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  • Lost Mini Driver

    The Mini Driver started with the original Driver. The initial adjustments incorporated a fast, low nose rocker with a forward placed outline, both of which added drive. After adding a rounded tail for control, but with additional width at 12" up from the tail, the Mini Driver emerged. The clean and elliptical outline moved freely on the face and inside the tube, which is true to Kolohe's challenge when we started on the design. We were soon surprised by how well it performed in smaller everyday surf. The Mini Driver has quickly been recognized as one of the most versatile designs we’ve ever done.

    http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/qu...st_mini-driver

  • #2
    Any one surfed this yet in FST I heard its in the USA shops

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    • #3
      Here is a copy of a post in the general section
      Originally posted by Sarge View Post
      Here is something from Matt In response to a question on his blog site regarding different fst dims to the pu stock

      'andi responded...
      hi matt,
      have been riding a pu version of a 5'10 mini in southern mex the last 4 weeks. didn't get any big swell but you could feel the potential of the board on the occasional sneaky set... made me feel more confident and under control on critical takeoffs and turns compared to my subscorcher but worked as great on the small days too. stoked. thank you.
      my question:
      just saw the mini on the fwire website.
      for what reasons did you change the dims & volumes compared to your standard stock ones?
      In case of the 5'10, the fst is 19.25 x 2.38 & 27.8litre as opposed to stock dims 19.5 x 2.38 & 28.5litre ??
      thanks for your input.
      andi

      Matt Biolos responded...
      I am not really sure, more than I wanted them to have some variety. I think the stock dims on the PU are a bit on the small wave, full wide size and for the FW I wanted to make them kinda an indestructible travel board for decent to good waves.'.

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      • #4
        Here's a couple of MN shots.

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        Lots of width and volume held into the nose and under the front foot with a single concave running through into a double inside a single through the fins with a single to flat off the tip of the rounded tail.
        Foil wise, there's a bunch of volume hidden in there. The thickness is held pretty much to the rail and remains fairly full up towards the last 18" or so of the nose. The tail actually blades out a lot and is comparable in thickness to my CBD Taj. The rounded tail isn't too pinny with enough area for some resistance under the back foot.
        Rocker wise, there's a fair bit of entry rocker in the last 12" or so of the nose, it's pretty flat through the centre under the front foot and the has a smooth but low rocker out the tail.
        To me it looks like in fuller waves you could surf over the front foot and deal with flatter and slower sections pretty easily, and then when you get to a steep section you could weight back onto the tail and have full control in the pocket. Fin wise, I really want to ride it as a quad, but it does look as though a thruster set might be the call. Will definitely give both a shot though.
        It looks like it's going to be fast as hell, hopefully some decent waves on the way for next week to try it in.
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        • #5
          Niiiice

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          • #6
            Originally posted by iggy View Post
            Niiiice
            Yeah, stoked! :D

            Doesn't look it in the pics for some reason but the Lost logo is full fluro orange. Getting my 80s vibe on!

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            • #7
              so good! cant be many of those in the water down there yet

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              • #8
                Yeah maybe none by the sound of things. I think the only others in the country so far have been samples. May be wrong there though.

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                • #9
                  PRJ...do you think it has grovel ability or purely good wave??

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                  • #10
                    Confident that it'll pick up where my potato finishes.

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                    • #11
                      The plan shape reminds me of the dom especially the tail, the nose seems a bit narrower and there is definitely more flip in the nose and a more refined looking foil.

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                      • #12
                        prjwebb you had a surf on it you seem to be one of few with one let us all know how it goes and could you please compare it to the sub and spit cheers enjoy

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                        • #13
                          Haven't surfed it yet. It's 1ft at best today and then howling onshores next week. I'll try and find somewhere out of the wind for a paddle though and will let you know.

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                          • #14
                            seabass generally speaking, when comparing the two, the mini driver and the sub scorcher are quite a bit different.

                            the MD rides like it has a longer rail and feels like it has bit more rocker, thus it tends to like slightly better conditions. additionally the round tail makes it feel as though it prefers a bit more speed to come alive and really give you that lift in the tail where you can really start pushing hard.

                            the SS rides like a traditional thruster squashed into a shorter, wider, thicker shape. the tail is wide and blunt and the rocker is relaxed so you get up and going very easily. you definitely need less speed for your tail to get up on the wave and the board planing with enough speed for you to really cut loose.

                            In my opinion, you are looking at the SS in softer conditions for the thigh to head high range or so while the MD you are grabbing in faster waist to slightly overhead waves.

                            Cheers and hope this helps

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                            • #15
                              Are you based in the uk prjwebb?
                              If so where did you get your MD?
                              Itching to get my hands on a 6 2!
                              Cheers,
                              Robin

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