I got a 5’7 a couple years ago on sale for $550 from this website
Got a 5'9 in torsion spring shaped by the lads in Mona Vale to replace my Lost V3 . I was keen to try a new tech and liked the shape for everyday waves here on the East Coast of Australia. I'm 5'10, 83KGs, and somewhere in the middle of the typical line up in terms of competence. The 32.2L works perfectly. I was worried that this would not be enough volume, but the shape seems to compensate. The board is less drivey than the V3 and the round tail makes for smoother turns, so it feels like you don't have to work as hard on the face. It paddles onto practically anything, hollow or crumbly and flies along as a quad. My experience so far is that the board's ability exceeds my own.
I needed a step up board as a beginner and this was the right one for me and I didn’t even know it. I use it in Florida’s Ponce Inlet and Satellite Beach and Cocoa. Custom PU stock glass job 6’6” X 21.75 X 2.85 and I can paddle into the outside much faster in bigger surf. It’s all in the rails among other things I find out. #TalkToYourShaper Thank you for the board guys! Its a dream. I sink more in this one than the Mini-Tanker Epoxy 54ltrs and it’s just at the right level, feels my size. (I was wondering if making Florida Friendly took some depth from the single and double concave.)
Just returned from surf trip to Mexico and Costa Rica with one board- the smoothie. Had lots of great waves headhigh and well above and the board handled it brilliantly. Great paddler, turns smoothly and is so versatile. I did go back to the thruster set up and not the quad and it seemed better.My first board off the rack in many years and it's excellent.
Just bought my second one. I had one, love it, but wanted to tweak it a bit to have a one-board travel quiver. I had them make a few tweaks to gear it more toward the decent to good wave end of the boards range. I also went with the torsion spring blank. I took it to central america and rode head high to slightly over head beach break that was respectably steep. I also rode a point that required a late, steep drop but then flattened out to a long open face. The board worked well for me in all of that. It handled fairly steep waves that were slightly over head and got me into a few little barrels too. It was also fun on the slopey point break. Once you figure the board out, it’ll snap or carve. It’ll take a late drop and paddles super easy and catches waves easy. I have surfed about 7 long sessions on this one. The torsion spring has been great so far. I use my knee allot on duck dives and usually pressure ding my decks as soon as I get a board. This one has none so far. I like the quad fin set up best, especially for the bigger, steeper end if the boards spectrum and the extreme small wave end of the boards spectrum. I noticed the speed difference in both riding and paddling with the quads on this board more so than I ever have on any board. The FCS Carvers as a tri-fin was also nails on the point break though. So, for me, it works as advertised. Versatile, smooth and fun. I may never own another shape. Recommended!