Lost Round Nose Fish Redux Lib Tech MBC 6'0"

by Lost • SKU LIB165912173
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6'0" x 21" x 2.7" Vol: 39L
Fin System: FCS
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Board Details

SKU LIB165912173
Length 6'0"
Width 21"
Thickness 2.7"
Volume 39L
Construction Lib Tech MBC
Tail Wing Swallow
Fin System FCS
Fin Setup Tri/Quad
Fins Not Included
Tail Patch Yes

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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


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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Lost Round Nose Fish REDUX Surfboard

Lost Round Nose Fish REDUX

A combination of the '94-'97 RNF Classic and the post '00 RNF-5, the new Round Nose Fish REDUX has the "magic" balance of performance, paddle power and glide.


Dimensions

5'2" x 18.50" x 2.13" | 23.00
5'3" x 18.75" x 2.20" | 24.50
5'4" x 19.00" x 2.25" | 26.00
5'5" x 19.25" x 2.27" | 27.00
5'6" x 19.50" x 2.32" | 28.50
5'7" x 19.75" x 2.38" | 30.00
5'8" x 20.00" x 2.44" | 31.50
5'9" x 20.25" x 2.52" | 33.50
5'10" x 20.50" x 2.56" | 35.00
5'11" x 20.75" x 2.63" | 37.00
6'0" x 21.00" x 2.75" | 39.50
6'1" x 21.25" x 2.75" | 40.75
6'2" x 21.50" x 2.75" | 42.00
6'4" x 21.75" x 2.80" | 44.50
6'6"x 22.00" x 2.88" | 47.00

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

A combination of the '94-'97 RNF Classic and the post '00 RNF-5, the new Round Nose Fish REDUX has the "magic" balance of performance, paddle power and glide.


Lost Round Nose Fish REDUX Surfboard

Dimensions

5'2" x 18.50" x 2.13" | 23.00
5'3" x 18.75" x 2.20" | 24.50
5'4" x 19.00" x 2.25" | 26.00
5'5" x 19.25" x 2.27" | 27.00
5'6" x 19.50" x 2.32" | 28.50
5'7" x 19.75" x 2.38" | 30.00
5'8" x 20.00" x 2.44" | 31.50
5'9" x 20.25" x 2.52" | 33.50
5'10" x 20.50" x 2.56" | 35.00
5'11" x 20.75" x 2.63" | 37.00
6'0" x 21.00" x 2.75" | 39.50
6'1" x 21.25" x 2.75" | 40.75
6'2" x 21.50" x 2.75" | 42.00
6'4" x 21.75" x 2.80" | 44.50
6'6"x 22.00" x 2.88" | 47.00

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's Description:

With recent resurgence and popularity of all things “Twin Fin” and to commemorate the upcoming 20 year anniversary of the landmark video “5’5" X 19 1/4” (filmed primarily in 1995-1996 and released in 1997) it seemed a fitting time to re-vamp our Round Nose Fish-Classic and add a little twist.

We recently started re-imagining and tweaking the Round Nose Fish Classic and combining it with the post 2000 Round Nose Fish-5. The original 1994-1997 Round Nose Fish featured a narrow tail and nose template, which was responsive and playful in the pocket, encouraging tight radius carving. Its performance "magic" simply based on the tail being similar in width to the high performance modern shortboards of the time. The outline, and more width than most were willing to ride in that era, balanced with its short length and flat-ish rocker made for a truly unique ride. The majority were wingless in the tail, but we did make some for Cory that had a single fluted wing, like the one he rode on his first trip to Raglan, NZ. The post 2000, "Round Nose Fish-5” reflected a time of widening tails, the quad fin revolution, and a lot more glide built into surfboards. It featured a much wider swallow, a full nose, thicker foils, and an MR influenced deep, fluted wing. The swallow tail was wide, stable and fast, especially in small surf. It was more of a “Domesticated” board and didn’t have the same high end performance feel of the original, but made for a great groveler that most anyone could enjoy.

For the Round Nose Fish-REDUX, we set about blending the best of both boards. Keeping the pulled in performance and easy going drive of the the Classic, with glide and versatility of the Round Nose Fish-5, we created a high performance hybrid that paddles well and glides across flat faced, sloppy, small junk surf, as well as perform radical, on rail, precise high speed surfing in real waves. The rocker, bottom contours and forward outline are based off of the Classic. The tail outline is a hybrid of both. An MR influenced, fluted wing, transitions into a narrower swallow. The deep wing and pulled in tail reduce surface area and supply that precise tack sharp feeling when turning in the pocket. The added area in front of the wing makes a more parallel outline between the feet , providing planing, drive and glide.

Like all versions of the Round Nose Fish, 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 concave gradually reduces to flat up in the nose, allowing forgiving entry into waves and in and out of turns. The vee in the tail enables the board to retain its very low stringer-line rocker, while still being easy to turn, and gives the board so much control. 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 a rail. It then feels like a board with much more overall rocker. Thus allowing tight radius turns on the face, and in the lip.

For fins, we went back to the Classic Twin Fin influenced placement on the front fins. They are marked with 5" bases, and set back slightly as we did with all the fixed fin twins in the ’90s. Built standard with 5 fin boxes, The board is first and foremost designed to be ridden with large Twin fins up front, but along with a myriad of other options.

It can be ridden as a Twin/Quad, using large twins up front and 2 small side bite trailer fins behind. Another option is the MR style, 2+1, using large twins in front and one small stabilizer on the rear center. That, or rock it as a pure twin and feel the fast, low friction, freedom. If none of these float your fancy, there's always the standard quad, split keel quads or even thruster set ups to fit the time, place and person on board. Mix n match, have fun and enjoy.

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