A board that just works…in just about everything. The original Lost Rocket is an epic all rounder for the average conditions that most of us surf most of the time. This surfboard was a game changer for me.
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+ Easy paddling, super fast wave magnet
+ Does everything and I mean everything well
+ Forgiving yet responsive outline
– What does one say about their favourite average wave all rounder?
– I might not take this on a trip to Indonesia…but then again, I might
– After riding a shorter, fatter, wider performance oriented outline like the Rocket, it’s difficult to ever go back to a ‘plain vanilla’ shortboard (but who wants to…)
The Lost Rocket by Matt Biolos at 6’2 x 20 1/2 x 2 5/8 @ 37L of volume
Anything…yes, anything…from waist high to well overhead. The Rocket is freakishly versatile; it just works.
The …Lost Rocket was my first surfboard by shaper Matt Biolos and I have been hooked on …Lost surfboards ever since. Biolos has always seemed to have a respect and understanding of volume and the fundamental part it plays in a surfboards ability to perform two critical functions: catch waves easily and generate speed quickly. Furthermore, …Lost surfboards – specifically the Rocket – have volume placed in just the right places to help your surfing and not too much volume where it detracts from performance. Of course, there are always some exceptions.
From average local beach breaks to overhead, fast, punchy beach breaks to mellower point breaks, I have found the …Lost Rocket to be the ultimate small to medium sized wave all rounder/small wave hybrid surfboard for places where the waves are average a lot of the time.
The …Lost Rocket excels in catching flatter, weaker waves and generating speed due to the relatively flat rocker and well-placed foam but the small kick in rocker in the wide Rocket tail is great for hard turns frontside and backside. Plus, the wider outline provides a good balance of versatility while still being forgiving. I’ve debated taking the Rocket on trips to Indonesia but have always pulled it from my Indo quiver in lieu of standard barrel boards. Still, I always wonder how the Rocket would perform at, for example, …
What do you think of the …Lost Rocket? Does it live up to the hype?
Standard Dimensions & Volume
Original Lost Rocket dimensions and volume from Lost’s website:
|5’4||18 1/2||2 1/8||23.2L|
|5’5||18 3/4||2 1/6||24.5L|
|5’7||19 1/8||2 1/4||26.7L|
|5’8||19 1/4||2 1/4||27.3L|
|5’9||19 3/8||2 1/3||28.8L|
|5’10||19 1/2||2 3/8||30.1L|
|5’11||19 5/8||2 4/9||31.5L|
|6’1||20 1/4||2 5/9||35.3L|
|6’2||20 1/2||2 5/8||37L|
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Rode the Rocket in 3ft high mush on Rockaway beach yesterday and it absolutely ripped. Easy to catch waves, paddle, and move around. I've only been surfing for a year. Started on a 7'6" funboard, then moved to a 5'11 couch potato (40 L) groveler, and just moved to a 6'0 (33L) Rocket. Amazing board even for small mushy stuff, can't wait to try on bigger waves. Game changer for sure, thanks Benny!
I bought a used 6'0 rocket off craigslist and have been riding it for the past 2 months. I cant say anything bad. I usually longboard unless its at least stomach high(which in Florida is rare) but even in waist high waves, i found this to be fun when we get a hurricane off the coast and its pumping(4-6), and yes, 4-6 is "pumping" in Florida. To put it short, I have gone through many, many shortboard, and this is by far the best board for every type of wave from waist to head high( and proboly overhead, but I wouldn't know...)