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Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

Lost Round Nose Fish 1996

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Lost Round Nose Fish '96 Light Speed Surfboard - FCS II

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The ...Lost RNF ’96 (Round Nose Fish 1996) is based with reverence, but not 100% compliance, to the original “fish" we developed for Chris n Cory in the year leading up to the 1997 seminal surf film, 5’5” x 19 1/4”..

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Having shaped multiple variations of “fish” from fall 1994 though 1995, we had created a bit of momentum with the designs. Leading into Winter ’95/’96, we had refined a basic design where we were able fine tune, replicate and re-size the original RNF (by hand) with some consistency. We continued to build small quivers for both Chris Ward and Cory Lopez and sent them everywhere, with Cory taking various versions to each stop on WQS tour. These 1996 Fish were all hand shaped and not the most consistent creations, but they became the basis and the building blocks towards offering the design to people outside our own circle of friends. They were the boards that teenaged Chris n Cory took to the North Shore and essentially made their indelible mark on the surfing universe. The RNF-’96 is based with reverence, but not 100% compliance, to original “fish” we developed for Chris and Cory in the year leading up to the 1997 seminal surf film 5’5” x 19 1/4”. “Cory Lopez re-defined what a modern surfboard can do…or even looks like”- SURFER MAGAZINE. “Riding a 5’5” fish, he (Ward) would flow that wobbly platform into powerful, carving roundhouse cutbacks, looking more like Tom Curren than Curren himself. He'd then finish the turn with a sliding 360 in the whitewash” - SURFER MAGAZINE

Our fish was always about performance, not just a crutch to go fast on in small surf. The RNF-’96 brings the best of both worlds together: Reverence for its early vanguard pedigree, while enlightenedly enhanced with 25 years of fun/pro-formance enlightenment.

• Rocker curves: Remain engrained to the original proven curves.

• Outline curves: Both nose and tail were usually the same width at 12” and remain true, but with more precision, including added curve and width around 6” from the tail. One “secret” about the original’s success was that, unlike most all other “fish” the tail width on ours was closer to that of a typical HP Shortboard. This allows much more control off the tail than typical fish designs.

• Bottom Contours: The classic single concave to double concave, accelerating vee combination are defining design elements and hold true to adherence.

• The Thickness Flow, Deckline, Rails, and Tail Foil: They were all over the map in those rudimentary hand shape days. Each board was different, with most of them having noticeably different curves and thickness from one rail to the other. In re-creating these boards, which one is correct? In the end, I went with gut feeling on what would work best.

Stock Dims
Size Width Thickness Volume
4'10 18.13 2.13 21.25
5'0 180.50 2.18 23.00
5'1 18.63 2.22 24.00
5'2 18.75 2.25 25.00
5'3 19.00 2.30 26.00
5'4 19.25 2.33 27.25
5'5 19 1/4 2 1/4 26.50
5'5 19.50 2.37 28.50
5'6 19.75 2.40 29.50
5'7 20.00 2.44 31.00
5'8 20.25 2.46 32.00
5'9 20.50 2.52 33.50
5'10 20.75 2.56 35.00
5'11 21.00 2.60 36.50
6'0 21.25 2.64 38.00
6'1 21.50 2.68 39.50
6'2 21.75 2.70 41.00
6'3 22.00 2.75 42.50
6'4 22.00 2.75 43.50

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About Lost Surfboards

The Lost Surfboard brand began in 1985 with now legendary shaper Matt Biolos and a bunch of school friends started up 'team lost' that would spend their time between snowboarding at Mt. Baldy, skateboarding in Upland at the Pipeline and surfing Dana Point. Team Lost scribbled their name on books, shirts, tables and eventually, a clothing brand was born. In 1987 Lost Head Shaper Matt Biolos began sanding surfboards fresh out of high school. Adopting the name "Mayhem" (an ode to the second model he shaped). Matt 'Mayhem' Biolos shaped 20 boards his first year. Not too many people were ordering boards from “Mayhem” yet, so to make money he continued to sand surfboards and began to paint designs on them along with a handwritten LOST wherever he could. Surfers like Christian Fletcher and Matt Archbold were getting Biolos paint jobs. Working with some big shaping names in the California scene like Timmy Patterson, Jim Fuller, Terry Senate, and Randy Sleigh and getting plenty of feedback from top surfers, his shaping ability was able to develop and from there grew the Lost Brand into a world wide phenomenon.