What the Lost website says about the E-Z Up:
‘This one comes from personal experience. Back to Fall 2012. I had been surfing The LazyBoy and Couch Potato as a one/two punch around home all summer. As the winter swells started lining up, I soon realized that these boards were not going to cut it, unless I wanted to spend my winter surfing between swells and in shadow blocked SC. So, starting with my trusty 6’0 LazyBoy, I stretched it to 6’2”, pulled in the width a bit, added a little more bend through the length of the board (with some flip tip for steeps and late drops) and finally…most noticeably, a re-templated rear half of the board into a conservative, surface area reducing, rounded pintail. The end result looks a lot like a 1970′s era double-ender and considering the nose to tail vee panels, it kind of is. With a more refined and aggressive rocker, profile and rails this board is not just a blast from the past. Many successful surfs in solid California winter waves followed. I ended up regularly making custom orders based off the board, tentatively calling it The LazyToy Step Up. Now, after two years of fine tuning, we finally organized it into a stock model and gave it a name that fits. The “E-Z Up”. Jokingly named as a very easy way to step up into better waves, after riding boards like the Couch Potato or LazyToy as daily drivers. Interestingly, the board also works pretty damn well even in mediocre surf.
Updated, refined and revised for 2018. Strategically reduced overall volume, to improve performance, while still retaining the ease of use.
The rails have been redesigned, with less volume in outer the perimeter, to provide more bite, drive and hold, eliminating much of the bulbous feel. The outline has been updated to have less curve through the center (making the outline more parallel) encouraging more drive, and confidence on fast, steep walls, and also adding glide across flat faces. The rocker and bottom curves were essentially left as is. We have hidden a bit more foam through the forward 1/3 of the board, to enable the now lower overall volume to still paddle as well as before. Basically, we have made this board perform better and still be a stable, easy to catch waves, forgiving board, but without so much excess volume.’
What people are saying about it:
“These boards are designed to ridden 2-4 inches longer than the standard LayZboy. We’ve already put a bunch of these on the water, in both PU/Poly and C3 constructions, with incredibly positive results from diehard LayZboy fans. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for domesticated bliss in larger, more hollow surf.
The main differences in the design when comparing the step up to a standard LayZboy are that it is proportionately narrower, with thinner rails and a more drawn in round pintail. The rocker is also bent slightly to fit into rounder waves without feeling too flat. All of these tweaks make the board more “neutral” at higher speeds while retaining a very similar feel to the standard LayZboy.” – REAL Watersports
“A great step-up board when you’ve been surfing smaller hybrids like the Lazy Toy and Couch Potato. Works great in steeps and late drops with its conservative pulled in tail for control.” – Boardcave AU
“It’s fantastic. I went up a few liters from my regular shortboards since I’m not surfing as much as I used to. I must say it works really well in small gut less surf and surfed it in double over head and enjoyed every second. It’s a true one board quiver.” – user starmixen on Instagram
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