What the Lost Surfboards site says about the V3-Stealth:
‘The V3-STEALTH… is based off the overwhelming popularity of the V3-Rocket. Inspired by input and requests from team riders and friends with the desire to extend the feel of the V3-Rocket into a board built around a more traditional nose template. The desired effect resulting in a board blending the positive characteristics of the V3-Rocket, combined with the quickness, performance and visuals of a standard shortboard.
Years ago we took the original “OG-Rocket” and pulled in the nose to create the STEALTH model, “stealth-ly” hiding a hybrid board into traditional forward outline. Today, we are doing it again, except with the V3. Technically, we added length and rocker to the nose, and pulled the forward outline in to more resemble a modern SB nose template.
The tail has more pronounced, fluted wings and a more radical “Rocket” diamond at the end. The deeper wings add grip and control by reducing surface area. The flutes help the rail to permeate the surface, as well as reduce the rail volume, for more precise and surface permeating carving. The bottom still contains the V3’s relaxed centerline rocker, for glide and down the line drive, and a healthy amount of concave. The concave adds considerable lift, and creates a hyper curved rail rocker under the rear foot, allowing the surfer to turn freely and precisely when the board is rolled onto a rail.
The V3-Stealth offers high speed, wide tail glide for fat faced fun, combined with the ability for fast, vertical, precise pocket surfing…in even marginal conditions. Ride the V3-Stealth 1-2” longer than a stock V3-Rocket. Domestic dims for the bigger, more conservative surfer, or for surfers who want to ride this design shorter in length.’
What people are saying about it:
“The V3 Stealth has been based off the V3 Rocket while incorporating a more traditional nose template. This results in a blend of the Rocket design with some extra performance and looks of a shortboard. The Stealth’s rocker tail is more radical than before with more pronounced fluted wings. This mean more grip and control with less surface area.” – Boardcave
“The stealth was basically a rocket with a hpsb pointed nose look. Low entry with considerable tail flip. I’m not sure what changes have exactly been made to the V3 rocket, but it kind of looks like a hybrid between the og rocket and stealth. My guess is the V3 probably relaxes some of the extreme properties of the rocket and makes them more user friendly.” – user jkb on Surfer Mag Forum
“The V3 Stealth from Lost is a performance shortboard version of the V3 rocket. This board has more tail rocker and a pulled in tail, creating more responsive turns. A straight shortboard rail line for easy rail to rail transition. If you love the V3 rocket, the Stealth is the board to take out when the waves are punchy and good!” – Rider Shack
“It’s an off-shoot of their very-successful V3 Rocket that is built around a narrower, more traditional shortboard nose template – hence the “stealth”. The result is a beautifully unique hybrid between the positives of a groveller and the quickness of a standard whip.” – Surfing Magazine
“This is a genius way of improving surfboards. I’ll have better experience with surfing because of this.” – user Guest583738 on Surfing Magazine
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