The NEW Lost Surfboards Quiver Killer Surfboard is a fast, forgiving shortboard that picks up where the Lost Short Round left off.
NEW MODEL ALERT! Matt Biolos is at it again & we couldn’t wait to test his latest model – this is the Lost Quiver Killer Surfboard Review + Futures Fins Lost Carbon Fins. Tweaking the popular Short Round model for bigger, better waves produces and ‘interesting’ shape that is surprisingly capable in hollow, critical surf.
I don’t know that I would call this a true quiver killer as the best size range is intentionally higher (I liked it shoulder / head high and above).
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+ Paddles onto waves easily and has tons of run down the line
+ Performance tweaks of the board versus the Short Round – the increased rocker and the slightly narrower nose and tail – make this board surprisingly capable in tricky, heavier, more challenging conditions
+ Feels really smooth and lively underfoot, especially when the swell goes head high or overhead
– It feels big for the volume, which is usually the opposite of the Lost boards I’ve had. I felt this was limiting when trying to surf the Quiver Killer in smaller surf. Just too much board to throw around easily
The Lost Surfboards Quiver Killer surfboard model at 6’5 X 21.5 X 2.75 at 41.44 L’s. I surfed the Quiver Killer with the Futures Fins by Matt Biolos – new Lost Futures Fins 5 fin setup. I never surfed the board as a thruster, I always surfed it as a quad and it felt natural.
Standard Lost Surfboards Quiver Killer Surfboard dimensions and volumes may be found at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
This board is best in waves that are a minimum shoulder high to head high that it handles waves that are well overhead, hollow and critical surprisingly well given the wider outline overall.
- Increased rocker versus the Lost Short Round
- Nice, precise rounded “thumb” tail
- The overall outline rocker is simple and clean with a continuous curve and lengthened vs. the Short Round
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Hi, I’m Ben. This is Benny’s Boardroom. Hope you’re doing well. This is the Lost Surfboards Quiver Killer.
I got this board to take to a trip to South Africa. The last time I went to South Africa, I brought some shorter boards. I brought a stubby hybrid board around 6’2″ and it wasn’t enough length for the waves there.
The waves in South Africa are always powerful, grunty and generally a bit bigger. That 6’2″ really didn’t handle the big, steep drops. This time I was thinking,
“Ok, I’m not going to need to bring any small boards. I’m only going to bring bigger boards.”
I talked to Dave, the lovely gentleman that I deal with in Lost Surfboards in Australia and I asked him what all rounder shortboard would you take for slightly better waves and he recommended the Quiver Killer.
The Quiver Killer didn’t even exist – it was only getting finalized at that point – when I ordered it. I had no idea what it was going to look like and what it was based off. I didn’t know the story behind it. I didn’t know anything beyond the fact that Dave knows me pretty well and he knows the kind of boards that I like to ride and he recommended it. He told me that it was a little bit longer and had a round tail and a five fin, so I was pretty sold on that, round tail, five fin.
Interestingly though, this board is bigger than I expected. It has a lot of surface area. Now that I know the story of it, it’s actually based off of the Lost Short Round.
I think Biolos really liked the way the Short Round felt when the surf was smaller. I felt the same way. In the waist high range, stomach high, shoulder high, in weaker, mushier surf the Short Round is just amazing. Super fast, easy to throw around. It’s a super fun and fast all around board, but it does have limitations.
This board is intended to address those limitations.
This Lost Surfboards Quiver Killer is meant to take the size range that you can surf with your Short Round and it’s been tuned to handle bigger waves. In South Africa where I got to put it to the test, it did just that.
The main difference between this and the Short Round are, overall, this board has a little bit more rocker, so you see that it’s got a little more curve throughout the board. It has this cool, thin, nice feeling rounded thumbnail. You can see it is quite narrow. It keeps a lot of width through the tail, but it is thin so it feels very sensitive.
Biolos has also removed some of the area through the nose. You can see that the nose is a little more pulled in.
I got this board and even for me I was like, “Dang, this thing looks huge!” The dims are about spot on for what I’d ride for a small, stubby all rounder. It’s 6’5″, 21.5, 2.75, 41.44 liters.
If you’re looking for a nice forgiving option for a shortboard type feel but something that is going to cover a healthy wave range with an emphasis on bigger, more hollow and more powerful surf, this Lost Surfboards Quiver Killer should be a interesting option for you.
Experience in the Surf
I took it to this right hand beach break in Cape Town that I’ve surfed many times and it’s a challenging wave on your backhand. It’s super fast. It wedges off of off this beautiful rocky headland and produces these fast, hollow barrels.
The last time I went to South Africa I could barely make it on the waves. It was like 1 in 10 I would make the drop on these things.
With this board I was making most of the drops. I wasn’t getting amazing waves. I didn’t get to come out of any barrels. But compared to the last time that I had surfed that wave, where I could barely make the drop and get into those really tight, hollow, fast, wedgy waves, I got in quite easily.
It felt really nice and smooth on my backhand. All of that width through the outline never felt like it got in the way too much. It didn’t feel bulky.
Now mind you, I didn’t do a turn with this board the whole time I was in South Africa. All the waves that I surfed this board on were like that. They are wedgy, hollow, fast things where you’re taking a fast drop and pulling in.
Now that I’ve had a chance to surf this board in and around Sydney, it does turn. It has some of the feel of the Short Round. It’s definitely not as capable at the smaller end of the wave range as the Short Round.
I feel that this is best in bigger surf – probably shoulder or even head high and larger. Even for me, it felt big, but it’s really just the fact that it has a lot of surface area. It has this flat, clean, elliptical design and then the foam has been distributed throughout the plan shape evenly. It doesn’t have any really thick points through it.
It has the volume I normally ride in a stubby 6’0″, 6’1″ or 6’2″ but distributed across a size of a 6’5″
For fin setups, I choose to go with Futures Fins again. I was using these new Futures Fins Lost Five fin set. They have a thruster fin but I didn’t surf with the thruster.
The Futures’ boys convinced me to put this little plug thing that apparently reduces the drag of the board. I’m frankly not good enough to know the difference, if there was drag where it wasn’t there before. But I thought I would give it a go and it looks cool.
Anyways, I surfed this board as a quad the entire time using this set up. It felt natural. It felt nice with the board, so I never switched up to a thruster.
The good and the not so good of this Quiver Killer…I wouldn’t call this a Quiver Killer. That’s one thing that I’d say that’s not so good about it. I think this does lean towards the higher end of the wave range. It’s got a lot of rocker running through out it. It is wider. The wider outline and the volume will get you across flat sections. This volume, which is roughly where I would normally be at 6’5″ it just felt like too much board for smaller surf.
That’s why, to me, it leans to be for bigger, more average surf – waves in the head high to overhead range.
You get those bigger wind swells that we get in Sydney and the East Coast of Australia. Those conditions would be great on this board because it’s got the length to take bigger drops and handle speed.
I wouldn’t surf it down much lower than shoulder high. I don’t think it’s intended for that. That is where the Short Round and those types of stubby hybrids really take effect. If I’m surfing in smaller waves, I want to have a smaller, shorter board to throw around a bit more.
The good is that it is a really forgiving, easy board to ride. It can handle some pretty challenging conditions.
That wave I was talking about in South Africa is a hard wave to surf, even South Africans don’t like to surf it. A lot of South African I know in Cape Town don’t really like to surf that wave. It’s super fast. It gets really hollow.
You can get some great waves there, but it is a really challenging wave, especially on your backhand. To be able to pull into waves like that, with this bigger outline, I was really impressed by that. It does have this nice, balanced, forgiving feel about it, lots of speed, lots of pace down the line, really easy to paddle onto waves.
That is the Lost Surfboards Quiver Killer. A very interesting different option from Matt Biolos and Lost Surfboards. An evolved, more performance oriented, larger surface area board with a little bit more rocker and a nicer, more precise, elliptical outline vs. the Short Round, which it’s based off of.
I hope you’re doing well. As always, please SHARE this. Comment if you have a question and I will speak to you again soon.
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Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Standard Lost Surfboards Quiver Killer Surfboard Dimensions & Volumes available at Lost Surfboards.
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This is more of a question (rather than review), as I am considering a Quiver Killer. I have a Lost MiniDriver which is my favorite Lost shape, and I was wondering if someone could provide a comparison to the Quiver Killer? I tend to surf mostly point breaks (e.g. Upper Trestles) in the 3-6 ft range (and larger). To me, the Quiver Killer looks very similar, with possibly a little wider nose? Would be interested in hearing anyone who has ridden/owned both boards and their opinion on the Quiver Killer in particular. Thanks!
Benny, Im 6"2- 90kg and got the 6ft -36lt Quiver Killer and its in the top 3 boards Ive ridden in my 35yrs of surfing. Love it to bits. From solid reefs to fun beachies and dredging ones, it just does all I ask of it. One very confident feeling board. Ive never had a small board feel as good as this in serious waves. Its defiantly going to Indo with me in May so I will see if it tops the ranks as my best board after the trip( My favorite other boards at the moment are getting dusty in my shed) Love it more as a thruster then quad, but thats just me. Will defiantly go the same board again when this one wears out and wouldnt change a thing 10/10 Stoked as JEZZ
Hi Benny, how does this compare to the Chilli Rarebird? Am stepping up from shop stock 7 to 7-4 boards and want a board that does well in better surf. I Weigh in at 85kg, 39 years old, average to above average fitness 180cm tall, potential board size for this or a rarebird equivalent? Started surfing last year
Just got a 6"1 35L Quiver Killer from my local Lost Shaper, Tommy Dalton in Gisborne, NZ. First surf in glassy shoulder high beach break conditions and well; I love this board! I surfed it as a quad and found it super easy/fast to paddle around, plus it caught waves with absolute ease. I also found there to be enough rocker and lift to get around flat sections with lots of speed, but the tail is super lively and responsive for snaps and cutbacks. I found the rail surfing was nice and easy, with the ability to draw out big turns too. My usual go to board is a Lost V3 Rocket at 33.5L and I think this has just taken its place. I also found this board much easier to surf weak/small waves compared to my Lost Puddle Jumper (5'10, 36.8L). Hope this helps 🙂
Swapped from a 6'2" 37 litre Hypto to the Quiver Killer a few weeks ago.I am 6'2" and 80+ kgI was enjoying the Hypto but felt that my surfing had progressed past that volume of board, dropped 4 litres and while initially noticing the paddling difference have to say it has had little impact on my ability to get into waves.Main thing is the increased responsiveness of the board, it turns sharper and helps draw a better line.In just a couple of weeks I am getting better turns and a much more comfortable feeling in the pocket in decent waves, have not ridden it in smaller than 2ft (4ft faces) yet, not sure it is the board for that.Overall I am super happy with it and think it is a great upgrade from the Hypto which feels more about straight line speed.100% recommended!(Have not tried it with a quad setup yet)
Thanks SurfnRN for a great review. I'm your weight and also usually ride 31 litres so your review was gold.
I've got a 6'0" stock quiver killer. I'm 165lbs. 5'7", above average shape. I have to say I really, really like this board. I surf mainly in the South Orange county area (Trestles, Salt creek, T-street, etc.). I got this board as a way to fill that mid range between a grovel board and a step up, and it's exactly what I was looking for. I've surfed it in 2-4 ft. point break up to 7-10 ft upper and lower trestles. The board is fast, but it's able to handle the speed well, it's got a more aggressive foil on the tail of the board to really hold it's line. Since the mid point is moved up on the board it paddles better than most HP boards the same size. I would say this board is good for power surfing and drawing some really smooth lines with the rounded tail. Obviously it lacks some explosiveness that a squared off tail would have. Unlike Benny I've been surfing this as a thruster almost exclusively. I tried it as a quad once and it didn't feel right to me, it could have been the fins though. I use two sets of fins on it depending on the waves. Smaller and rippable I've been using futures AM1 honeycombs. It loosens it up since that set has a slightly smaller center fin. When it's bigger and more powerful I switch to the Techflex John Johns. I do like my boards around 30-31 liters, but sized this one up slightly to the 33L and haven't noticed any drawbacks to having the few extra liters of foam. I'm a heavy 165 lbs and have some strong legs so that might account for me not noticing any difference. I haven't had a chance to use it yet in any barreling waves yet. Hope this provides a little insight.