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Lost Enterprises launches four new surfboard models

The Bottom Feeder, Sub Blaster, Sub Driver & Minnie Driver


Industry Updates

Bottom Feeder, The Blaster, The Sub Driver and the Minnie Driver debut

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 September, 2011 : - - As the Summer season ends and Fall approaches …Lost Surfboards is proud to announce four new 2011 models. These models are being introduced early to give everyone a chance to see what has been going down this past season. After lengthy research and development …Lost Surfboards is proud to debut The Bottom Feeder, Sub Blaster, Sub Driver and Minnie Driver.

Matt Biolos and Kolohe Andino have tweaked last year’s hit The Driver into two new models, The Sub Driver and Minnie Driver. In a nutshell, the Sub Driver combines the Sub Scorcher outline with The Driver’s popular rocker. For tube hunters the Minnie Driver was born to drive fast through gaping pits but also works well in 2-foot slop. The Blasters is an update on that best-of-the-80s hit, The Flashback. Matt Biolos has also refined his mush-monsters the Plank and Uber Plank into The Bottom Feeder, the latest ride-the-smallest-waves-possible board.
…Lost introduces these four boards early to help get a jump on Fall shop orders. Also, if you haven't checked out Matt's blog please do as it has been a great way for the public to see what goes on behind the scenes and get questions answered by the man himself.

“The Bottom Feeder” – Our latest board designed for riding the smallest waves possible, a board that feeds and thrives off the bottom end of the wave spectrum. I was feeling held back a bit by the wide noses on The Plank and Uber Plank and wanted to make a board with more outline curve and no wings, something more elliptical. This board has the lowest entry rocker that I have ever done and uses rolled belly to keep it from catching. The belly continues through the center but features a double concave sitting inside it which creates a tri plane hull featuring a soft chine in the rail. This feeds water through the hull and gives it a feeling closer to a concave-bottom board. The tail features enough rail rocker and hip to allow aggressive direction changes in tiny surf without losing speed. I am feeling outlines that are more and more clean with less wings and fancy, trendy tail shapes. This board showcases that concept. It’s designed as a quad, but it can be made as a 5fin as well. I prefer it with Future Fin boxes and fiberglass “Controller” fins.

"BOTTOM FEEDER" Dim chart.
5'4sm 20.50 2.32
5'6sm 21.00 2.38
5'8 21.50 2.50
5'10" 22.00 2.63
6'0 22.50 2.75
6'2xl 23.00 2.80
6'4xl 23.50 2.88"

“Sub Blaster” - A blast from the past. Spawning from the Flashback model of 2010, it features the Flashback’s rocker, foil, volume and dimensions smashed together with the Sub Scorcher’s  hugely popular outline. The Flashback is one of my all time favorite mushy wave boards but many people were put off by the radical tail shape. The 1980s influenced bottom featuring low rocker and a slight vee throughout allows you to ride much more volume than you normally would (making waves easier to catch and connecting slow sections a breeze) while still being able to get the board on a rail. Even though it’s thick, it doesn’t ride flat or boaty. Another benefit to vee bottoms is how they cut through chop and slop like a knife through butter. The squash tail is a perfect summertime toy, and I also made a RPin version that opens the design up to waves well overhead and even tubes. I made one for myself and surfed all over The Mentawais with it this Spring. Rock it with bright neon colors, a 5-fin convertible set up and blast away at Summer boredom.

"SUB BLASTER’S" dim chart.
5'6sm 19.50 2.25
5'sm7 19.63. 2.32
5'8sm 19.75 2.32
5'9 19.88 2.38
5'10 20.00 2.50
5'11 20.25 2.53
6'0 20.50 2. 56
6'1 20.75 2.56
6'2 21.00 2.63
6'3 21.25 2.75
6'4 21.50 2.75
Add 1-2" in length and keep other dims the same for Round Pins.

“The Sub Driver” – The Sub Driver is something KA specifically asked for this Spring. Most of his small or mushy wave surfing had been on 5'10 18.88 2.25 Sub Scorchers. In solid or curvey, more powerful waves he has been riding his 6'0 18.56 2.25,  squash tail Drivers. He asked for me to make something in between … his “Driver with the Sub Scorcher outline”. Using the AKU shaper program I simply imported the Sub Scorchers outline onto the Driver rocker, bottom, foil and rails. We then sized it just between the Sub Scorcher and his Driver at 5'11 18.75 2.25. The result is a board he’s been riding in all sorts of waves from knee-high SC beachbreaks to fun sized Indo. We came up with a cool new logo and rushed this model into the US stores for summer 2011. More nose rocker and less tail rocker (with no vee) than the Sub Scorcher. This is a great all-around small-to-midsize wave board for both average and exceptional surfers. Early response has been fantastic.

“SUB DRIVER" (updated!)
5'4 18.25 2.07
5'6 18.50 2.13
5'7 18.63 2.18
5'8 18.75 2.25
5'9 18.88 2.25
5'10 19.00 2.32
5'11 19.25 2.38
6'0 19.50 2.50
6'1 19.75 2.56
6'2 20.00 2.63
6'3bg 20.25 2.75
6'4bg 20.50 2.75
6'6bg 21.00 2.88

"Minnie Driver" – While preparing a quiver for last month’s Indo trip, Kolohe asked for a “short, fast (flat rockered) little 5-fin tube rider”. I recommended the Rock Up, but he felt it had more tail rocker than he liked and wanted something really, really fast that he could take off extremely deep and pump and pump through tubes from way back. We started with the WE STARTED 6'0" Driver, took note of the nose rocker and outline measurements at 4" and 16" back from the tip, then shrunk the board to a 5'8" and lowered the nose rocker at the tip and 12" back till it matched the 4" and 16" marks from before. We widened the nose till it matched up the same way. This gave us a screaming fast low nose rocker with a forward-placed outline – both attributes give tons of drive. We then rounded off the tail, but left the width at 12" the same. This gave us a very clean and elliptical outline that we expected would move free and easy inside the tube... The "Minnie Driver" performed as hoped. Interstingly enough, one of Kolohe’s buddies (Taylor Clark) grabbed it after it came back from Indo and used it in the US Nationals event in Huntington Beach. He surfed it in 2-foot slop all the way to a second place finish in the Open Men’s Division. The board worked in everything.

5'4 18.25 2.18
5'5 18.38 2.18
5'6 18.50 2.25
5'7 18.75 2.25
5'8 19.00 2.32
5'9 19.25 2.32
5'10 19.50 2.38
5'11 19.75 2.44
6'0bg 20 2.50
6'1bg 20.25 2.63
6'2bg 20.50 2.75
6'4bg 21.00 2.75

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