…Lost Weekend Warrior Surfboard Model Description: When the surf gets tiny you do not want to go back to the radically different small wave boards (Like the Couch Potatos or Bottom Feeders) and have to adjust so dramatically back and forth. It seems you need a new twist on a small wave, pointed nose, shortboard influenced design. Hoping to make as seamless of transition as possible from the V2-Shortboard, …Lost started with their 6’3″ 21″ 2.75″ and shortened it, then lowered the entry rocker, widened the nose a bit and widened the tail dramatically. The extreme wide tail creates a very straight outline in the rear half of the board (reminiscent our our “Tri-Fish” and other Rocket Fish of the mid 90′s), so they figured they could increase the concave for more lift in small surf, which also added significant rail rocker, thus adding a more progressive and tight wrapped turning radius off of the rear foot.
For the tail shape, they were thinking swallow, but it looked old and done a million times. …Lost first cut a diamond into to it, hoping to shorten the rail line further and allow one to stand a bit more central on the board, and then taking a cue from many of the young indy-hipster shapers, they cut a deep wedge into the stringer. This created a “Split Diamond” tail. The prototype …Lost made seemed to cause some controversy. At the same time, it also gave this design a lot of instant recognition and surely brought the other shapers plenty of exposure they might not have normally received.
All the elements add up to a shorter, compact and effective small wave design that is high on volume, but holds and carries itself well. It should allow the “Domesticated” dudes another option to chose from in order to ride a pointed nose weapon in small and gutless surf. It makes an incredible one/two punch as a two board quiver with the V2-Shortboard. For those turned off by the Split Diamond tail, Lost has already made them as swallows, diamonds and even winged Squash tails–all with similar results.
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