Round Wing Swallow
The very first winger was a 6’10” round-tail flyer launched in the summer of 1972/73. That board provided the template for the pintail winger, then swallow versions which became the power carving beasts of the mid-70s.
To his basic round-tail mini-gun outline, TF shaped a pinched wing in foam, into the rail. Extra planning area was added under the backfoot for skating over flat spots. Foil was refined with thickness pushed forward adding projection. Converting the round tail sticking point into a swallow tail, allowed better rail to rail work, on the face. The bigger wing was rounded to smooth out swoops and high line snaps, with the same curves featured on the outside of the swallow plan-shape.
Subtle single/double concaves made the board all about speed, but, with the truest of single fin feel. Optimum design and development reached peak performance in late ‘74 and ’75, with the best performing round-swallow wing lengths at 6’3 – 7’2. Balance Point positioning was crucial for weight / un-weighting: weight on the back foot - pivot turn; shift weight to the front foot - acceleration, and line-driving.
6’3 - 7’2
Handsprayed air brushing by Martyn Worthington since 1972. Martyn’s talents are often described as "psychedelic" but always remain true to their surf/art roots. Select either:
FADE: Top and Bottom of the board with colours fading from the rail to centres, glossed and polished to accentuate colour.
MURALS: Airbrushed on the bottom of the board with faded rails and deck, glossed and polished to accentuate colour. Martyn prefers to incorporate individual designs into his artwork so feel free to email your design themes for Martyn’s interpretation & choice of rail and deck colours.
Refer to spray examples.
Quotation on request