Let’s make it a model!”. Noel’s Boards:Stock 5’4” x 18.63 x 2,25 (25L) PU/PolyStock 5’5” x 18.75 x 2.30 (26L) PU/ Poly, Noel’s Height: 5’9”Noel’s Weight: 160 lb or 72.57 kg, Recommended Fins:Thruster: Pivot Set (Naked Viking Peregrine Fins size Large)Twin + Trailer: AMT (Al Merrick Twins), Nate’s Boards:Stock 5’8” x 19.50 2.40 (29.5L) PU/PolyLib Tech Kolohe Exacta DIMS (Stock): 5’9” x 19.25 x 2.38 (29L), Nate’s Height: 5’11”Nate’s Weight: 175 lb or 79.3 kg, Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device, but these links & ads help support the site and keeps the reviews coming! Maybe a bit narrower overall. The board’s dims eventually ended up at 5’9” x 19.25” x 2.38”. Inspired, yet not satisfied, he came to me wanting to create something even better. You can leave everything else kinda the same,” continued Andino. When Matt Biolos and Kolohe Andino are trying to beat the winter doldrums in San Clemente. The Swordfish is a Kolohe Andino model inspired from the Lost RNF Retro. Say it ain’t so! “I really want that fish with a longer, more pulled nose. “We also narrowed the entire board a bit and pulled the tail in just slightly, retaining the double side-cut ‘pelagic’ outline. Designed at the request of (and direction from) Kolohe Andino, as an extension of his favorite RNF-Retro. “I love it. We documented Kolohe’s first surf on our first attempt, and knew we were onto something. We kept the tail rocker and bottom curves essentially the same but blended the rails a bit more.”. Designed at the request of (and direction from) Kolohe Andino, as an extension of his favorite RNF-Retro. “I love it. It works way better than I ever would have thought, but I can’t get my head completely around that short little nose,” Andino told Biolos in a R&D conversation. Let’s make it a model!” marvel Andino. After riding the Swordfish, I noticed some similarities from the RNF Retro -- most noticeably is down-the-line speed and excellent traction through big carves. Well, if you're into meaningless and completely made-up computer technical babble, this movie is a gem. And that’s what Biolos did. A couple visible changes from the RNF Retro and the Swordfish are the extra length and pointed nose on the Swordfish. When does an “alternative” design turn into an everyday driver? In this episode, I put the “Swordfish” through the paces with special guest Nate Yeomans! I want a longer rail, with more drive off my front foot. Maybe he’ll bust it out at Snapper, there are few more perfect canvases for fishes than that emerald sand bank. “Starting with Kolohe’s magic little 5’6” RNF-Retro we added 3” of length, by extending the nose, pulling it in and added some gradual nose rocker,” Biolos explains. Lost Sword-Fish Review with Cory Lopez “The best alternative board I’ve ever ridden.” – Kolohe Andino ... Lost Surfboards. With terms like "worm", "hydra", "512 bit encryption" and "DS3" used at random, you can't go wrong. Taking the shape down to the test track at Trestles, it was immediately deemed a success. Andino on a fish? Starting with Kolohe’s magic little 5’6” RNF-Retro we added 3” of length, by extending the nose, pulling it in and added some gradual nose rocker. Lost Swordfish . We kept the tail rocker and bottom curves the same but blended the rails a bit more. “Fast, precise, playful and just plain fun, the SwordFish is fast paddling, easy to ride, iconic, every day, speed burning, pocket turning, no need for good waves yearning, bullet of a board for everyone.”. Kolohe Andino’s SWORDFISH: A fast, aggressive and powerful predatory “Fish”, with a longer, pointed nose, side cut “Pelagic” outline, wide fish tail and ridiculously fast rocker. The Swordfish is a Kolohe Andino model inspired from the Lost RNF Retro. Make it about 5’9”, so it feels more like a real shortboard up front. If you’re looking for a fish that’s fast with a performance vibe, then you’ll love the Swordfish. He retreated back into his San Clemente surfboard skunkworks where he tinkered with length, outline, volume, rocker and more. With the gauntlet laid, we went to work and to do just that. It might be the best alternative board I’ve ever ridden. It might be the best alternative board I’ve ever ridden. More power, a bit stiffer, more aggressive and even faster. We also narrowed the entire board a bit and pulled the tail in just slightly, retaining the double side-cut ”Pelagic” outline. I'll take some time to get over that before I start writing my review. But we digress…. About; Subscribe; Search for: What counts is not what sounds plausible, not what we would like to believe, not what one or two witnesses claim, but only what is supported by hard evidence rigorously and skeptically examined. I am calling the Swordfish a daily driver, and I highly recommend it for intermediate to pro-level surfers in 2-6’ surf. …Lost’s Description The Sword-Fish is precisely as the name implies: A furiously fast Pelagic fish, aggressive, with a wide powerful tail, and a long-pointed nose. A couple visible changes from the RNF Retro and the Swordfish are the extra length and pointed nose on the Swordfish. “Fast, precise, playful and just plain fun, the SwordFish is fast paddling, easy to ride, iconic, … Ridiculously fast. Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection. The love child of the fan favorite RNF Retro and Brother’s more conventional shortboards “I love that little Retro-fish. “The best alternative board I’ve ever ridden.” – Kolohe Andino. After thorough testing, I found the Swordfish to be very fast, loose, and extremely maneuverable with its sleek performance outline compared to most other fish-type boards I’ve tried. “If that thing had a longer nose on it, I could probably ride it in contests.”. Kolohe surfed his little neon RNF-Retro better than I’d ever seen anyone surf any fish in small Trestles waves. Kolohe Andino’s SWORDFISH: A fast, aggressive and powerful predatory “Fish”, with a longer, pointed nose, side cut “Pelagic” outline, wide fish tail and ridiculously fast rocker. The end result being a 5’9” 19.25” 2.38” little speedster, reminiscent of a classic, Clyde Beatty “Rocket-Fish”. If you decide to buy somewhere else or would like to support the show, please donate at. In a contest? Introducing the “Sword-Fish” from …Lost Surfboards. So we did…. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. These two major changes enhance performance surfing as the added rail line in length enables you to drive through turns, and the narrow nose keeps the first third of the board free from bogging through turns at high speeds. SCALE 1-5 - Rating lowest (1) to highest (5), No obligation, but these links & ads help support the site and keeps the reviews coming! If you decide to buy somewhere else or would like to support the show, please donate at https://www.paypal.me/surfnshow. The love child of the fan favorite RNF Retro and Brother’s more conventional shortboards, “I love that little Retro-fish. Primary Menu . Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh. The SWORD-FISH is precisely as the name implies: A furiously fast Pelagic fish, aggressive, with a wide powerful tail, and a long-pointed nose. After riding the Swordfish, I noticed some similarities from the RNF Retro -- most noticeably is down-the-line speed and excellent traction through big carves.
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