The DRIVER 2.0 LIGHTSPEED is the continuing evolution of one of lost's most proven and popular Pro-formance Shortboards. Designed through direct feedback and ongoing refinement with rigorous testing from lost's team riders, specifically Kolohe Andino and Griffin Colapinto, as well as Carissa Moore and Caroline Marks. The DRIVER 2.0 LIGHTSPEED is a direct reflection of what lost's team has pushed to create, to keep up with their pinnacle performance surfing demands. The DRIVER 2.0 LIGHTSPEED is actually an easier board to ride, for both the Pros and the Bros (and Girls too).
More gradual, “no flip tip” entry rocker, for glide and "no pump” speed, out the gate = Connecting sections more effortlessly and carry speed though drawn out turns.
A wider nose outline in the forward 18”, for more front foot drive and speed, down the line and through carving turns. This also creates a stable platform for the front foot, when landing reverse and fin free tail wafts.
Thicker along the center with a more pronounced “vee” deck and low, yet forgiving rails = More paddle power and drive, but still sensitive, with the ability to engage the rail, for 3-dimensional surfing, in and through the water. This added thickness does not feel “corky”.
Thinner, yet more boxy rails through the tail, with more edge, for quick reaction from heel to toe and holding in while slicing through high speed carves.
More rail rocker through the tail, creating more curve and a deeper concave under the rear foot = More POP, high speed, short radius arcs and vertical pocket surfing off the tail. Overall, the dimensions and volume are slightly up from Driver's past, allowing the top pros more momentum and glide, yet still responsive ride.
About Lightspeed EPS Construction.
LightSpeed is lost's proprietary surfboard construction built with lightweight EPS foam and high strength epoxy resin. LightSpeed uses a combination of Rapid-Reflex Carbon Fiber as well vibration dampening Innegra-Fibers, woven into the finest custom performance fiberglass cloth. Like the name implies, LightSpeed is both light and exceptionally fast, allowing you to take your surfing to new levels of speed and Pro-formance. Developed in house, lost's crew of board builders worked closely with our top Jr and WQS team riders to create the best possible technology for High Pro-formance small wave and everyday surfing. After well over a year of testing various versions, and R&D with some of the world best young surfers, lost are now making this exciting custom surfboard construction to available to all.