The Lib x …lost collaboration is a fun one… Matt has always been an inspiration. We come from surf culture starved PNW, and Matt’s Southern California based dysfunctional/performance 80’s and 90’s foundation felt a bit like a surf parallel to our building Lib Tech snowboards in many ways (I think they might have been a bit more dysfunctional than us nerds we were : ) We put a lot of energy into this project every year and it always feels good.
On the surf side no one mixes world tour performance shaping and an understanding of the needs of the passionate recreational surfer better than he does. Matt’s excitement for snowboarding and snowboards came as bit of surprise to us but it parallels our frothed out passion for surf… he lives deep in the surf world and snow feels like a playful adventure for him which is what surf is for us. It’s fun for us to see what happens when applies all his shaping skill / knowledge and passion for design and testing to the snow projects.
I think we are 5 or 6 years in now and our latest Lib x …lost snow line feels like the best work we have done together. Each design has been meticulously refined and tested and is absolutely dialed in.
Here is some of what Matt has to say about our 2020/21 Lib X Lost collaboration:
“This seasons selection feels like something special. A passion project dating back to my early teens, building snowboards in my parents garage of Mountain Ave, staring up at Mt Baldy with Paul Berton, excited to stand sideways sliding down the snow. They are a reflection of my adult life spent designing and building boards, chasing all passions of riding surf and snow.”
“All Lib Tech boards (surf and snow) are built in the USA, adhering to the founders’ strict resolution to keeping the cleanest, least harmful, least polluting and re-cyclable construction and materials.”
“I am fortunate to be able to design the outlines, cambers and general specs in AKU Shaper, then trust in master designer Steven Cobb to fine tune my rudimentary renderings into works of art.”
“This years graphics are a collaborative with a couple longtime cohorts of mine, French alternative surfboards wizard Fantastic Acid and my favorite all time graphic artist Jim Zapala… wrapped up with the technical expertise of Annette Veihelmann.”
“Tested and developed with open ears to many great snow riders from Mammoth (like Devin Tubbs, Tim Gallagher and Wave Rave) to some of the PNWs finest. All of our boards feature a traditional, but shorter camber bottom with elongated relaxed rockers in the nose and tail (for forgiveness), each uniquely positioned to balance with the outline of the particular model.”
The line up.
Quiver Killer 154 and 159:
All around modern, directional, wide-ish resort ripper, equally at home in the park or free riding natural terrain features.
Now in its sixth year! Beloved Surf style Groomer, mixed terrain n Pow Utility tool.
Retro Ripper 156, 166:
Classic re-vamp on 70’s era, swallow tail powder machines, with a graphic and design nod to Japanese inspired surf stoked snow riding revolution. Glide and momentum are the game. Equally at home on low angle, early morning groomers as the deepest of powder.
Get ’em while you can!