Ian reviews the Lib Tech X Lost Puddle Jumper HP surfboard: https://www.boardshop.co.uk/brands/lib-tech?style=1897
The Lib tech X Lost Puddle Jumper HP surfboard.
The Puddle Jumper HP (high performance) is the more performance oriented cousin of the legendary Puddle Jumper groveller. The PJHP has been slimmed down and refined, the nose has been pulled in and the wide point brought back and a narrower more tucked in tail completes the outline changes to this performance Puddle Jumper. This refined outline enables the PJHP to perform more akin to a regular shortboard; a playful and easy paddling ‘go-to’ every-day board that’ll thrive in 90% of the conditions most of us encounter at home and on our travels.
The PJHP will take your small wave surfing to the next level. Stomp on the tail and go-to-town; fast, fun and capable of really snappy surfing while still gliding over weaker sections with speed and drive.
Could surfboard construction Nirvana actually be here?
As surfers we’ve all dreamed about owning a high performance surfboard with all the positive attributes of a traditional PU board but with none of the inherent fragility that comes with this construction.
Lib Tech are about to change everything you know about surfboards and everything you thought was possible in surfboard construction.
Using 31 brand-new components to the surf industry and calling on 30 years of experience constructing environmentally friendly surfboards, skateboards and snowboards, it was inevitable that Lib Tech were going to produce some remarkable surfboards using this ground breaking, environmentally friendly manufacturing process. Each of the Lib Tech surfboards is handcrafted in the USA with an unwavering focus on building THE toughest high performance surfboards in the world with a commitment to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.
The construction process uses a Nitrogen cell Foam (25-40% recycled content) core for maximum strength and pop. The foam is closed cell, completely waterproof and won’t absorb water.
Hexzylon Fibre Foam Skin, this is a smooth, strong, impact and ding resistant layer with the signature Hex pattern.
Next comes the unique Woven Basalt Fibre which is additive free super strong and resists heel dents.
The Bio-Matrix Resin is super strong and environmentally friendly with the best flex qualities of traditional PU and a longer lifespan than Epoxy.
Lib Tech surfboards are fitted with the lightest and toughest fin boxes on the market. They also use Sprock Blocks at the tail to add even more durability to the most fragile areas on the board. Even the leash plug has been given the same attention with 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminium pins and lightweight fibre composite cups.
“Since I first saw Lib Tech’s ECO ISO construction, I wanted to build a board with it. The strength to weight ratio, eco minded materials and techniques, and the fact that this tech was being built in the USA was incredibly interesting to me. I am stoked that the time has finally come and hope people enjoy riding them as we have enjoyed building them.” – Matt Biolos
Boardshop is happy to consider trading in your old board against a new board, so If you have any questions about this we’d be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices or enquiries you might have, just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.
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