Heading out a week ago at the local beachie, guy coming in had a good face gash, at least 10 stitches worth, got caught up with the tip of his board on the inside. Checked him out, told him to get to the ER, eyed his sharp tipped name brand, suggested he think about getting his tips bobbed going forward.
Just don't get it...those last few inches mean absolutely nothing to performance, and yet the vast majority of shapers still putting points on their boards because it looks 'sexy.' Some of the 'big box' companies no longer ship fins with their shapes due to fin cut liabilities...but still ship pointed boards.
A rounded tip might bruise ya, ain't going to cut ya. Doesn't make sense this is still an issue.