The Fourth Surfboards Twin Fin is here…..
The twin fin by Fourth Surfboards is here. WOW, are you kidding me. This is an amazing board, it looks amazing.
This has just landed by the folks at Fourth Surfboards. Here’s the low down by Luke Hart from Fourth Surfboards.
Performance on rail, and above the lip. With the speed, stability and glide that only a twin fin can give you.
Stokesy has always enjoyed surfing different boards but has always maintained his aspirations of high performance. Using this twin fin he wanted to achieve everything he is capable of on his shortboards, with the style and flare a twin fin could offer. A twin fin will tend to draw a faster natural line through a wave; with this in mind we have designed a board that will utilise that speed on sections potentially not reached by a standard shortboard. The results are a fast, stable but super fun surfboard that can be ridden as a performance board in a huge range of conditions especially in the lower scale of size and power. Team riders like Alan Stokes, Tom Lowe, Matt Smith, Sophie Hellyer, Mitch Corbett and Fergal Smith have all all given us great feedback about the versatility of this board and its really opened our eyes to the fact that twin fins can be great all rounders.
First off we have to talk about the two fins we have used to steer this twin. The MRTX template from FCSII offers a tall fin with a relatively narrow base compared to other twin fins. This gives you pivot and drive down the line with a bit less resistance when you want to slide the tail, while keeping enough resistance to keep the pivot without spinning completely. The boards skatey nature is kept in check by a wide fish tail which is super bladed out towards the tips of the swallow tails. This tail foil really helps bite into the face through turns, as it twists with the torque of the turn. Every rail to rail movement feels like a grind on the coping when skating; it’s really addictive! The rocker is low in the tail and high in the nose, this ensures you have plenty of engagement through the fin area whilst avoiding the nose from bogging in turns, this makes for bigger drawn out carves on steeper sections. The deck line has a slight single concave to help feel connected with the board at speeds which rolls into a pitched 50/50 rails that blades out through the outline of the board, this is to keep plenty of sensitivity and maintain hold on rail at speeds. The bottom contours is a Vee with inside double, to keep the lift through the tail which works with the rails to assist with rail to rail transition. This can really be felt on a bottom turn when the slight side cuts in the outline are put to the test, where you think a twinny would slide, this board actually speeds up, meaning you can draw every ounce of drive out of any wave. The results when all this design is put together is a twin fin that will deliver in terms of performance unlike any other on the market. Why not ride a twin?