REVIEW RAD RIPPER LOST SURFBOARDS
The Lost Rad Ripper is a super fast, error tolerant and easy to use surfboard synonymous with fun. For this new season, the new Lost Rad Ripper comes with updates and improvements. Here’s everything you need to know before buying a Lost Rad Ripper, don’t miss out!
Lost Mayhem Rad Ripper REVIEW
The Lost RAD RIPPER surfboard is the latest in Mayhem’s “Post Modern Retro” collection. A variant of the Lost Retro Ripper, but evolved for small waves.
The Rad Ripper is a fun and super fast, mistake friendly and easy to use board, with modern updates and upgrades, suitable for almost anyone and any surf level.We are looking at the best selling surfboard of 2020 according to STAB Magazine, want to know why?
LOST SURFBOARDS RAD RIPPER TECHNICAL FEATURES
Building on the Retro Ripper, Matt Biolos lowered the entry rocker a bit (for fast paddling, early entry, easy glide and fast exit), and replaced the speed-controlling round tail with a wide, flat squash tail. The board generates a lot of lift with plenty of surface area for small waves. Growing up in the 80’s, Matt always fell in love with the ease of use of the high performance short boards of that era. The RAD RIPPER has a good tail rocker, with an aggressive double concave at the bottom.
- Flat and stable board, with soft edges.
- Slight V in the Nose (to release the rocker) that turns into a shallow single concave, and ends in a double concave V, both to generate speed and to ensure control.
- Wide and stable squash tail, it glides on any wave and maintains speed in the turns, even in small summer waves.
- Good forward thickness, with wedge “beak” nose, for maneuverability.
Lost Surfboards PU construction:
Polyurethane foam core, Silmar polyester resin, and Hexcel fiberglass, along with an exceptional finish.
WHAT KIND OF WAVES DO WE RECOMMEND THE LOST RAD RIPPER FOR?
The new model of the Lost Rad Ripper Surfboard is an evolved board for small waves, although you will be able to use it in bigger waves.
Available Lost Rad Ripper sizes
Here are the recommended measurements for the Mayhem brand of boards:
Which fins do we recommend for the Lost Rad Ripper?
For Lost Rad Ripper we recommend FCS2 Matt Biolos fins. Available in trifin configuration and two sizes M and L. Remember that if you have any questions about the fins you can leave us a comment and we will help you no problem.
MAYHEM OPINION on the Lost Rad Ripper
The Lost Rad Ripper is based on the Retro Ripper, but modified for use in small waves.
His shaper, the aforementioned Matt Biolos, has this to say about this model of board:
“As a child of ’80s surfing, I’ve always been enamored with the ease of use of the performance shortboards of that era. The RAD RIPPER retains a remarkable amount of rear rocker, cut by an aggressive double concave, adding even more lift and blast under the rear foot. Super-fast, forgiving, easy-to-use retro fun, with modern updates and upgrades, suitable for just about anyone.” Matt Biolos
The Brand: Lost Surfboards
Lost Surfboards was founded in 1987 by Matt “Mayhem” Biolos, in California. Today Lost Surf is one of the most prestigious surfboard brands worldwide.
The brand has stood out for its innovation and for using high quality materials in the manufacture of its surfboards, which allows them to offer high performance products.
The best Lost Surfboards
Some of their boards like the Puddle Jumper are in the Top 10 in surfboard sales. The Lost Puddle Jumper is a board that has captivated surfers around the world. A perfect board to catch small waves without losing maneuverability. Another of the Californian brand’s star models is the V3 Rocket. This Lost board has been a massive success in sales. In fact, Lost manufactures this board using a myriad of techniques, including their C3 and Blackdart technologies.
Matt Biolos (Mayhem) the shaper of Lost Surfboards
Matt is the founder, creator and artist of Lost Surfboards. His designs are progressive, but still rooted in the expression and art of surfing.
Shaper to the stars, Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos has been in the game for over 30 years constantly innovating and creating some of the most exciting and beloved surfboards in history.
He began his career as a shaper in the late 1980s at Herbie Fletcher Surfboards in San Clemente. Later, in 1992, he began making boards in his garage under his now well-known “Mayhem” moniker. Meanwhile, Biolos steadily developed his work through feedback from surfers like Chris Ward and Cory Lopez.
Matt has built a career around making high quality surfboards that are accessible to everyone. Today, he knows how to find the perfect balance in his work as a shaper
While Lost Enterprises gained popularity, it was all driven by Biolos’ ability to consistently provide surfers, both world class and novice, with surfboards that outperformed their competition.
Early successes included the Fish Nose Round and the Rocket V3 through to the multi-award winning proformance series the Driver 2.0, surfed by top pros like Kolohe Andino, Grifo Colapinto and Carissa Moore.
In Mayhem’s own words, the key difference between the Lost RNF and most others, from the 90s onwards, is the fact that his scheme was always based more on high performance twin fins, inspired by the competitive-minded MRs of the late 70s and early 80s.
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WHERE TO BUY LOST SURFBOARDS
SINGLE QUIVER is an official Lost Surfboards store. Check with us for Lost boards in stock and visit our SURF SHOP to see the complete catalog of Lost boards.
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