Lib Tech x Lost Freak Flag Bean Bag Surfboard Review

The very latest collaboration between Lib tech and Lost Surfboards is (in my humble opinion) the best yet; the Freak Flag Bean Bag surfboard is absolutely perfect for this construction and is set to become a class-leading ‘uber-groveller’ for those…

Lib Tech x Lost Freak Flag Bean Bag Surfboard Review

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The very latest collaboration between Lib tech and Lost Surfboards is (in my humble opinion) the best yet; the Freak Flag Bean Bag surfboard is absolutely perfect for this construction and is set to become a class-leading ‘uber-groveller’ for those weak and uninspiring days when you might be tempted to reach for a log or (perish the thought) a paddle board!!

The Freak Flag BB was inspired by the original Mayhem ‘double ender’ Bean Bag, but this time tweaked with a ‘bump wing’ to allow the tail to release sooner and the board to execute tighter turns with the extra grip and bite this outline brings.

We can’t wait to test one of these little beauties in some summer slop as all the indications are that it’ll really deliver on the ‘grin factor’ and inject some serious fun into what can be a frustrating time of year here on our south coast home patch.

The original Bean Bag groveller is still a very popular summer board in the UK and Europe but the Freak Flag BB looks like it’s gonna push the upper limits on wave size and definitely offer the decent surfer a bit more performance and response from the back foot.

This funky little board will have broad appeal throughout the surfing tribe; guys and girls looking for their first “short board” will absolutely love the stability and wave catching ability and the tough tech makes a lot of sense at this stage of the learning curve. More experienced surfers who may be on the wrong side of 40 and don’t get in as much as they’d like will rejuvenate their ‘stoke’, and lastly the rippers and freaks are really going to enjoy the small sizes in gutless surf when they’d often not bother getting wet.

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. I am stoked that the time has finally come and hope people enjoy riding them as we have enjoyed building them.” – Matt Biolos

We’re happy to consider taking your old board as a trade-in 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 info@boardshop.co.uk or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.

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