Lib Tech x Lost Rocket Redux
Before Instagram and the endless charade of social media surfboard model marketing melted our minds, real word of mouth made one little board iconic throughout the surfing world… The ROCKET.
Birthed from a broken blank and the brains of Beschen (Shane) and Budroe, the original Rocket was to simply be a board for baby Beschen (Noah) to learn on. Once ridden by Shane, everything changed, and he felt compelled to bring us his fabulous find to be refined.
Happy accidents have been a staple of surfboard progression since the beginning. As we started fine tuning and building them for the boys, we knew we had something special. Fast forward a year, and the 2009 video release of “5’5 Redux”. The ROCKET was a star of the show, ridden by a parade of guest rippers cutting loose on the little weapon. From Bros to Pros, The ROCKET was soon a global hit, being enjoyed by surfers of all shapes, sizes and skill sets. Now, more than a decade after its initial release, the ROCKET returns. A re-incarnated Redux for the new generation to enjoy another run of fun… The ROCKET REDUX.
We’ve strived to retain all of the original ROCKET design details and magic: The extremely low and fast entry rocker, counterbalanced by a hyper-extended tail curve, for instantaneous down the line drive and playfully precise turning. The deepest of concaves, created by a straight centerline stringer and a curvaceous rail rocker lends lift and liveliness. The wide tail and parallel, bullet like, outline provides plenty of speed and hold. The hooked diamond “Rocket” tail adds bite and hold in firm, rear footed carves.
While the ROCKET REDUX stays true to the original ROCKET, to bring a serious performance boost we’ve: Refined and cleaned curves, made the rails a bit more refined, and updated some details just enough to keep up with the things we’ve learned since. For our Lib x …lost Colab we have bumped up the width and volumes just a hint for extra speed and power in a wide variety of conditions including summer slop.
Handcrafted in ecoIMPACTO construction with our new BRR recycled PET rails. FOCII FCSII™ compatible fin boxes.
*Fins NOT included
TECHNOLOGICALLY TOUGHER – environMENTALLY NICER!
Each of the 31 pieces used to construct Lib Tech surfboards are new materials to the surf industry. 30 years of experience crafting and riding high performance environmentally friendly composite surf, skate and snowboards went into designing there unique Waterboard process, materials and shapes. Each fused homogenous surf structure is handcrafted in the USA with a focus on performance and environmentally friendly manufacturing and materials. Only stainless steel fin screws remain the same. Waterboarding is now fun and healthy.
Max Strength & Pop! Strong: Nitrogen filled engineered elongated cells structure Completely waterproof: Closed cell, does not absorb water Recycled: 25-40% recycled content, 100% of off cuts recycled
HEXZYLON FIBER FOAM SKIN
Strong & Smooth! Smooth riding vibration absorption layer Impact and ding resistant
WOVEN BASALT FIBER
Smooth & Strong! Pure additive-free mineral fiber Inherent dampening properties Break and impact resistant, resists heel dents
Strong & Nice! Low VOC glycerin based chemistry Best qualities of polyester Longer lifespan than epoxy
FOC ADJUSTABLE SLOT FIN SYSTEM
Fin Freedom! 5/8″ Performance tuning adjustability Lightest, toughest box on the market Fits many 2-tab & some solid base fins
ELASTO PERIMETER DAMPENING FIBER
Smooth & Strong!
Crush Resistant! Strong Long lasting performance Pop
LIB TECH LEASH PLUG
Better Basics! 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminum pins Lightweight fiber composite cup