Sep 21, 2010, 12:49 PM
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?
Sep 25, 2010, 09:16 PM
"Better" is strictly opinion and depends on your skill/waves. here's my take
Originally Posted by number3181
squash (flat) tail: loosest. The wider the squash the looser the board
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