Wil told me that c5 tabs are better bc they're bigger to hold the load on the canards. Too bad the boxes crack. I've lost so many canards bc of those damn boxes. I would hear them pop, loading up on a bottom turn, and then my board would slide out. Not fun. And I weigh as much as a middle schooler (early, not 8th grader).If your going to do single plugs with your twinzer, I think this is the best option.
I have lost two sets of twinzer canards while out in the water. Both from just ”surfing.” I don’t think anyone realizes how much pressure is put on that canard. If your light, probably no problems, but if your bigger or doing some big carves, using a full fusion box with two tabs on the canard, glass on, or the two screw set above is the only way to go.
Going through sets of twinzers is expensive and sucks. One of my boxes actually cracked, running from where the screw goes in, to the fin slot. Lots of pressure, plus trying to anchor with only one screw, the fin will rock in the box unless it is perfectly flush with the board which become a DIY project.
As others have mentioned, positioning is CRITICAL. If you think you can turn your Twin, into a Twinzer just by adding the front canards, mistaken.
The biggest thing holding the Twinzer back is that front canard box. I still think two tab is the only way to go.
This thread reminds me I have to take my board in and get the dang single round plug routed out and have a fusion box that I grinded away on a bench grinder installed somehow. It ain’t going to be pretty but big whoop.
Then I can start using GG two tab twinzer fins that I have. I do like those Rainbows but they are at the bottom of the ocean.
Wait what?I've tried almost all my twinzers as straight twins, and it's crazy how much more drive/projection you get, especially coming off the bottom and in roundhouses.
Won't be long before twinfans become twinzerfans.
6-4 set at 6 3/4", mains@ 4° canards @6° (w/slightly increased toe) I have canards with the tang forward on the fin base to tighten the "cluster". This template worked best in my 6-2 channel bottom, so I thought a good place to start.Nice foils. No overlap?
Not referring to your board , responding to overlap distance comment , not the "Norm"
I always liked GG fin templates. They are pretty close to AMs which I've used for decades(?) now. WHen I foil my own I'm usually going for something like that- healthy rake and fairly low area tips.6-4 set at 6 3/4", mains@ 4° canards @6° (w/slightly increased toe) I have canards with the tang forward on the fin base to tighten the "cluster". This template worked best in my 6-2 channel bottom, so I thought a good place to start.
GG's template is my go to, consistently works in most boards, no quirkiness. Really good template