You turn a board on its side and look at its rocker, but do you also look at its foil? The foil of a board - the distribution of foam along its length - is every bit as important yet it's often overlooked. Let Cory Russel get you up to speed.
In the second instalment of Boarding School, Cory Russell throws a curve ball at the class. That's right - rocker. The arc of a surfboard when seen in profile. What is it? And how does it effect your surfing?
Outline. It's a surfboard's defining characteristic. The first thing we notice when we lay eyes on a board. But how does the outline affect the way it rides? And hows about a bit o' history for good measure..?
"You might as well be riding a unicycle up there," says Matt Warshaw of twin fins and their propensity to spin out. However, modern design and construction has curbed the chaos without losing that footloose feeling.