The Gypsy is a revival of one of G&S's most popular single fin outlines from the mid '70's. Working with them to bring this fin back was a cool process.
As per Eric and Debbie Gordon this fin was designed to have a little more base and a thin but not overly flexible tip. The result is a fin with the hold of a larger template and the free feeling of a smaller template. After extensive salt water testing and numerous adjustments, we've managed to come up with something that the good folks at G&S feel "is especially good for the aggressively stylish single fin rider." It’s crafted to pair with most eggs, swallowtails, and mid lengths.
The fin comes with G&S's “The Old Man of the Sea" graphic which is rumored to be a likeness of Floyd Smith after returning to the US after traveling to Australia during the late 60's and 70's in an effort to bring G&S Surfboards to the land down under. Floyd later reworked the design for his pub after leaving G&S in 1971. Although it wasn't a G&G model logo at the time, the Old Man of the Sea artwork made it onto a tee shirt that "all the guys wore in the glass shop." G&S is now using the old man logo on all their “Gypsy" Model boards and have re-released the shirts.
We're making these for G&S in our Apex Series construction. As Debbie and Eric put it; nothing but the Best for the Best, get rid of the Rest! Available here or directly from G&S (Via their site and at their shop)