Sneak peak at 09-10 Lib Tech

05 Nov, 2008

For the Lib Techies out there, I hate to be a tease but yesterday I got to glimpse the 09-10 Lib Tech line up for snowboards.  Here’s your glimpse to the photos from SIA.
In the fall most products for the next season are done being designed and being cleaned up, by January they’ll have them ready for show at the SIA Tradeshow and already on the pro riders and testers. By the next fall they will hit the stores and in your hands. So right now companies are finishing up the designs for the 09-10 season.

Obviously I am not allowed to put up any photos at this time but I can write about what I have seen coming out from Mervin in 2009-2010.

Here’s just some things I noticed after checking them out.

  • Skate Bananas: Expect more colors. Don’t just settle for yellow bananas…there’s more colors coming along the woodwork.
  • There is something new coming out in Bananas…it’s almost magical. What that means…only a magician knows or the crew at Lib Tech (and i’m not one of them).
  • Travis Rice: Birds of a Feather flock together.
  • Jamie Lynn Phoenix: blue girl progresses in the art graphic seeing her from a different angle and a little more discreet…tit for tat.
  • Lando Phoenix: He’s no pussy.
  • TRS: Stands out from the others, funky robotic, electronic, inter-galatic.
  • Skunk Apes: Reminds me of “The Scream” but with way cooler art.
  • A new Box Scratcher to the mix after a well deserving rider. The best part about it…it stays true to the Northwest offering up a damn fine collaboration between two companies.

I haven’t seen it yet, but I have heard about something new added to GNU giving them their own snowboard named after a type of food. For the GNU fanatics, you’ll get your own food for 09-10.

I’ll keep you guys updated when I can release some of the goods…until then savor 2008-2009 stuff.

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  1. hoon
    November 05, 2008

    tease! may be i’ll get another trice… burtner destroys everything in sight!

  2. Shayboarder
    November 05, 2008

    haha hey i put a photo of a banana!

    The Burtner is sick…sick.

  3. Anonymous
    November 05, 2008


    Can you please elaborate more on this cause I am really curios, is that a new technology again?

    ”There is something new coming out in Bananas…it’s almost magical. What that means…only a magician knows or the crew at Lib Tech (and i’m not one of them).”


  4. j. smith
    November 05, 2008

    You’ve got all the inside info eh. Right on Shay. Muchos.

  5. Peter Karlsson
    November 05, 2008

    I bet the magic is some kind of convex base or uplifted edges, at the nose or entirely – it’s the only thing missing from the Lib’s/Gnu’s.

    Well, shay, you *could* tell us if it’s NOT.


  6. Shayboarder
    November 05, 2008

    I’ll elaborate more when I can on the magic 🙂

  7. Peter Karlsson
    November 05, 2008

    Allright, thanks – I’m all ears, for sure.

    Nice blog!


  8. Shayboarder
    November 05, 2008

    Thanks Peter! As soon as I get more info and can put it up, I will.

  9. Zboy
    November 05, 2008

    OMG…. That’s all I’m going to be thinking about now, sweet. Nice work!

  10. martinboards
    November 05, 2008

    Skate Bananas: Expect more colors. Don’t just settle for yellow bananas…there’s more colors coming along the woodwork.

    Aww thats awesome what you said about the colors on the skate banana… thats probably one of the main things i didnt like about it (what can i say graphics do matter to me). cant wait to see the goods.

    Question; how is it that you saw this? Just randomly saw someone on it or what?

  11. Shayboarder
    November 06, 2008

    Yeah I like the new colors to choose from, a good mixture.

    Nah nothing is random. Got sent them but can’t post them.

  12. Anonymous
    December 05, 2008

    the “magic” is the new asym sidecut thing they took from SC now that its out of business

  13. Anonymous
    December 18, 2008

    Magic Banana is not the Gnu Park Pickle asym design. Magic Banana = Poor man’s Cygnus X1

  14. tacobell#1
    January 11, 2009

    when are u gonna be able to show us what they look like, im fiendin for that shit!

  15. Shayboarder
    January 12, 2009

    I know I know…I’ve been being good with not releasing photos until permission.

    I did release the 09-10 Lib Tech Box Scratcher so check that out here

    SIA is approaching so lots of 09-10 photos then!

  16. Anonymous
    January 21, 2009

    It is a asym banana, Park Pickle. Trice blunt shape, pickle graphic and blended core to create a softer flexing heel edge. Should be sick, I rode Burton asyms for both years they had ’em and they ripped.
    And for further clarification Gnu was running The General Joe at the same time (it was a traced version of the Asym Air from the big B) and they didn’t get it from Santa Cruz who is still in business.
    What’s old is new again!

  17. Anonymous
    January 27, 2009

    was this close to a yellow banana until i heard about the magic banana! haven’t seen yet but heard about a ” double reverse camber” ? wtf…i can”t imagine-

  18. Anonymous
    February 05, 2009

    double bubble banana pickle tickle me elmo! mmm twice the slippery sideways fun!