A blast from the past. This is one of the performance fish shapes that started the trend towards shorter, wider, fatter surfboards, this is the Lost Round Nose Fish surfboard review at Benny’s Boardroom.
+ The original performance fish, yet the shape is still relevant
+ Rides fast, turns hard, looks cool
+ Nimble for a fish outline
– It’s still a fish, you won’t ride this like a normal shortboard
– The tail can be hard to swing around in more critical conditions
The Lost Round Nose Fish surfboard at 6’2 x 20 1/2 x 2 5/8 at 38.4L of volume. Full standard Round Nose Fish volumes and dimensions at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Anything from waist high to just overhead.
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Hello, this is Ben and welcome to Benny’s Boardroom!
I am holding on to an older model – almost a relic – and these days, it would be difficult to find this thing on the shelf. This is the Lost Round Nose Fish by Matt Biolos.
I pulled this board out for a couple of reasons. The first reason being, when you look at the shape, when you look at this design, the wider, modern performance fish style outline, it doesn’t look that crazy now because you see a lot of boards from a lot of shapers that are coming smaller and wider and fatter. Either as a performance take on a Fish or as a more voluminous, lower performance version of the shortboard. I think this is to pull out because this was one of the first surfboards that was heading in that direction.
Matt Biolos from Lost started shaping wider, fatter boards, I think, before a lot of people did. I’m sure there were others before him but his boards seemed to make it in the mainstream seemingly before anyone else.
Yu look at this shape and this is all about having fun. It’s a wide outline, not too much volume, nice, low rails, a pulled in tail. Although you see a lot of tails now that are a lot more pulled in than that. But for a fish surfboard, at the time, this would have been really, quite pulled in. Overall, a really fun, fast outline and, again, we owe Matt Biolos from Lost a bit of credit for starting a movement to shorter, wider, fatter boards that are fun to ride, catch waves easily and are enjoyable for the masses and the average surfer, which most of us are.
If you’ve had a go on the Lost Round Nose Fish, please let me know what you think about it and thank you for watching the show.
Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Lost Round Nose Fish standard dimensions and volume from the …Lost website:
|5’5||19 1/4||2 1/4||26.9L|
|5’6||19 3/8||2 1/4||27.6L|
|5’7||19 1/2||2 5/16||29.1L|
|5’8||19 5/8||2 5/16||29.6L|
|5’9||19 3/4||2 3/8||31.1L|
|5’11||20 1/8||2 7/16||33.6L|
|6’0||20 1/4||2 1/2||35.0L|
|6’1||20 3/8||2 9/16||36.6L|
|6’2||20 1/2||2 5/8||38.4L|
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