Rusty says the board works from 3 foot to 8 foot, sloping to hollow beach breaks, reefs and points
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 January, 2017 - Rusty Surfboards announces the release of their 2017 model, the Twin Fin. The Twin Fin brings you back to the old days as they say but still allows for the modern-day high performance surfing. It’s a board that you’re no doubt going to fall in love with.
The Twin Fin first came about when Josh Kerr asked Rusty Preisendorfer to build him the board for a trip up north. To say Josh loved it is putting it mildly. Starting with a template Rusty used in the 70's & 80's while working with Shaun Tomson as his base, Rusty refined the bottom with the addition of a shallow single concave that feeds into the vee. The vee splits into a double in front of the fins and runs off the rail behind the wing. The position of the wing, the back of the fin in conjunction with the concave exiting through the wing makes for solid firm turns. The foil in the rail line is very similar to a modern performance shortboard.
Features and Benefits
The Twin Fin tail features a hard wing which in turn gives you a very defined pivot point. With the concave through the middle of the board it adds rail rocker and allows for smooth transitions from rail to rail and the double concave through the tail adds a bit of extra grip.
The Twin Fin is a performance shortboard that thrives and comes alive in good waves. From 3 foot to 8 foot, sloping to hollow beach breaks, reefs and points, you’re going to love this board in just about every condition.
“It’s the most fun I’ve had surfing again in as long as I can remember,” said Matt Keenan. “I haven’t stopped riding since I got to demo it. I have ridden it in everything from one foot onshore slop to well overhead stand up tubes. The board just gives this incredible sensation of speed and flow but not loose and slidey like most twin fins. It has lots of drive, loves to be on the rail drawing out long arches and it’s snappy in the pocket. I’m surprised how well it was in dredging tubes. I rode it everyday on the east coast during the Hurricane Hermine swell. It’s going to be awhile before I ride anything else.” Adding to what Matt said, team rider Kevin Schulz said, “The Twin Fin should be called the twin fun! I think I had a smile on my face the entire time I was surfing that board. The board absolutely flies through flat sections but it is still easy to put on rail when there is some punch to a wave. I wouldn't doubt that this board could be surfed in competition and no one would realize it was a twin fin until they saw it for themselves!”