50/50 rail

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Surfboard rail design where the deck-to-edge curve, in cutaway, is more or less symmetrical with the bottom-to-edge curve. As compared to the dropped-profile "hard edge" rail, the 50/50 is forgiving and easy turning, but tends to allow a board to fall out of its forward-moving track into a spin-out. The 50/50 rail—also known as an egg rail—for the most part is used on longboards or funboards, and ...

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