…Lost Rock-Up Tech Specs
• Tri Fin Setup
• Low Entry Nose Rocker
• Wider Nose Outline than traditional step-ups
• Pronounced Tail Rocker
• Tapered Rails
What We Like:
What we love is the casual blending or two schools of thought into one board. Look at the front of the board and you are basically looking at a wave catching machine similar to the …Lost Rocket or Mini Driver. This wider nose outline and less pronounced nose rocker will literally pull you into waves. No longer are there times when you are staring over the ledge because your toothpick has left you too much to do - we have all been there!
Drawing back to the bottom half of the board and you have a tail shape and rocker outline which rivals any proper step-up. The rails are tapered along its length and this delivers great control at speed and still gives you (despite the extra foam under the chest) maneuverability in waves of consequence and power.
Additionally you receive healthy tail kick (rocker) to have you sliding into the bombs and gripping the face in a much more critical section of the wave. These two attributes combine to give any surfer an awesome platform to develop their larger wave game!
What We Don’t Like:
The lower entry rocker (nose rocker) is quite shallow and when really pushed in under the lip take offs felt a little difficult to control. If you are a really advanced surfer who likes later than late drops, you might want to ask to have some nose volume shaved out and additional flip to be added to your custom Rock-Up.
Why You Want the …Lost Rock-Up
Because you love to surf for hours and paddle back up the point to catch bomb set after bomb set, because you love the thought of paddling round everyone and because its more about getting into waves and making them than worrying about your nose dimensions and logo placement. Anyone that surfs any hybrid will lap this board up on the bigger days.
If a Rocket (or other hybrid) has become your favorite daily board, and you find it frustrating switching back to a traditional, pointy nose step-up board on bigger, crowded days …then this board is for you. Designed to be ridden 2-4” longer than you would a Rocket. The low entry rocker, flat deck and tapered rails (with a full forward outline) paddles through crowds and moving water, and catches waves with ease. The pulled in tail, combined with the aggressive tail rocker and a smoother, shallower concave, allows controlled maneuvers at high speeds on chest high to double overhead waves. Chris Ward’s one board quiver these days.
The FCS II system has been designed to perform at the highest level by seamlessly connecting 3 essential elements in surfing; the surfer, the surfboard and the fins. When paired with fins from the new FCS II Essential Series, it’s now possible to install and remove your fins in seconds, without the need for any screws or tools.