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enrique-letelier 11th August 2008 09:36 AM

evil twin
 
Hi guys,
Iīm a national team rider for Chile, and I just ordered a twin fin board which will be here in a couple of weeks. Could anyone give me some advice on the proper fin set up, position and pretty much anything you think should help me. Itīs the first time I ride a twin fin, thanks,
enrique

Ola_H 11th August 2008 09:45 PM

It depends a bit on your size and the board size. But generally, I would say at least the 74 I have is very easy and unproblematic to trim. I've set up the mast where I almost always have it, at 131-132cm from the tail and put the straps as I do on my EVOs, mid hold front and back hole back, since this gives me a spread I like.

The position works just as with a single fin, put them forwards if you like a looser feeling board. The standard 16cm fins work well with sails at least up to 5.5 and they are very good also in onshore and mushy waves since they give a lot of bottom end drive. Personally, I've ended up with the fins pretty much as far forward in the box as they go. But you can safely start out with the fins in the middle of the box if you want.

Sailing the board is easy too. If you are used to an EVO, you will have an easy time to plane early and go upwind well on the Evil Twin too. On the wave the board is also very easy to understand, I think. It awards the same kind of technique, but you need less power to initiate the bottom turn and you have a board that is much looser off the top. So in principle, you can be more sloppy with the setup of the top turn and still get away with pretty much anything. This means you can charge harder for heavier sections of the wave.

Good luck and ask again if you have more questions.

enrique-letelier 11th August 2008 09:57 PM

thanks a lot Ola,
I ride the Evos, and from what youīve told me and you set up yuor boards exactly the same way I do. I canīt wait to get on the new boards! One more thing, have you ever heard from guys setting up the fins one placed a little further forward from the other?
Thanks a lot for your help man, good winds,
enrique

Ola_H 11th August 2008 11:42 PM

Yes I've heard about it but never really felt the need to try. The idea would be to set the toe side fin on the way in slightly forwards. Then on the way out, you will have a bit more projected fin area since the board is always slipping a bit.

But the Evil twin finds are VERY wide base and super powerful, so I don't think you will need this.


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