The Mini Driver is a hybrid surfboard design with a fuller nose and more compact length based on the Driver rocker and foam flow.
The Rocket hybrid design was a home run for Matt Biolos and …Lost. If there’s a shortboard that is close to the Rocket, it would be the Scorcher with the flat entry and exaggerated tail rocker. The Driver shortboard has almost the reverse theory of design with more curve in the rocker up front and a flatter tail rocker. This favors back footed surfers and has been …Lost’s most popular shortboard this season. The Mini Driver is a hybrid design with a fuller nose and more compact length based on the Driver rocker and foam flow.
Mini Driver Tech Specs:
• Driver based hybrid design
• Slightly wider/flatter nose than Driver
• Round Pin with tri/quad 5-fin set up
What we like:
Hybrids are easy to surf and fun as $%^&*! They also have a very wide range of use as far as wave conditions go. The Mini Driver focuses it’s performance on good to best days. We like to think of it as a step up board that you actually get to use every week, rather than one time a year. The Mini will surf 2-foot slop if you need it to and that’s a lot to ask of board that will destroy draining barrels and overhead sets. The 5-fin set up really helps widen the range of the board. The tri works perfectly for tube time while the quad makes the board far more playful on open faces. Huge arcs and roundhouses are a blast with the quad set up.
What we don’t like:
If you never try the quad, you might be disappointed in flatter faced waves regardless of how big they are. The board has a good bit of foam in the middle third of the board and really likes the quad to light it up.
Why you want the Mini Driver:
You surf primarily hybrids and want a board that is tuned for better days.