Matt Biolos’ go to pointy nose shortboard, the Lost Sub Scorcher 2, is dynamic, fast, and features a user-friendly high performance design that intermediate to advanced surfers will easily fall in love with.
I had been itching to ride this board ever since hearing Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos talk about his go to “pointy nose shortboard!”[See Matt Biolos talk about his Sub Scorcher 2 here…]
This is the Lost Sub Scorcher 2 Surfboard Review + FCS 2 Accelerators. The Sub Scorcher 2 picks up pace with ease and feels loose (especially as a quad) but still precise and controlled.
For a more experienced surfer, this would be a great option for tight, performance surfing in average to good waves but I also think this design is user friendly enough that a novice to intermediate could challenge and progress their surfing with this board.
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+ The Lost Sub Scorcher 2 is easy to ride and user-friendly but still performs like a high performance shortboard.
+ Gets up and gets going with ease and carries speed well from stomach to chest high, even in flatter face conditions.
+ It has a loose, fast, dynamic ride. It is a really forgiving short board ride even for those who doesn’t ride high performance shortboards very often.
– I found that in larger surf, especially surfing as a quad, I found it sliding around little bit. Never slid out completely but didn’t hold like I expected
The Lost Sub Scorcher 2 model at 6’4 x 21 x 2 2.75 at 39.81L’s, which is a slight variation of the standard 6’4 and are the dimensions that Matt Biolos himself rides. This was actually his board when he came to Australia in March 2015. I was lucky enough to get it because we ride very similar dimensions. I was riding this board at first with the FCS 2 Matt Biolos fins, but I accidentally knocked two of them out in the surf, which has happened a couple of times now, which is disappointing. I switched to this, the FCS 2 Accelerator fins. Those fins went really well with the board, the Matt Biolos fins went well on the board, too, before I lost two of them!
These I think were great compliment to the high performance template of the Accelerator’s working in conjunction with that tail of the board.
Standard Lost Sub Scorcher 2 dimensions and volumes may be found at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Stomach to chest high up to a few feet overhead. It handles steeper faces but also likes to be opened up on a more open, flatter wave face. I wouldn’t surf much more than a few feet overhead.
There are three variations of the Lost Sub Scorcher 2: this is the Sub Scorcher 2 with a single wing swallow tails. There is also a Double Wing Swallow and Bump Squash, which is predominantly ridden by …Lost’s team riders.
- Gentle, continuous rocker through the board
- Curvy, high performance outline with a bit of extra width through the center
- Medium to full rails that are forgiving and are geared towards those average, flatter faced waves
- A high performance shortboard template with a “pointy nose” and a tighter tail for advanced surfers who surf radically in the pocket and do big turns but still generous enough proportions to be user friendly for less experienced surfers
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Hey, this is Benny! Welcome to Benny’s Boardroom! I hope that you are doing well. This has been a long time coming -this surfboard review for the Lost Sub Scorcher 2. I’m riding the Lost Sub Scorcher 2 as a Single Wing Swallow. If you see the video with Matt Biolos [Watch it here…], he is talking about getting back to high performance surfing. This is the board that he was riding. This Sub Scorcher 2 is actually his dimensions and his board when he was in Australia in March 2015, and this board is dynamic, fast, really lively, even loose at times high performance Shortboard. Yet, it has a really user-friendly design.
Things about this design that achieve that ride: you can see that it has more width at the center of the board. That gives you a more stable platform to work from. As Biolos said, I’ll copy his nomenclature, this is “a pointy nose shortboard,” that is an actual high performance shortboard nose, you can see that it has a little bit of lift there. You can see too if you’ll look closely at the nose, there has been a bit of a repair job…a nose job.
This is the reason why the review took a while. The first time I surfed this board, I actually buckled the nose, unfortunately. The nose is a little bit thinner, it has a little bit more lift and is more narrow than you might see on hybrid shortboards that are becoming so popular.
If we move back to the tail of the board. This is again one of three tails that the Sub Scorcher 2 comes with, this is the Single Wing Swallow Tail so it has just one bump and pulls pretty dramatically into this nice, tight Swallow tail.
The Swallow tail is noticeably thin, as you can see, there is not a lot of foam in the tail there and that in combination with the rest of the outline, subtle, gentle, continuous, rocker throughout. Not a great deal of rocker throughout the board, and a very shallow concave. Those elements in combination with the tail make this thing a loose board that is easy to throw around.
Experience in the Surf
The downside of that I would say is at one point, I surfed this on a bigger, almost point like beach break and (I was going left :), and there were good few feet overhead sets coming through. I was surfing it as a quad and I actually found it a little bit too loose because there is not a lot of bulk in the tail. I was pushing hard on the bottom turns and it was holding. It never slipped out or anything but I felt I want a little more bite, a little more pull.
That was specifically why Biolos designed this tail because he want something with a bit more bite, and when I moved to this template the thruster FCS2 Accelerators then it did have that tighter feel.
I was riding this board at first with the FCS 2 Matt Biolos fins, but I accidentally knocked two of them off in the surf while paddling out, which happened a couple of times now and is disappointing. I switched to this template, the FCS 2 Accelerator fins. Those fins went really well with the board, the Matt Biolos fins went well on the board too.
Overall, I think this is a board that if you are not normally riding high-performance shortboards, but you want to have a good high-performance Shortboard when the waves are not necessarily pumping overhead, but bigger and better than average walls, a little bit of flatter face but getting a bit hollow, and you want a board that is really going to allow you to throw it around and transition quickly from rail to rail.
For in pocket surfing and doing big turns and everything that you might be limited by those stubbier hybrids that many of us surf so often now. This Sub Scorcher 2 would be a great option for you. I don’t think that this would limit the advanced surfer.
I think, this could actually be a really good board for surfing in smaller waves, similar to the Chilli Peri Peri. I thought that board would actually suit advanced surfers who were surfing down in smaller waves and this I think would be really great for advanced surfers who are able to generate their own speed easily in waist high, flatter faced surf.
For most of us, I think, this would be a stomach to chest high to a few feet overhead affair and surfing fast and loose and try to practice manoeuvres, this board would be ideal for that.
This is my experience with the Lost Sub Scorcher 2 and how the board might translate to your experience in the water.
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Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
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