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  1. #1
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    Jul 2010
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    In what ways to tail shape affect ride?

    How does a tail shape affect the ride? I assume a flat tail is more squirelly but I really have no idea.

    Does a swallow tail turn better than a flat tail?

  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
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    Berlin MD
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    Quote Originally Posted by number3181 View Post
    How does a tail shape affect the ride? I assume a flat tail is more squirelly but I really have no idea.

    Does a swallow tail turn better than a flat tail?
    "Better" is strictly opinion and depends on your skill/waves. here's my take

    squash (flat) tail: loosest. The wider the squash the looser the board
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    swallow tails: much more stable on the drop, takes a bit more effort to turn

    round tail: neutral. easy to turn but not as loose as a squash tail

    (rounded) pin tail: takes most effort to turn, stable. solid in big hollow waves