Short Round the second in Lost series done with Lib Tech Eco Iso technology
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 April, 2016 – The second in a series of Lib Tech X …Lost Surfboard collaborations, The Short Round high-performance hybrid, was launched today.
The Short Round bridges the gap between easy riding “cheater” surfboards and the high performance shortboard. The speed comes from a low entry rocker and wide-ish nose, with a forward wide point and generous concave throughout.
The performance comes from a moderate, but not flipped up, tail rocker, a double concave through the fins and the same sort of modern bump squash tail you would find on a typical contest style, small wave HP shortboard. All combined, it doesn’t look like anything fancy and there are no gimmicks, but sometimes less is more, and there’s a lot packed into this little surfboard.
“A skatey speedster with a high performance hook. Fast and flat, but without the fat.” – Matt Biolos
Thirty years in the making Lib Techs ECO ISO construction pushes performance, durability, environmental materials and process to new levels. At the heart of the board is Nitrogencell foam that is loaded with nitrogen and has engineered elongated cell structure for maximum compression strength and energy return.
Nitrogen cell will not absorb water and is 25% -40% recycled material and we recycle 100% of the offcuts into new foam. Hexzylon Fiberfoam surface skin greatly enhances ding resistance and break strength while adding a silky smooth ride.
Basalt fiber chosen for its high strength properties and vibration absorption is placed directly beneath the Hexzylon adding strength and performance. All this is fused using a unique resin matrix that bridges the gap between polyester and epoxy…the best qualities of a new polyester with the lifespan of an epoxy.
All Lib Techs come with their Freedom of Choice FOC 5/8” for and aft adjustable fin system that fits many two tab systems and some solid base fin brands. Every Lib Tech is hand built by surfers in the USA near Canada at Mervin Manufacturing.