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Tastemaker: Lib Tech's Mike Olson

Taste Maker: Mike Olson, inventor of Lib Tech's new line of surfboards, the Waterboards.

Updated: May 31, 2013, 7:22 PM ET
By Liam Gallagher

On June 21, Lib Tech co-founder Mike Olson made the drive from Mervin Manufacturing to the Cleanline surfshop in Seaside, Ore., to personally deliver the first batch of Lib Tech Waterboards. It was a big day for Olson, for a couple of reasons. You see, he used to work at Cleanline, as their ding-repair dude back in the early 1980s. You could say that's where he got his start.

Olson's come a long way since then, but he still credits that job and the time he spent at Cleanline for ...

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