After years of riding classic boards, CJ Nelson recognizes a good shape when he sees one, which is why he has added Corey Colapinto’s “Colapintail” to his quiver. A collaboration between Colapinto and shaper Ryan Engle, the Colapintail is a mid-length intended to bridge the gap between longboards and shortboards. Influenced by the boards of Wayne Lynch, this “funboard” can turn, cruise, and noseride, and is a perfect addition to the quiver if you are looking for something to ride when the waves are a bit bigger than what you’d normally ride your log in (chest-high+), especially on reef breaks that are slightly more powerful. The turned down rails provide speed and control, and are complemented by a double concave/spiral vee through the tail. Meanwhile, the lightweight strength of the Thunderbolt Technology makes this board durable and damage-resistant, so you can push into larger, hollower waves when you feel like it.