Ive done a fair bit of testing now and I believe that for low angle terrain in powder swallowtails are great, but when its steep I prefer a normal tail.
Sounds resonable, from a strictly physical point view.
ETM, I think I speak for the most of us when I say that we'd love to read more about your experiences with the different boards, like short reviews of how they've performed. I know you've written some but we need MORE. Also, it'd be cool if you posted the stats of your boards with the pics when you produce new ones.
EDIT: Omg, is that a 4x4 pattern I see? How vintage.
I just finished off this one
125cm effective edge
30cm nose length
15cm tai length
30.2cm nose width
29.8cm tail width
Camber with my proven early,low rise powder nose
100% bamboo core
4x 75mm wide strips of 12k carbon tape
Isospeed sintered 7500 base
Full wrap edges
4x4 inserts yes. I know my stance so I dont need a heap of inserts that will never get used.
Setback. 0cm in the front holes, 4cm in the back holes.