Jun 19, 2009
V: 84 L:234 W: 57
The Ride: With Kauli Seadi being the rider credited as changing wave sailing and reviving the twin-fin one might think that his JP Twinser would be an extreme shape that asks for a progressive skill set to dial in. Nothing could be farther from the truth... and this can be a good thing. If you never looked beneath the board you would have no idea it had two fins (even in flat water). This is a stellar board for ripping apart waves, spinning through freestyle moves or just blasting back and forth. On a wave the rail holds well enough to push your limits in big conditions and its ability to be turned off the tail makes it perfect for side and onshore conditions as well. It may not be the perfect board for any specific wind direction, but as a one-board quiver it will not be beat. Plus, its true freestyle wave-like performance on flaterwater makes it like getting two boards in one. This straight line goodness even makes the Twinser a good choice for those new to 85 liter boards, as the smooth and directional ride takes only a minimal amount of trim work to get planing or ride smoothly across chop.
The Parts: The JP straps with their width adjustment are some of the most comfortable in the test. The stock fins are great on bumper conditions, but we found smaller fins helped noticeably loosen up the ride on better waves.