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Lost Puddle Fish

Posted By: dksurf

Lost Puddle Fish - 02/25/17 01:42 AM

Anyone try this board looks interesting....
Posted By: pingsc

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/25/17 01:14 PM



The dude from Real Watersports seems to think that it can do everything but cure cancer.
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/25/17 01:43 PM

That's a really wide board. The one he's holding looks like it could float two of him.
Posted By: pingsc

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/25/17 05:07 PM

If memory serves that dude is a pretty large mammal.

The "bro" dims are pretty much exactly the same as the Lib Tech version, slightly less volume due to the channels and swallow tail. I'm more amused by the marketing hype that accompanies the release of these boards-particularly the puddle jumper line.
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/25/17 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By: pingsc
If memory serves that dude is a pretty large mammal.

The "bro" dims are pretty much exactly the same as the Lib Tech version, slightly less volume due to the channels and swallow tail. I'm more amused by the marketing hype that accompanies the release of these boards-particularly the puddle jumper line.


Agreed. I rode a puddle jumper over spring and summer and loathed it. But horses for courses.
Posted By: rocket

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/25/17 10:03 PM

These reviews from Real Watersports are hilarious. Think used car sales hype. "This board has so much drive, it seems like it flies when you push on it's G-spot, it feels like Juan Manuel Fangio at the Targa Florio in 1952, it dances with the Joffrey Ballet, and when the waves get overhead, this thing cooks like Wolfgang Puck on acid, it's so loose that you think you're a tranny whore on 42nd street, selling coke to tourists, and yet so much snap that you can surf it with only one fin, like a hummingbird that drank out of your feeder that you allowed magic fungus to grow in you lazy bastard..."
Posted By: pingsc

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/26/17 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Bman76
Originally Posted By: pingsc
If memory serves that dude is a pretty large mammal.

The "bro" dims are pretty much exactly the same as the Lib Tech version, slightly less volume due to the channels and swallow tail. I'm more amused by the marketing hype that accompanies the release of these boards-particularly the puddle jumper line.


Agreed. I rode a puddle jumper over spring and summer and loathed it. But horses for courses.


I've got the Lib version and think that it's mediocre at best. If I had more cash or disliked it a fraction more, I'd get rid of it, eh-maybe I will get rid of it and replace it with a Wavestorm.
Posted By: DroppingOn

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/26/17 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: pingsc
Originally Posted By: Bman76
Originally Posted By: pingsc
If memory serves that dude is a pretty large mammal.

The "bro" dims are pretty much exactly the same as the Lib Tech version, slightly less volume due to the channels and swallow tail. I'm more amused by the marketing hype that accompanies the release of these boards-particularly the puddle jumper line.


Agreed. I rode a puddle jumper over spring and summer and loathed it. But horses for courses.


I've got the Lib version and think that it's mediocre at best. If I had more cash or disliked it a fraction more, I'd get rid of it, eh-maybe I will get rid of it and replace it with a Wavestorm.


This. I've got a nice step down that works in thigh/waist high. Under that I'll get a Wavestorm for messing around when it's really shit. How much better low end can you get? You aren't going to be ripping in ankle high mush no matter what...
Posted By: pingsc

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/26/17 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: DroppingOn


This. I've got a nice step down that works in thigh/waist high. Under that I'll get a Wavestorm for messing around when it's really shit. How much better low end can you get? You aren't going to be ripping in ankle high mush no matter what...


I used to use it in burgery waves and it went ok in certain conditions, but I've since moved to the land of dumpy beachbreaks where my shortboard seems more fun in all conditions worth surfing.
Posted By: Bman76

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 02/27/17 04:11 AM

What i disliked was it had no natural drive. I played around with five sets of fins and still no major improvements. I think also, while it may grovel well in socal conditions - it doesn't where i surf. This new design may have reworked its bottom contours, so it could be worth a go. But best grovel board ever? Nup. I can get a hpsb to perform better in knee high slop. The finish and the feel of the tech wasn't my cup of tea either. Anyway - carry on. Puddle Fish may be awesome.
Posted By: Colour

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 03/04/17 09:08 AM

I run it with the FCS2 split keels and find while it may not heaps of natural drive all it needs is one pump and its away.
It needs to be surfed more like a shortboard than a fish.
I love it and can't get off it and thats the only problem i have because i often ride it when its too big for it.
It's surprising that it doesn't get much love here especially since my last groveller the Fishcuit got so much and i thought that was a dog.
Posted By: WetDog

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 03/04/17 12:01 PM

I'm on my 2nd the puddle jumper and have had positive results too. They carry a little more rocker than you'd expect and use primarily single concave on bottom. They have more continuous curve in the outline. Not a cruiser/coaster but accessible to the average bear. It likes to drop a little steeper than say a bottom feeder, so a drop on a thigh/waist high wave is always gonna be later. Board jumps with one pump off the back foot. I have to keep the rails engaged or the rocker, outline curve and concave -- the performance features-- actually will slow it down. It will fly through and over mush and junk sections once it's moving. It's nothing like the plank, couch potato, bottom feeder. I have to work it harder but it goes faster if that makes sense.
Posted By: LHB__

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 03/05/17 08:38 AM

I've had a 5'9 puddle jumper for about a month now and it really is the best groveller I have surfed. It flys over flat sections and can still go (almost) vertical in the pocket. Really keen to check out the puddle fish in the future.
Posted By: scotter

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 03/05/17 07:17 PM

The dude from real watersports pretty much raves about every board he reviews. There is a lot of good info on their site and in his reviews but keep in mind every board he reviews is sitting in his inventory and needs to be turned into cash so he may not be being 100% objective.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 03/05/17 08:20 PM

One shaper review stated concaves in surfboards did not exist before 1980 .

Rewrites history .

Careful with all that you read and hear .
drowning


They have a great selection of boards .
Posted By: 000

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 03/19/17 11:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
One shaper review stated concaves in surfboards did not exist before 1980 .

Rewrites history .

Careful with all that you read and hear .
drowning


They have a great selection of boards .


show him this


 









1949 

Simmons' Twin Fin 

Wood and fibreglass 

7 x 10 b @ 3 inches (approximation) 

Bob Simmons' Balsa Board, USA. 

Note  concave tail section. 

Hoffman Collection. 

Blackburn, page 77













1949 

Simmons' Twin Fin 

Wood and fibreglass 

7 x 10 b @ 3 inches (approximation) 

Bob Simmons' Balsa Board, USA. 

Note  concave tail section. 

Hoffman Collection. 

Blackburn, page 77



Posted By: claw87

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 04/19/17 09:54 AM

I got a carbon wrap one in 5'7" a few weeks ago and been riding it in knee to chest high french beach breaks. Had a same sized lib PJ before. As far as construction is concerned, CW feels slightly more corky than lib but more responsive. Overall I prefer the feel over lib, has nicer looks and better finish too. It is easier to ding though.
PF does pretty much do what ...lost say it does... With the flatter tail rocker and wider tail it grovels better than the PJ. Like the PJ, you have to work it a little bit but once it's going it feels like you can make any section. It is a bit harder to go vertical. The channel seems to add quite a bit of bite, I put some Split Keels in it and can absolutely not recommend that set up as the board only wanted to go straight. Favourite fin setup for the PJ was Stretch Quad. They go alright in the PF but the board really lit up with Scarfini HX Twin with trailer (very similar shape to the MRs I believe). Very fast down the line but still turns on a dime.
Have yet to try it in head high mush but have little doubt it will perform well.
Posted By: Mat6920

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 10/27/17 03:21 AM

The puddle jumper had mostly excellent reviews as a small wave board / groveller, but I m in total hesitation with the Cab Sav from Nick Blair, anybody around would be able to give an opinion ?
Looking for a groveller for small on shore summer days, 1 - 2 foot, clean / mushy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hqGfK-QH_s
Posted By: Fredtool

Re: Lost Puddle Fish - 10/29/17 04:55 PM

There was no such thing as Surfing until Kelly Slater invented Surfing. How did anyone put channels and conclaves in Boards before the CNC machines?
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