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ware : fluted diamond tail, 1977
Fluted Diamond Tail Kneeboard,1977
John Ware : The Fluted Diamond-Tail
Surfing World magazine
Vol 25 # 3 July 1977 pages 54 - 55.
The Fluted Diamond Tail Kneeboard by John
Ware was a variation on Peter Crawford's Slab design that used the stepped
bottom feature first noted on John Kelly Jr.'s HydroHull or Scorpion Tail
and Sea, 1965.
This design feature was later applied in
1973 by Ben Apia with his Stinger design that used a step in the bottom
at the break in the template line.
Noted on # 206
Shapes Four fin Kneeboard, 1985.