Op relaunches a classic with some modern twists.
Op Wing Swallow Twin Fin
Shaper: Mauricio Gil
Length: 6’ 3″
Width: 19 1/4″
Thickness: 2 1/2″
Low-entry rocker means more speed but reduced maneuverability.
Thicker glass. Four-ounce top with a six-ounce patch and a five-ounce bottom makes a slightly heavier board that should last ten years longer than a modern lightweight glass job.
Softer rails. Less-edgy rails are way more forgiving than those of the 1970s.
Narrow tail holds tighter in bottom turns.
Thinner through the tail than twinnies in the 70s–better control, responsiveness.
Fins: Less angle equals more drive. On 70s twinnies, the fins pointed to the nose, but on this board they point a few inches off-center, giving the board more drive.
Simple bottom contour, light V in front of the fins, but not much else. Board will plane easily through flat spots on a wave and accelerate effortlessly.
Full rails. Thick rails provide more foam, which means better floatation.
Old-school Op logo for extra retro-ness.
70s-style concord nose is always the sign of a board with lots of volume.