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Board to complement lost driver #2980103
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I’m casing some thoughts on a board to complement a lost driver. It’s 6’ x19 x 2 3/8. 28liters
It’s to sit underneath the driver in smaller weaker waves that still has a bit of performance in it. My thoughts are to buy a sub driver 5’11. There is a 5’10 as well not sure if anyone is on top of the difference between the lost range with a little more width in both sizes of the outline or foil is different as well?

I’m in Australia so anything that’s accessible here

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maybe an uber driver?

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I had one of those and didn’t like it. Also don’t like the proformance glass as they wont hold up well for me. Couldn’t get it to go in flatter sections of waves. Perhaps I oversized it as when I transitioned forward it felt like the nose plowed rather than planed

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Sub driver grovel file


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Re: Board to complement lost driver [Re: Bennyc] #2980125
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Seems like the Subdriver would be the obvious choice if you dig your Driver and want a seamless transition. I got a subdriver swallow version this summer. For it's intended purpose, it's great. Lots of speed and precise turning in fun sized waves. Good flow through flat sections but if the waves don't have much of a pocket I'm choosing a different board. My only complaint is it doesn't paddle or catch waves that well compared to some of the other lower entry rocker small wave boards I've owned.

I'm not sure about the difference between bro and pro dims other than the dims themselves. I don't know of any foil dif or anything. Mine is pro dims and is pretty much right at my usual volume. Feels good I wouldn't want it any beefier.

Re: Board to complement lost driver [Re: Bennyc] #2980131
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Nice one Aruka. Yea I have a Blak Box 2 and a bb3 on order so that will make up for smaller days. But I would like something to feel like the driver when it’s smaller and feel you can surf it more high performance than the Blak Box as it’s a great small wave board but can be hard to surf in good waves as the speed is difficult to control. My first driver was a custom which I got on gumtree which was a little wider like 19 1/8 wide and it was awesome but not really a sub driver. It unfortunately didn’t like a punchy drop and soon became two halves.

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Can you get a CI in Aus? I've been riding mainly lost for the last 5 or 6 years and about a year ago got a Sampler. It is magic. Perfect step down board.

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Never ridden a sub driver but I would imagine that would be the best call. I demo'd an uber driver and it was very underwhelming. It just seemed kind of dead.

With that being said I easily transfer from my Stamps GX to me Driver. Both excellent boards.


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I love my Sub Driver but if the Uber Driver didn't cut it in flatter sections I might skip it; at Catalyst I asked if the Uber Driver was a Driver back end or a Sub Driver back end, and they indicated it was wider/fuller like the Sub. I would be hesitant to assume the Sub's narrower, more flipped up nose would go better in flat spots than the Uber.

Baby Buggy is what I use underneath Sub Driver if I'm in squash thruster shortboard mode and not grabbing something a little more alty; mine paddles in a little better, accelerates better, is quicker/more agile, but redlines sooner. It doesn't have that awesome hooked up/push back feel the way the Sub Driver does though.


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If it must be a Lost and you can custom order, my favorite stepdown of all time is the Beach Buggy. The one caveat is that the stock version has a bit more foam in the rails than I like. Order a custom with a "pro rail" or just ask for a more thinned out rail than stock.

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The sub driver is a great board but I don't find the range between the board to be that dissimilar. I don't know anything about the govel file, that sounds interesting, but still, it's fundamentally a HP shortboard with a little more lower end range. If that's what you're looking for, go for it.

Otherwise I really like both the uber drier and the puddle jumper hp. Both would complement the driver nicely depending on what you're looking for. I personally ride my uber driver more often and would probably recommend that unless you're looking for a pure groveler.

I can't speak for the '19 uber driver, that may have a sub driver back end, but I would definitely say my '18 uber driver definitely has a driver tail and not a sub driver tail, which is quite wide.

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Originally Posted by kool-aid

I can't speak for the '19 uber driver, that may have a sub driver back end, but I would definitely say my '18 uber driver definitely has a driver tail and not a sub driver tail, which is quite wide.


That's interesting as the dims definitely changed, and I asked a couple months ago, not when it first came out.


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Cheers all.

I think the Uber driver was supposed to have the rocket front and a blend of concave between the two. Sampler would sit where the Blak Box is so need a slight step up on that. I also have a puddle jumper hp which I also love. It would be surfing waist to head high range just with a little push to it. It’s more to benefit my surfing as I can surf the Blak Box but want to try to emulate a more hp surfing style in those conditions.

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Originally Posted by Bennyc
Cheers all.

I think the Uber driver was supposed to have the rocket front and a blend of concave between the two. Sampler would sit where the Blak Box is so need a slight step up on that. I also have a puddle jumper hp which I also love. It would be surfing waist to head high range just with a little push to it. It’s more to benefit my surfing as I can surf the Blak Box but want to try to emulate a more hp surfing style in those conditions.


I haven't tried a Black Box but the Subdriver Swallow is pretty much ideally suited to HP surfing in waist-to-head high waves with push. In a wave with push it feels like a board that you can surf off the tail and fit turns right in the pocket and always keep the speed going without having to shuffle around too much. It does not feel like a board that would ever hold you back if you are trying to surf critically in smaller waves.

The 5'11" pro dims is 29L. whether that is too much extra vol. is your call. The squash version would be easier to size if you wanted to keep your volume consistent @ 28L