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Lost Uber Driver?

Posted By: oliver79

Lost Uber Driver? - 01/22/18 12:41 PM

Anyone got any news or views?
Seen the dims and they are weird.. just wondered if anyone has seen one?

.DIMS5’4 18.38 2.28 24.00 5’5 18.50 2.32 25.005’6 18.63 2.35 26.005’7 18.75 2.38 27.005’8 19.00 2.38 28.005’9 19.25 2.38 29.005’10 19.50 2.44 30.005’11 19.75 2.45 31.256’0 20.00 2.50 32.256’1 20.13 2.50 33.256’2 20.25 2.56 34.506’3 20.38 2.56 35.506’4 20.50 2.63 37.256’5 20.75 2.70 39.506’6 21.00 2.75 41.0
Posted By: kool-aid

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/22/18 06:30 PM

Where did you even find these dims?
Posted By: oliver79

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/22/18 08:51 PM

I have the hotsheets
Boom.
Posted By: Sharkbiscuit

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/22/18 09:56 PM

5’4 18.38 2.28 24.00
5’5 18.50 2.32 25.00
5’6 18.63 2.35 26.00
5’7 18.75 2.38 27.00
5’8 19.00 2.38 28.00
5’9 19.25 2.38 29.00
5’10 19.50 2.44 30.00
5’11 19.75 2.45 31.25
6’0 20.00 2.50 32.25
6’1 20.13 2.50 33.25
6’2 20.25 2.56 34.50
6’3 20.38 2.56 35.50
6’4 20.50 2.63 37.25
6’5 20.75 2.70 39.50
6’6 21.00 2.75 41.0
Posted By: daave

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/23/18 12:55 AM

Dims are weird? Or board is weird? Dims seem pretty normal for an all around shortboard nowadays
Posted By: oliver79

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/23/18 02:51 PM

thanks for posting exactly what i already posted. jajajaja
Posted By: Sharkbiscuit

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/23/18 03:36 PM

Originally Posted By: oliver79
thanks for posting exactly what i already posted. jajajaja


Thanks for formatting it so it was easy to read and generated the lively dim-related discussion you are trying to solicit?

What do you find weird about the dims with respect to lost other shortboard dims?
Posted By: nightfly

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/23/18 04:39 PM

What I think is interesting is that they seem to have tacked a Rocket front end onto a Driver backend but didn't really balance it by widening the tail a little. Also the thickness seems a little much. But having never seen one in person, it might all work. Matt seems to nail these sort of things.

However as a new mash up using the Driver bottom, it seems like ripe for them to develop a whole mess of boards going forward like they've done with the Rocket. They could basically put all the various Rocket templates on the Driver bottom.

Would love to hear how they go.
Posted By: trevorbc

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/23/18 05:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Sharkbiscuit
5’4 18.38 2.28 24.00
5’5 18.50 2.32 25.00
5’6 18.63 2.35 26.00
5’7 18.75 2.38 27.00
5’8 19.00 2.38 28.00
5’9 19.25 2.38 29.00
5’10 19.50 2.44 30.00
5’11 19.75 2.45 31.25
6’0 20.00 2.50 32.25
6’1 20.13 2.50 33.25
6’2 20.25 2.56 34.50
6’3 20.38 2.56 35.50
6’4 20.50 2.63 37.25
6’5 20.75 2.70 39.50
6’6 21.00 2.75 41.0




Thank for doing this.
Posted By: Havoc4k

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/24/18 04:35 AM

simlar dims n vol to ss2 and baby buggy at same length. stad shortboard.
Posted By: oliver79

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/24/18 09:22 AM

Hi.. yeah.. that was kinda what i was getting at.. just didnt read well, sorry for that. Thanks for posting it in a fashion that people can read. Now i can.

I was just looking at my vol on the dims. To have something at 26 would be 5'6 18.63.. i guess i thought it looked strange but i would love to see how it goes.
Posted By: theGraft

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/24/18 10:56 PM

I prefer a Lost Lyft driver.
Posted By: stu dog

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/25/18 12:12 AM

Originally Posted By: theGraft
I prefer a Lost Lyft driver.


the chinese counterfeit Didi Driver
Posted By: nightfly

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/25/18 01:10 AM

Just for the mustache logo alone...

Originally Posted By: theGraft
I prefer a Lost Lyft driver.
Posted By: b.r.

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/25/18 02:51 AM

i go with Phil's Cab
Posted By: sdsurfrat

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/25/18 03:10 AM

Originally Posted By: b.r.
i go with Phil's Cab


Marko's sidekick Phil?
dudes always rocking the rad MC bonzers rockin
Posted By: b.r.

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 01/25/18 03:47 AM

the only thing that exceeds phil's bonzer quiver is his tequila quiver, not on work nights mind you
Posted By: ShakeZula

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 02/28/18 05:21 PM

Anyone else google "Lost Uber Driver" and get this?

https://pics.me.me/i-think-my-uber-driver-is-in-trouble-otts-island-30423666.png

Cracking up right now... so ashamed
Posted By: kool-aid

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 02/28/18 09:24 PM

I'm into it. Ordering one this coming weekend. The driver and sub driver are both great boards. No reason to assume this isn't another winner. I think it looks like a great spring / summer board for these parts.
Posted By: Sharkbiscuit

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 02/28/18 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By: kool-aid
I'm into it. Ordering one this coming weekend. The driver and sub driver are both great boards. No reason to assume this isn't another winner. I think it looks like a great spring / summer board for these parts.


When did you get your Baby Buggy? Trying to forecast when this model will be nearly cherry for four hundo used.
Posted By: kool-aid

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 02/28/18 11:13 PM

I got my baby buggy a couple years ago, sold it maybe 6 months later. That's usually the amount of time I hold onto boards unless they're guns or travel specific.
Posted By: oliver79

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 03/01/18 09:41 AM

Just stuck an order in for a CW.. Looks like a winner.
Posted By: Sharkbiscuit

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 03/01/18 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: kool-aid
I got my baby buggy a couple years ago, sold it maybe 6 months later. That's usually the amount of time I hold onto boards unless they're guns or travel specific.


Are you expecting this to have more of a driver tail than a sub driver?

On paper this sounds like a hell of a mushy/flat-faced wave shortboard, based on my own sub driver/rocket experience.
Posted By: kool-aid

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 03/02/18 07:05 AM

Originally Posted By: oliver79
Just stuck an order in for a CW.. Looks like a winner.


Have you ordered a carbon wrap before? How long did it take?
Posted By: kool-aid

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 03/02/18 07:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Sharkbiscuit
Originally Posted By: kool-aid
I got my baby buggy a couple years ago, sold it maybe 6 months later. That's usually the amount of time I hold onto boards unless they're guns or travel specific.


Are you expecting this to have more of a driver tail than a sub driver?

On paper this sounds like a hell of a mushy/flat-faced wave shortboard, based on my own sub driver/rocket experience.


I think sub driver or ever so slightly wider.
Posted By: oliver79

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 03/02/18 07:35 AM

Sorry mate.. Mine is coming from Olatu in Spain so probably not much help to you.
Also the tail looks to be just like you said... sub or a little above.
Posted By: MBfreek

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 03/02/18 05:33 PM

Originally Posted By: ShakeZula
Anyone else google "Lost Uber Driver" and get this?

https://pics.me.me/i-think-my-uber-driver-is-in-trouble-otts-island-30423666.png

Cracking up right now... so ashamed


Holy sh*t thats hilarious!
Posted By: Maz

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 03/25/18 11:10 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYEqlh8swB8

Not normally a big fan of his reviews of his surfing, but this one was different. Surfed really well on the Uber Driver, and made me excited to try one.
Posted By: Bennyc

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 04/06/18 09:49 AM

Recently picked up a proformance driver and really stoked on it and how it feels and surfs. Be interested to hear what someone thought with a driver and how they relate. Saw some comments that the baby buggy has a lower tail rocker. Not much feedback on these yet
Posted By: Hopeless

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 04/06/18 11:01 AM

My brother just picked up an Uber Driver. I spoke to him after the first surf and he was raving about it... FWIW
Posted By: DroppingOn

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 04/06/18 12:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Maz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYEqlh8swB8

Not normally a big fan of his reviews of his surfing, but this one was different. Surfed really well on the Uber Driver, and made me excited to try one.


Really? I dig that he can actually surf. Not just a tub talking about what the board can probably do. He obviously surfs better than most so you have to assume things will work a bit differently but there is something to be said for actual surf footage in these run downs..

Agree that this board looked particularly good under his feet.
Posted By: Maz

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 04/06/18 09:53 PM

Originally Posted By: DroppingOn
Originally Posted By: Maz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYEqlh8swB8

Not normally a big fan of his reviews of his surfing, but this one was different. Surfed really well on the Uber Driver, and made me excited to try one.


Really? I dig that he can actually surf. Not just a tub talking about what the board can probably do. He obviously surfs better than most so you have to assume things will work a bit differently but there is something to be said for actual surf footage in these run downs..

Agree that this board looked particularly good under his feet.


Sorry for my garbled post.

I meant to say "not normally a big fan of his reviews OR surfing", but I did like how he went on the Uber Driver.

Now, back to The Ghost! hahahaha
Posted By: Havoc4k

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 04/06/18 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By: DroppingOn
Originally Posted By: Maz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYEqlh8swB8

Not normally a big fan of his reviews of his surfing, but this one was different. Surfed really well on the Uber Driver, and made me excited to try one.


Really? I dig that he can actually surf. Not just a tub talking about what the board can probably do. He obviously surfs better than most so you have to assume things will work a bit differently but there is something to be said for actual surf footage in these run downs..

Agree that this board looked particularly good under his feet.


why do u hate benny so much?
Posted By: DroppingOn

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 04/07/18 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Havoc4k
Originally Posted By: DroppingOn
Originally Posted By: Maz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYEqlh8swB8

Not normally a big fan of his reviews of his surfing, but this one was different. Surfed really well on the Uber Driver, and made me excited to try one.


Really? I dig that he can actually surf. Not just a tub talking about what the board can probably do. He obviously surfs better than most so you have to assume things will work a bit differently but there is something to be said for actual surf footage in these run downs..

Agree that this board looked particularly good under his feet.


why do u hate benny so much?


barf
Posted By: Bennyc

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 05/04/18 09:47 PM

Dropped the beans on one of these the other day and conditions have not been suited and work commitment have stopped my test ride. I will let you know my thoughts on the board after a couple of surfs. Looks amazing and it’s super light in the proformance version. Tossed up between the 5’8 and the 5’9 could have gone either but cause it’s really for the 1-3 ft range went the 5’9. Not much difference between the two plenty of meat on the board but less width than the board I’ve been riding and I’m coming off a js black box ii. Can’t wait for the first ride
Posted By: oliver79

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 05/08/18 09:08 AM

5'6 CW Uber... Absolutely flies.
Had the board for a couple of weeks and seems to go super good in knee high to shoulder, not much power or shape either but looking for a good day to see how it goes too.
I was looking for something to slip under the Driver on smaller days. Havent decided if it out does the Sub D though!
Proformance Sub D feels a lot more refined and really is a killer blade!
But the Uber in CW is something different, fun and fast. Super weird for me to ride a 5'6 (18.63 wide) that isn't near the 19" mark but i cant seem to fault it on terms of stock dims. Floats well..Catches waves with ease.. super lively in and out of turns.. unbelievable at getting off the the flat spot and round sections... all round great board.Tried it with Kolohe meds and Mayhem Lrge... likes the Kolohe in the conditions i have.
I think i love it as it really does feel like an extension of the Driver family!
I've surfed a lot of the range and now completely stuck on the Drivers.
Posted By: Benny_W

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 08/30/18 07:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Bennyc
Dropped the beans on one of these the other day and conditions have not been suited and work commitment have stopped my test ride. I will let you know my thoughts on the board after a couple of surfs. Looks amazing and it’s super light in the proformance version. Tossed up between the 5’8 and the 5’9 could have gone either but cause it’s really for the 1-3 ft range went the 5’9. Not much difference between the two plenty of meat on the board but less width than the board I’ve been riding and I’m coming off a js black box ii. Can’t wait for the first ride


Hey

How did the Uber go compared to the js blak box? Looking at one of those for the winter
Posted By: Sharkbiscuit

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 08/30/18 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By: oliver79
5'6 CW Uber... Absolutely flies.
Had the board for a couple of weeks and seems to go super good in knee high to shoulder, not much power or shape either but looking for a good day to see how it goes too.
I was looking for something to slip under the Driver on smaller days. Havent decided if it out does the Sub D though!
Proformance Sub D feels a lot more refined and really is a killer blade!
But the Uber in CW is something different, fun and fast. Super weird for me to ride a 5'6 (18.63 wide) that isn't near the 19" mark but i cant seem to fault it on terms of stock dims. Floats well..Catches waves with ease.. super lively in and out of turns.. unbelievable at getting off the the flat spot and round sections... all round great board.Tried it with Kolohe meds and Mayhem Lrge... likes the Kolohe in the conditions i have.
I think i love it as it really does feel like an extension of the Driver family!
I've surfed a lot of the range and now completely stuck on the Drivers.


Does it get into waves better than the SubD? My SubD feels really good at getting in for how well it does in better surf, but the Baby Buggy feels better to me than SubD.

I would have expected UberD to have better entry with rocket front, and better bottom end than SubD?

I will say SubD is pretty good in open-faced thigh-waist if it's not too racy and the face is smooth, but BabyBuggy still outclasses it for me in the bottom end, and also at dealing with chop/bump, whereas SubD has better hold.
Posted By: Bennyc

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 08/30/18 09:30 PM

Compared to the Blak box the Ud turns more like a hpsb hence the driver tail. B.B.2 has better glide through the flats I do find the wider tail in the board doesn’t have great feel when u start to push it really hard it can be hard to feel when it’s going to slide and engage. So my opinion is if it’s a flatter faced wave the the bb2 is the better choice. I found in the ud when i put weight forward it seemed to push the water towards the rail instead of under the board and just didn’t carry the speed through the flats which was the biggest disappointment if it were shoulder high or above going vertical it would be awesome. But in these waves I would take something more performance oriented and longer out. Maybe I just didn’t gel with it enough but other have said it goes great for them. Best blend maybe buy both and cut them in half and join to have ud tail and B.B. 2 nose 😉. I definitely consider myself a heavy footed surfer so maybe it’s my clumsy way and the sensitivity of the ud.
Posted By: Benny_W

Re: Lost Uber Driver? - 08/31/18 04:17 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Was really keen on a carbon wrap UD. Js have just released the blak box 3! roflmao
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