Lib Tech have pushed the limits of what’s possible with their line of environMENTAL waterboards.
Hands down - the most exciting thing about these Waterboards is the construction. Lib Tech claim their boards are “dang hard to ding” and we have to agree – these things are amazingly tough.
What we like:
Despite the amazing amount of strength in these boards they still feel lightweight. This makes these sticks feel really similar under your feet to that classic PU/Poly construction. We also really like the concave in the deck – it allows your chest to lie more comfortably on the board and feels awesome under your front foot when riding too.
What we don’t like:
You have the option to slide the fins forwards and backwards in the fin boxes so that you can adjust the way the board surfs. This seems a little much and if you don’t have them equal it may affect the performance of the board. Moving the fins is easy to do though so you really shouldn’t have any trouble.
Why you want the Lib Tech Ramp:
The ramp is magically fast, short and wide with a speedy Horsepower thumb tail and flipped full nose. This board is a surf skate for aerials, acceleration and spinning in small to medium waves. Awesome for summer sessions or to spice up your quiver.
Using the Lib Tech Ramp for Kitesurfing:
The ramp is a great choice for light wind or mushy waves and will turn marginal conditions into amazing sessions. We are always looking to the surfboard industry for boards that are light and flexible but really strong and can take a beating. Lib Tech Waterboards are the most exiting technology we’ve seen yet and REAL highly recommends Waterboards for strapless kitesurfing. Check out the full review of Lib Tech boards for kitesurfing.
LIB TECH DESCRIPTION:
Every board is hand made by surfers in the USA and includes 4 adjustable fins.
Each of the 31 pieces used to construct our surfboards are new materials to the surf industry. 30 years of experience crafting and riding high performance environmentally friendly composite surf, skate and snowboards went into designing our unique Waterboard process, materials and shapes. Each fused homogenous surf structure is handcrafted in the USA with a focus on performance and environmentally friendly manufacturing and materials. Only stainless steel fin screws remain the same. Waterboarding is now fun and healthy.
LIGHTWEIGHT POWERPOP AIRSPRING CORE
Our exclusive closed cell alloy formula will not absorb water, is springy like a trampoline, contains up to 50% recycled content, and uses ozone friendly blowing agents. All offcuts go back into the process of making new blanks. This is a new formula that didn't exist a year ago.
NEW LVR43 HIGH REBOUND MATRIX
Instead of toxic industry-standard polyester or old-fashioned epoxy, we use a new chemistry that has higher elongation, extreme ding resistance, and responsive rebound.
2D2D VOLCANIC ORGANIC BASALT HONEYCOMB TECHNOLOGY
Strong, light, lively, impact resistant, resists heel dents, additive free, volcanic organic pop. Damn Difficult 2Ding!
LIB TECH LEASH PLUG
Leash plugs feature anodized 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum pins and a super light fiber-composite cup.
ELASTOMATRIX PERIMETER DAMPENING WEB
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).
MO BOX SYSTEMS
Micro Option adjustable positioning, chemically and physically integrated, FCS™ compatible.
MAXIMUM INTENSITY LEADING FOIL M.I.L.F. FIN SYSTEMS
Each board includes 4 adjustable fins featuring 2 M.I.L.F. Technology side fins, 1 Lib Standard Trailing fin, and a special bonus Spinfly Trailing fin.