SUB DRIVER - 5’7 X 18.50 X 2.20 – 24L

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Shaper’s com­ments

We are still mak­ing as many, cus­tom Sub Driv­ers for Pro surfers as ever. Some­what rad­i­cal in its de­sign, it was orig­i­nally cre­ated by hand cut­ting about 1” off the nose and tail of a “Driver” model. The most prom­i­nent fea­tures are the slightly wider than av­er­age nose, no­tice­ably wider hip, and tail block with spi­ral vee be­hind the rear fin. The Sub Driver not only ben­e­fits Pros, it re­ally is per­fect for most “Bros”. Short and stubby with plenty of built in drive, it’s easy to catch waves and gen­er­ate speed on. It loves small to av­er­age surf. (Com­ments by Matt Bi­o­los)

First Im­pres­sions

The Lost Sub-Driver feels like an all-round, high per­for­mance board. It’s 5’7, which is my nor­mal size and looks/feels epic. The board feels light but strong. I guess that could be be­cause it’s a stan­dard blank but with Team Glass. I think that’s the stan­dard pro­duc­tion for their “Pro For­mance” mod­els. So, it’ll be in­ter­est­ing to try that out. Over­all it feels sick and I’m froth­ing to try it out.

Tester’s com­ments

This board was spot on my di­men­sions and was a lot driv­ier than the others. I surfed it in a 3 foot, wedgy beach break and it was su­per fun. It pad­dled re­ally well and I caught a lot of waves. I did feel like it needed more pow­er­ful waves to re­ally see its po­ten­tial. I’d love to see how it goes in the tube be­cause it was good for turns, felt good in the air and rode like an all­round high per­for­mance board. I think I could have rid­den it a lit­tle bit smaller and it would have helped me throw it around some more. If you like drivey boards then this is your board.

Chippa finds some room for an ex­plo­sive back­side pivot on the Sub-Driver.

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