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Talking Design: The History And Functionality Of Tails

Posted by Staff on Aug 10th 2020

Talking Design: The History And Functionality Of Tails
Back in 2009 Rusty did a Talking Design series with the crew at Surfline where he authored a blog talking all things shaping. Fast-forward to today and all he talked about is still very relevant to today's shaping. In one of the articles Rusty wrote about the history and functionality of tails. Check out a snippet of it below:I call the back third of a board the business end. Rocker, fins, foil, and outline curve all work in harmony, ideally, to...
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Looking Back: Rdot. and Everything Else

Posted by Staff on Aug 6th 2020

Looking Back: Rdot. and Everything Else
In 1985 Rusty Preisendorfer started his own shaping line called Rusty using a large R with a dot as his logo. This was referred to simply as the ‘R Dot’. A symbol which did not take long to move onto apparel as the brand became more established and recognized in the world of surfing. This history of Rusty Preisendorfer, the ‘R Dot’ and the evolution of Rusty as a brand is documented in the mini series ‘R....and everything else’. In the...
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