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LIB X …LOST Introduces the SHORT ROUND High Performance Hybrid Model!  

…Lost/Mayhem’s legendary Matt Biolos shapes world class high performance surfboards. Mike Olson’s Lib Tech Eco Iso construction is unrivaled in terms of performance, durability and revolutionary environmental niceness. The Lib X …Lost partnership results in surfboard performance and value that cannot be matched. We are thrilled to present the second in a series of Lib X …Lost surfboard collaborations: The Short Round high performance hybrid, perfectly complimenting our first offering, the easy and speedy Puddle Jumper.

Lib Tech x Lost Short Round Surfboard

The Short Round bridges the gap between easy riding “cheater” surfboards and the high performance shortboard. The speed comes from a low entry rocker and wide-ish nose, with a forward wide point and generous concave throughout. The performance comes from a moderate, but not flipped up, tail rocker, a double concave through the fins and the same sort of modern bump squash tail you would find on a typical contest style, small wave HP shortboard. All combined, it doesn’t look like anything fancy and there are no gimmicks, but sometimes less is more, and there’s a lot packed into this little surfboard.

“A skatey speedster with a high performance hook. Fast and flat, but without the fat.” – Matt Biolos

Sizes: 5’4”, 5’6”, 5’8”, 5’10”, 6’0” – Available now!

...Lost Rider Ian Crane riding a Lib Tech Short Round Surfboard

Forward thickness, forward template creates forward momentum…Ian Crane knows what you do with all that speed. Photo by JR Kenworty

“Strong, light, Lib Tech surf construction that  travels well and holds its value in a proven Biolos shape that is easy to catch waves with, accelerates effortlessly and turns like a shortboard…it’s going to be a great summer!”  – Jay Larson

 Thirty years in the making Lib Techs ECO ISO construction pushes performance, durability, environmental materials and process to new levels. At the heart of the board is Nitrogencell foam that is loaded with nitrogen and has engineered elongated cell structure for maximum compression strength and energy return. Nitrogen cell will not absorb water and is 25% -40% recycled material and we recycle 100% of the offcuts into new foam. Hexzylon Fiberfoam surface skin greatly enhances ding resistance and break strength while adding a silky smooth ride. Basalt fiber chosen for its high strength properties and vibration absorption is placed directly beneath the Hexzylon adding strength and performance. All this is fused using a unique resin matrix that bridges the gap between polyester and epoxy…the best qualities of a new polyester with the lifespan of an epoxy. All Lib Techs come with our Freedom of Choice FOC 5/8” for and aft adjustable fin system; the lightest and toughest fin box system on the market. Fits many two tab systems and some solid base fin brands. Every Lib Tech is hand built by surfers in the USA near Canada at Mervin Manufacturing.

...Lost Team Rider Ian Crane surfing the Lib Tech Short Round Surfboard

Ian Crane laying back and blowing up with speed and confidence. Photo by JR Kenworty

“This board is my new go to for any wave condition…if you’re looking for one board to do it all, this is it.” – Dan McNamara 

Ian Crane surfing at Salt Creek, CA on the Short Round surfboard.

Ian Crane’s Short Round speed lines. Effortless speed means fins out flying, floating and frothy fun. Photo by JR Kenworty

Categories: ...Lost, Press Releases, Surf

  • Roland Czechowski

    A few questions:
    1. Is the Lib construction more buoyant? So if the volume I would go for in a PU Short round is around 31.5 to 32 litres, do you go a little lower in volume to get the same feel, like the 5’10 which is 30.75 litres?
    2. Does the FOC fin box fit a futures fin?”some solid base fin brands…” sounds a little vague and uncertain
    3. Available in Australia? Haven’t seen them in shops.
    – Next board should be a Lost Rocket V1! Still the best rocket I think and offer it in the odd sizes to mix things up, 5’9, 5’11 etc! Thanks.

  • KennyandtheSkull Surf

    Hey man, I don’t work for lib tech but I just bought their lost 6’0 short round. I am waiting to get it so I can’t tell you much about it but reading other reviews said the board will only take the older 2 tab Fcs fins and Lib techs fins. One reviewer said it will not take futures, I know it’s a bummer, I like my futures also but I got some good fcs fins so that’s why i pulled the trigger and the board looks super fun

  • Roland Czechowski

    Thanks Kenny. Thats sucks on the futures boxes, such a better system. It would be interesting to know though how the volume in your 6’0 goes in comparison to what a similar volume and shape in PU would be (as in feels more floaty or similar etc) because maybe they will do futures one day! I can’t see it too hard to do a box that has both options…I am sure it is doable, cheers, Roland

  • KennyandtheSkull Surf

    Somebody asked the same question about the comparison with volume and somebody from lib tech answered with this “we use our own unique construction–so you can ride the same size you would in the …Lost version, and get the Lib version with slightly less volume and get the same performance out of it.Our top secret materials are a bit more buoyant than your average surfboard.

    To me that answer sounds about right, epoxy is definitely more floaty than standard PU board, So you can cut some of the that volume out with using epoxy especially with the lib tech material. The Lost 6’0 short round PU board volume is 35.5 and the lib tech lost short round volume is 34.

  • Paul Baker

    I think if Lib Tech aren’t going to supply their fins with the Lost models then Biolos needs to get futures into these to really capital on new sales.
    Don’t see much point having such a technically advanced board, to then only being able to put a set of inferior designed fins in it from 20 years ago.
    I’d still buy one though as i’m fed up with dented boards and having to replace every year.

  • Thanks for your feedback Paul.
    You’re not the first person to request Futures–we currently don’t have any plans on the table to use that fin setup, but we strive to make the best possible product and we love to innovate…so it could definitely be something we explore in the future.

  • M S

    I love myt 6’0″ LT ShortRound, but at 34L it is about 2 pounds heavier than my 5’11” epoxy V3 Rocket at 32.5L.
    A 5’11” V3 Rocket in LibTech at 32L would be my top pick.

  • pollucs

    Hello, has anyone tried the short round in strapless kite? I’m considering buying a 5.4 but I have not referncias about it …

  • Ant785

    Hi there, seen a lot of chatter and questions earlier in the year about providing a futures fins options on these boards. Any updates? Personally this would seal the deal for me, will probably hold off unless they become an option. Futures have so much variety, and i have spent quite of money a bit on futures over the years so would seem silly to go back to the past with a limited range of FCS1 – or the even more limited range of lib tech fins available. Futures please!!!

  • Joel

    Your body dimensions and weight?

  • Tim

    Hi, I’ve got the LT Short Round in 6’0. I’m 6’1 and approx 79-80KG Probably a little more with Rubber. I haven’t got a problem with FCS 2 tab plugs but I do use the FCS 2 infills that I have cut to fill the boxes. I surf this with either GMB5s of AM2, both large templates.