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    wut dis do?

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    I've been seeing these little cutaways in a lot of boards lately, specifically minisimmons-esque boards. What is the function or does it just look cool? It's my understanding that a fish's pointed tail will allow for more hold in a steeper wave while taking advantage of a wider tail. These cut outs seem too small to have that affect.

    Anyone ride one or know the idea behind it?

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    I think it's intended to give your junk a place to dangle instead of being pressed against the deck. It really only works for tall dudes.

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    ^ yes. It really lets your dangle flow free in the water, ultimately increasing the amount of planing your board will have during take off. You should see how deep the V is on my longboard.

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    In all seriousness its for exactly what you described. It allows boards with wide tails to hold in steeper waves. More rail line = more hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbust View Post
    ^ yes. It really lets your dangle flow free in the water, ultimately increasing the amount of planing your board will have during take off. You should see how deep the V is on my longboard.
    Are you referring to that little hand-hole in the middle of an SUP?

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    I'm just concerned with ball drag, it seems as though when the coefficient equals x to the 2nd power is multiplied by 2, the rate of loss of speed would be extremely noticable.

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    Does it allow for your dong to hang in the water to create a unique hydro foiling effect?

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    If you ride it first thing in the morning, you're stoked on your new single fin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbust View Post
    In all seriousness its for exactly what you described. It allows boards with wide tails to hold in steeper waves. More rail line = more hold.
    it also works to reduce the overall tail area in wide tailed boards. more performance, more hold, easier to get up on rail...a little less "skatey" & slidey.

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    Daniel Thomson (Tomo Surfboards) has been doing these for a while now. It's not a new concept but seems to really be becoming a fad since Tomo's been getting a lot of exposure recently.

    A good friend of mine should be receiving delivery of the V4 he ordered any day now.

    www.tomosurfboards.com