The Indo Fish
The Indo Fish by Tim Stamps came about when the designer of the board was wondering how a fish board could work in the waves surrounding a boating trip in Indonesia, or any good waves anywhere else on the planet for that matter. The decision was to keep the fish lines, just changing up the details a little in order to see what could happen. The entire outline of the board was narrowed up quite a bit and some more nose rocker was added as well. This has become a good fish board for handling waves as a result, and it can handle point, reef and beach break. The board was originally set up to be a twin keel but you can also find it available in a quad format as well.
This is a nice board with a lot of potential, especially if you like the standard fish shape and the potential for a good wave board. The dimensions are solid, and this board is available as long as 6’10″ if you need the length.
Typical Board Dimensions: 5’8″ 15 1/2″ Tall by 20 3/8″ Wide by 15″N 2 1/2″ Thick
Typical Board Size Range: 5’2″ to 6’10″
The Bing Single Wing Quad
If you enjoyed the MR twin-fin that was popular during the latter half of the 1970s, then you will like the Bing Single Wing Quad, which is a nod to this oldie but goodie. The Bing Single Wing Quad was designed in order to be a modification on the MR Twin-Fin, but it is offering a rocker that is slightly fatter and an outline that is naturally fuller. Progressing away from the original set up with twin fins, Matt Calvani decided to add on two smaller back fins which is going to allow the board to have more control as well as more responsiveness.
The Bing Single Wing Quad works well in every day types of conditions including knee high waves as well as double overhead waves, making this an excellent choice in a surf board for long boarders that are looking to rid a smaller to mid length board that offers a lot of glide. This board generally should be ridden between 4 inches and 6 inches longer than traditional twin fin fish boards. Currently Bing is offering the Bing Single Wing Quad with future fins, Pro Box fiberglass fins and Canard fins.
Typical Board Size Range: The standard sizes for this board are between 5′ 10″ and 7′ 6″
Typical Board Dimensions: The nose is 18″, the middle is between 19″ and 23 ” and the tail is 16″. You are also looking at a thickness of between 2.5″ and 2 7/8″.
If you are looking for a sturdy long board with plenty of glide, then the Bing Single Wing Quad is definitely going to be a solid way to go, especially if you’ve ridden and enjoyed the twin-fin of years past.