good idea to sleep in it, fortunately here in Japan its pretty reasonable as you know
as for the tail I will go long with the cut as is your suggestion
I am guessing the more I cut out the more float I will get but there must be a trade off with something
loss of control? or is it simple the lack of ability to go switch, which for this board I can live without
proto will be my go to board for riding switch which I am really into when its not too deep
Truck is a ford xr6 turbo.
The only trade off is switch riding ability, you can ride switch when you have to when traversing etc.
Loss of control is exactly the opposite of what you get, the swallow tail adds so much control its not funny, it has to be felt to be believed.
Oh and by the way my proposed cut is 30 cm long, into the board and 20cm wide at the back which is the widest point,
bare in mind the board is a semi wide 161.
How does that compare with the cut on your 172 supermodel?
Mine is 175 wide at the widest point and about 300mm deep from the end of the tail, the board has a tail width of 304mm. More is better as long as you dont lose strength chasing those last few mm. Yours look good in the pic with the full depth template, run with it.
Ps watch this vid, at 0.15 watch me stand on the tail to avoid that tree, if I werent on a swallowtail I was hitting that tree bigtime.
your Aussie stuff looks just right for the job. Sure I can find the same sort of thing here but as it happens a friend is coming over in a week or so from Oz,so I might get him to bring a tube or two of Selleys.
The tail remains surprisingly stiff, obviously you dont want to go trying butters on it or it could snap for sure but for general riding, ollies and carving you really dont notice the difference, get it in powder and it will change your life.
That cut out is exactly the same as my supermodel, I think the angle of the pic makes it look longer than it really is (300 from tail, 170 wide)