"Being a '74 model human, most of my formative surfing years were in the late '80s and early '90s. My first board was a hand-me-down McTavish twin fin kneeboard. After that it was all thrusters with a keen eye on performance boards that Dad and I were both shaping. By the late '90s I was thinking back to that first twinny and flatter fuller designs, but have always tried to maintain a level of performance in my thinking and boards I make. So it’s been 20-plus years of I guess what are called alternate surfboards - boards of all fin groupings, nose shapes, and tail shapes, that still need to go well, do those thruster-type turns, all with more ease and efficiency. We have a solid baseline in shorter progressive twins, from way back to the late '70s and early '80s through to our more recent twins like the Vinny, the Slip, etc. Still, we noticed a need in the shorter end of our range, which is where the Dually comes in."

"The Dually is the most performance-oriented board in our twin collection. With a bunch of short board DNA, the Dually has a narrower pulled-in tail with a good straight line between the feet, a wide point just slightly forward, and a pulled-in pointy nose. The Dually has a beautiful soft shortboard rail with a single front foot concave to flat vee (no double concave). The flat vee and deep cut swallow let the rail engage and stay engaged as long as desired, but the perfect fin position and template add the right amount of looseness and release, balancing the two power points to provide an exciting energetic surfboard that loves to be ridden tight and sharp. It handles overhead waves with ease, but with enough hidden foam to skate across dead sections to keep things smooth and stylish on the smaller days." - Ben McTavish

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Board: Dually - 5'10" x 20 1/4" x 2 9/16"
Surfer: Taj Richmond
Filmed & Edited by: Georde Grigor
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