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Lib Tech 2023 LOST RNF 96 Surfboard

$879.99 Lib Tech 2023 LOST RNF 96 Surfboard SKU: 23SU003-NONE
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Lib Tech 2023 LOST RNF 96 Surfboard

The surf industry was in a 20 year performance design rut when in 94 and 95 Matt Biolos experimented with multiple variations of fish for himself, Chris Ward and Cory Lopez that became the building blocks for a performance hybrid revolution. “I’d never before had so many surfers and shapers ask me what are you riding?” The RNF '96 fish designs that teenaged Chris and Cory took to the North Shore and made their indelible mark on the surfing universe were featured in the seminal 97 surf film 5’5” X 19 1/4. The key component of Matt's fish is that they are performance minded inspired by MR’s competitive minded twins of the 70’s and 80's with relatively pulled in tails designed to rip, not just small surf but in all sizes and shape of waves. Most   fish have been predominantly influenced by wide tailed 70s kneeboards that create speed but have always fallen far short of the peak performance of modern short boards. In the name of great surfing and surfboards Matt has applied the past 25 years of board building to create a better surfboard faithfully based on but not exacting to the 96 RNF versions. “With diligent testing being done by Kolohe, Coco, Ian Crane, Crosby Cola and other “guests” including myself in the last few months of 2020, we are very confident that the RNF-’96 will perform at and above expectations, as an all-around, rip-able fun machine, for a wide level of surfers.”-Matt Biolos


Length Width Thickness Volume
5’3” 19.25" 2.32" 26.0 cl
5’5” 19.7" 2.4" 29.3 cl
5’7” 20.3" 2.5" 32.4 cl
5’9” 20.8" 2.6" 35.0 cl
5'11” 21.3" 2.7" 38.3 cl
6'1” 21.8" 2.7" 41.8 cl


Strong, Light, Waterproof

  • Environmentally friendly non ozone depleting Nitrogen blowing agent
  • 25-40% Recycled content
  • Won’t absorb water if you do get a ding (Closed cell)
  • Elliptical engineered columnar cells provide toughness top to bottom and elasticity in side impact
  • 100% of offcuts and shavings recycled into more foam

Strong, Nice and Craftsperson Friendly

  • Plant based glycerin chemistry
  • Low VOC (shop smells nice)
  • Surfs smooth and responsive (High performance)
  • Impact resistant and resilient (Lasts a long time)

Strong & Smooth

  • Smooth riding vibration absorption layer
  • Impact and ding resistant

Dynamic Energy & Long Lasting Flex

  • Tension spread tow carbon fiber
  • Rebound energy return
  • Perfect flex tuning

Fits FCS-II®, FCS® Two Tab and Lib RRIPs® fins

  • Optimized placement for FCS-II 
  • RIPPs compatible with 5/16 performance adjustability
  • Light and tough


* In some cases, it could take a few extra days to get the board shipped.



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Lib Tech X Lost RNF '96 Surfboard - At a Glance

Throwing an arm over the RNF I can tell right away looking down the rail line you can see the added rocker in the nose, which means this board can handle some steeper waves. The tail has a touch more rocker than other fishes, so it's going to make some spicey turns in more critical waves. The RNF has a narrower width in comparison to say a Puddle Fish, so the board is going to be more reactive than a groveler fish. The RNF is best suited for the rider who can ride hybrid boards with confidence but want to push towards HP style boards while still maintaining a fish like feel.

- Aaron


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