Morn­ing of The Earth

TRACKS TWINNY DI­A­MOND - 5’5 X 19 ½ X 2 ½ - 28L

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Shaper’s com­ments

All my work has el­e­ments of times gone by blended with the great moves for­ward we have seen over the last two decades. Di­a­mond tails have al­ways in­ter­ested me in the shorter boards I do, as you can get a more par­al­lel rail line than say a round tail. This en­ables a com­par­a­tively long and par­al­lel rail line that gives the sense of a longer board for drive and pro­ject­ing long turns, while still hav­ing a board that fits the curves of crit­i­cal sec­tions and slabby sec­tions. Vee and chan­nels fa­cil­i­tate an easy rail to rail feel with the chan­nels giving a very se­cure feel when un­der a lot of speed on pow­er­ful waves. All my boards have early en­try built into them to give the rider a sense they can cre­ate a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to the lines they draw, and can ex­pect this board to per­form well across a range of wave sizes and qual­ity.

First Im­pres­sions

This feels crazy and looks crazy too. It looks like a fun, sum­mer board. I’ve had a cou­ple of boards off Si­mon in the past year and they go re­ally well so I’m pretty ex­cited to see this in the quiver. It’s quite flat and has a lot of vol­ume, which is pretty much what you need in a twin fin.

Tester’s com­ments

I surfed the Morn­ing of the Earth at this lit­tle 2-foot, left rip bowl and it fit into the small pock­ets re­ally well. I think the vol­ume helps you flow through turns and the flat­ness gives you heaps of speed. Teamed up with the chan­nels and the di­a­mond tail this thing went sick. I could do lit­tle lay­backs and blast out into a good carve. What was sur­pris­ing to me was that it was also good for airs. I didn’t get too many sec­tions but it def­i­nitely felt like it could do some tricks. The other twin fins that I ride are step up boards and I hadn’t rid­den one of his small ones with chan­nels and I was blown away with how good it went. It’s still su­per loose but the chan­nels help it hold in and I found I was driv­ing out of turns. I think this board would be a sick tube board and I could just imag­ine it would go off in some big­ger waves.

Chippa loved the flow of the MOE, but also found time to air the fins.

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