- "FAST & FLUID" -


Just like everyone else, i too watched the clips of Torren Martyn riding big Cloudbreak on a longer twin fin and got deeply inspired - FIRSTLY too go too Cloudbreak (i will probably regret not going on that trip with the boys back in 2012 forever) and SECONDLY too make myself a big twinny, as a design it made total sense and i had a nice sand bottom point break in mind too ride it at here at home.

At the time i was really enjoying fishes and a big twin seemed like a lot of fun too evolve that feeling with, 4 years on and many generations of twin pin later and i've made a very refined excitingly fast, fluid channel bottom twin fin. It trims well from the middle and turns hard off the tail: the genesis of the twin pin comes from a variation of my Widowmaker outline but with a more pulled-in nose and tail, but in principal a straighter rail line in the back half with a curvier front third, and a the bottom shape consists of slight vee in the nose transitioning into a single concave and a light (not as deep as you would think) 4 pack of channels through the tail which translates into A LOT OF FUN, the channels provide drive and hold while the twin fin set up pivots and draws tight lines making for a very fun ride from take off 



Fin wise, I've had a lot of fun playing with various different templates, and what i've learnt is you can mix things up quite heavily for uniquely different feels adding too the versatile nature of the twin pin: In the smaller lengths i exclusively like an upright twin template, it feels the most reactive and is sized appropriately as the smaller twin pins have a slightly narrow tail.. in mid and larger size twin pins you can mix it up a lot more- I personally like keel fins for more drawn out surfing on either longer waves (pointbreaks) or larger walls/faces and then im a huge fan of more upright template (MR style) for more reactive/pivotal surfing i,e, typical beach break conditions, a set of each would be worthwhile in my opinion. and if your really up for experimentation i'd heavily recommend my VMK set - a hatchett design you can read more about here.


Sizing wise, i make the twin pin from 6'0 up too 8'8 - smaller lengths have a more pocket rocket feel (great tube riders), mid size is my favourite whereas longer lengths tend too have more glide.



6'0 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/2
6'2 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2
6'4 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2
6'6 x 20 x 2 1/2
6'8 X 20 1/4 X 2 5/8
6'10 X 20 1/2 X 2 3/4
7'0 X 20 3/4 X 2 3/4
7'2 X 21 X 2 3/4
7'6 X 21 1/2 X 2 3/4
7'10 21 3/4 X 2 7/8
8'0 X 22 X 2 7/8
8'6 X 22 1/2 X 3

^^ these are the sporty twin pin dims (regular stock ones) i also do a twin pin+ thats 1/2" wider and has a more egg type feel ^^