Malcom Campbell Alpha Omega Twin ride report....UPDATE!

manbearpig

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Do you like the MR style template or more modern upright small tip twin fins with your current pin tail twin? I am old and like the carve glide of MR template and AO comes with TA twin set in glass which imo works great.
Mostly more modern upright fins but I think what’s in my current board is probably closer to the MR fins.
 
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Duffy LaCoronilla

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@Duffy LaCoronilla Unfortunately don’t have the ability to find one in a shop, there’s a little shop that occasionally gets boards from them but last I checked no AO’s. How’s the sizing compare to your normal board?
“Normal board”.

lol.

I do have one HPSB - CI Fever - stock 6’3 - 34L, which is a little more volume than I typically like for every day waves but it helps in a crowd.

I have CI Pod that’s just under 30L and a wizard sleeve that’s just over 29L but getting waves in a crowd on those can be a hassle.

Anyway, compared to the Fever my AO (5’10 x 20 1/8 x 2 5/8) feels like it probably has about one liter less. It seems like it catches waves about the same.

As for getting one in a shop, don’t feel bad.

There aren’t any in shops around here either.
 
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Northern_Shores

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Always disliked the whole Campbell whatever it is. He is the O.G pretentious **** making shitrider surfboards with a pointless fin set-up and stupid bottom. If it is that clever, how come only retards ride those boards!?

-And this comes from a fan of The Knost!
 

oeste858

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Always disliked the whole Campbell whatever it is. He is the O.G pretentious **** making shitrider surfboards with a pointless fin set-up and stupid bottom. If it is that clever, how come only retards ride those boards!?

-And this comes from a fan of The Knost!
I call BS. c'mon, nobody is actually a "fan" of Knost!
he is just too punchable
 

rowjimmytour

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@rowjimmytour any idea, ballpark number, of what the liters are on yours? Or at least how it compares to boards you ride that you know?
I would say a least 27+liters under 30.
Grovel:
Gbuzz 5'2" x20.25" x2.375" sk8 34(?)L
It 2Win 6'9" x20" x2.5"
MC ewing log 8' x22" x2.75"
DD/hpsb
Superbuzz 5'2" x19.5" x2.375" 27.4(?) L
Buzzsaw 5'7" x19" x2.18" sk8
AO 5'8" x19.5" x2 375"
Step up:
F4 5'11" x18.75" x2.375"
2x4 6'3" x19" x 2.5" 36L
 
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MathDebater

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Always disliked the whole Campbell whatever it is. He is the O.G pretentious **** making shitrider surfboards with a pointless fin set-up and stupid bottom. If it is that clever, how come only retards ride those boards!?

-And this comes from a fan of The Knost!
not everyone can make boards as utterly unpretentious and dank as you
 

manbearpig

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I would say a least 27+liters under 30.
Grovel:
Gbuzz 5'2" x20.25" x2.375" sk8 34(?)L
It 2Win 6'9" x20" x2.5"
MC ewing log 8' x22" x2.75"
DD/hpsb
Superbuzz 5'2" x19.5" x2.375" 27.4(?) L
Buzzsaw 5'7" x19" x2.18" sk8
AO 5'8" x19.5" x2 375"
Step up:
F4 5'11" x18.75" x2.375"
2x4 6'3" x19" x 2.5" 36L
Surprised you think it’s that low.
 
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rowjimmytour

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Surprised you think it’s that low.
That was a range going by Stretch quiver MC does not hide foam and I think its towards the 30L zone because I asked MC to make my AO kinda swish army travel board from waist to Oh+ and once up and going flys like bat out of hell but does not paddle like a grovel board. The 2.375" rails pretty foiled for MC bonzers of past like AO, bumblebee, Russ Short with beak nose.
 
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