Lib Tech Lost Puddle Fish Surfboard
Lib Tech Lost Puddle Fish Surfboard
Lib Tech Lost Puddle Fish Surfboard
Lib Tech Lost Puddle Fish Surfboard

Lib Tech Lost Puddle Fish Surfboard

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The Lib Tech Lost Puddle Fish Surfboard takes the outline of the best selling groveler, puddle jumper, and cranks up the speed with an inverted swallow, set inside a wide square tail, and a speed bleeding, afterburner, release channel exiting the tail.
The Lib Tech Lost Puddle Fish Surfboard allows full force, full speed, small wave, rail surfing with confidence and none of the cumbersome drift usually associated with “alternative” fish shapes.

 

Features

Beginning with the Puddle Jumper, and retaining its performance defining rocker and spiral vee under the rear foot, I pushed the wide point slightly forward, widened and squared off the tail block and really pulled in/straightened out the hip area of the outline, between the feet. These changes, combined with reducing the depth of the concave through the center of the board (which straightens and flattens the rail rocker under the front foot) all work together to build a more linear speed down the line, across flats and though slop. The inverted swallow, and angular corners of the square tail, reduces surface area behind the rear foot, adding bite and control without sacrificing the extreme drive generated by the straight tail outline and rail rocker. The entire design is wrapped up with the (optional) speed bleeding, “afterburner”,  release channel, which sits inside the double concave vee panels and is toed in slightly, to run parallel with the rear quad fin placement. The channel then exits  at the apex of the inverted swallow. My goal was to design a board that matches the flat line speed of any alternative “fish” design, without the cumbersome, drifty feeling most of these boards possess, and allow full force, small wave, rail surfing with confidence.

Technology

TECHNOLOGICALLY TOUGHER - ENVIRONMENTALLY NICER!

Lib Tech is dedicated to board riding and hands on high tech board building. We have spent a lifetime of surfing, shaping and working with alternative, high performance, environmentally friendly materials and constructions. Traditional surfboard construction has always felt too fragile and the build process is toxic and unhealthy for the planet and craftspeople. We know there had to be a way...


Mike Olson and our experiMENTAL division applied our 35+ years of hands on board building experience to the task of building a better surfboard. In the process we completely rewrote the book on surfboard construction. Every component we use in our ecoIMPACTO surf construction is completely new to the surf industry. Our Thermo fusion process radically minimizes resin exposure and sanding while creating amazingly durable, environmentally friendly, high performance surf structures that will free your mind and lift your surfing to new heights.

 

Lib Tech Surfboard Technology
Lib Tech Surf Eco Impacto Surfboard Technology

THE ECOIMPACTO RIDE "HIGH PERFORMANCE LIFE EXTENSION"

A smooth responsive and high performance ride with the feel of a crispy new polyester that lasts and lasts.

Lib Tech Dang Difficult to Ding surfboard technology
  • LESS WORRY... MORE FUN
  • THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL BOARD
  • WONT ABSORB WATER IF YOU DO GET A DING
  • REPAIRS WITH EPOXY
Lib Tech Environmentally Nicer Surfboard Technology
  • ECO FRIENDLY MATERIALS AND PROCESS
  • ELIMINATION OF INDUSTRY-STANDARD RESIN EXPOSURE PROCEDURES
  • ELIMINATION OF INDUSTRY-STANDARD SANDING PROCEDURES
  • ELIMINATION OF INDUSTRY-STANDARD PAINT BRUSHES, TAPE, AND SOLVENTS
  • LOW VOC PLANT BASED BIO RESIN
  • RECYCLED FOAM OFFCUTS
  • LONG LASTING CONSTRUCTION
Specifications
Length Width Thickness Volume
5’4” 20.25" 2.32" 28.5 cl
5’6” 20.75" 2.4" 31.0 cl
5’8” 21.25" 2.53" 34.5 cl
5’10” 21.75" 2.63" 38.0 cl
6’0” 22.25" 2.75" 41.75 cl
6’2” 22.55" 2.8" 44.25 cl
Video

Video Transcription

Hey there, Simon here from AQ Outdoors. I’m checking in from my first time out on the Lib Tech Puddle Fish and want to walk you through my thoughts.

So I've been surfing a Boardworks Froth soft top for a while now -like a few seasons- and it's been a bit of a crutch to be honest. I'm a lifelong ocean surfer, but let's say an intermediate-to-strong intermediate river surfer. I've been a bit reluctant to move into more of a performance board, but I finally bit the bullet this year, and I have to say I couldn't be more stoked. I took the Puddle Fish out today with the Kananaskis river at 30 CMS, which is nice and steep. 

Initial Reactions

I was pleasantly surprised because my weak link in my river surfing is definitely standing up. I had almost a hundred percent hit rate in getting onto my feet today on this thing. So there is certainly more stability and volume to this board than I anticipated which I'm really fired up about. And on my feet, I feel pretty at home with it. I've ocean surfed my whole life and it felt like a really nice loose board, but it would hold a rail on your turns. 

The Setup

I had a typical thruster set up in there with medium size Felipe, Toledo fins. It felt like a really nice carvey board which would hold a rail. I didn't get flushed off the wave. It was loose where you needed it to be and carved where you needed it to, which was really, really nice. 

So this board has a five fin set up, takes FCS one and FCS two. With a typical tri fin set up, it feels really nice and stable and you can drive it really well. I was surfing the Hydra today as well, and that had two medium fins and then two nubster fins in it. I think the Puddle Fish board with that set up would feel a heck of a lot more loose and I'm excited to give that a try at some point. 

Specs

It has a good amount of rocker, which saved me from pearling a few times on some pretty average getups. This board is five foot four but it surfs quite a lot shorter which was really nice. It was really snappy through the turns and really easy to get back on track when I got a little bit wayward. With first impressions, I'm really stoked that I made the jump from the froth to this. 

Final Thoughts

The froth was a great board, but I think I'm going to have a fantastic time with this moving into the future. Just as a heads up, I'm five foot nine, about 165 pounds and it feels like it had more than ample buoyancy for me at that weight. Thanks for checking out the review. Hopefully it's helpful if you liked it! If you want to find out more about our river surfing products, feel free to shoot us a message or take a look at our youtube channel.


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