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post #11 of 174 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 07:10 PM
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Just a sweet looking fish tail board. Let us know how it holds up in Hokkaido.
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Just a sweet looking fish tail board. Let us know how it holds up in Hokkaido.
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That's pretty cool idea.

Does the shape of the cut have any particular effect on the performance of the board? I notice that swallow tails vary greatly in shape and size.
It definitely would. The only swallow tail I have ever ridden is this one so I cannot compare it with others but the way this board performed just took my breath away. For steeps and tree runs it is just insane, giving you at least double the control you have with a full tail. In deep powder rear leg burn is eliminated totally.
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Nice, I like it. I think I'm going to try that too.

I made a diy no-board, with a board from before the standard 4 hole disc binding era.
It has screw inserts all over the place, I just ground the heads off some longer screws. Now it's studded.
Lets just say you wouldn't want to fall face first on this thing.

But where the inserts are, is where bindings should go. But without the bindings, you can't stand in that designated area & ride very well without the nose dive bombing.

If I put a swallow tail on it, that should put me back in the sweet spot.

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I am not sure I could do that with a cap construction board.
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Awsome, I want to do the same to my burton board.
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Go for it mate, its not hard at all.
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Where did you get your measurements from?
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Just by eye. Find the centre of the board, use a round object mark a circle and then draw what looks right to you from the circle back to the tail. Cut a paper template from that side and flip it for the other side to ensure symmetry. Mark and start chopping.
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is yours a channel board?
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