Lost Bean Bag

Discussion in 'Surfboards and Surfboard Design' started by aka pumpmaster, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
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  2. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Pretty sure Notaseal posted a pic of him with one, so I'm sure he has some info.

    Calling Mr. Seal...
     
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  3. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    360
    Jul 19, 2010
    I’ll make you one if ye wants
     
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  4. Sir_Ballyhoo

    Sir_Ballyhoo Well-Known Member

    609
    Mar 8, 2018
    Go for it. Every time I look at a board that requires a shorter length, I never regret it. 20 years ago a Lost 5'5" would have seemed crazy world to me...not anymore.
     
  5. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    so im 6' and 180. will 5 5 be ok?
     
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  6. Sir_Ballyhoo

    Sir_Ballyhoo Well-Known Member

    609
    Mar 8, 2018
    That looks good to me.
     
  7. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Yeah but order it 6" thick.......
     
  8. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Whoa Barry, only a man with your experience can handle that!
     
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  9. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Yeppers, the board is my go to in the crumbly, I'm 5'5" 130.lbs board size of choice is 5'2"x21.0x21.0(32.56L)
     
  10. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I would get a local custom. The Lost stock 5'5" dimensions sound fine. 21.75" is crazy wide, but honestly i think for soft waist high waves that will be good. with all of that width, the 2.5"+ thickness is more than thick enough to float you and paddle like a dream. It will have more volume and glide in soft waves than your 5'10" RNF.

    It's really a pretty low tech design. A flat rockered, round tail, squished down egg shape. Ashton can do it better. There is a certain type of quad fin setup that will make that board come alive.
     
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  11. foamieswithmyhomies

    foamieswithmyhomies Well-Known Member

    379
    Sep 18, 2014
    I have a 6-0 couch potato which is a pretty similar shape. Don’t ride it much anymore since I felt it wasn’t enough board on smaller days and when waves had more juice the lack of rocker made drops an adventure. Maybe going smaller would help the latter problem. I feel they’re designed well for crumbly west coast point breaks that hold their shape and have wide open faces, not our dumpy EC beach breaks.

    I was initially gung ho on grovelers like this, but having ridden one for a few years I tend to think they fall into the “try and do everything, but do nothing particularly well” camp. Could be user error though, I’m no pro!
     
  12. nalu222

    nalu222 Well-Known Member

    94
    Feb 11, 2010
    Where did you lose it?
     
  13. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    In the soup.
     
  14. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    I guess ill bring you in as a consultant!
     
  15. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    360
    Jul 19, 2010
    5’5” lost is calling 36.15 liters... if you’re only 180 lbs you could ride that thing in anything. I am similarly sized to you and would probably go with a 5’2”. But I I like small boards.
     
  16. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    im gonna bump down to 5 3 then
     
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  17. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    My 2 cents -

    if you plan on mostly surfing the board mostly in smaller waves in warmer months...i.e. wearing no more than a 3/2 then going real short like 5'3" - 5'4" range is a good call.

    if you want it to be more versatile....stable on a bigger days (Boards like this can be very fun in clean walled up chest - shoulder) and ride it in 4/3...5/4 type water then maybe consider sticking with the 5'5" size.

    For me anyway...i have a 5'4" Chemistry that isnt all that different from this in dimensions and an even shorter board i shaped myself...i find really short boards a little challenging in full 5 mil rubber + boots. The the water gets above 60, the boots come off, the waist high waves start dominating and suddenly the tiny boards feel perfect.
     
  18. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Gonna stick with the 5 3 and meet with Jon when I get back from Vegas.
     
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  19. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Don't gamble or anything else your new board money away in Vegas.
     
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  20. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    just chill, drink and eat good food. not much gambling.