“When I designed the current PTLW in 2001 I focused on what was currently trending at the time, more nose rocker, and a wider nose. With the redesigned Pintail Lightweight Type 2 I’ve revisited the original 60’s version’s semi-pig outline, flatter nose rocker, and a tail that is a more pronounced pintail as opposed to a round pin.
I’ve been making the 2001 version for the last 20 years, and after a year of experimentation and refinement I’ve decided the model needed to be permanently updated. The new Type 2 is the result of feedback from my team riders as well as my own experiences on this new model. The difference in the way the new Type 2 version surfs vs the older version is apparent immediately and takes this proven design to a whole new level.
By having the hips “wide-point back” the board becomes much more responsive, or sensitive, which allows for quicker rail to rail response and the ability to make minor adjustments and finesse your positioning. The flatter nose rocker makes for a ‘loggy-type glide’ and allows for longer tip time. The redesigned outline combined with the rocker adjustment makes for a quicker setup enabling better positioning, which translates to longer nose rides.
The tail rocker of both versions is similar, but the Type 2 has more release, or curve, on the bottom to compliment the more responsive outline. This minor but important revision to the rocker makes the more defined Pintail feel freer and eliminates any stiffness. The Pintail Lightweight Type 2 outline and the defined hard edge on the tail gives this model the ability to create speed and get around critical sections, making it ideal for point breaks or for whenever the waves are bigger or hollower.”
The new Pintail Lightweight Type 2 lives up to its reputation as an all-around functional design for all types of surf that excels in medium to head high waves at both point and beachbreaks.” – Matt Calvani