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rossdlarso1389917 wrote a review of on June 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

6'1 180lbs
3 years surfing (intermediate)
90% of sessions from Santa Cruz to Point Reyes...mostly Cronkite and Ocean Beach
I buy and sell used surfboards to get a feel for as many brands, shapes, and materials I can.

This was my first Lib Waterboard model I owned. I had the 6'0" and I rode it everyday it was waist high plus. I rode it in weak waves and hollow waves...it really prefers to good conditions but I was amazed at how fast it was even in mushy chest - head high ocean beach. The flex is consistent and when it snaps back to its regular shape you will rocket out of your turns with soooo much speed!!

I am buying another one ASAP but this time I will go with the 6'4 (better volume for me) I am never going to own another short board that is not made by Lib, the performance is really amazing and they are stronger than any other board I have seen.

I will use the 6'4 Vert for good waves chest - head high +

I am starting my all lib quiver and I am not looking back.




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rossdlarso1389917 wrote a review of on June 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just tried two today at a Lib demo in Carmel CA, 5'11 and 6'3. SOO FUN! I found the 6'3 to have a little too much volume, and the 5'11 to little (not that they were un-surfable, and fun!!) But it was nice to find my ideal volume range for Lib water boards, which will be about 30 L.

I am
6'1 180ish pounds
3 years experience
Intermediate surfer
I surf from Santa Cruz up to Point Reyes most of the time, with the majority of sessions at Cronkite and Ocean Beach

I owned a Vert and a Bowl series, both I rode for about a year...both unfortunately just a hair small for great success. So even though I just sampled this specific shape and sizes today I am familiar with the product and the performance.

I am buying a 6'1" ASAP, Lib has the best surfboard construction available...greenest too! I forgot how fast and smooth these boards are, and they have the best springy epoxy like feel of any board I have been on....about 30...I buy and sell boards to get a feel for different makes models and construction.

I plan on using this board in weak waves that are head high to double over head and it good waves chest to head high plus.

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rossdlarso1389917 wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

5 5

This helmet has a good fit; it is a deeper fit than the Smith helmets I tried. I wear this as a shellmet (over my beanie and goggles) I recommend this helmet for anyone who rocks the shellmet style because, it does not sit too high up on your head. Don't be too cool for a helmet, concussions are no good.

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rossdlarso1389917 wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

5 5

Really comfortable pants. I am a 32 and the L fits well (I like my pants a little bit bigger so I can wear impact shorts under them.) A 32 could fit in a M or L no problem. I would like outer thigh vents to compliment the inner thigh vents; but, the breathability of the fabric is unbeatable and, I have not had any over heating issues. Does not have a pant to zipper interface; it does clip together though and it has a good powder skirt. Buy this brand, buy this product Not as shiny in person, which I was happy about.

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rossdlarso1389917 wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

5 5

This material is amazing! Best breathability I have had in a jacket. I don't over heat when I am hiking or charging hard. The pit vents don't have any mesh but they are effective. I am 6'1 180ish and the XL is a good fit for me (I like my jacket a little baggy) If you are around my size and want a "fitted" look go with the L. I can wear all my under layers and a demon snow protective vest with the XL no problem. Wrist gators would be nice but you can seal the wrists with the velcro system pretty well. This has become my new rain jacket it is so waterproof. Shells are the way to go and this one is the jam! Just make sure you have some good first layers for cold days. I highly recommend this brand and this jacket!

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rossdlarso1389917 wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

5 5

This is the most fun and playful snowboard I have been on. Loved it for small to medium size park features. Really fun for cruising all mountain and, great float in pow! A little bit thin at the waist for my 11.5 boots, minor toe drag was occasionally an issue. If you have big feet try the wide model. 5 of 10 is accurate for the flex. If you want to start riding park, or want a park board to take it to the next level buy a skate banana!

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rossdlarso1389917 wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

5 5

This board totally rips! I rode the 158 at Buttermilk (in Aspen) last year and loved it! Great width for larger feet, I have 11.5's and prefer waist widths from 260 - 263 mm; no toe drag! I could lay into fast and deep euro carves with complete confidence even though it was icy. The aggressive side cut was perfect and Magna Traction is a must have! This has been the board of choice of pro rider Mark Hoyt for the last few years; and this is the only board he has not broken. This is a great choice for anyone charging hard. Buy this board!

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rossdlarso1389917 wrote a review of on December 18, 2012

4 5

I am 6'1" 180ish and I have this suit in a MT. One of the better MT wetsuit fits I have worn, actually, only the Xcel fit was a little better. I surf in Nor Cal where the water temp ranges from upper 40's to lower 60's; though the temp is usually mid 50's. I don't use a hood or booties and, this suit keeps me warm. The only issue I have had is that this suit sometimes flushes. The seals at the: neck, wrists, and feet are not the best but, satisfactory. This is one of the best looking suits out there for sure. I would give the suit a 6.8 out of 10 but, for the price I am very happy. I recommend this suit for anyone who wants a solid suit and a great price!

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