Category Archives: Shape & Design

Single or Tri-Fin? : Longer board options

The Single Fin The single fin has a smooth, neutral turning style. It is easy to turn and control, tends to be pivotal (due to one centered fin), and has a looser, freer tail feel depending upon the size of the fin. The smaller the fin, the looser it will feel, and conversely the larger…
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Rails: The Secret Sauce of Surfing by Larry Gordon (1996)

Railvolution In the 1950s and early 60s the typical surfboard had some variation of a "50/50" rail. In the late 60s and early 70s boards got short  and rails started to change. I remember Dick Brewer with one of the first "downrail" designs. The board was 7' long and we went to the Mission Beach…
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