A clean, simple small wave performance hybrid design by Matt Biolos. This sexy Lost Surfboards Short Round features Carbon Wrap stringerless construction, which is now available on all Lost Surfboards globally.
Following on from the Lost Surfboard Rocket legacy of fun, fast, performance oriented designs geared for everyday surfers, the Lost Surfboards Short Round takes critical drops, feels smooth down the line and super lively out of turns in smaller, more average conditions.
This is the Lost Surfboard Short Round review featuring Daniel Macdonald of DMS Shapes’ patented Carbon Wrap technology.
- Even with the wider outline, this Short Round rides more like a performance small wave board
- Feels lively, responsive and connected in average to good waves
- DMS Shapes patented Carbon Wrap stringerless construction makes this board feel lighter, more snappy and quicker vs. other traditional PU boards I’ve been riding lately with similar outlines, dimensions and volumes
- Weight is very personal – some like a board to be as light as possible – but I actually would prefer the board to feel a touch more heavy and solid. Sometimes, it felt like it wanted to chatter on a bigger, more bumpy wave face and the weight, I think, would settle it down
- Matt Biolos’ personal Lost Surfboards Short Round (shaped by the man himself) from his March 2015 Oz trip. We happen to ride similar dims and this thing felt perfect at 6’2 x 21.25 x 2.8 @ 41.84L’s. I surfed the Short Round with the FCS 2 Performers – a great all around options for most surfers in average, everyday conditions. See the full Lost Surfboards Short Round dimensions and volumes at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
This is an average, everyday performance small wave hybrid
- Simple, clean small wave performance hybrid surfboard design
- Low entry rocker, wider nose, wide point forward = great paddler and generates speed easily
- Deep single concave to double through the fins and a subtle tail rocker for forgiving performance
- Tighter, high performance shortboard-esque rounded squash tail
- Done in DMS Shapes’ patented Carbon Wrap stringerless construction
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Hey, this is Ben. Welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. Welcome back. This is the Lost Surfboards Short Round. Look at this thing, man. Covered in carbon and a beautiful, beautiful little small wave performance hybrid design.
We’re going to talk about a few things today about this little Short Round. We’re going to talk about what the point of it is and talk a little bit about the design. I’m going to tell you about the waves that I surfed this board in. I’ve surfed this board in a lot of different conditions. I also want to talk you through why I think this board is special. I think it has something special about it, which you can probably guess but I will tell you about it a little bit later. Then, yeah that’s it. We’re going to wrap up.
This Short Round is in the Lost Rocket [See the Lost Surfboards Rocket Review…] ilk of boards. Boards that are good, fast, performance oriented boards but are easy to surf and very conducive to surfing in more average waves that most of us get to surf most of the time. When you look at the outline of this board it actually has quite a pulled in, rounded squash tail back that almost looks like a high performance shortboard would look. Then you can see that it flows through to a slightly wider outline through the center. It’s got this elliptical outline overall. Then a relatively wide nose up the front, which has very, very little entry rocker. That performance … The combination of elements that are flowing through this board here make this a really explosive dynamic small wave performance hybrid, again, in kind of the class of boards that I’ve put the Lost Rocket in.
Now this board is lightning fast. I’ve surfed this thing in bigger waves, I’ve surfed it in smaller waves, I’ve surfed it in mushy, crappy waves, I’ve surfed it in pretty good quality, clean waves, big and small and man, just had an absolute blast surfing this board. It is so fast. Again, it reminds me in a lot of ways of the Lost Rockets of the world, but unlike the Lost Rocket, I think again, this just feels like it’s a little more performance oriented. Especially that tail like when I think about the Lost Rocket, the original Lost Rocket, it really had a skatey feel. It had a big tail flip (tail rocker) that made the board feel loose and skatey. The later versions of the Lost Rockets, they’ve toned that down a little bit but this still, this feels almost like you’re riding your performance shortboard but in smaller surf.
Really interesting ride in a very simple, clean design, which is cool. What is special about this board? There’s a couple things that are special about it, actually. Number one, this was actually shaved by Matt Biolos so you can see he’s actually signed the board there. He was just in Australia and when he comes to Australia he shapes a bunch of boards. It just so happens that Matt and I ride very similar dimensions and by the good graces of the fantastic team at Lost Oz, I was able to get a hold of not one, not two, not three, but four of his boards from his trip here.
This is the first board that I’ve ridden. I’m really, really enjoying this board. The second cool special thing about this is the fact that it is done in this patented Carbon Wrap Stringerless Construction. This is a patented system, Stringerless system that was developed by Dan McDonald of DMS Shapes. There are, I’ve done a lot of … I’ve ridden a lot of Stringerless boards and they all aim to achieve different goals in their designs, but this one makes sense to me in that you can see how the carbon runs from the tip of the board, comes through here and then comes out and curves back off just before the front fins and then wraps around and becomes your tail patch here. It also has this little bit of carbon here as well.
Now that carbon strip and that carbon strip, the shape and the placement of that is intentionally put there to allow the board to tortionally flex so when you’re going and you’re doing a big bottom turn and the board is twisting a little bit under your feet, you want that board to snap back. That’s what carbon is there for, it’s a very durable material. It handles a lot of stress over time and that’s really the purpose of using carbon is to embed those properties into a board so that when you surf it you can feel that springy feel of it of it bouncing back against you. Again, that kind of placement very specifically put there to give you that kind of dynamic feel in the water. I’m very sold on it. Again, I’ve surfed this in smaller waves and again, you kind of push off the back foot and it just springs and launches out of turns. It’s just really fun and fast to ride, but in bigger stuff it doesn’t feel too springy so that’s the amazing thing about it. It seems to work in a broad wave range.
That’s pretty cool. The carbon wrap technology by Dan McDonald of DMS Shapes. I have been surfing it as a quad. I did surf it as a thruster. I actually like surfing it maybe more as a thruster. I was surfing it in those bigger and better waves as a thruster. I just liked having that little bit of extra hold but for now, you can see that I got just this quad set up here using these FCS2 Performers with the Performer trailers at the back. I’ve been surfing these as my all around FCS2 fins. They go really well, but that is the Lost Short Round and overall a really fantastic little performance, hybrid board.
Again, a very simple kind of clean design and then I love the fact that it’s done in this carbon wrap construction. It’s super light. It’s super fast and again, it feels really springy underfoot. It just launches out of turns, feels really snappy when I go to do a backhand turn. I’m not a very quick surfer, I’m more of a power surfer. This makes me feel quicker than I am so that’s a good thing.
Anyways, that is the Lost Surfboards Short Round. Hope you enjoyed hearing a little bit about it and the Carbon Wrap construction. If you haven’t already, please, hit the subscribe button if you dig what we’re doing. You’re going to see me talk about all of Matt’s Lost boards in the coming weeks and months. We’ve got some other really fantastic boards coming up as well.
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Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Standard Lost Surfboards Short Round dimensions and volumes from Lost Surfboards website:
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