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    Red face lib tech surfboards

    does anyone on here have a lib tech surfboard? i saw them at a store on LBI and the guy trying to sell them said they have good pop and you can get higher on airs on them, but i didnt believe him cause he wants me to buy his product and says what i want to hear. does anyone know how these boards ride and if theyre worth it?

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    I've wanted to demo one but haven't seen any around where I live. They look pretty wild. I've got a Lib Tech snowboard and it's the best board I've ever owned...any type of board. I bet it's pretty legit.

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    on LBI theres a store called Island surf and sail, so i think i may try to demo a 6' vert series, seems like a good board

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    Not a big fan but i have a friend who just got one a couple weeks ago and loves it..and the surf shop that carries them around here have nothing but good stuff to say and those guys are legit..

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    Test ran a 6' bowl series... too much board for me, could have used a smaller size, so can't give much of a review. But what I can say is it feels like a surfboard, paddles like one, and if it last longer, I'm going to at least have one in my collection.

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    I've been heavily into snowboarding since 2005, so I'm well aware of Lib Tech. They're notorious for hyping the crap out of their products...some hype is o.k., but Lib is on another level of hype and most of it has been bullsh*t.

    These are just eps/epoxy "pop-out" boards that lib has seasoned with their trademark made up names for "new" and supposedly superior technology. "MILF (Maximum Intensity Leading Foil)" fins...stupid. "Super light fiber-composite cup anodized 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum pin leash plugs"...really? who gives a sh*t about leash plugs? "Dang Difficult 2 Ding (2D2D)" technology...wow. And what's a lib product without the overuse of the word "pop"? I'm surprised they didn't add their absolute favorite word in there: "banana"...they probably will, eventually.

    these boards look gimmicky...because they are...like their snowboards. Other than "magnatraction" (and that's for people who ride ice 90% of the time), they're no better than any other brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbaby View Post
    I've been heavily into snowboarding since 2005, so I'm well aware of Lib Tech. They're notorious for hyping the crap out of their products...some hype is o.k., but Lib is on another level of hype and most of it has been bullsh*t.

    These are just eps/epoxy "pop-out" boards that lib has seasoned with their trademark made up names for "new" and supposedly superior technology. "MILF (Maximum Intensity Leading Foil)" fins...stupid. "Super light fiber-composite cup anodized 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum pin leash plugs"...really? who gives a sh*t about leash plugs? "Dang Difficult 2 Ding (2D2D)" technology...wow. And what's a lib product without the overuse of the word "pop"? I'm surprised they didn't pepper their absolute favorite word in there: "banana"...they probably will, eventually.

    these boards look gimmicky...because they are...like their snowboards. Other than "magnatraction" (and that's for people who ride ice 90% of the time), they're no better than any other brands.
    Yea, Lib-tech "hypes" their products... but it's really just their marketing style, not intended to be taken too seriously.

    Yea, they are "gimmicky", but; their "gimmicks" have actually been quite revolutionary. Banana-tech? Changed the snowboard industry, and EVERY SINGLE board manufactured has copied it. Are you really disclaiming magne-traction because it's only for people who ride ice 90% of the time? Have you been snowboarding on the east coast? That's like saying a surfboard sucks because its only for people who ride 2-3' mush most of the time. Magne traction is f-cking amazing for the conditions we ride.

    I don't know how their surfboards are, never tried one, but I would certainly be interested in doing so. "Good pop and higher airs" sounds like BS, but that doesn't mean the board is crap.

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    Only thing i've heard is that they "paddle like a dog", second hand info though, never tried one myself but I have seen their website and it's all about hype, so I think they do themselves a disservice with how they market their product.

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    I'm on my second Jamie Lynn and the thing is a dream. Total cream puff. Mervin makes their stuff in the USA too, which is nice. Dont know anything about the surfboards. To ride one is to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbaby View Post
    I've been heavily into snowboarding since 2005, so I'm well aware of Lib Tech. They're notorious for hyping the crap out of their products...some hype is o.k., but Lib is on another level of hype and most of it has been bullsh*t.

    These are just eps/epoxy "pop-out" boards that lib has seasoned with their trademark made up names for "new" and supposedly superior technology. "MILF (Maximum Intensity Leading Foil)" fins...stupid. "Super light fiber-composite cup anodized 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum pin leash plugs"...really? who gives a sh*t about leash plugs? "Dang Difficult 2 Ding (2D2D)" technology...wow. And what's a lib product without the overuse of the word "pop"? I'm surprised they didn't pepper their absolute favorite word in there: "banana"...they probably will, eventually.

    these boards look gimmicky...because they are...like their snowboards. Other than "magnatraction" (and that's for people who ride ice 90% of the time), they're no better than any other brands.
    Bold statements above in regard to Mervin. They revolutionized snowboarding altogether. I'm not saying they will do so in the surfing industry but it's good to see someone putting a twist on things. Did they get carried away with the acronyms and such in their marketing campaign? Maybe...but breaking into the surfing industry isn't easy. Never rode one of their surfboards/waterboards myself as of yet but their snowboards are second to none in my personal opinion (and my old ass has been riding for 28 years).

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