Lost Motivator vs Surf RX New Toy

Discussion in 'Surfboards and Surfboard Design' started by saltcreep, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. saltcreep

    saltcreep Active Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    before anything I know these 2 boards are totally different. really this isn't for me so to speak. my friend saw these 2 boards on Craigslist the other day and can't figure out which one to get. I did a lil looking into both and both seem to do good from knee to head and maybe over head. has anyone ridden these boards and whst are your opinions on them? also he wants a do it all board and thinks one of these 2 can be that board or even a small wave and when the waves get pretty good here.
  2. Big Wet Monster

    Big Wet Monster Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    I had a motivator which I loved. Was perfect for east coast. My only issue with it wasn't really an issue in that it really was a groveler rather than a knee to overhead. If the waves are fat maybe it can be ridden in bigger surf but when it started to pitch (chest+), the board was a bit too flat. Loved it though and would recommend to anyone.

    If you are looking for an alrounder that RX board looks nice but is totally different than the motivator. It all depends on the volume that you need and what types of waves you are going to be riding with it. If you have a true groveler already, go for the RX. If you need a one board fits all, go with the motivator.

  3. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    Had the New Toy a couple years ago. Not a good groveler, bogged down too easily.
  4. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    It all depends on the specific board dimensions. Your buddys ability/style. Board condition.

    As I always say. Board "Model" means nothing.
  5. saltcreep

    saltcreep Active Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    I like that logic. they both about the same dims except the Lost is an inch longer and I think an 1/8 thicker. I'll have to look again. he seems kinda set on the Surf RX so I might grab the Lost for myself :p
  6. Big Wet Monster

    Big Wet Monster Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    He is making a mistake and you are taking advantage. Well done grasshopper.
  7. veriluxxx

    veriluxxx Active Member

    Aug 8, 2013
    i had the motivator but outgrew it in skill, eventually i would need something with less volume. it was a great board but tough to turn in head/overhead waves. i set it up as a thruster all of the time and thoroughly enjoyed it in all sorts of conditions.
  8. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    you're in texas, right. I'd probably go with the motivator there. It has a little fuller nose than the new toy to help paddling.
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Waterbaby, you seem to know a lot about most boards (or anyone that has had one) I am checking out a Lost Rocket Up 6'3" for biggersteeper days...say head high or bigger. My current 6'3" was custom and has similar dims but not enough ass end rocker. The Rocket Up seems to offer a bit more rocker than my current board.