Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

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Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby Philshoz » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:39 am

Discuss...............
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby g_baby » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:59 am

No idea to be honest, - but pure fashion, me thinks?!?
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby Philchapman » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:27 am

Somewhere to put those 'Fin' things?
Somewhere to tie a leash on?
Lots of people have them these days, so probably just fashion.
Not sure if you need Rails, Decks, Bottoms, Rocker, Glassing, Foam/Wood, Wax, etc., etc., either.
What we need is a surfboard that's trimmed back to the essentials.......
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby g_baby » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:24 am

Philchapman wrote:Somewhere to put those 'Fin' things?
Somewhere to tie a leash on?
Lots of people have them these days, so probably just fashion.
Not sure if you need Rails, Decks, Bottoms, Rocker, Glassing, Foam/Wood, Wax, etc., etc., either.


Excellent idea! Let's start a "Why do I need" section and we see where we end up with. We might even find someone on here to shape and ride the result! :lol:

A leash cup, a fin slot etc could also be placed at the front top of a surfboard, right? That would also eliminate the drag!!! We're going vertical here, me thinks!
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby kayu » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:09 pm

Why go surfing?....totally eliminate drag by not surfing at all......be a vegetable and do nothing....eliminate everything.............ommmmmmmmm ommmmmmmm ommmmmmmmmm------------------------------------- :cry:
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby spewing » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:35 pm

If you didn't have a tail where would the board end?

You could be happily ridding along and the tail would still be somewhere out the back!

By the time you'd made it to the inside effectively you'd have a pier
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby waxer00 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:27 am

^^^^uuummmm candyfloss
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby dixie » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:10 am

the tail is an essential part of every surfboard....
....without them these threads wouldnt come to life
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby Black » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:58 am

The tail of a board is all about aerodynamic efficiency - of course a pointy tail is by far the most efficient.
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Re: Why do I need a tail on my surfboard????

Postby Philshoz » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:19 am

Black wrote:The tail of a board is all about aerodynamic efficiency - of course a pointy tail is by far the most efficient.


I just mis-read that as 'ponytail'..... :roll:
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