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Sizing a Lost Sub Driver #2072191
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Hey guys... My usual volumes are as follow:

Performance shortboard - 29L

Stubby - 31L

Super groveler - 34L

I'm trying to size a Sub-Driver but I haven't ridden one so I'm not exactly sure.

I'm typical shortboard is a 6'2" and my Lost SDII is a 6'0". I'm thinking the sub-driver in 6’0 x 19.50 x 2.50 or maybe 5’11 x 19.25 x 2.38.

I do like a bit more volume in my boards. Do you guys think the Subdriver is too much of a groveler when compared to the SDII, or do you think they serve more or less the same purpose? I don't have the SDII anymore.


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Re: Sizing a Lost Sub Driver [Re: eluviis] #2072192
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sub driver can handle any wave you can catch with it... I've ridden it in small mushy waist high waves as well as 4-6ft pipe. such a balanced, workhorse-of-a-board.

it's a bit squashed down shortboard, so it should be a bit shorter than your reg HPSB... 5'11 I'd wager

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I also own a Sub-Driver

and... Agree w/ everything h8coldh20 has said.

I would also add, coming in at around your height to an inch taller if you like more volume, works roughly well for sizing. Unless you are unusually tall or short.

I'm 5'10 x 160 and went w/ the 5'10. I, like you, enjoy a little more paddle power/volume than a typical guy my height and weight b/c of the heavy rubber we wear up here.

My 5'10 is 19 x 2.25 (27 Liters) When Matt and I talked about this board he suggested: 5'11 x 19 x 2 3/8. I should've listened.

Hope that helps!


Re: Sizing a Lost Sub Driver [Re: jp30surf] #2072194
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How about me?
Im 5'9 and 170 pounds. My 5'11x 18 3/4x2 3/8 was a lil undervolumed,
but my other small wave board 5'11x20 (stretch magnet-ratskate) is waaay to wide! I've drop overhead mush on it, but id like my turns to be faster=so a narrower board i guess??
I read something interesting in the rusty blog. Wide boards are as fast as narrower ones, they are not slower. And ur board should somehow reflect ur body type.

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@jp30surf - Sounds like if Matt suggested a 5'11" to you at 160lbs, the 6'0" could be great for me at 170lbs. Although I don't wear heavy rubber… my wetsuits are either 3/2 or 4/3 and that's it. Yes, that did help.

@paunch23 - And you are 170lbs and tell me your 5'11" was a little under-volumed.

I think I'm going to give this 6'0" a shot. It's used and priced right. I've got nothing to lose.

I'll report back if I buy it and after I ride it in the right conditions.

Also, how do you guys think it compares to an SDII. Maybe Pickles ? can chime in if he's till around.

I think it's a lot like the SDII but maybe aimed at slightly mushier surf.


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Re: Sizing a Lost Sub Driver [Re: eluviis] #2072197
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my 5'7 x 18.6x. x 2.18 is highlighted as 25L. I wonder what volume of 5'11 is? 31-32L

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These are the stock dims and volumes:

5'4" - 18.25" - 2.07" - (21.6 l)
5'6" - 18.50" - 2.13" - (23.2 l)
5'7" - 18.63" - 2.18" - (24.2 l)
5'8" - 18.75" - 2.25" - (25.5 l)
5'9" - 18.88" - 2.25" - (26.0 l)
5'10" - 19.00" - 2.32" - (27.3 l)
5'11" - 19.25" - 2.38" - (28.7 l)
6'0" - 19.50" - 2.50" - (30.9 l)
6'1" - 19.75" - 2.56" - (32.4 l)
6'2" - 20.00" - 2.63" - (34.1 l)
6'3" - 20.25" - 2.75" - (37.6 l)
6'4" - 20.50" - 2.75" - (38.6 l)
6'6" - 21.00" - 2.88" - (42.3 l)


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sounds like the 6'0 might be great then!



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i had a feeling those volums were a lil off...
5'7" - 18.63" - 2.18" - (24.2 l) and not (25)...
im looking at the 5'11 and i think it might be more than 28.7.
just a thought...

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Paunch, I guess the stock Sub-D 5'11 @

19.25" - 2.38" - (28.7 l) Would be a happy medium for you.


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Elu, if the price is right on the 6'0 go for it.

Worst case scenario you can always resell it and then you'll have a better idea of what size will work.


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Hey guys, I picked up the 6'0" and went straight to the beach to ride some slop. Ha.

It's definitely a bit more volume than what my stolen SDII was. It's just fatter.

I have to try it out on a good day but I think it'll work. I remember riding a too big 6'4" Rookie at Grandview on a great 1.5x overhead day and having a great time at it too. This board is not as big - should be fine, plus it'll allow me to paddle in early. But we'll see.

@nexttozen - And yes, nobody rides HPSB's in North County anymore. Neither do I. This is still a step down from a HPSB potato chip and I only want it for the bigger days anyway...


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@nexttozen - And yes, nobody rides HPSB's in North County anymore. Neither do I. This is still a step down from a HPSB potato chip and I only want it for the bigger days anyway...






And eluviis, OH NOES YOU SAID GRANDVIEW!!!! THAT'S OUTING A SECRET SPOT!!!


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Quote:

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@nexttozen - And yes, nobody rides HPSB's in North County anymore. Neither do I. This is still a step down from a HPSB potato chip and I only want it for the bigger days anyway...






And eluviis, OH NOES YOU SAID GRANDVIEW!!!! THAT'S OUTING A SECRET SPOT!!!




Wish it were secret. Lolz.


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For me the subdriver shines as a performance groveller, waist to head high. Same height as you or an inch shorter, get some volume in it. Driver is better for average+ days. Has more bite, the sub is pretty skatey.


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