Conceptualized along with good friend Miles Jackler, the Winged Pin Twin defines a realm of surfboard design that has always intrigued me. Sitting somewhere between a midlength and a performance twin fin, while also retaining the positive attributes of the fish, the winged pin twin has opened my eyes to the potential of slightly longer than normal twin fin boards in above average surf.
I’ll typically shape these anywhere from 6’2” to 7’2”, as these sizes seem to do the trick in more critical surf, although I am always open to shaping this model in longer lengths as well, making for great mid length boards with tons of cruise. The Winged Pin Twin stands as a great board for something you’d pull out when the waves are clean and anywhere from chest high to double overhead. It loves round, fast waves and provides a sensation of effortless speed generation that can’t be matched.
The bottom contour of this model features V in the nose (which naturally raises the rail line in that section of the board to help make the drop with ease on steeper waves), which then fades into a double concave that reaches its deepest point just ahead of where the fins are placed (this point is aligned right where your back foot would be placed in the sweet spot of the board for pumping down the line and generating speed), which eventually tapers into a flat bottom in the last couple inches of the tail (this naturally creates an effect that makes the rocker in the concaves straighter which in turn creates a faster surfboard). It’s slightly concave deck (no deeper than an 1/8”) provides for maximum leverage and ultimate confidence when laying into the board’s snowboard-like carves on a clean open canvas.
Below is a series of photos displaying some beautiful surfing by Miles Jackler himself at a pumping Central American point on his 6’7” Winged Pin Twin.