Lost Baby Buggy R-4C Review

What the Lost Surfboards site says about the Baby Buggy R-4C:

‘New, for Fall ’16”, The Baby Buggy Rnd”…AKA “Baby Thumb”. A fresh fun update to this years most popular Alternative HP Shortboard model. Developed for Taj, and his ongoing testing of slightly alternative designs, its meant to allow him to ride the BB in the more raw and rugged surf around his home in WA. By swapping the standard squash for a “Baby Thumb” tail, we have reduced the surface are in only the last few inches of the board (leaving the 12″ point the same) thus adding a bit more bite and hold, making for a slightly more precise turning radius, and confidence at high speeds. The Baby Thumb extends the range of waves the BB can and will excel in without diminishing its small wave prowess. Everything else remains the same (Width, and overall volume, rocker rails etc). We don’t consider this a step up, just a little twist which adds some flair and control in punchy or bigger waves, without ruining the fun in the slop.

Furthermore…..We have been building them with four “radiating” channels through the tail. Unlike classic parallel channels, these “R-4” Channels are fast and free in smaller to average surf, because they are toed in to work with the fins and encourage radical turning and create drive in tight radius arcs. Classic parallel placed channels go very fast down the line and feel great in powerful, driving surf (but tend to be sticky and track in quick turns). The two outer channels are aligned parallel with the front fins, angled towards the nose and the two inner channels are toed in a touch less than the outer two (similar to running inner quad fins with less toe than the front fins). All four fins angled to the same vanishing point up front, and radiate outward, with the fins, back through the tail. By simultaneously cutting through the curve in the tail rocker, as they radiating out the tail, the “R-4C ” provide the sensation of added grip and drive, gaining speed through turns. They excel in not only clean waves, but also liven up even soft and sloppy surf.’

Image source: lostsurfboards.net

Image source: lostsurfboards.net

Image source: lostsurfboards.net

Image source: lostsurfboards.net

What people are saying about it:

“I have 3 sessions on the bb r4c now and it paddles well and catches waves with ease. 2 days on beach 2-3 ft and on day on a left point 4-5 ft . The board is fast and glides well over flat sections. The board has more volume in the mid part then ekspected ,and a nice thiner tail. It is easy to surf and does not need any getting used to . Bought the 5 10 stock dim and i am 174 cm and 73 kg.” – Ernst on boardshop.co.uk

“Thanks, had a quick surf on the Baby Buggy today, very pleased with it, first impressions, it rips.” – mick potter on boardshop.co.uk

“I am 6’1 (78kg) and the 5’11 baby buggy is exactly what i was looking for. The flat middle section, filled with plenty of foam give me just the right amount of float. This allow early entry to the waves while the pulled up nose and tail allow drop ins and sharp crisp/ snappy turns as well as big round house cut backs.

The board does exactly what it say in the lost review. This board will suit everybody who need a surfboard without compromising on the volume. I surf it in the south coast (where the waves have less power and more shoulders) this board get me through flat sections without pumping the hell out of my legs :)-

I am super stoked to go for the 5’11 instead of the 6’0. Surf it with fcs2 tri large carver fins which works perfectly. I recommend this board from 1ft up to 5ft.” – Zoltan on boardshop.co.uk

“One rule I’ve had over 2 decades of surfing is, if there’s a pro’s name on a board avoid it, glad I bought this one though. Ordered a custom carbon wrap, 5 10 x 19.5 x 2.5 31.2l. Without being unkind there’s nothing extraordinary about the Baby Buggy, everything seems just right. The width in the nose, middle and tail is right, the nose rocker is low with just enough flip and the tail rocker is probably at the high and of low (low medium?), plenty of foam in the rails means you get a great amount of glide but you can also turn it very easily when you want, it’s just so responsive and easy to surf. Only had it in small waves so far but amazed how well it goes with the carbon wrap. I suspect it will be at its best from thigh to overhead surf with medium or upright fins. I’m pretty happy with it and can’t wait for my next surf. But be warned if you want a custom job delivery could take a while, so give it plenty of time if you want one for a trip otherwise buy off the virtual rack. Great daily driver.” – Prof on boardshop.co.uk

“It’s a very lively, fast board to ride. It has a lot of squirt straight off the bat due to the rocker profile and foil distribution. The other thing is that this is incredibly responsive, it has a very loose feel and loves the pocket and feels very sharp on the rail! (deep single concave). Not quite as forgiving as other boards i’ve ridden in its category (i.e lost rocket), it is still essentially a high performance shortboard, just squished down. thumbs up :)” – Richard on boardshop.co.uk

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