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Paul Gross’ article on the long-to-shortboard changeover from the late 1960’s into the early-‘70’s. Gross argues that the Hawaiian low-railed mini-gun adaptations, not the Australian wide-backed V-bottoms, were the more functional and influential innovations of this period.