I’ve been a Dan Mann fan since FireWires first production board: Futura with balsa rails. Rode most of his models although my favorite is the first Sweet Potato 4’10”w curved Greg Webber fins.  
How do you like it so far?
They are new purchases; need more R&D and waves; so far: will webber power twins w small trailer works but l’m always experimenting to fine tune each. 
Have you used other fins in the past and how do these compare?
I need the quick pickup and drive, so a big front fin to push off of is important for me. I like the twang of the Webber curves and to me, they are a faster fin.

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The SPROUT 2.0 is our updated modern nose rider. CJ Nelson has been on a variation of this design his entire surfing career.

Some have claimed the SPROUT 2.0 as the best noseriding surfboard of all time which is a compliment we don’t take lightly. This most updated version has a bit more tail kick than past versions, a more pinched rail for wave face connectivity, edge in the tail for maximum control and a beveled Nuuhiwa style concave. The benchmark in performance nose riding. (Concept designed by CJ x Ryan Engle)

Watch Exclusive Talk Story Here with CJ Nelson


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Lost Smooth Operator Review by Leonardo

Leonardo reviews the Lost Smooth Operator surfboard, which he picked up in a 7'10" size. Standing at 6 feet tall and weighing 185 pounds, Leonardo loves the board, noting its excellent float and performance in town waves. Initially concerned about the board's lightness due to its carbon construction, he found it handled well, almost like his longboard, without bouncing around. He uses a two-plus-one fin setup with side fins and a small trailer, and is very satisfied with his purchase.

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