…Lost Surfboards teams up with Maurice Cole for epic new range
Matt Biolos, of …lost International, has announced a new partnership with legendary surfboard designer Maurice Cole.
Matt and his crew are planning to bring Maurice’s high powered design genius to a US audience for the first time in a generation.
This design has a foot in both camps. Stability and float while still maintaining the edgy characteristics of speed and rippability. Evidence that you can occasionally teach an old dog new tricks.
The Metro is easy to turn and will suit surfers that like a retro feel, but want performance from a board. Unlike an old school fish the Metro 3 will sit high on steep fast sections and won’t morph into a shopping trolley style slide when you want to lay a full tilt cutback or carve deep lines into the wave face. Ask and you shall receive. This is no bog monster.
Over the last 20 years of working and testing with the world’s elite surfers, I have continued to design and shape the magic surfboard for surfers from Curren, Occy, Margo and Slater to Taj, Trent and Ross Clarke-Jones. All these curves and rockers are all Original Designs and have been tested extensively for 12 months before releasing into the market.
The ATM is used in kid grommet boards, short boards, semi-guns or the next board up from a short board and in the bigger Indo/Hawaii guns, that are up to 10 foot long. This design has an elite pedigree and can be relied upon to ride in all conditions.
Pro surfers or advanced riders require a design to work in a variety of waves. The ATM can be relied upon for travel, as it will handle anything that Mother Nature throws at it! Custom is King!
Based on the tow series evolution. The design has a deep concave that is punctuated by a sharp rail which in historical terms would have created a board that would go really fast in a straight line. The Protow ushers in a new era of speed and carve surfing with a rail that won’t let go even in the most critical bottom turn scenario.
The Protow pairs perfectly with the metro as the MC 2 board quiver. Width and volume in the right places create a board that quite often floats better than a conventional board 3 or 4 inches longer and facilitates tighter stronger turns with considerably less effort. This board will have you paddling over the grommets but will impress with its performance steep and deep.
THE STORY OF EEV
How Maurice Cole re-invented the rocker line and changed surfing
…By Nick Carroll