Approx 3/4" wide by 3/4" deep
"It still will happen, from time to time, this magic moment, when you're out with only a few friends..." - G. Rainfray
Twingle ride report?
<p>Standup paddleboarding is sweeping the lineup.</p>
Nothing new to report on the twin-gle fin setup.
I had ridden the board as a twinglefin and liked it, but never got very comfortable with it. All that volume, and length, and the fat rails made it hard to manhandle the board, so I would pass it over time after time. It almost felt like too much board for me.
Putting in the rail channels, and the quads, was an attempt to make it a bit more user friendly for me, as an incentive to spend some time with it. Like many here, my surfing time is limited, so there is a constant battle between wanting to ride a familiar, comfortable shape, vs a new, different, somewhat uncomfortable board for the sake of exploring new designs.
I have been riding quads, so I thought that might make it feel a bit more familiar. And rail channels were added to make handling it easier.
And those changes have had a big impact for me, I now feel comfortable grabbing the board and paddling out into the little bit bigger south swell stuff we've been getting lately. The quads are working good, I really love the feel and handling of a quad, it suits my style really well. I feel like I'm finally starting to get a handle on riding this one. But I'm talking 4 short sessions in good but very crowded surf.
I have some beautiful twinglefins for this board, and eventually I no doubt will switch back to them, for comparison sake.
If you followed this thread, you know the graphics on this one were designed as a tribute to the hand painted signage of a bygone era. I recently came across a good article on the internet about this subject, and wanted to share a link for anyone interested.
Here's a couple good quotes that I thought were worth sharing...
"...a hand-painted sign tugs at us more than the industrial version, especially in visually chaotic environments. 'There’s something appealing about the human touch, even if it’s subconscious. You take it in.'”
“We’re losing a synapse in our mass consciousness with the computer,” Dewhurst says. “What’s human knowledge if you can’t do something with your hands and understand the process?”
“Everything is so digital and screen-oriented that people need a reprieve,” says Kasabian. “Having something handmade reminds you that you’re a human.”