Lost Lib Tech Round Nose Fish Redux Surfboard

Lost Lib Tech Round Nose Fish Redux

The Lib Tech RNF Redux combines the performance and range of the Lost Round Nose Fish with Lib Tech's revolutionary durability.


Dimensions

5'6" x 19.5" x 2.32" | 28.5L
5'8" x 20" x 2.5" | 32L
5'10" x 20.5" x 2.56" | 35L
6'0" x 21" x 2.7" | 39L
6’2” x 21.50" x 2.75" | 42L

From the Shaper

"Like all versions of the RNF, the REDUX features a very low overall centerline rocker, with modest single concave under the front foot, to keep the board planing at low speeds. The radical change from concave in the center, to vee in the tail creates an aggressive rail rocker that engages when the board is rolled onto an rail. It then feels like a board with much more overall rocker. Thus allowing tight radius turns on the face, and in the lip."

Matt "Mayhem" Biolos

The REAL Deal

Lost Lib Tech Round Nose Fish Redux

The Lib Tech RNF Redux combines the performance and range of the Lost Round Nose Fish with Lib Tech's revolutionary durability.


Lost Lib Tech Round Nose Fish Redux Surfboard

Dimensions

5'6" x 19.5" x 2.32" | 28.5L
5'8" x 20" x 2.5" | 32L
5'10" x 20.5" x 2.56" | 35L
6'0" x 21" x 2.7" | 39L
6’2” x 21.50" x 2.75" | 42L

From the Shaper

"Like all versions of the RNF, the REDUX features a very low overall centerline rocker, with modest single concave under the front foot, to keep the board planing at low speeds. The radical change from concave in the center, to vee in the tail creates an aggressive rail rocker that engages when the board is rolled onto an rail. It then feels like a board with much more overall rocker. Thus allowing tight radius turns on the face, and in the lip."

Matt "Mayhem" Biolos

The REAL Deal

Lost Round Nose Fish Redux Lib Tech MBC 5'6" Save 20% 28.5L
Lost Round Nose Fish Redux Lib Tech MBC 5'8" Save 20% 32L
Lost Round Nose Fish Redux Lib Tech MBC 5'10" Save 20% 35L
Lost Round Nose Fish Redux Lib Tech MBC 6'0" Save 20% 39L
Lost Round Nose Fish Redux Lib Tech MBC 6'2" Save 20% 42L

The ...Lost Round Nose Fish Redux is a “new” design that morphs the classic, OG RNF and the newer, wider tailed RNF Quint. This resulting shape can be ridden with a variety of fin configurations including twin fin, 2+1, quad, thruster, even twin fin with quad trailers. Taking this design and building it in Lib Tech's MBC construction produces a high performance, durable, no nonsense surfboard that takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

Tech Specs
•Lib Tech MBC construction
•High performance fish design
•Winger swallowtail
•Single concave bottom shape
•5-fin set up compatible with FCS and FCS2 fins

What We Like

The …Lost Round Nose Fish Redux is an all around high performance fish design with excellent range of use in a variety of surf size and conditions. Ideally, this board performs best in average to better surf. It grovels well, but obviously the …Lost Puddlefish is a better choice for the small stuff. Where the RNF Redux fits in your quiver, is having a single board to cover the widest range possible with a fish style board.

We surfed this board in sizes 5’6 up to 6’2, in conditions ranging from knee slappers to overhead barrels. The RNF Redux covers this full range of conditions. The benefits of this design over other styles of classic fish is better grip/control on the wave face, as well as the ability to go more vertical and turn harder. Compared to shortboards, it has a more playful, open minded feel, as well as a flatter rocker with wider outline to help it coast across flat spots with ease.

Taking this performance and pairing it with Lib Tech’s MBC construction, produces the perfect single board travel quiver to cover the widest range possible. Lib Tech’s MBC construction has a “damp” (damp in a good sense) PU/Poly feel that keeps a solid connection to the water with good flex and response. This construction is very durable with regards to dings and accidents (dropping, swinging it into your garage door, etc). It’s also made with waterproof foam, which negates the need to quit your session if you have a ding in your board. YES, you should fix the ding eventually, as you don’t want to trap water between the foam and glass layers. This combination of performance, durability and no-nonsense ease of use, cause you to re-think how you view surfboards. It literally makes that much of a difference compared to PU/Poly and other constructions.

Insider Info

You can set up the Lib Tech RNF Redux with a myriad of fin configurations including twin fin, 2+1, thruster, quad, even twin fin with quad trailers (for mad drive!) We’re a big fan of the 2+1 twin plus trailer and this board rips in this configuration with incredible drive and squirt off the bottom turns and quick/loose snaps off the top with the small trailer fin. For this we used the FCS MR TFX twin plus trailer. We also had great results with quad and thruster set ups depending on the conditions. The newest Lib Tech MBC boards are compatible with both standard FCS fins (OG 2-tab) and also newer FCS2 tool-less fins.

This board paddles slightly better than a standard shortboard but not as fast as other flat rocker hybrids. Adding volume to it doesn’t make paddling any easier, if anything we found that it made it paddle slower. Best sizing for this board is fairly close to your high performance shortboard volume. You don’t want to up volume this board hoping it will work better in smaller surf or be easier to surf. Stick to your HP shortboard volume range for best performance.

Why You Want This Board

You’re looking for a durable, high performance fish with maximum wave range. The Lib Tech …Lost Round Nose Fish Redux fills this quiver gap perfectly.

Photos by Patrick Duggan, Surfing by Jeffrey O'Neil

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