Captain Fin Panda Twin + Trailer (for Futures System)
Template: Drive—great hold and drive for modern twins in good waves.
The Panda twin with trailer is a large, upright performance twin made in solid glass for a consistent controlled flex. This template from Captain Fin Co. has been designed to work in any modern performance twins to provide drive and control. There’s extra flex in the tip for springing in and out of turns as well as a large base for use as a simple twin. The mini stabilizer keeps the tail engaged to prevent sliding out and add more control and pivot.
The Twin Fin configuration will make your surfboard fun, playful, and maneuverable. Twin fin setups are ideal for your shortboard fish and can even be fun in bigger waves. Twin fins offer a skatier feel and longer, more drawn out turns.
The sweep, or rake, is how far the front edge of a fin arcs backwards. Rake or sweep angle is a measurement that determines how far back the fin curves in relation to its base. Fins with a small rake (large offset) help propel the board, are very stable and predictable but are not ideal for making sharp fast turns. On the other hand, fins with a large rake angle and a small offset will allow your board to have a tighter turning radius, but are more “squirrelly” and playful.
The base length of the fin is the widest point of the fin, and sits flush with the board once installed. This length can affect how the board will respond to turns. Longer fin bases create trajectories for water to go past - so your surfboard will move faster. If you want to make sharp turns, however, look for a shorter fin base length.