Are there any drawbacks about having a scooped out tail in general? And in particular in the pintail shape? I am having a 10’ noser shaped for me soon and it will definitely be a pintail. I know it should provide ample tip time, but I figured having a scoop in the tail couldn’t do any harm and may be totally sick for noseriding, but i have never seen this concept manifested in the pintail shape. thanks!
Thomas, I sometimes scoop out the tails in my pins and don’t really see any drawbacks to this IMHO. You’re creating a path for water to flow while also removing some volume from the rear end. You may find the tail releases easier and the board drives more.