McTavish Involvement Review

What the McTavish Surfboards site says about the Involvement:

‘We developed the Involvement in 1966, a variation on our Noosa 66 model. It’s the extreme end of the “Pig” template where the tail measurement (12” up) is wider than the nose. Pigs were pioneered by Dale Velzy at Malibu in the late 50s, good trimmers and nose riders found the template more nimble off the tail, and far faster in trim, and nose-riding wasn’t really hurt at all, surprisingly. We considered the design a little extreme until Matty Chojnacki urged us to make him one a few years back. He absolutely ripped on it, with gliding drop-ins followed by a snappy bottom turn, fast nimble walking, in-the-slot trimming, tight nose-rides, and high kick stalls. A real thriller, the Involvement is the extreme end of the pivot-trim-noseride approach for small lined up waves today.’

Image Source: McTavish Surfboards

Image Source: McTavish Surfboards

Image Source: McTavish Surfboards

Image Source: McTavish Surfboards

Image Source: SeaBreeze

Image Source: SeaBreeze

Image Source: SeaBreeze

What people are saying about it:

“These boards are for enthusiast, not learners… Pinched, low volume rails, reducing the overall volume a little bit… They are ‘hot-dog’ boards from the late ’60’s, re-produced, often/usually by hand, by Bob McTavish. Yes, they are harder to ride than modern 3 fin Longboards, and don’t get up to speed as easily… But once you have them up to speed, and trimming, they sure are fun!” – user Simondo on Seabreeze

“You could call this a traditional old skool log and you wouldn’t be far wrong.. but it’s slightly leaner with a more refined rail and added tail lift for greater manoeuvrability.” – Down The Line

“I only tried the Mc T involvement model (rented while in Byron) in waves up to 3 foot. These wide point back boards definitely have a different turning feel to them smooth and slow.” – user Rockyisland on RealSurf forum

“Involvement is my weapon of choice too. Yeewwwww.” – Matthew Parkinson on Facebook

Sizes Available:

9’3” – 9’8”

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