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What Is a Round Pin Tail Surfboard?

Learn about a round pin tail on a surfboard from Quiksilver's Michael Baron in this Howcast video about how to pick a surfboard.


This is your round and pin tail. The curve in the rear line, lot of curve back instead of coming into a full round it comes to a little bit of a point back in the tail. So this is called the round pin tail. The round tail is a really good round tail in all kinds of surf and it has the pin, adds to a little bit of the projection of the board in the holding power of the board. So once again the round tail has a full round tail, has a lot of area in the tail that gives you lift and the water again is holding around the rear line and then releasing off the tail. The round tail is becoming very popular specially in the short boards. You see the round tail in the round pin tails are using. That's the round pin tail.

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