Sunday, March 21, 2010

Today’s Surfboards

Surfboards have changed a lot over the years. Today’s surfboards are smaller than they use to be. Most are usually made between five and eight feet long. Surfboards are usually eighteen to twenty-five inches wide. The shorter boards that are used today allow riders to have more control. Making a turn on a shorter board is a lot easier than making a turn on a long board. Today’s surfboards are usually made with three materials. Foam is covered with fiberglass and resin. The fiberglass gives the surfboard strength and the resin acts as a protective cover. Once a surfboard is made, it can be painted. The design on the board is picked out by the person buying the board or the company that made the board. Today’s surfboards allow riders to maneuver better while in the water.

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