- Aug 9, 2019
I rode my Rusty Twin yesterday for the first time in a while. It has a decent balance of fishy glide with a narrow enough tail to hold in on a steep face. I like this board and I've had good sessions both here and down in the weaker point waves of Baja. I still feel like every time I ride this board though I spend half the session figuring out where the sweet spot is. I think despite the full-ish nose and the twin fin configuration the sweet spot is a little more rearward than I expect. I want to paddle it from a little too far forward and then when I hop up and try to drive off the front foot the nose rocker bogs and the fins slide and it's not pretty. When I do get a rhythm going on this board it feels amazing. Like a thruster with the brakes off. I think if I rode it more often I could find that feeling more consistently but I am always changing things up even though I know it's probably bad for my overall performance. I love twin fins in clean, lined up waves but I question whether they are the pinnacle of versatility, especially in bumpy, crossed up beachbreak waves such as the ones I regularly surf.
I like this description "...Like a thruster with the brakes off...."
I am still really liking it and haven't had a bad session yet. I rode it a couple times recently in some halfway decent waves, small 2'-3' incoming tide, glassy beach break. I hadn't been on it in a while or surfed too much due to C-19, so I was admittedly amped to be in the water, so I tried to push it a little too hard, like I was on a thruster, it worked but I didn't let it vibe me with how I think it is supposed to be surfed; which I mentally feel is a more relaxed smooth chill style, kinda take your time the board will get you where you need to be, let it glide you there..
-I did get the heavy glass job 6/6/6, it does feel very firm.
anyhow like the description and hope you get a day where it shines!
Oh and picked up the 4/3 Rip Curl Dawn Patrol back zip for $183, haven't had a back zip in like two decades, so far fantastic! If it lasts as long as my 5/4 hooded ~ 3 season and still going, well worth he price.