With less drag beneath the board, twin-fins are built for speed, and the “Modern 2” is no exception. “I really like the speed,” says Tester #3, who is 5’10” and 180 lbs., but also rode the 5’6” version of the “Modern 2”, proving that it packs plenty of forgiving foam into its small package. “The last couple years, my go-to board has been a twin-fin, so I’m pretty familiar with this type of design. This is a board I’d be stoked to have in my quiver.”
Frontside Maneuverability: 6/10
While Tester #1 gave the “Modern 2” 8 points for maneuverability, Tester’s #2 and #3 only gave it average marks in this category. “It’s a board to chill down the line on,” said Tester #2 (5’9”, 130 lbs.), who admitted that she’s partial to the type of drive you get with a more typical thruster. “It’s not really a high-performance board. But, I’ve also never found a fish that I really loved, so maybe it’s just not my type of board.”
Backside Maneuverability: 5.7/10
“This board surprised me, and worked better backside than I thought,” said Tester #1, who gave it a 7 in this category after bashing a couple of lips on back-to-back wedges. Tester #1 said that he generally doesn’t have much luck going backside with twins because he finds them sticky and difficult to redirect quickly, but the modernized tail template of the “Modern 2” and trailer fin were more conducive to backside surfing than your average twinnie.