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A surfboard's bulk or mass. A board described as having "lots of volume" is generally wide and thick, while a "low volume" board is narrow and thin. Because added volume creates more buoyancy and stability, it's a design feature favored by both heavier and beginning surfers. "Defining the correct volume," says boardmaker Dave Parmenter, "should be the single most important aspect of building a boa...

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