This model stems from the second board that I ever shaped; a skatey little twin fin with a fish style outline and a wide diamond tail. That particular board became a magic board and was passed around with buddies all throughout high school providing stoke for everyone it came in contact with. After taking it on a few trips myself and watching good friends tear it up, I knew there was something about the design that was worth exploring. I’ve really enjoyed refining the model over the past few years with a close friend of mine by the name of Wesley Cherry, who also happens to be an incredibly talented surfer. I feel that I’ve gotten the design to a point that I’m really satisfied with and stoked on.
Ease of speed generation is something that I keep in mind when shaping anything, and the Diamond Twin most definitely does not fall short of that. It really enjoys clean playful waves anywhere from waist high to overhead, and has proven itself to be an extremely viable board when it comes to travel. It’s wide diamond tail naturally shortens the rail line on each side of the board, giving it the ability to fit in tighter spots of the pocket and turn much sharper, quicker, and smoother than a board of comparable size. The bottom contour features a slight V in the nose, to a mellow single concave under the front foot, to a double concave under the back foot, which lastly fades to flat in the last few inches of the tail - essentially making the rocker inside the concaves straighter which in turn creates a faster surfboard. I offer two slightly different variations of this model depending on what previous boards you’ve ridden and/or are comfortable with; one with more of a classic but progressive fish type foil with a flat deck, beak nose, slope rail, and mellower rocker (I’d recommend this for surfers of average skill levels looking to have some fun), and one with attributes more similar to that of a high performance shortboard with more of a domed deck, a touch of more rocker, and a rounder rail, essentially creating something that’s a bit more nimble (I’d recommend this variation to high performance surfers looking to broaden their quiver). Regardless, both variations will shred till you're dead.