Don't let those sub-par surf days go to waste. Grab the Lib Tech Short Round Surfboard and have a go at high performance action on those not so perfect days. Sporting a nice full outline with a wide forward point, the shape of the Short Round makes paddling easy and takes off fluid and smooth. Once on the face, the combination of low entry rocker and wide-ish nose blended with the generous concave create a speedy little board that runs down the line fast and furious.
A sweet option for filling the gap between true groveler and classic shortboard, the Short Round has features from the contest world fused with a design for the everyday surfer. The modern bump squash tail, the double concave between fins, the moderate rocker, they collectively work together to forge a shape that can do it all in average day to day conditions. The lightweight Lib Tech materials and proven durability mean the Short Round is sure to deliver reliable performance for session after session of enjoyment.
THEY WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT SURFBOARDS
Each of the 31 pieces used to construct Lib-Tech surfboards are new materials to the surf industry. 30 years experience crafting and riding high performance environmentally friendly composite surf, skate and snowboards went into designing Lib-Tech's unique Waterboard process, materials, and shapes. Each fused homogeneous surf structure is handcrafted in the USA with a focus on performance and environmentally friendly manufacturing and materials. Only the stainless steel fin screws remain the same. Waterboarding is now fun and healthy!
- Max Strength and Pop!
- Strong: Nitrogen filled engineered elongated cells structure
- Completely waterproof: Closed cell, does not absorb water
- Recycled: 25-40% recycled content, 100% of off cuts recycled
HEXZYLON FIBER FOAM SKIN
- Strong and Smooth!
- Vibration absorption layer that also greatly enhances ding resistance and break strength, meaning these boards have a silky, smooth ride even in choppy conditions… like a musical instrument with fine tuned acoustics.
- Impact and ding resistant
WOVEN BASALT FIBER
- Smooth and Strong!
- Pure additive-free mineral fiber
- Inherent dampening properties
- Break and impact resistant, resists heel dents
- Strong and Nice!
- Low VOC glycerin based chemistry
- LVR43 HIGH REBOUND MATRIX has higher elongation, extreme ding resistance, and responsive rebound
- Best qualities of polyester
- Longer lifespan than epoxy
FOC ADJUSTABLE SLOT FIN SYSTEM
- Fin Freedom!
- 5/8" Performance tuning adjustability
- Lightest, toughest box on the market
- Fits many 2-tab & some solid base fins
ELASTO PERIMETER DAMPENING FIBER
- Smooth and Strong!
- The metallic fibers on the rails are rubberized to give the boards a silky smooth ride even in choppy conditions, and are Dang Difficult 2 Ding (2D2D)
- Flex control and Precision
- Crush Resistant!
- Long lasting performance
LIB TECH LEASH PLUG
- Better Basics!
- 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminum pins
- Lightweight fiber composite cup
- More durable: Lasts longer, less dings, less boards in landfills.
- Recycled foam core: 25% - 40% recycled content in blank.
- Blank scraps all recycled.
- Elimination of hazardous resin systems.
- Non ozone depleting blowing agent.
- 100% closed cell foam won't absorb water... won't rot.
- Basalt fiber: no additives, no boron.
- No sandpaper.
- No paint brushes.
- No tape.
- No solvents except water.
HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA
- Every waterboard is hand made by surfers in the USA near Canada at the world's most environMENTAL board factory!
*THIS LIB TECH SURFBOARD DOES NOT INCLUDE FINS**
***PHOTOS SHOWN ARE STOCK IMAGES!!!***
- Lib Tech Surfboards - 5'10" Short Round Surfboard MAGIC Review by @Jungst @Jungst
RatingFinally got a chance to surf my 5'10 short round the other day in some waist/chest high east coast waves.(Posted on 4/6/2016) 2016-04-06
First though, some background.
I am 5'7 and 185 lbs, keep in mind that is without a 5mill suit, hood,boots, gloves.
Not Olympic physical condition or anything but decent shape (Active duty US military, but enjoys the occasional pizza. Drinks beer with dinner, sometimes I run, strong swimmer, fairly active)
I Purchased this board because I actually managed to break another LibTech board a few weeks ago. I'll get to that, but first of all these boards are BULLETPROOF. The "dang difficult to ding" slogan is spot on. Very tough. To be honest probably won't surf any construction ever again. (They just need to make a 8' longboard) When I did break the 5'7 Ramp model I had for ~2 years I was Surfing a heavy, shallow beach break. Think slightly overhead, crouching barrels were make-able but technical and barreling into 1-2 feet of water/sand. I was in the water with 7 bodyboarders and 1 other surfer at a place Called "Dumps" so I was pushing my luck to begin with. I firmly believe that ANY surfboard would have broken in the situation I was in. Talking the wrong set on the head in shallow water will break any board regardless of construction.
That being said, still the strongest construction I have ever seen. Good weight too. Not like some epoxy boards that feel like a ping pong ball, or would blow away in the wind. A little mass underfoot is good to throw around.
RAMP VS SHORTROUND
There are a few key reasons I didn't care for the 5-7 libtech "Ramp" as much And why you should opt for this board instead. In comparison, the ramp model felt slower while paddling, and I didn't like the concave deck. It wasn't substantially more or less comfortable than a normal deck (such as the short round's) and I felt as if the decreased vol. under chest made catching waves difficult. It never really seemed to put you "over the edge" while dropping in like the short round does.
2. The ramp is very wide, and had a large silloeette all the way through. I feel as if This produces more drag, the Short round does a much better job of this. They are very close in volume, but the short round has the volume in the right places. farther forward under mid point/chest it seems, which definitely helps for catching waves.
3. Again relating to the width, I found the Ramp was difficult to surf on steep faces. The widest point of both boards is about the same, but the aft half of the SHORTROUND is MUCH tighter, this allows you to make minor adjustments much better and it has a overall more responsive and sharp feeling. Since your rear foot sits much closer the the face of a steep wave, you don't feel as if the board is wrenching on your ankles and doesn't give you that up on your toes feeling while making bottom turns.
The SHORT ROUND is over all a great board. Would highly recommend. Some decent surf is headed this way tomorrow so I may have more feedback On its performance Soon.