Twinzer Design/Experiment.

jonbiz

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2016
335
449
Wilmington NC
From what I’ve come to understand and the overlap of the canards to mains. More overlap you get more of a twin fin feel,you loose the pressure the canards are trying to place on the mains. Hard turns you’ll feel that stalling.
On mids and certain boars non issues. You might notice it on a high line of the wave.
As for canard size it a tough one to figure out. It depends on placement and gap to main.
 
Last edited:

jonbiz

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2016
335
449
Wilmington NC
Got the Jobson cleaned up and ready for next swell.
@pintail thank you for your time and holding this for me. Three years of searching. @JMJackFish for stopping by work and telling me about it.
 

Attachments

  • 8D8ECE8E-F6B2-4504-A660-513139C6E20F.jpeg
    8D8ECE8E-F6B2-4504-A660-513139C6E20F.jpeg
    101.5 KB · Views: 47
  • 0BA575BF-3169-4A34-BF8D-FAF189B9F74B.jpeg
    0BA575BF-3169-4A34-BF8D-FAF189B9F74B.jpeg
    93.4 KB · Views: 49
  • DD2671A6-C62C-4ED8-8163-E3ED697DF8F9.jpeg
    DD2671A6-C62C-4ED8-8163-E3ED697DF8F9.jpeg
    64.1 KB · Views: 47
  • 4BDA4184-5EF4-4175-8D19-E1E1674DB99B.jpeg
    4BDA4184-5EF4-4175-8D19-E1E1674DB99B.jpeg
    16.8 KB · Views: 49

Brigham03

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
125
89
RI
Beautiful! Thanks for the info. Mine is a winged fish. I'll post some pics of it and the fin placement/fin choice I have on it now. Your canards are more upright which I've noticed on a couple other Twinzers I've seen recently. I had no idea what to put on it when I bought it so I called Mollusk and they told me what to get, I think the canards are just 3.25" side bites but I'll confirm.
 

jonbiz

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2016
335
449
Wilmington NC
Beautiful! Thanks for the info. Mine is a winged fish. I'll post some pics of it and the fin placement/fin choice I have on it now. Your canards are more upright which I've noticed on a couple other Twinzers I've seen recently. I had no idea what to put on it when I bought it so I called Mollusk and they told me what to get, I think the canards are just 3.25" side bites but I'll confirm.
Depending on the boxes Fins unlimited and Rainbow make canards. Eventually I’ll finally get around to making some. Too busy with work and too hot in garage currently.
 

Camel Rock

Well-Known Member
Mar 23, 2020
131
250
San Diego
Here are a couple Larmo's to add to this thread for reference.

1st one is an 8'6˝ Big Swallow and the second is a 8´2˝ Eggstacy Model. Both feature Larry's FCS Twinzer twin tab template, which I believe are from Jenson. I know FCS was making a set of Larry's Twinzers years ago as well.

IMG_3752.jpg

IMG_3757.jpg

IMG_3759.jpg
IMG_0532.jpg

IMG_0529.jpg
 

Attachments

  • IMG_3752.jpg
    IMG_3752.jpg
    48 KB · Views: 6
  • IMG_3757.jpg
    IMG_3757.jpg
    34.3 KB · Views: 6
  • IMG_0532.jpg
    IMG_0532.jpg
    31 KB · Views: 7
  • IMG_0529.jpg
    IMG_0529.jpg
    39.5 KB · Views: 6
  • IMG_0535.jpg
    IMG_0535.jpg
    27.3 KB · Views: 7

hankster

Well-Known Member
Nov 12, 2013
807
1,024
San Francisco
There’s a few guys on the surfer forum that really know the Twinzer design. We actually chat a fair amount about them. Pros and cons.
For bottom very shallow concave and vee out the tail is the most common. The Jobson I just got is concave with a little double between fins exits with vee. Haven’t had a chance to really study it.
Shoot, you have me second guessing myself. Perhaps I'm used to the significant concave of my Bonzers and Robin Mair quads, not to mention the Eaton Zingers! I'll have to lay a straight edge over the Jobson boards and report back.
 

hankster

Well-Known Member
Nov 12, 2013
807
1,024
San Francisco
Wayne at oak foil is also another one.
The best shapers of the twinzer are guys who ride them as as well.
Rob Brown is another great twinzer shaper. Fun fact: he created the numbster fin and was the ghost shaper for Von Solsurfboards. https://instagram.com/sanolocal?utm_medium=copy_link
Regarding Rob Brown, if in doubt, check it out. Props on the custom canard box.

 

Brigham03

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
125
89
RI
Here are a couple Larmo's to add to this thread for reference.

1st one is an 8'6˝ Big Swallow and the second is a 8´2˝ Eggstacy Model. Both feature Larry's FCS Twinzer twin tab template, which I believe are from Jenson. I know FCS was making a set of Larry's Twinzers years ago as well.

View attachment 34472
View attachment 34473
View attachment 34474 View attachment 34475
View attachment 34477
Beautiful Larmos! I have the 7'0" twinzer fish (pics coming I promise just been busy), a 6'0" keel w glass on plywood fins and an 8'6" G&S classic shaped by Larmo. All the boards I have from him have magic in their bones. The twinzer is single through double concave I think, will check that as well. Are you saying that Jenson makes a set of twin tab twinzer fins? I haven't seen Larmo fins anywhere, did they stop making them?
 




Top