I was very close to and I still may. I have considered el tomo. It's the first tomo to tempt me in a long time. No Twinsman...yet. I opted for lightbender instead.I'm still surprised you didn't pull the trigger on the AstroPop. Have you considered an El Tomo quad fish from XTR?
Album Twinsman?.. or maybe you already have one of those
speaking of Chemistry surfboardsthat Chemistry d3 i used was extremely fast in thigh high surf and has quite the high end.
It was over-sized for me and had a round tail but it went really really well.
I've seen my friend surfing it on bigger days so it has a great upper end.
"Based off of our popular Disk series and the success of our Disk 2 model, the D3 takes it to the next level. It is more high performance but loses no fun. We added more entry and tail rocker to the Disk 2 while slightly pulling in the nose and tail. The bottom contour is a deep double barrel concave feeding off the tail. This model works well as a quad or thruster so it is equipped with a 5 fin set up. The D3 model is the perfect board to cheat on while still being able to surf progressively in waves from knee to head high. "
I wanted to do the same, but if I was able to procure a 20% off deal, that's still a $1089 dollar board with tax and $50 deck color factored-in, which I'd want to have if I ever planned on surfing while the sun is shining . I'm gonna have some splaining to do with the cost of the XTR Astro Pop as it is; if my wife found out I paid over a G...