Meet Little Wing

A single fin foil with elements of lift designed into the rail line, the board was designed to go right, with a thicker rail on the inside rail, tapering back to a blade from the center back to the tail, thus the designation Little Wing. Little Wing was designed and shaped by Steve. The beautiful resin color work and glassing was done by Webster, working with United by Insanity. Little Wing was on display in the United by Insanity booth at Sacred Craft.

Little Wing was inspired by an edge board made by John Riddle in the early 1970s, when Bunker Spreckles was living here. Bunker is known for his forward thinking surfing and designs, and his hard down rail edge boards. The edge boards were really fast and maneuverable “on top of the water” boards. Steve rode these original wings. He says “you had to paddle it on the right side of the board, not in the center, as you’d expect. Also, when standing up and riding the board, you had to be on the right rail (inside rail, wave face side) and press hard with the edges. Of course, by design, whenever you needed to do a cut back or redirect, the Wing would just slice you right back into the pocket and back onto that right front rail, to drive on.” Steve says “Hoo-ti-hoo!”

Both boards are available from United by Insanity.

Steve and Little Wing

Steve and Little Wing


Little Wing & Fish shaped by Steve

Little Wing and Fish shaped by Steve

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5 Comments on "Meet Little Wing"

  1. december
    15/10/2009 at 10:14 pm Permalink

    …man i need that…thats awesome…

  2. pendo
    19/10/2009 at 4:05 pm Permalink

    Hey, Kev!
    Thanks for your post. . .
    Keep surfing and stay stoked!

  3. Steve PP
    20/10/2009 at 5:08 am Permalink

    Hey Steve,
    That’s one funky looking board.
    have you tried the design on anything longer, would it work?

    Have a great day!

  4. pendo
    20/10/2009 at 1:07 pm Permalink

    Hi, Steve,
    Yes, the design for Little Wing works great on a longer board.
    Have a great day, too!

  5. Wavetribe
    22/10/2009 at 2:18 pm Permalink

    Yo Steve, good work man. Looks damn coooool…. The colors too are eye catching.

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