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  1. Swallow tails

    Anyone know how swallow tails hold up in head high dredgy conditions compared to a rounded pin im riding now?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    im riding a swallow now and have had success at SS with it when it was pretty big...dont really know how it compares to a pin tho

  3. #3
    Swallow tails are supposed to handle steep drops very well. Each tail acts as a pin tail when you're dropping in on an angle. once in the wave it should turn a bit looser than the round pin.

    Thats not to say that a wide flat-rockered fish is going to be easy to handle in those conditions - it won't be. but swallow tailed shortboard is fine - probably easier to make the drops than a squash.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Chincoteague, VA
    swallow tail should allow you turn quicker. I ride a squash tail in anything over head high though and my swallow tail when its smaller. I am more concerned with rocker and length when the waves start getting bigger and faster. My swallow tail has a low entry rocker which means its better when its smaller, 6 ft or under. I have more rocker on my standard shortboard which happens to be a squash.

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