roundtail, rounded-pintail

A blunt, elliptical tail-section outline, popularized during the shortboard revolution of the late 1960s. The squaretail was used on virtually all boards for small- and medium- sized waves in the pre-1967 longboard era (the wide- backed pintail came into play in the mid-'60s), while big-wave guns featured either a squaretail or a pintail. The roundtail was presented as the easiest-turning tail des...

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