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    Lib Tech Water Boards

    Curious as to everyones thoughts?
    Has any body seen or ridden one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wet suit = no tourists View Post
    Curious as to everyones thoughts?
    Has any body seen or ridden one?
    there was a thread about this a little bit ago. They look like good boards, but they only offer a few models which is pretty limiting. Firewire, for example, has a much, much wider board selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfsolo View Post
    there was a thread about this a little bit ago. They look like good boards, but they only offer a few models which is pretty limiting. Firewire, for example, has a much, much wider board selection.
    I remember the thread but at that time none of the boards were available

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    I'd like to see the boards first hand. From the pics, they look like they have square rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I'd like to see the boards first hand.
    this. they seem kinda cheaply made, to me...reminiscent of the aquajet boards of the 1960's or 70's. i'm also not keen on "outside" brands getting into the market & bringing, or coining, their own terminology w/ them. say what you will, but at least burton didn't start slapping it's name on boards after it purchased channel islands.

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    if you are in VB they have about a dozen of them at freedom surf shop. They look like "stretch" boards. Not sure what they are made of... but libtech produces a $5000 pro model snow board so they must be SCHWEET

    also... what the heck ever happened to those saloman hollow hex type boards? they were all the $800 surfboard rage for a while there...
    Last edited by leethestud; Oct 8, 2012 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I'd like to see the boards first hand. From the pics, they look like they have square rails.
    yea, me too. I am not plunking down $700+ dollars on a board that is most unseen and unreviewed.

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    I have seen them and in my personal opinion I think they suuuck. Hated the shapes and thought the construction was gimmicky. Rockers looked like a **** backyard board. Don't even want to demo one...and I usually want to demo everything. I wouldnt even want to waste a paddle out on that thing.

    Garbage

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfsolo View Post
    yea, me too. I am not plunking down $700+ dollars on a board that is most unseen and unreviewed.
    Agree with you and LB.
    I think they are odd looking and personally hate the logo but I would like to demo one.
    The biggest issue I see would be where would you take it for repair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turrtle View Post
    I have seen them and in my personal opinion I think they suuuck. Hated the shapes and thought the construction was gimmicky. Rockers looked like a **** backyard board. Don't even want to demo one...and I usually want to demo everything. I wouldnt even want to waste a paddle out on that thing.

    Garbage
    Don't count them out so quick. Mike Olson is a freaking genius. Lib Tech pretty much completely redefined snowboard design and construction over the last 5 years. I'm not super impressed with the look either of their surfboards but I'd like to surf one before saying they suck.
    If someone showed you a snowboard 5 years ago with wobbly edges and alternating rocker/camber you would have thought they had gone insane or were on acid while designing it.
    That's exactly what Lib Tech did and now every company is following suit. Lib paved the way.