The Lost Motivator is a Rocket on steroids. The 5 fins set up gives this surfboard a ton of options for small to medium size surf.
Motivator Tech Specs:
• Oversized Rocket Tail with Tri/Quad 5 Fin setup
If there was one complaint about the Rocket in 2009, it was that some average surfers didn't feel it was a full on groveler (It's not). We were told that it wasn't easy to "get going" in 1' junk. So knowing that it takes more than hacking a Triscuit out of a slab of foam to make a great hi-performance groveler, we went to work making a board to "Motivate" people to get out and surf in that 1' junk.
How to turn a "Rocket" into a super groveler in 4 easy steps:
-Widen the nose and tailblock. The straighter outline will make a longer rail line, creating drive.
-Thicken the nose (and add a beak nose to abruptly thin out the tip) and tail to add flotation without increasing overall thickness.
-Lower the tail rocker along the stringer line (to add drive and resistance to rear foot in mushy waves) but leave the rail rocker as curvy as it was (creating a strong 'V' behind the rear foot) so the board still has that magic, tight turning radius when put on a rail.
- Flatten the deck and put a full, steep rail for stability and paddle power , then add a volume reducing "step rail" to the last 6' of the tail , to add bite and make "real" turns in small surf easier. Best of all, it doesn't feel like you're riding a breakfast sandwich.
Feel free to ride this one 1-2" shorter, and wider than a Rocket.