LIB TECH PICKUP STICK 7'6 FCS132312
MODEL: PICKUP STICK
SIZE: 7'6 X 22 X 2.75
FINS: FCSI AND FCSII COMPATIBLE
CONSTRUCTION: LIB TECH MB
LIBTECH "PICKUP STICK"
Transitioning From Your First Longboard to Your First Shortboard
When first learning to surf, many people choose to learn on longboards, as they offer better paddle power and more stability, which makes it easier to learn the fundamentals of wave riding. But after a couple years of surfing, many people decide that they’d like to graduate to a shorter and more aggressive board, which lends itself to surfing bigger, hollower waves, and to performing more aggressive high-performance maneuvers. Variety in your quiver always makes you a better surfer, but when transitioning to a smaller board, it is important to keep a few things in mind.
First of all, your shorter board is going to paddle a lot slower. Less volume means less flotation, so your board will be farther underwater when you paddle, and will not travel as fast through the water. Thus, when moving down in length, it may be wise to look for a board that still maintains a decent amount of volume. Good examples are the Lib Tech Pickup Stick models. While these boards are shorter than your average longboard, they maintain a full template through the nose, which keeps the volume up so that you can paddle faster and get into waves earlier.
THE NEW LIB TECH MLB
The new Lib Tech MBC construction perfectly blends the best characteristics of epoxy: durability and liveliness with the best performance characteristics of polyester: flex and dampness. The addition of magnesium fiber improves our overall impact resistance, and the carbon composite stringer exactly matches the flex of a new high performance polyester and holds it for the life of the board. The world’s best surfboard construction just got even better!