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Crane-o, putting his tail where his mouth is. Frame: ...Lost

Kolohe Says ‘Ditch The 80s’, Mayhem Ensues

Rasta Robb, Ian Crane, Cole Houshmand, and friends put a new Mayhem model through the torture test.

elsewhere // Mar 27, 2024
Words by Christian Bowcutt
Reading Time: 2 minutes

In some ways, …Lost’s perspective never deviates from the teenage bedroom of SoCal Spanish-style suburban home.

This little edit has bong rips, rockabilly Punk music, e-bikes, medium definition camcorder footage, and Lowers.

If a secret sauce still kicks, don’t change it.

The 3-minute clip you’ll see above is an amalgamation of A+ to C+ surfing to promote …Lost’s newest board model, “The Ripper”.

This model came into existence as a result of Kolohe Andino’s love for the Rad Ripper, one of …Lost’s most popular models. Kolohe wanted to keep all the best parts of the Rad Ripper, but remove all of the 80’s-inspired revivalist features of the board.

In …Lost’s words, “To achieve this [Kolohe’s desire], we removed the beak nose and re-foiled the entire deck line, abandoning the flat deck and steep rails for a more contemporary, moderately rolled rail and deck. The tail is scooped out with a thinner, boxy block. We removed the deep fluted wing, leaving behind a subtle bump/hip, but retained plenty of small wave surface area. The nose is slightly pulled, with a touch more rocker, to fit just a bit better into kinky transitions. Like its forefather, the Rad Ripper, The Ripper retains an overall low rocker with a single concave center and a deep double concave/vee that runs through the fins and out the tail.”

We reached out to Ian Crane and Rasta Robb to get their takes on the model. “What makes this board different from other models is that it bridges that gap between a fun board and a short board,” said Ian, “the Ripper is just an easy board to hop on and go fast. It is longer than the Rad Ripper so there is more rail to turn on when the waves get better, but it still has all the built in speed for when you’re in lackluster surf. The dims of my Ripper are 5’9″ x 19.25″ x 2.48.'”

And from Rasta Robb: “I’d say the ripper is just a little more performance than the rad ripper. No wing in the tail and no beak on the nose gives the board a little more of a shortboard feel but still has that spark the rad ripper always gave me. I’m riding the Ripper as 5’7″ x 19″ x 2.34 so 27.25 liters.”

Both surfers said the board works best in waves under six foot. “The board is very versatile and you can ride it in pretty much anything,” said Rasta, ” but definitely not a step up though, haha.”

The Ripper — perhaps best experienced when set to The Adolescents, a splash of THC, a 69 cent taco from Primos, and a pair of jorts.

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