The tails on my first 2 boards were too thick for me. The inability to sink them in a turn made the board feel very skatey and non-positive? I guess I would say it had no bite and was hard to pivot off of the point of the swallow. The last board I shaped I fiinshed and put it up until glassing. When I pulled it back down the tail just looked wrong so I tapered it down to just under an inch at the very back. Turned out to be one of the best boards I shaped and I am pretty sure it was that thin tail end that did it.
that makes alot of sense. thanks for the reply and insight
We'll guide you to design and shape a board that is magic in its own way. There are a lot of subtle things you can do to your shape that will help you ride waves exactly the way you want.
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