During this past season, WCT surfer Taj Burrow linked up with Matt “Mayhem” Biolos to blow up his small to medium wave game. The result has been a refinement of …Lost’s most HP weapon as well as Taj’s rise to the WCT podium at several major events (all on Mayhem shapes).
The Taj-Whiplash is what Taj Burrow rides in good surf. It’s not as user friendly as the Driver or Scorcher series boards, but for those that want it and have the ability to use it, it turns harder and faster with lightning quick response. The main difference with this board is the lower volume, narrower nose, deep concave, continuous rocker and no hip in the tail. All of these design characteristics allow this board to fit into parts of the wave that others won’t. If you want to ride what the best surfers on the WCT tour are riding, the Taj – Whiplash is the ticket and will take your good wave, high performance game to the next level.
Using the classic “Whiplash” model as a starting point, this board has now become the most refined and streamlined design in our line. Based of of TBs winning board from the 2012 Quiksilver Pro (Snapper Rocks) it is relatively low volume board , with continuous rocker (to fit where ever TB wants to go on the wave) and deep concaves (for lift and the speed to get there ). A relaxed central rocker maintains speed and carry through the flats, while hyper-extended tail kick in the last 16” and a moderately lifted nose keep the board free, loose and responsive. The outline also has an aggressive, continuous curve , cutting out all the unneeded surface area, thus no hip or bump in front of the fins that most of our boards feature. The nose, while not as needle or narrow as in the past, is still pulled enough to not get in the way of TBs fast and critical, tight radius turns. Although not for everyone, this board is relatively easy to ride and is best for younger and fit surfers who are above average, have no problem creating their own speed, and surf regularly in punchy beach or decent quality point breaks and want to surf as critical and radical as possible.
Hydroflex 3D rooted vacuum bag tchnology infuses the fiberglass INTO the blank. This creates an ultra-strong bond between the two reducing the chances of delams that eventually lead to buckles. Made in the USA.
Natural construction starts with a hand shaped, PU blank with a stringer. This produces a familiar PU feel that's significantly lighter and stronger than standard PU/Poly Boards.
Lasts 2x longer than standard PU/Poly boards.
"They're really light for PU boards because the lamination process removes all unneeded resin. Kolohe Andino needed boards that were lighter and stronger, but still wanted the tried and true feeling of PU blanks, so we made him a few for his latest quiver." ...Lost Shaper Matt Biolos
Hydroflex boards with "The Natural" surfboard design have excellent flex characteristics. They are glassed with epoxy, so they give you a more natural and lively feel compared to a surfboard glassed with poly. Boards with "The Natural" surfboard design have Hydroflex "Set flex" and don't require air. Stringer P/U blanks and epoxy resin components keep the boards extremely light weight. We use the Hydroflex patented 3-dimensional bonding structure.
• Natural feeling through epoxy glassing
• Great performance
• Extremely light weight
• Great flex characteristics comparable to the "SuperCharger"
• Hydroflex 3D glassing for stronger Surfboards compared to standard P/U
• More affordable than a SuperCharger
• Completely customizable shapes and glassing