…Lost V2 Rocket Surfboard Model Description: The V2 Rocket has a bit less tail rocker with less concave through the fins than The Rocket, creating a faster rail line under foot. The soft wing helps retain of the quick redirection off the top and bottom which lends more control in the bowl. The points of the diamond were moved up a bit and the angle was made closer to the Stealth tail. The nose rocker is bent up more in the 12″ to balance the lower TR and keep from poking. The concave was brought further forward to compensate for more NR and the rail line was elongated for more front foot drive and to help with an even faster out of the gate take rides. The tail rail is sculpted in a more pronounced way, adding a touch of double concave under rear foot as well as the addition of a touch of double concave and a low, square boxy tail rail. The nose was made a touch wider in the 12-18″ mark.
Overall, the V2 Rocket is an easier board to ride for an average surfer in sub-par waves. It has a more down the line drive and a bit less skateboard kick tail feel. The Rocket was one of the most popular boards around the world in the last 5 years – one of the most well known and knocked off surfboard models in recent memory. It obviously had merit and worked well for thousands of surfers, but there is always room for improvement. This doesn’t replace the Rocket, it compliments it.