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Machado Twin Keel
Machado Twin Keel
Machado Twin Keel
Machado Twin Keel
Machado Twin Keel
Machado Twin Keel
Machado Twin Keel
Machado Twin Keel
Machado Twin Keel

Machado Twin Keel

USD 139.00

Suitable for a wide range of wave types.

Ultralight foam core & resin made from recycled plastic.

Designed to fit FCS II or Futures fin boxes. The FCS II compatible base will require two screws that will come with the fin set. The Futures compatible base works just like any other Futures fin.

Rob Machado's new Twin Keels, designed specifically with the Too Fish in mind.

They give you all the positive sensations of having a traditional keel, but are toned down so they aren't so trackey and drivey - Rob wanted something that would loosen and liven up in the pocket when you want them to.

The first set of keels I rode were on a Skip Frye fish around the time we were filming Seedling - they were hand foiled Larry Gephart fins that I think were referred to as 'straight backs'. Basically, they looked like plywood that someone cut out and foiled; they were beautiful. And that's what originally sparked my imagination as far as fishes and keels go.

I got into experimenting with variety of fish shapes shortly after and that was when my approach towards keel fins really started.

My focus today is on having a blend of performance interwoven into the traditional feelings of a keel fin set. For example, I've moved away from super wide bases and towards more curve in the trailing edge. Overall, my goal with this new fin set today was to find something that gives you all the positive sensations of having a traditional keel, but toned down so it isn't so trackey and drivey - I wanted something that would loosen up and liven up in the pocket when you want them to.

What I love most about this new fin set is the way it holds a line and feels locked into speed sections, but it also pivots off of a track and livens up in the pocket when you want to. A lot of this comes from the way I designed the foil.

I designed this new fin with the Too Fish in mind, but also with the intent to make something so versatile that it can work in any twin fin shape you like. To be honest I've been riding them in the Sunday a lot as well as the Midas, and also in some twin fin step ups I've been experimenting with recently.

The lesson I've learned over the past year of developing these fins is that there are more uses for twin fin keels than we think - so get creative. Don't be scared.

Very happy with how these fins came out and I'm stoked to see them at Surf Shops everywhere.

Fin Data
Twin Fins Base: 167.5mm
Height: 132mm
Area: 16000mm²


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