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New construction: 

http://business.transworld.net/85257/features/lib-tech-cofounder-mike-ol...

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In my opinion: 

The closing of  Clark Foam and the  mad scramble to search for new higher tech alternatives was/is the best thing that ever happened to surfboard design / construction....

 It forced one to think of other  refreshing  alternatives......... Not the same old shit.....

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kiterider wrote:

In my opinion: 

The closing of  Clark Foam and the  mad scramble to search for new higher tech alternatives was/is the best thing that ever happened to surfboard design / construction....

 It forced one to think of other  refreshing  alternatives......... Not the same old shit.....

from the other side of the planet.

[IMG]http://i537.photobucket.com/albums/ff336/HUIESHAPES/DSC00960.jpg[/IMG]

cheers huie

cheers huie
now retired

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huie wrote:

kiterider wrote:

In my opinion: 

The closing of  Clark Foam and the  mad scramble to search for new higher tech alternatives was/is the best thing that ever happened to surfboard design / construction....

 It forced one to think of other  refreshing  alternatives......... Not the same old shit.....

from the other side of the planet.

[IMG]http://i537.photobucket.com/albums/ff336/HUIESHAPES/DSC00960.jpg[/IMG]

cheers huie

I wish you'd post pics of your boards more Huie.

Always an inspiration

You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.

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The boards look great!

The important thing here is the tech.  And I have to hope / wonder if LIB will pimp their tech like other companies, offering other shapers designs built in the LIB tech process?

That would be awesome (:

T.

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great innovation, built in the USA.  Good to see more people thinking outside the box.   But the real question is any ride reports??

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...Hi Huie, that stuff is not the same as you showed in your picture.

anyway, what these fellas is avoiding is that if you have new materials or build method is for something...I mean, to surf the same way that you surf with normal building board (that by the way, you CAN do anything on a wave, the problem is the guts and the materials fatigue) why you need these fancy build?

They should go ahead an try other designs in the planshape

The planshapes we use with normal building are right with the type of building and hydrodynamics

but who knows if its right with these materials combo?

-in other note, I really prefer to see advantage in the other surf related stuff, that are all crap, like wetsuits, leashes, pads, etc

All bad designed, bad choosen materials, do not last more than couple dozen sessions

Why not people ask for better with those and always try to push with boards?

Because they are corps, no one know where to knock knock the door and if you know, still the guys will not listen you...

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reverb wrote:

...Hi Huie, that stuff is not the same as you showed in your picture.

huh i dont follow you?

anyway, what these fellas is avoiding is that if you have new materials or build method is for something...I mean, to surf the same way that you surf with normal building board (that by the way, you CAN do anything on a wave, the problem is the guts and the materials fatigue) why you need these fancy build?

They should go ahead an try other designs in the planshape

The planshapes we use with normal building are right with the type of building and hydrodynamics

but who knows if its right with these materials combo?

reverb i was just wanking around haaa''

but the material you see on that rail is for impact it provides no stiffness as i seek to have my rails nuetral and not interfere with  the skin core combination

i have been painting the rail to hide the fabric  if grids and nets are fashionable no need to paint

my builds work,  ( after all these yrs i can get a design to gether)

these dont fall apart  full stop.

-in other note, I really prefer to see advantage in the other surf related stuff, that are all crap, like wetsuits, leashes, pads, etc

All bad designed, bad choosen materials, do not last more than couple dozen session

haaa'' this includes most surfboards

Why not people ask for better with those and always try to push with boards?

Because they are corps, no one know where to knock knock the door and if you know, still the guys will not listen you...

all to true  but i have only ever made surfboards so its not my worry

  cheers huie

cheers huie
now retired

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Interesting build. Looks like resin infusion.

Guessing they are using this product for the core: http://nida-core.com/english/nidaprod_nidfoam3d.php

I wonder if they are using molds. The rail almost looks like a seperate piece attached to the core during the build process.

They've got a great reputation with their snowboards, pretty unique to see that transition from snow to surf manufacturing. Would love to see more of the build.

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Shoot, sorry I didn't see this thread before posting a new one,

LIB TECH ROCKS!

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Ok, they look interesting...for sure

Why do they rock?

Do you have one of their boards?

Interested in how they ride, paddle, etc.(really I am)

How do you repair one?

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