The boards made of lightweight poly foam and are glassed lightly. You're going to get less life out of it than you will from a heavier board...enjoy the ride and learn to do some repairs and it will all work out.
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Thread: lost surfboards deteriorating?
Oct 12, 2009, 11:17 PM #11
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- milton delaware
Oct 12, 2009, 11:54 PM #12
Hey thats cool man . Thats your opinion and your entitled to it . I have never been a short board fan (not that I cant ride a shortboard its just not my thing) I had a few 6'2 Al merricks, and a 6'4 Fetish. I would ride them for a while and sell them . I am really old school when it come to my style of surfing. I enjoy the flow of it long nose rides and big drop knee turn.
They do some really great things on shortboards but its just not my thing. If I was to ever buy another short board it would be a 70's style single fin shortboard thick wide with alot of glass .
Oct 14, 2009, 03:51 AM #13Member
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Haha ok guys.....being that you pro's know everything about fixing boards and what not i'll let this rest. I know these guys personally and have been through the San Clemente shaping area first hand....it's not a warehouse or a factory but you guys seem to know everything.. It's actually called the surf ghetto...Have you liquid shredders even heard of that term? Probably not since your probably not familiar with where the surf industry/culture started. Take some time and sample a few boards and see what happens..you will get different wear and tear results for different boards....duh because not every glass job is the same! One glasser may use more cloth than others????!! Any of this ever cross your mind guys? Oh thats right your probably riding a MERRICK FLYER and rocking a bright wetsuit at 48th Street in OC, oh and fixing dings with SUNCURE but hey i'm totally on your side...Lost sucks..don't ride them..leave it to people that have fun surfing instead of sitting on a computer screen talking about how a board gets wear and tear...GET A TUFFLITE OR A FIREWIRE... HEARD EVERY KOOK IN TOWN RIDES THEM!!
Oct 14, 2009, 02:51 PM #14
Yeah its best for you to let it lay cause you really making your self look bad. More than one person has seen the issue with the thread starts board and you back peddling can not keep up. I am sure Lost would take care of the situation if found that the issue was not the rider.
Different board with different glass job make board perform and hold up in different ways. Not are board are the same yes that is right. So you have been to there shaping "Area" ( if its not a warehouse for a factory where they shaping these boards in someone's tent or garadge in there backyard ???) If you know these guy first hand maybe when you send they a christmas card you can leave them a PS in the card about what some of there customers have had with there board.
I have a solution
EVERYONE FOR NOW ON DONT BASH LOST SURFBOARD OR DISCUSSS A NEGATIVE ISSUE ABOUT ANY OF THERE PRODUCTS!!!!!
NAPPYDREADS RIDES THERE JOCKS AND WE DONT WANNA GET HIS TAINT ALL TWISTED
There that should fix that for you Nappy hope I could help
Oct 15, 2009, 02:59 AM #15Member
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Do yourself a favor and stop talking about an issue you can't back up..
Hope you have a swell time riding your NSP this weekend
Oct 15, 2009, 03:08 AM #16Member
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Oh and MATT JOHNSON welcome to SWELLINFO 3 days ago...........If you have nothing good to say about a board or someones issue with a board then don't say it. Swellinfo I'm sure hates people like yourself that get on here just to get under peoples skin. You need to take people's information that they give you" AKA FORUM" and try to learn something from it and not bash it. Happy surfing!
Oct 15, 2009, 03:30 AM #17
You type thats all you do . Just cause it Ride a longboard dont mean thats all I ride. So what I have been here 3 day big deal what does that have to do with anything. Hey I commented on the issue with his board and its not uncommon. Your the one that went on the bashing rant not me
Whats wrong you can handle a negative opinion about lost surf boards big frigging deal. If someone didnt like the brands I perfer I wouldnt bash them for it . Last time I check this is a free world and People are allowed to have opinoins. Sorry that you could try muscle me into likeing what you like but I am not some little highschool gromment. I have been involved in surfing since I was born and I have and seen Agro kooks like you come and go. So quit you crying already its kinda old .
Your have no clue what you are talking about what so ever . Your just pissed that a few ppl here have seen the same issue and you can handle that you were wrong. Hey I commented on the issue with his board and its not uncommon. Your the one that went on the bashing rant not me. God forbid anyone have a bad experience with company you support. LIke I said if the defect is Lost's fault I am sure they will take care if the issue.
And you really wanna find me come to my strech of beach you more than welcome. If you come in the summer I am the one in the black Birdwells and beaver tail having fun.
Last edited by MATT JOHNSON; Oct 15, 2009 at 03:44 AM.
Oct 15, 2009, 03:39 AM #18
Never said I was gonna try to ride a 70's style single fin shortboard like a longboard that your weak ability to change peoples words around..
The only bashing I see here is in all your replies. This forum is a place to expand ones horizions on surfing and life too in its own way. Its a shame some people have to slow up the process
The issue was backed up by more than just me .
Have a good evening
Last edited by MATT JOHNSON; Oct 15, 2009 at 03:47 AM.
Oct 15, 2009, 06:18 PM #19Junior Member
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So let's get this straight Dreads....you're defending Lost surfboards by saying their glass jobs are inconsistent....and not only due to variations in workmanship, but intentionally, because the different glassers just like to do things differently? Sounds like they have some major quality control issues if that's the case. I'm afraid you're not helping their cause any by revealing that information to the world via internet. Gee...will they even have the some number of layers of cloth from one to the next I wonder? And how will I know what I'm buying? I'm new to surfing and I don't think I'll ever buy one of their products after reading your "defense" of them. Heh. Good job, bro. Thanks for steering us clear of an obviously questionable product, even if you didn't mean to! You may have just saved countless of us from wasting money on a product that won't last us through a full season, and we all owe you one.
Oct 16, 2009, 07:00 PM #20
Hey Matt... you are coming off like a kook man.
I don't know you, but you are baggin on a great shaper (Matt Biolos) that has mentored and employeed a LOT of fantastic shapers here in Southern California over the past couple decades. Shapers (and legends) like Brian Bulkley,Todd Proctor, Noah Budroe, Garth Day, & Tommy Moore which you refer to (with disdain) as "ghost shapers" make a living feeding their families ghost shaping for Matt (as well as shaping boards under their own label- BB is a north shore legend!). Hell, Tommy Moore from your own beloved East Coast ghost shaped for Matt. And Todd Proctor- do I even NEED to explain to you how good he is??? I don't care if others on this "issue" backed you up". If you want to publicly bust on a great shaper (both the speed demon and the rnf are two of the best shaped boards for Southern California, and the Rocket is a great shape too) on a forum, you will find push back.
You mention AM, you do realize that Al also had fantastic ghost shapers too, right? Shapers like Malcom Campbell and Marlin Bacon. ALL major shapers have ghost shapers, punk. That does NOT mean they are poor in quality. The shaping HAS NOTHING to do with the glassing!
If you have an issue with a glass job or a board from Lost period, go on the surfermag.com forum and call Matt out on it. If somebody buys a Lost board that is super light and has very light glassing, they should NOT be suprised that the boards are going to last a very short time. Everybody who buys one that knows that these are performance boards, glassed lightly, and are made to last with a much shorter lifespan than other heavier glassed boards. People who know surfboards know this going into their purchase. If you purchase a ...Lost board, expect a short but blisful life out of the board. That's it. No need to bust on them, no need to call them out, or call their quality out. If you want a ...Lost board that will last, buy a carbon fiber model.
I quote you here... "I have had a few Losts" on your last thread but earlier you stated that you have never been impressed with them and that you are basing your knowledge on your friends experiences... smells like BS to me man. You have no clue and you have never owned one, have you?
Because you started bashing them with no knowledge of the company and have never surfed one, I am calling BS on you. You are a kook, kook.
Stick to longboard topics. I hate people who bash on shapers that have no clue.
Oh, and it's not a factory. The shop in San Clemete is not that big.
You are just sooooo wrong on so many levels it's nutso.
I'm done torching you. Carry on.
Oh, here is your "factory" ...