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Lib Tech X Lost Short Round surfboard 5ft 8 - White
Could surfboard construction Nirvana actually be here?
As surfers we've all dreamed about owning a high performance surfboard with all the positive attributes of a traditional PU board but with none of the inherent fragility that comes with this construction.
Lib Tech are about to change everything you know about surfboards and everything you thought was possible in surfboard construction.
Using 31 brand-new components to the surf industry and calling on 30 years of experience constructing environmentally friendly surfboards, skateboards and snowboards, it was inevitable that Lib Tech were going to produce some remarkable surfboards using this ground breaking, environmentally friendly manufacturing process. Each of the Lib tech surfboards is handcrafted in the USA with an unwavering focus on building THE toughest high performance surfboards in the world with a commitment to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.
The construction process uses a Nitrogen cell Foam (25-40% recycled content) core for maximum strength and pop. The foam is closed cell, completely waterproof and won't absorb water.
Hexzylon Fibre Foam Skin, this is a smooth, strong, impact and ding resistant layer with the signature Hex pattern.
Next comes the unique Woven Basalt Fibre which is additive free super strong and resists heel dents.
The Bio-Matrix Resin is super strong and environmentally friendly with the best flex qualities of traditional PU and a longer lifespan than Epoxy.
Lib Tech surfboards are fitted with the lightest and toughest fin boxes on the market which are compatible with Pro Box, FCS, and all FCS dual tab style fins. They also use Sprock Blocks at the tail to add even more durability to the most fragile areas on the board. Even the leash plug has been given the same attention with 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminium pins and lightweight fibre composite cups.
"Since I first saw Lib Tech’s ECO ISO construction, I wanted to build a board with it. The strength to weight ratio, eco minded materials and techniques, and the fact that this tech was being built in the USA was incredibly interesting to me. I am stoked that the time has finally come and hope people enjoy riding them as we have enjoyed building them." – Matt Biolos
The Short Round is the latest high performance hybrid. In the fine tradition of the Rocket and its numerous impersonators, the Short Round bridges the gap between these easy riding hybrids and your regular high performance shortboard. The summer of 2014 saw the Short Round tested all around So Cal where it has more than impressed and created quite a buzz. The speed comes from the wider nose and low entry rocker, with a forward wide point and generous concaves throughout. The key to the Short Round's performance is the moderate but definitely not flipped up tail rocker, the double concave through the fins and the regulation, modern bump/squash tail popular in high performance, contest, small wave shortboards. This simple approach to the modern hybrid doesn't have any gimmicks, but there is a lot to be said for the old adage "less is more". The Short Round has a lot packed in to its modest template, but don't be fooled, this is a board with a heap of built in Grin Factor.
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Overall Customer Rating
Ariel (reviewed 25/11/2018)
Martin (reviewed 30/10/2018)
It is a good paddler for its size, volume slightly forward makes wave entry easy up until about head and a half for me. Lib Tech construction is slightly heavy but I have found this more of a benefit than a hindrance when wind and chop are around. The construction has been tested on rocks and I can say it is very strong, not showing any signs of the abuse I have given it. The squash tail is great for turns, I use it with Asher Pacey AP1 thrusters which are spot on and make me feel better than I am :) The board is a keeper for me, slightly higher volume than previous but that just means more waves without any downside.
Nige Smitt (reviewed 05/06/2018)
Chris Munchy (reviewed 01/01/2017)
Martin sykes (reviewed 10/05/2016)
Toby Downing (reviewed 18/02/2016)
Lee Nickson (reviewed 03/02/2016)
I'm not sure I'd go out in anything over head with this board, and duck diving is a little tricky given its width. But small to head high it really is amazing. (maybe someone with more ability could handle this board in overhead, I can surf but I'm not ripping)
Best of all, with the 0% finance it meant not having to fork out over £600 in one go!
jason mcdougall (reviewed 09/12/2015)
Handles the chop really well, feels a little different than PU but in a good way.
And not a ding in sight yet!
ash taylor (reviewed 17/09/2015)
That board goes! my first wave on it was in sennen, i got there as the swell was coming in, rode it all week from waste/ shoulder to overhead!
It held out throughout, really fast and turns so easily.
Easily the best board i have ridden so far.
Thanks for the guidance, i will be keeping my eye out in the future for any new shapes that are coming your way
Adrian hawke (reviewed 08/07/2015)
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