The Lost V2 Rocket is an easier board to ride for the average Joe surfer in less than perfect waves. The V2 version of the Rocket has a bit less tail rocker, and a little less concave through the fins, creating a faster rail line under foot and Matt actually deepened the concave out of the tail as well. The soft wing helps retain quick transitions off the top of the wave and the bottom and give you plenty of control in the pocket. Matt says he moved the points of the diamond up a fraction and made the angle nearer to the Stealth's tail, but he hasn't finalized this 100%. The nose rocker is a little steeper in the last 12? (to balance out the shallower tail rocker and stop you from digging the nose) and the concave has been brought further forward (to compensate for the added nose rocker and also lengthen the rail line for more front-foot drive) to help with even faster out of the gates rides. The tail has been sculpted in a more pronounced way, adding a sniff of double concave under the back foot, as well as a low, square and boxy tail rail. Matt also made the nose a little wider in the 12-18" mark. Overall, an easier board to ride for the average surfer in typically sub par UK waves. It has way more down-the-line drive and a little less skateboard kick tail feel.
The Rocket was and is still one of the most popular boards around the globe over the last 5 years. It's one of the most copied and ripped off surfboard models in recent history. So it's obviously worked brilliantly for thousands of surfers. Matt used feedback from the average Joe to update and refine an already excellent board. The original and legendary Rocket will always be available from Lost. The V2 doesn't replace the Rocket, it just compliments it!
Availiable from 5'4 to 6'2
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