MARK RICHARDS- CALIFORNIA TWIN PIN CLEAR
The all new, California Pin is a natural extension of the wildly popular California Twin. A design collaboration between the legendary, 4x World Champion surfer/shaper, Mark Richards and @LostSurfboards, Matt “Mayhem” Biolos. The CaliforniaTwin, with its winged swallow tail, wide forward outline and rocker and deep concave bottom, quickly became a favorite for a wide array of skill level surfers. From up n coming Pros, to aging Bros, it’s been a resounding success, around the world.
As time goes on, multiple requests for customizing the design for greater performance and confidence in a wider range of waves, started coming from passionate CaTwin converts.
The Ca-Pin is the result of those custom orders and requests.
A souped up and slightly sleeked out all-round performance vehicle, designed to be ridden 1-2” longer than the original #Ca_Twin. Not a true step up, but more of a bridge-gap between squatty/speedy fish and a proper performance shortboard, equally at home in punchy, stomach high shories or running overhead reef passes and point breaks. To do this, we began with the Ca_Twin and:
-Lengthened 1”, slightly increased nose rocker and pulled in the forward 1/3 of the outline.
-Added some thickness though the center line, to maintain paddle power , but rolled the deck line, to maintain a modest rail.
-Pulled in the “hips” of the outline, between the feet, and changed the tail to its defining, forgiving, rounded pin.
These changes make for a fast, forgiving and precise board, with a continuous curve outline, that expands on the range of functionality of the original. We ceded a bit on the low end wave spectrum to gain greater control and performance in average to solid surf. If you love the Ca Twin, you’ll adore ( possibly even more) the CaliforniaPin.