The Sub Driver has remained Matt Biolos's most successful, small wave competition surfboard for his team riders over the past decade. Year after year, competitors around the world request the Sub Driver from Matt Biolos as their special weapon for the varied and unpredictable WQS surf, yet just about anyone with even modest skills can ride this board as a daily driver.
The Sub Driver 2.0 Squash Lightspeed EPS is the latest iteration in the evolution of lost's most user friendly, "pro-formance" shortboard. Developed in the soft peeling points of San Clemente California, it loves small to average surf and really does well in connecting the dots in mushy points, or weak, broken up beach breaks like we often experience back here on the East Coast of Australia in Spring/Summer.
The Sub Driver 2.0 Squash Lightspeed EPS updates and adjustments include...An even wider, more forgiving nose. Designed to increase forward drive and lend more stability. The wider nose also creates a straighter forward outline which paddles into waves easier and subsequently builds forward momentum faster in sub-par surf.
A smoothed out and re-imagined wide hip in the tail has been updated, Primarily to balance the wider forward outline to allow more control at speed and a more effortless initiation of bottom turns and cutbacks. Added thickness along the center (stringer line) with increased “vee” deck and more refined rails plus lowered rail volume (without lowering overall volume) encourages rail turns and make a more nimble, reactive board that still floats through flats and surfs forgiving. The thicker centerline under chest aids paddling and makes for more drive off the front foot
A deeper concave in the rear third of the board, The rail rocker transitions from a modest forward concave to a deeper more-curvy rail line through the front fins. It then accelerates upward to a slight vee behind the rear fin and out the tail. There is a good amount of double concave through the tail, adding lift and helping the water squirt through and release.
The Sub Driver 2.0 Squash Lightspeed EPS curvy, hyper extended, rail rocker creates a hinge under the rear foot and counterbalances the low, flat centerline tail rocker, enabling it to be surfed tight and vertical in the pocket if you have the skills along with the already speedy down the line drive the board creates.
The wide nose and tail block combined with the low tail rocker and generous dims, allow the Sub Driver 2.0 to be ridden 1-2” shorter than a Driver 2.0 or similar performance shortboard.
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.