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July 27 2011
July 27 2011
So, it's been a while since there has been anything on here...it's not that there hasn't been stuff to put up or tell you guy's about, it's just that I've been away on a well earned break. The boy's in store have made sure the goods are still flowing and the boards keep arriving. Here is the first of many blog updates to come...
From the mind of punk, Matt Biolos comes the F1 - Stub, the Black Sheep (when you see the logo, you'll notice the reference to iconic punk band, Black Flag. If you've never listened to this band, do yourself a favor and get some Black Flag!) and the funky looking Uber Plank. Matt is great at shaping boards that work in everyday conditions that everyone from the beginner surfer to the pro can jump on and flare. RRP $750 - $780
F-1 Stub - All around competition short board. During 2009, as the F1 became a board of choice for many team riders, the low end limitations of the design were becoming apparent. Looking to make the F1 excel in smaller gutless surf, we widened and slightly lowered the rocker in the nose for forward glide (but kept the tail rocker the same). We increased rail volume and straightened the outline via a hip making the tail wider in front of the fins and at the tail block - adding drive, lift and tight radius pivot, but keeps same width at 12” for control. Coco Ho won back to back WQS events in Brazil on her magic F1 Stub this fall. Young Aussie Phenom, J.W., used an F1 Stub to make 3 WQS finals in a row and secure a late season push for 2011 WT qualification. Fine tuning and intensive RnD with top pros during 2010 has netted an F1 Stub that is a contest proven, quintessential, modern, everyday performance surfboard. STOCK DIMS (WITH CUBIC VOLUME IN LITERS): This chart serves as a general guide to what our various models will look like in a retail setting. These numbers are optimum stock dims for the models, to ensure the flow between outline and rocker, but are not set in stone. This both a guide for deciding whether to choose a stock board or custom order one with your own dims; and also a guide for quiver building. F1STUB - 5’8 18.13 2.13 (22.4cl) – 5’10 18.38 2.18 (24.0cl) – 5’11 18.50 2.25 (25.33cl) - 6’0 18.63 2.32 (26.7cl) - 6’1 18.75 2.32 (27.9cl) – 6’2 19.00 2.38 (28.8cl) – 6’3 19.25 2.50 (31.0cl) – 6’4 19.50 2.63 (33.4cl) – 6’6 19.75 2.75 (26.4cl)
THE BLACK SHEEP - What if we combined two of our most popular designs? Put a Sub-Scorcher tail on the Rockets nose? We did just that, and what came out is the driviest, on- rail carving, hybrid stub we have ever made. Featuring the exact nose outline, rocker and foil that made the Rocket’s so fast, smashed together with the Sub-Scorcher’s wide tailed, flat rocker to vee combo. The rear outline and rocker both become straighter than the Rocket, allowing this board to fly across flat gutless waves in a way the Rocket couldn't for many surfers. The vee lends control and smooth rail-to-rail transitions, and "Super Swallow" tail allows some bleeding off of speed and adds bite, encouraging hard turning. For any one who wished the Rocket was easier to ride in junky waves, but didn’t want to add volume or go to a more "grovel" board design, this is your answer. Designed with double concave, ”exacta deck” (first used in our Placebo line a few years back) in the tail, to mimic that “magic board”, locked in feeling for your back foot. Because of the low tail rocker and tail shape this board works well as a Thruster or quad. STOCK DIMS (WITH CUBIC VOLUME IN LITERS): This chart serves as a general guide to what our various models will look like in a retail setting. These numbers are optimum stock dims for the models, to ensure the flow between outline and rocker, but are not set in stone. This both a guide for deciding whether to choose a stock board or custom order one with your own dims; and also a guide for quiver building. THE BLACKSHEEP - 5’4 18.75 2.13 (23.6cl) - 5’6 19.00 2.18 (25.3cl) - 5’8 19.25 2.25 (27.4cl) - 510 19.50 2.38 (30.1cl)- 6’0 20.00 6’0 20.00 2.50 (32.8cl) - 6’2 20.50 2.63 (36.4cl) - 6’4 21.00 2.75 (40.1cl)
UBER PLANK - Refined, more high performance version of “The Plank". Never one to leave well enough alone and influenced by the feeling of burying a snowboard rail 90 degrees into soft powder, I went to work fine tuning The Plank into a small wave, on rail, carving Machine. Same rocker and foil, but with updates in bottom curves and outline to increase performance. Wing "Squallow" (swallow set into a squash) tail adds bite and increases precision. Nose tip is pulled to reduce un-needed volume, swing weight and quicken up turns. Bottom now features single concave set into a rolled Vee through middle, increasing lift at low speedswhile still being easy to roll onto a rail for hard carves in the smallest of waves. For anymore information, check out www.lostenterprises.com