The …Lost Pelagic Fish is related to the Round Nose Fish, but with a design feature as revolutionary as the original Round Nose Fish itself: snowboard side cut in the rails…
Pelagic Fish Tech Specs:
1. Sidecut Between Your Feet
2. DEEP Concave for Lift, Incredible Speed and Easy Planing
3. Low Centerline Rocker for Glide, Drive and Paddling
4. Healthy Rail Rocker through Center of Board
5. Super Swallow Tail Design for Added Bite and Positive Feel
What We Like:
…Lost started the super shortboard revolution with the original Round Nose Fish in 1995. Back then, everyone was riding 6’2 potato chips that were super thin and narrow. …Lost was going almost a foot shorter at 5’5 x 19.25. People thought they were crazy. Look what everyone is riding today…
Now it’s 2012 and Matt “Mayhem” Biolos isn’t resting on the massive momentum the brand has going. Constantly tinkering with new designs (and snowboarding when the powder dumps) he decided to pursue outline sidecut as a potential new avenue for surfboard performance. After 4 years of R&D, …Lost releases their new Pelagic Fish.
The outline isn’t as extreme as you would think, but the sidecut is definitely noticeable when you look closely. All the design components totally make sense, and due to the sidecut, produce a combination of these designs that previously haven’t been attainable. Biolos is one of a limited number of people who have ridden the design so far and he is stoked on it 110%, considering it one of his favorite boards ever. Incredibly fast, easy to paddle, loose in the pocket. Who wouldn’t like that?
What We Don’t Like:
This design is essentially as radical as the very first Round Nose Fish back in 1995. Just like back then it may take a while for people to warm up to the concept, or it may not. The current surf world seems warmer to new ideas, shapes or constructions.
Why You Want a Pelagic Fish:
You want to go fast AND vertical. You like fish designs, but want to push the limits with what’s possible. Just like the original Round Nose Fish, the Pelagic has a huge range of use.