Lost Surfboard - Black Dart - SHORT ROUND by Matt Biolos - 5’11” x 20,5 x 2,5 x 34,04L - BDSR0511
Lost Surfboard - Black Dart
SHORT ROUND by Matt Biolos
5’11” x 20,5 x 2,5 x 34,04L
Our latest high performance hybrid. In the tradition of the Rocket and its many knock offs, the Shortround bridges the gap between easy riding “cheater” boards and the HP Shortboard. Tested all around Southern California in the summer of 2014, this board has more than impressed. The buzz about it is spreading fast. The speed comes from a low entry rocker and wide-ish nose, with a forward wide point and generous concave throughout. The performance comes from a moderate, but not flipped up, tail rocker, a double concave through the fins and the same sort of modern bump squash tail that you would find on a typical contest style, small wave HP shortboard. All combined, it doesn’t look like anything fancy and there are no gimmicks, but some times less is more, and there is a lot packed into this little board.
BlackDart surfboard construction is a trademarked surfboard manufacturing technology. Developed by Florida based, epoxy composite mastermind, Drew Bagget of Inspired surfboards. …Lost Surfboards worked with Drew to fine tune and then license the technology. Similar to C3-Tech, the BlackDarts are built with a virgin 1.5b, stringer-less eps core. The most striking feature is a full deck wrapped with our custom woven, Carbon/S-glass hybrid “BlackDart” material. All of the carbon fibers run uni-directional, only nose to tail, with S-Glass fibers running, cross wise (rail to rail). Unlike traditional bi-driectional Carbon weaves, this material (and thus board) that is far less stiff, much more forgiving, and even less prone to snapping and buckling, than boards built with traditional bi-directional Carbon fiber fabrics. The boards still maintain the quick reaction, highly responsible, memory benefits of Carbon Fiber, with out the issues associated with Bi-Driectional carbon weaves.. A second benefit to the hybrid cloth, is the ability to net beautiful color combinations using tints and pigments, which reacted well with the S-Glass fibers and contrast with the Carbon.