We received our first shipment of Lib Tech Waterboards a couple of weeks ago and the response has been amazing. We sold out of the original order in about a week and have since reloaded the racks at both stores. The Bowl and Ramp series boards have both gotten great feedback and we are fully stocked in every size.
These boards are like nothing we’ve ever seen in the surf industry. We all know what a genius Mike Olson is from his groundbreaking work in the snowboard industry. He made his own kind of tree for the Altered Genetic boards for gods sake. Well he’s been making surfboards longer than he’s been making snowboards. If you have the time, watch the video below and he’ll fill you in on everything in great detail and give you a little history of the surf scene in the Pacific Northwest.
Mike Olson SIA interview
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Greener Manufacturing Methods and Materials
- More durable: Lasts longer, less dings, less boards in landfills.
- Recycled foam core: up to 50% recycled content in blank.
- Blank scraps all recycled.
- Non ozone depleting blowing agent.
- 100% closed cell foam won’t absorb water… won’t rot.
- Elimination of hazardous resin systems.
- Basalt fiber: no additives, no boron.
- No sandpaper.
- No paint brushes.
- No tape.
- No solvents except water.
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Each of the 31 pieces used to construct our surfboards are new materials to the surf industry. 30 years of experience crafting and riding high performance environmentally friendly composite surf, skate and snowboards went into designing our unique Waterboard process, materials and shapes. Each fused homogenous surf structure is handcrafted in the USA with a focus on performance and environmentally friendly manufacturing and materials. Only stainless steel fin screws remain the same. Waterboarding is now fun and healthy.
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