is an American snowboard
manufacturer known for its radically innovative approach to snowboard design.Stifter, John. , Powder Magazine
. Retrieved on 2009-04-20. Often referred to as Lib Tech
, the company falls under the umbrella of parent company Mervin Manufacturing
. Surf company Quiksilver
bought Mervin in 1997.
Lib Tech produces snowboards and skateboards from their manufacturing base near Sequim, WA in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Mike Olson built his first snowboard in 1977, and by 1984 had dropped out of Pacific Lutheran University to begin making snowboards full time.Kinmonth, John. ,The Seattle Times
, 2008-11-20. Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
Gravitating away from the long, smoothly curving sidewall and edge of a traditional snowboard, Lib Tech's Magne-Traction technology employs a "serrated" edge consisting of seven bumps in the sidewall. According to Lib Tech's co-founder and VP of... Read More