TECHNOLOGICALLY TOUGHER - ENVIRONMENTALLY NICER!

Lib Tech is dedicated to board riding and hands on high tech board building. We have spent a lifetime of surfing, shaping and working with alternative, high performance, environmentally friendly materials and constructions. Traditional surfboard construction has always felt too fragile and the build process is toxic and unhealthy for the planet and craftspeople. We know there had to be a way...

LIBTECH MICKS TAPE

What is this Mayhem?

An asymmetrical collaborative by Matt Biolos and Donald Brink. We were restricted to a length limit of 5’3” in shaping a board for Mick Fanning to ride in the Maldives, for STAB’s #ElectricAcidSurfboardTest (EAST) 2022. A daring challenge knowing Mr.Fanning’s propensity for scrutinizing the most minimal of flaws. Packing controllable punch in a diminutive design required both excess and constraint. Maximum motor with minimum waste.

We created a compact craft that would match Mick’s performance volume and hopefully handle a diverse array of waves, hold a rail through proper arcs, fit refreshingly in tight and unique creases, and uniquely utilize flat faces, energy pockets and power sections, alike.

What does this mean for you? A complement to your quiver. Not to replace or shadow dependable performers, but to balance the small board section with reasonable dimensions for progressive surfing.

How comfortable do you need to be, to enjoy the performance you envision? The three times world champ put this design through its paces, most will never come close to his precise power on rail, but many a surfer can fit in perfect parts of normal waves with the right approach and a comfortable craft.

This board is stance specific, designed to help you surf the way you stand. We embraced the leverage of your toe side approach and balanced the pivot and heavy set heel side drive. In short; go left or right, but stand one way.

Not one size fits all: Mick stands almost 5’10” tall and rides boards about this height in mid 27 liters.

Micks #MicksTape is 5’3” and pushed to 28.5 liters. A 6 to 7” gap in length, for a world class master. Going
up in overall size creates exponential opportunity for support through volume and reasonable widths to make average conditions manageable, crowded line ups tolerable and yet steer with ease on the still short rail line, for more modestly skilled surfers. It’s a case of comfort.

This collaboration was a platform for design to be the difference, a study of what we know, what we trust, and only then a delicate application of what could be. The collaborative efforts constantly seemed akin to a musical mix. A medley served to a friend with all kinds of analog and now digital nuance. You my friend, can enjoy this mix too. A Mixed Tape, er….#MicksTape. A soundtrack to cultivate your fascination for the surf.

 

Enjoy Your Water,
Brink ‘n Biolos

Technology

TECHNOLOGICALLY TOUGHER – ENVIRONMENTALLY NICER!

Lib Tech is dedicated to board riding and hands on high tech board building. We have spent a lifetime of surfing, shaping and working with alternative, high performance, environmentally friendly materials and constructions. Traditional surfboard construction has always felt too fragile and the build process is toxic and unhealthy for the planet and craftspeople. We know there had to be a way…

THE EVOLUTION OF ECOIMPACTO

Mike Olson and our hands on craftsperson crew are constantly experimenting and working to improve our process and materials. The latest incarnation of our original ecoIMPACTO construction incorporates a new improved formula of our foam and refinements to our process that reduce weight and improve performance while retaining that “Dang Difficult to Ding” durability that relaxes your lifestyle, makes Lib Techs the best travel boards in the world and hold their value over time.

THE EVOLUTION OF

Lib Tech Surf Eco Impacto Surfboard Technology

Our magical high performance rides… surf better and worry less.

Lib Tech Surfboard ecoIMPACTO Technology

NITROGEN CELL ECO UP-CYCLED FOAM

Lib Tech Surfboard Technology Foam

Strong, Light, Waterproof

  • Environmentally friendly non ozone depleting Nitrogen blowing agent
  • 25-40% Recycled content
  • Won’t absorb water if you do get a ding (Closed cell)
  • Elliptical engineered columnar cells provide toughness top to bottom and elasticity in side impact
  • 100% of offcuts and shavings recycled into more foam

BIO-MATRIX PLANT BASED RESIN

Lib Tech Surfboard Technology Bio-Matrix Resin

Strong, Nice and Craftsperson Friendly

  • Plant based glycerin chemistry
  • Low VOC (shop smells nice)
  • Surfs smooth and responsive (High performance)
  • Impact resistant and resilient (Lasts a long time)

MAGNESIUM FIBER

Lib Tech Surfboard Technology Magnesium Fiber

Tough & Resiliant

  • High impact and break strength fiber
  • Great rebound and memory

G-GLASS FIBER

Lib Tech Surfboard Technology G-Glass Fiber

Light Weight Strengthner

  • Made to Mike Olson specs, ideal to our process
  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • Craftsperson friendly

HEXYLON THERMO-FUSION HONEYCOMB POWER PANEL

Hexylon Thermo-Fusion Honeycomb Power Panel

Strong & Smooth

  • Smooth riding vibration absorption layer
  • Impact and ding resistant

CARBON POWER SPINE

Lib Tech Surfboard Technology Carbon Stringer

Dynamic Energy & Long Lasting Flex

  • Tension spread tow carbon fiber
  • Rebound energy return
  • Perfect flex tuning

LIB TECH LEASH PLUG

Lib Tech Surfboard Technology Leash Plug

Better Basics!

  • 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminum pins
  • Lightweight fiber composite cup

LIB TECH FOC-II® FIN BOX

Lib Tech Surfboard Technology FOC II Fin Box

Fits FCS-II®, FCS® Two Tab and Lib RRIPs® fins

  • Optimized placement for FCS-II
  • RIPPs compatible with 5/16 performance adjustability
  • Light and tough

Mike Olson and our hands on craftsperson crew are constantly experimenting and working to improve our process and materials. The latest incarnation of our original ecoIMPACTO construction incorporates a new improved formula of our foam and refinements to our process that reduce weight and improve performance while retaining that “Dang Difficult to Ding” durability that relaxes your lifestyle, makes Lib Techs the best travel boards in the world and hold their value over time.

MAGNESIUM FIBER

Tough & Resiliant

  • High impact and break strength fiber
  • Great rebound and memory

G-GLASS FIBER

Light Weight Strengthner

  • Made to Mike Olson specs, ideal to our process
  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • Craftsperson friendly

HONEYCOMB POWER PANEL

Strong & Smooth

  • Smooth riding vibration absorption layer
  • Impact and ding resistant

CARBON POWER SPINE

Dynamic Energy & Long Lasting Flex

  • Tension spread tow carbon fiber
  • Rebound energy return
  • Perfect flex tuning

LIB TECH LEASH PLUG

Better Basics!

  • 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminum pins
  • Lightweight fiber composite cup

LIB TECH FOC-II® FIN BOX

Fits FCS-II®, FCS® Two Tab and Lib RRIPs® fins

  • Optimized placement for FCS-II
  • RIPPs compatible with 5/16 performance adjustability
  • Light and tough