Lib Tech Snowboards 2012-2013

14 Mar, 2012


For Lib Tech, it’s been about experimenting, creating and designing snowboards for a range of snowboarders from the small to the big, from the mountain to the park. The concept of the banana has spread like wildfire and is a common tie among the snowboard styles they produce.

For 2013, Lib Tech Snowboards continues to offer a range of styles for riders.  The new C3 with a trapezoidal camber and rocker between your feet. The BTX has rocker between the feet blended with flat to mild camber to contact points.  EC2 performs halfway between original banana tech and C2 with rocker between the feet blended with elliptical camber to contact points.  C2 with rocker between the feet blended with radial camber to contact points.  Enhanced Banana with the highest rocker between the feet with a secret  numerical formula of camber to the contact points.  C1 with rocker between your feet  and flat to mild camber from the front foot to nose contact blended with camber from the back foot to the rear contact area.  Tip to Tail Rocker is a powder only design with rocker extending past your feet.

Lib Tech Skate Banana

The original all terrain all conditions quiver killing freestyle banana/magne traction series. This “banana tech” snowboard specific pressure map makes turns easy to initiate, is catch-free and forgiving, floats incredible in powder, and is unreal for jibbing and poppy freestyle fun. Features BTX and MTX, twin geometries, H-pop core with banana specific core profile, power transfer internal sidewalls, too many awards to list, sintered base, flex=4-6 depending on size.

Sizes: 148N, 151N, 145, 149, 152, 154, 156, 159, 153W, 159W

Lib Tech Cygnus

Galatically aligned experimental design. Features sandwich over sandwich, seamless self healing biopolymer sidewalls, magnesium oxide strand, farmed eco light timbers, Z axis air polymer, ultra light end grain timbers, vectran torsion rods, earth friendly bio plastic top sheet skin, oh yeah magne traction, numerically enhanced banana technology.

Sizes: 157, 161

Lib Tech Banana Magic

Mervin’s dream construction. The Banana Magic horsepower series is completely volcanic organic and features all basalt construction (no traditional fiberglass) Beans top material, Columbian Gold eco timber core combined with deep sidecuts and enhanced banana. Features numerically enhanced banana tech and MTX, twin geometries, glow in the dark sidewalls, horsepower construction (all basalt, no fiberglass), columbian gold core, magical mystery sidecut, bio beans sparkle topsheet, flex=6-7 depending on size.

Sizes: 152, 154, 157, 161, 158W, 162W

Lib Tech Dark Series

The Dark Series’ Volcanic technormous broknowledgy is ridden, designed and tested by Alister Shultz, Kurt Jenson and James Steinteford and is the board of choice for the Lib Tech experimental division’s Apostologos “Pos” Karabotsos. Features C2 power banana/camber combo tech and MTX, directional twin geometries, 3-D bamboo org throttle, power transfer spines, basalt/fiberglass combo, columbian gold core, bio beans top sheet, sintered base. Flex=7.5.

Sizes: 155, 158, 161, 164, 158W, 161W, 164W

Lib Tech Banana Magic and Dark Series

Lib Tech Attack Banana

All terrain freestyle techno quiver killer. Lib Tech added Elliptical camber , slightly shortened contact lengths and a smoother, more powder friendly tip and tail entry. Features elliptical camber/banana camber condo tech and magne traction, twin all terrain freestyle attack tool, freedom and float of banana, end to end pop/stability of C2, basalt/fiberglass combo, columbian gold core, power transfer internal sidewalls, TNT base, Flex=6-7 depending on size.

Sizes: 153, 156, 159, 161, 159W, 161W

Lib Tech La Nina

Matt Cummins’ all mountain fantasy terrain destroyer. Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboard history. He has been designing boards with us for over 20 years. This year we cut him loose again on his latest dream board and he came up with an aggressive all terrain C1 freestyle board he calls the La Nina. Features aggressive directional C1 Banana (rear camber/nose banana combo) and magne traction, H-pop camel core profile perfect flex under foot, UHMW sidewalls, TNT base, flex=6-7 depending on size.

Sizes: 156, 159, 162, 164

Lib Tech Attack Banana and La Nina

Lib Tech Birdman

Unsinkable all terrain ice eating pow floatation device. A giant “Nazari/Snowbird” inspired “Flotation Device” nose, all terrain freestyle banana tech body. Nothing floats better, the all terrain shape will get you through any nasty chute on the way to your pow line and on top of that this thing still rips the hardpack in both directions…absolute directional powder freedom. Features FD flotation device pow nose, all terrain directional pow shape, banana technologies with magne traction, horsepower construction (all basalt, no fiberglass), columbian gold core, bio beans top sheet, sintered base. Flex=7.

Sizes: 160, 170, 180

Lib Tech Horsepower Skunk Apes

Ultra light Horsepower Construction Apes all terrain FS/FR for larger gentleman. HP means light, tech and strong…perfect for today’s progressive freestyle or powder ape with a job and some free time. Features C2 power banana/camber combo tech and magne traction, wide, horsepower construction (all basalt, no fiberglass), columbian gold core, power transfer internal sidewalls, directional twin geometries, bio beans sparkle top sheet, flex=7.

Sizes: 161W, 165W, 169W

Lib Tech Birdman and Horsepower Skunk Ape

Lib Tech Skunk Apres C2 BTX

Kyle, Trevor and Krush’s E-WA larger gentleman shred sticks. Wide, twin, C2 power banana, mag…our oversized in-house caged apes Kyle (sales), Krush (events), and Trevor (websites and a crew of oversized Eastern WA and Bend, OR pow nuts worked with the Experimental division to make this the best big guy power freestyle stick on the planet. Features C2 power banana/camber combo tech and magne traction, wide, basalt/fiberglass combo, columbian gold core, power transfer internal sidewalls, directional twin geometries, flex=7.

Sizes: 157W, 161W, 165W, 169W, 172W, 180W

Lib Tech T.Rice Pro Horsepower

Travis’ favorite geometries in futuristic horsepower construction. Travis Rice worked with the experimental division to incorporate Horsepower construction into his favorite King of the Hill and X-Games winning C2-power banana, magne traction all mountain and freestyle geometries. Features C2 power banana/camber combo tech with magne traction, horsepower construction (all basalt, no fiberglass), columbian gold core, twin pointy power shape and twin blunt jib shape, bio beans sparkle top sheet, sintered base, flex=7.

Sizes: 153, 157, 161.5, 164.5

Lib Tech T.Rice Banana Hammock

The Banana Hammock kills the pow in either direction. Wide planshape at your bindings eliminates binding drag in the steep powder. Unless all you do is ride red discs, hike or heli, this should be your second board. Features tip to tail powder rocker (TTTR), twin geometries, ovalized drag free centralized flotation shape, axis inversion fiberglass, bio beans top sheet, sintered base, flex=7.

Sizes: 160, 164

Lib Tech T.Rice Pro Splits

Travis’ ultralight horsepower construction splitboards. Ultralight ascenders are rock solid descenders. We added some horsepower split sizes to Travis’s line and the ultralight horsepower construction really makes a difference climbing and riding with the split set up. Features C2 power banana/camber combo tech with magne traction, splitboard hole pattern, no drill or saws required, karakoram premium slips and latches, horsepower construction (all basalt, no fiberglass), twin geometries, ultra light for easy climbing, solid ride for big lines, columbian gold core, bio beans sparkle top sheet, sintered base, flex=7.

Sizes: 161.5, 164.5

Lib Tech T.Rice Pro C2 BTX

Travis’ favorite “Art of Flight” proven all terrain freestyle geometries. King of the Hill winning, valley leaping, Alaska ripping, Jackson Hole freeride and jib sticks. 100% shredtassium for sliding in and out of tricky situations with ease in all types of riding conditions. Features C2 power banana/camber combo tech and magne traction, H-pop core, axis inversion fiberglass, twin pointy pow shape and twin blunt jib shape, bio beans top sheet, flex=7.

Sizes: 150, 153, 157, 161.5, 164.5

Lib Tech T.Rice Tripper C2 BTX

Travis’ favorite geometries and construction for smaller rippers.

Sizes: 135, 141, 146

Lib Tech T.Rice Models

Lib Tech TRS

Total Ripper Series all terrain freestyle designs. Float in powder in both directions, carving on hardpack and ice and a catch-free freestyle performance with the best features of camber. End to end stability, extra pop, solid landings for strong aggressive riders. Features designed and ridden by Sammy Luebke, Blair Habenicth, Erik Jackson and Martin Cernik, C2 power banana/camber combo tech with magne traction, basalt/fiberglass combo, columbian gold core, power transfer internal sidewalls, twin geometries, TNT base, Flex=5-7 depending on size.

Sizes: 148N, 151N, 154, 157, 159, 162, 167

Lib Tech Phoenix – Jamie Lynn

Jamie’s proven high speed power freestyle sticks! A smooth open sidecut, Jamie’s own mellow version of magne traction for aggressive riders and a firm flex make this board unbelievably solid and stable. Features C2 power banana/camber combo tech with Jamie’s power magne-traction, basalt/fiberglass combo, bio beans top sheet, H-pop core, directional twin geometries, TNT base, flex5.5-6.5 depending on size.

Sizes: 151, 154, 157, 160, 157W

Lib Tech Phoenix – Mark Landvik

Lando’s favorite power freestyle shapes. Mark Landvik’s Alaska, BC, Jackson Hole, Baker, Art of Flight tuned and tested high speed power freestyle geometries combined with C2 power banana (camber/banana combo) 3D bamboo org throttle and power transfer internal sidewalls. Features C2 power banana/camber combo tech with power magne traction, basalt/fiberglass combo, bio beans top sheet, H-pop core, directional twin geometries, TNT base, flex=6.5.

Sizes: 154, 160, 157W

Phoenix Jamie Lynn and Phoenix Landvik

Lib Tech Phoenix Classic C3 BTX

Jamie’s classic C3 banana camber power freestyle geometries. Jamie ripped an old ski camber, Jamie rips on banana and C2, now he introduces his newest experimental division project the C3 banana camber Jamie “classic”, a camber dominant submissive banana for new traditionalists. Features C3 power banana/camber combo tech with Jamie’s power magne traction, basalt/no fiberglass combo, bio beans top sheet, H-pop core, directional twin geometries, TNT base, Flex=5.5-6.5 depending for sizes.

Sizes: 157W, 160

Lib Tech Burtner Box Scratcher BTX

Jesse Burtner is an all mountain workhorse beast of a jibber. Jesse wanted an all terrain jib board that he could hit sidecountry jumps with, and still get his daily requirements of 28 jib tricks taken care of on. A short banana with magne traction for people with full sized feet. Features banana technologies and magne-traction, twin jib geometries, morning wood core, power transfer internal sidewalls, wider waist widths, TNT base, flex=4.5-6 depending on size.

Sizes: 143, 147, 151, 154, 157

Lib Tech Ripper BTX

Banana tech is the world’s best kids geometry. Fun, easy to ride and progressive, these mini skate bananas almost eliminate scorpions and tame all but the nastiest of snow snakes. Features banana technology and magne traction, twin geometries, H-pop core with banana specific core profile, power transfer internal sidewalls, too many awards to list, sintered base. Flex=3-5 depending on size.

Sizes: 100, 110, 120, 130, 140

Lib Tech Burtner and Li Ripper

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5 Comments

  1. Alex
    March 14, 2012

    I know that graphics aren’t everything… but lib tech has their artwork on point

  2. Frank
    March 14, 2012

    yes I am agree…. also Gnu for 2013… Billy Goat one of my favorite, rad look 😉

  3. Colin
    March 17, 2012

    So what exactly is c3 ? And what is it supposed to ride like and is the Jamie Lynn classic the only board with c3?

  4. Ian
    June 15, 2012

    I know right?!?! Killer graphics!
    But now I feel I am spoilt for choice! As a larger gentleman (at 6ft 210lbs size 12feet) what do I buy for a three week powder/park/piste orgasmo holiday in Japan this new year!?!?!? Was thinking attack banana, bird man or the skunk ape. Ah! Help!

  5. Frank
    June 17, 2012

    Hi Ian,
    If you do have a budget and wants top… go for HP in Lib Tech….
    Depending of you skill level.
    Skunk Ape HP (new for 2013) 161W, or Banana Magic 162W both Choices will do powder/park/piste orgasmo and will be light too