Make every day count with the Lib Tech Short Round Surfboard in your quiver. Have high performance fun on a shape that can exploit the bright side of surfing in less than perfect waves. 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.
“A skatey speedster with a high performance hook. Fast and flat, but without the fat..”– Matt Biolos
Continuing the journey to provide the world's best surfboard construction, Lib Tech remains dedicated to a focus on performance and environmentally friendly manufacturing. Lib Tech's unique Waterboard process, materials, and shapes makes use of wind and water generated power, uses no solvents and creates zero hazardous waste. The result is an impact resistant surfboard that holds the best characteristics from both epoxy and polyester construction.
Using Lib Tech's Eco ISO-Tropic Thermo Pressure Fusion System, the waterproof NitrogeneCell Foam Core is married with Basalt Fibers and a Hexzylon Fiberfoam Skin for a smooth and durable board. The Carbon Power Spine Composite Stringer is a unidirectional 12K carbon fiber addition that is pre-tensioned from tip to tail, enhancing the surfboard’s recoil. The Hexzylon Fibrefoam is now laminated on each side of the Carbon Power Spine functionally creating a Variable Flex Gradient Top Skin that pinpoints and caters to areas wanting more flexibility and areas needing more rigidity. Dang difficult to ding and environmentally responsible, Lib Tech Waterboards are a big step ahead in the surfboard industry.
Lib Tech Basalt Carbon Construction
- Waterproof NitrogeneCell Foam Core has elliptical engineered cells that act like a column providing stiffness from top to bottom and “nerf-like” elasticity
- Pure additive-free Basalt mineral fiber with natural dampening properties
- Carbon Power Spine Composite Stringer spreads tension, rebounds energy and delivers long lasting flex
- Vibration absorbing and ding resistant Hexzylon Fibrefoam Top Skin with Variable Flex Gradient
- Low VOC glycerin based Bio-Matrix Resin
- Elasto Perimeter Dampening Fiber rails provides strength, pop and flex control
- Crush and dent resistant Spock Blocks for long lasting performance and pop
- Freedom Of Choice adjustable slot fin system with 5/8” performance tuning ability fits many 2-tab and some solid base fins
- Super light fiber-composite leash cup with anodized 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum pin
- Every board is handcrafted by surfers near Canada in the USA
*Do to variables in our shipments from the Lib Tech warehouse, the logo colors may not be exactly the same as the images you see on our website.
- 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.