic handles the chop better maybe because it is PU sits in the water.