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 RAD RIPPER

RAD RIPPER is the latest in our “Post Modern Retro” collection.  A direct spin off from the Retro Ripper, but scaled for small, sub-par, every day surfing.

Starting with the Retro Ripper, I lowered the entry rocker a bit (for fast paddle, early entry, easy glide and quickness out the gate), and replaced the speed controlling round tail with a wide, planing squash tail.  Lots of lift and surface area for small surf.  As a child of ‘80’s surfing, I’ve always been enamored by the ease of use from that era’s performance short boards.  The RAD RIPPER retains a noticeably healthy amount of tail rocker, cut through by an aggressive double concave, adding even more lift and squirt under the rear foot.

Super-fast, forgiving, user friendly retro fun, featuring modern updates and improvements, suitable for almost anyone.

Highlighted features include:

  Flat, stable deck, with steep, low apex, tucked soft rails.

  Slight vee in nose (to free up the low rocker) into a shallow single  concave, into a deep double concave vee, for both speed andcontrol.

  Wide, stable squash tail, glides across anything, and holds speed through turns, even in small summer slop.

  Forward thickness flow, with wedged “beak” nose, for drive and paddle -ability.

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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