LIMITED EDITION PINTAIL SINGLE FIN
The L.E. single pin was conceived as an ode to a fondly remembered part of my youth. No matter where you ventured there was always a generally older, wiseman sitting way out the back picking off the sets. He was often in the tube but when not would carve smooth stylish arcs all the way to the beach paddle back out and repeat. He never fell and his weapon of choice was invariably a clean, uncomplicated, rocket pintail and always a single fin.... The design brief was set and in homage to a bygone era when it was fairly common i was to create the whole board myself from go to woah!!! Starting with the finest quality blanks I handshaped five pintail speed machines complete with modernised tweaks. Next up glassing, I wrapped each craft with pigmented black 6oz then varied the 4oz deck inset colours before finishing with a clear 6oz. I drew up a suitable single template, hand laid and foiled each fin individually tailored to match the deck colour. I set the fins, fillered and sanded before colour coding suitable triple pinlines, gloss coating and polishing in the modern style mix of gloss and matt. Oh yeah and rather than inserting a mass produced, plastic plug built fiberglass legrope bridges. There you have it a nod to a time gone by brought into the future, created start to finish by the one pair of hands, totally unique and in fast, down the line conditions, the ultimate surfboard....