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What is the benefit or drawback of a pointy/tapered tail?
« on: February 27, 2021, 04:57:43 AM »
Iíve never ridden a board with a significantly tapered tail. The nose and tail of boards Iíve ridden have typically been pretty much the same, or at least never too exaggerated. Iíve recently purchased an Anti Hero with a tail thatís really tapered. I wonít be able to skate for a couple of days so while Iím waiting, Iíd like to see how other people feel about it.


In your experience (positive or negative) what has riding a board with a tapered tail been like?

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Re: What is the benefit or drawback of a pointy/tapered tail?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 05:09:36 PM »
razortails faster
I wish I'd known that at best we only have 20 summers at a decent skate level.
From then on it's low impact skating and trying not to forget tricks. 20 summers. And then it's over.

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Re: What is the benefit or drawback of a pointy/tapered tail?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 05:59:13 PM »
Iíve never ridden a board with a significantly tapered tail. The nose and tail of boards Iíve ridden have typically been pretty much the same, or at least never too exaggerated. Iíve recently purchased an Anti Hero with a tail thatís really tapered. I wonít be able to skate for a couple of days so while Iím waiting, Iíd like to see how other people feel about it.


In your experience (positive or negative) what has riding a board with a tapered tail been like?

Of all the shapes AH has, I cannot think of any that are pointy, unless you are meaning the Grimple Stix football shape 8.75 x 31.5 with the smallest tail ever?

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: What is the benefit or drawback of a pointy/tapered tail?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 07:05:14 PM »
I personally don't like any taper at all, I prefer a square nose and tail such as Quasi. My reason is more real estate for slides and grinds.

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Re: What is the benefit or drawback of a pointy/tapered tail?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2021, 07:52:39 PM »
I personally don't like any taper at all, I prefer a square nose and tail such as Quasi. My reason is more real estate for slides and grinds.

I prefer a big round back end...

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: What is the benefit or drawback of a pointy/tapered tail?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 08:26:45 PM »
Benefit = tre flips..

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Re: What is the benefit or drawback of a pointy/tapered tail?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 02:06:09 AM »
Better for scooping tricks, I also like flicking off of tapered kicks a bit more than off square ones but some people think the opposite. Biggest drawback is wayyy less real estate for nose and tailslides.

Though I like the flick and scoop of tapered kicks I usually opt for a slightly fuller nose (but not dumb square like hockey/fa) for nose/tailslide purposes... size 13 feet and skate 8.25-8.38.

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Re: What is the benefit or drawback of a pointy/tapered tail?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 09:58:59 AM »
Better for scooping tricks, I also like flicking off of tapered kicks a bit more than off square ones but some people think the opposite. Biggest drawback is wayyy less real estate for nose and tailslides.

Though I like the flick and scoop of tapered kicks I usually opt for a slightly fuller nose (but not dumb square like hockey/fa) for nose/tailslide purposes... size 13 feet and skate 8.25-8.38.

Love them for scoop and flick. Also, I think it's just an aesthetic preference having started skating in the mid 90s.
I know we aren't madness shaming in the gear section, come on were better than this.