Snowboard Review: 10-11 Lib Tech TRS C2 BTX
13 Jun, 2010
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Snow Conditions: Mixture of hardpacked to slushy groomers.
Setup: I rode the Lib Tech TRS C2 with my Union bastardized bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: The addition of C2 to the TRS really delivers a total ripper series.
Flex: The TRS is that good middle of the road, medium flex that lets it handle the entire mountain from the park to freeriding. It’s stiffer in the nose and tail but softer torsionally between the bindings so you can get quick response from edge to edge. The TRS for 10-11 has C2 technology which is banana rocker between the bindings and camber from the inserts to the contact points.
Turning: The TRS was easy to initiate into each turn with quick edge to edge response. It’s one of those board that lets you enjoy the ride whether you want to go slow or cruise fast. Both short and long radius turns felt comfortable on the TRS and you definitely felt the board power through each turn and deliver you into the next turn.
Stable: The addition of C2 technology to the TRS gave it more stability than when I rode it with BTX two years ago. On the really bumpy, choppy snow it didn’t absorb as well and felt the board get bumped around but that could also be the smaller size. On hardpacked groomers, no problem handling some speed down the mountain but a bigger size would have been more suitable for charging.
Pop: Decent pop off the rollers and for ollies. I took it on a couple boxes in the park and no catching, easy to maneuver even though the base was a bit sticky.
Switch: Riding switch was okay on the TRS, not the same as if it was twin but with the directional sidecut you had to adjust to how it handled.
Overall Impression: The TRS continues to be the do-it all board, total ripper series it was named after and I think the C2 addition makes it even more of a do-it all board for the mountain. For bigger mountains I would have sized up but for park laps at Breck the 151cm was fine for handling and freeriding.
Shay’s Honesty Box: The TRS continues to dominate the mountain as a ripper and was a blast to ride at Breckenridge. This was the first time I’ve encountered the slow base with the TRS, it definitely needed a wax and was really slow to ride because of it.
On Snow Photo
Lib Tech TRS C2 BTX description
Review Disclosure: I rode this board at a demo day.