LOST "RAD RIPPER"
Model: Rad Ripper. A throwback to the skatey designs of the 1980s and early 1990s, the Rad Ripper is a ’80s-inspired tweak on the Retro Ripper, designed for small, everyday surf conditions.
Ability: Intermediate to advanced shortboarders looking for a groveler or something retro to put some spice in their surfing.
Type of waves: Soft, waist- to chest-high+ waves, although the board can be ridden in bigger, hollower waves as well.
Fin setup: FCSII and Future five-fin.
Description: Matt Biolos from …Lost is a child of the 1980s, and was influenced by the wide, flat, skatey boards of that era. The Rad Ripper is a tribute to the neon-hued a80s, starting where the Retro Ripper left off and tweaking it to include lower entry rocker and a wide, planing squash tail with a single wing bump. The board has tons of lift and speed in small waves, but maintains its aggressive tail rocker for quick, snappy turns in the pocket. The beak nose and volume up front increases paddle speed, while the flat deck keeps your foot on the accelerator at all times.