The Smooth Operator is a trim and turn machine. High volume, low rails and tons of fun. We have souped them up with a 4+1 fin set up, offering a myriad of options and performance characteristics.
but essentially glorified fun boards. More recently, we developed the Crowd Killer, more of a pump and rip stick, with its hyper extended nose rocker and equally aggressive tail rocker. While high volume and performance-minded, the Crowd Killer does not possess the effortless glide and horizontal trim of a classic mid-length. The Smooth Operator does. Built around an exaggeratedly low entry rocker, forward wide point and thickness, and a nose and tail that measure the same width at both 12 and 24, the Smooth Operator paddles and glides like nothing ever adorned with a ...Lost or Mayhem logo. That's not to say it doesn't turn though!
After riding, dissecting and assessing some contemporary and classic mid lengths currently available, I concluded they all could use a bit more tail rocker! The Smooth Operator has just that. A generous (dare say extreme) tail rocker, bends upward in the rear third of the board.