Libtech Glydra 7'0
The Hydra - as a mid-lenght surfboard. It doesn't get much better than this.
Born in an American Hurricane: "Hey Matt, you know what would be sick? A Hydra stretched to a Mid-Lenght" - It paddles great and catches waves with ease. Plus, it's a Mayhem. So you can count on top performance. In the implementation, Lib Tech stayed true to the magical design elements of the Hydra and made some performance-enhancing adjustments. The result is the Lib Tech X Lost Gydra!
The intensity of the sidecut outline has been reduced for more control, shortening the turn radius and providing more speed with stable control. They kept the double concave in the single concave hull, which allows for high speed, clean turns and vertical surfing. Lib Tech also kept the pronounced chines, which provide more release and allow a high volume concave board to roll easily from rail to rail. As the board gets longer, the rocker is increased so that the longer rail line still allows playful surfing in smaller waves. The board should be ridden about 12" longer than a HYDRA or other Fish, or even 12" taller than your height, depending on your ability and preference.
ECO IMPACTO - Thermo Pressure Fusion Process
More technologically advanced - better for the environment: Lib Tech has changed everything you've ever known about surfboards. Every building block used in the construction of this surfboard is new to the surf industry. Lib Tech's construction combines the best features of epoxy and polyester: durability, liveliness, flexibility and dampening. Using magnesium fibre improves the impact resistance, and the UHMW polymer stringer provides a smooth ride. In addition, the incorporated G-Glass fibre provides lightweight reinforcement.
With the bio-resin used, this board has a longer life than epoxy and is much more environmentally friendly.
The Eco Nitrogen foam core built into elliptical-shaped cells acts like a pillar, providing top-to-bottom hardness and side impact resilience. It contains 25-40 % recycled content, with 100 % of the remainder recycled. The Hexzylon Thermo-Fusion Honey Comb Power Panel is impact and ding resistant and absorbs vibration for smooth riding.
FOC II “Freedom of Choice” Adjustable Slot Fin System
With the Foc II Adjustable Slot Fin System, you can position Lib RRIPs, FCS II fins, or FCS fins optimally adapted to your needs. And last but not least, the leash plug with an aircraft aluminium pin and a cup made of light fibres keeps your leash firmly on the board.