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Generally defined as the back quarter of a surfboard. Also used to describe a strip of wood, laminated or a single piece, usually one or two inches wide, set perpendicular to the stringer at the tail end of a board, usually a longboard. The tailblock is cut and sanded to be of a piece with the shaped polyurethane blank, and is added partly for strength, partly as adornment....

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