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    Recently, I have been looking at the Lost SubScorcher 2, but people have been telling me that lost boards get dinged fairly easily. Even though I would take great care of it, I dont want a board that gets huge pressure dings all the time. And if anyone could give me any info on the SubScorcher or more importantly the SubScorcher 2 that would be amazing. Cheers!

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    I had a Lost Round Nose Fish in the past (great board) and am doing some ding repair on a Lost Sub Scorcher right now. These boards seem like they are glassed about normally for a performance PU/PE shortboard. I've never seen a big problem with pressure dings, and think they just come with the territory of light poly boards. Some of the best boards i've had became loaded with pressure dings from the first sessions in HH waves and still lasted many years.

    If you want a light high performance board and cant stand pressure dings, get it glassed EPS/Epoxy. It will be far less prone to pressure dings, as long as you dont mind the feel of EPS. I prefer PU/PE and pressure dings myself.

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    lost boards don't get pressure dinged any worse than any other brand using the same standard glassing schedule. I would say channel island's (UL) glassing is the thinnest I've ever had on a mass produced board.

    order Hydroflex "natural" (epoxy over standard PU foam), if you want less pressure dings
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    If you want a light high performance board and cant stand pressure dings, get it glassed EPS/Epoxy. It will be far less prone to pressure dings, as long as you dont mind the feel of EPS. I prefer PU/PE and pressure dings myself.
    I wish you lived near me, brother... I'd give it my best shot at changing your mind. My two daily drivers are EPS/Epoxy... nothing magic about the materials, just standard stuff. But the shape has been tweaked to accommodate the materials, and after a solid 3 or 4 years of steady use, they feel WAY better than any cratered, fatigued, stressed out, dead pu/pe the same age. The board in my little profile pic was a 6'8 EPS/Epoxy with a fiberglass stringer. Flexed and rebounded beautifully. That was the first EPS/Epoxy shortboard that opened my eyes to the possibilities... and it only got better from there.

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    Well...I don't live near you, but a good shaper that I DO live near has been talking up lightweight EPS core/Epoxy vac bag construction in the lineup as a way to get very light but still durable boards (I picked up one of his on the beach...liiight). I don't want to hi-jack this thread further, so i'll hit you up with a question by PM if its ok, and your inbox has some room.

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    I've had a bunch of Lost boards and I love them... But I do feel like they lose their "pop" quicker than others. All of them have just come to a day where they don't feel the same anymore. Probably just in my head, but I've always felt that way.

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    My last few boards were EPS and I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    Well...I don't live near you, but a good shaper that I DO live near has been talking up lightweight EPS core/Epoxy vac bag construction in the lineup as a way to get very light but still durable boards (I picked up one of his on the beach...liiight). I don't want to hi-jack this thread further, so i'll hit you up with a question by PM if its ok, and your inbox has some room.
    speaking of inboxes without any room...yours is full. Tried to PM you rgarding your height/weight, but couldn't
    Last edited by waterbaby; Aug 10, 2013 at 05:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbaby View Post
    speaking of inboxes without any room...yours is full. Tried to PM you rgarding your height/weight, but couldn't
    Sorry. Box cleared out, and I just sent you a PM w/some info about the mini-simmons.

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    Glass jobs can change from board to board of the same company... If your getting your board off the rack- feel it out - you can usually tell a good glass job from another board. Another thing- if the board is 'green' or brand new- you will get more pressure dings since its not fully cured. Generally it takes a few months to fully cure. So find out the date when they received the board...

    Also- I'm a big advocate of vacuum bagging a board- I would check that out!!