Chippa Wilson + Neal Purchase Jr. Twin + Trailer Orange (Futures)
Template: Pivot—speedy modern twin ripping with plenty of hold.
The Chippa Wilson + Neal Purchase Jr. Twin ESP fin is part of the La Especial Collection from Captain Fin Co. It's a multi-colour, solid fibreglass layup. This template was developed by Neal Purchase Jr and coloured up by Chippa Wilson. It's a large twin fin with an upright template and a bonus trailer fin for stability and drive.
The Twin Fin configuration will make your surfboard fun, playful, and maneuverable. Twin fin setups are ideal for your shortboard fish and can even be fun in bigger waves. Twin fins offer a skatier feel and longer, more drawn out turns.
The sweep, or rake, is how far the front edge of a fin arcs backwards. Rake or sweep angle is a measurement that determines how far back the fin curves in relation to its base. Fins with a small rake (large offset) help propel the board, are very stable and predictable but are not ideal for making sharp fast turns. On the other hand, fins with a large rake angle and a small offset will allow your board to have a tighter turning radius, but are more “squirrelly” and playful.
The base length of the fin is the widest point of the fin, and sits flush with the board once installed. This length can affect how the board will respond to turns. Longer fin bases create trajectories for water to go past - so your surfboard will move faster. If you want to make sharp turns, however, look for a shorter fin base length.