Dane Reynolds' Chopped Tail at The US Open 2010

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Dimensions: 6’1” x 18 5/8″ x 2 5/16″

A lot of people have been curious about what Dane Reynolds has been riding at this year’s US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. What is he riding exactly? Well, actually it is a pretty standard shortboard. It’s the Rookie model to be exact. However, it has a “chopped tail” – about an inch of so of the tail is cut off, giving it a very square edge. This gives the board a wider surface area in the tail and allows Dane to glide over the flatter sections of Huntington Beach.

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