Transition Era Acid Pintail ...

After the thrill of the wide-backed V's faded early in 1968, pulled-in tails, sans V, came into favor. The deep hull under the nose remained, especially on boards with the wide point of the outline well above center.

The Hawaiians were the first to adopt this workable configuration, with the Australians and Americans following suit in short order.

Remember, at the time the only tail configurations were squaretails or pintails. Roundtails hadn't come into being just yet....maybe 6 months later.

This particular board is a Hohensee, which was a Queensland label.

The red pintail pocket rocket was shaped by Nick Masarm (center in the above pic.)

The numbers:
8'4"  long
21 1/4"  wide
Nose  16"
Tail   9 1/4"

Greenough inspired fin:
9 1/4" deep
Base 7 1/2"
14 1/2" up

Frye's nose-to-tail width stagger for most eggs was 1".  (The nose being 1" wider than the tail.)

Greenough maxed out at 1 3/4" on his edgeboards.

The most radical differential in Liddle's oeuvre was around 4" (as I recall.)

Drew Harrison's early hulls were also 4''.

This board's nose/tail width fade is 6 3/4" !!! 

1 comment:

tuskedbeast said...

Not that I know jack about design... but fascinating fin rake and placement too.