Lib Tech 2021 Snowboards Overview

 

 

All the regular boards that you would expect to see in the Lib Tech line are here, with a few older models having some nice changes. Almost all brands have been adding more regular camber options to the line, and Lib Tech have added their version (C3) to quite a few models, as well as changing some of their popular hybrid boards to C3. I think that is a great thing, you can’t really beat camber for getting more pop, better edge hold (without needing Magne-Traction) and speed, especially on their more aggressive models.

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Lib Tech Camber Profiles

In a very simplified way, there is rocker (Original Banana), hybrid (C2) and camber (C3).

Original Banana

lib tech original banana profile

This used to be called BTX, and this is the easiest to ride profile that they have. Although the original had mega rocker, the current design has rocker between your feet, and technically some mild camber from your feet out towards the nose and the tail of the board. Although it might be there, when you look at an Original Banana board up close, the “mild camber” sections are so small, I would say they are pretty much flat.

C2

lib tech c2 camber profile

A hybrid camber profile, that has reverse camber between your feet, with camber out towards the nose and tail of the board.

On top of the regular C2, there are also two sub versions of the C2 camber: C2e and C2x.

Basically the C2e is the “easy” version, and the C2x is the “eXtreme” version. The C2e version is made to be a less aggressive ride, while the C2x is one step closer to a traditional camber feel.

C3

lib tech c3 camber profile

Although the graphics will make it look like there is rocker between your feet (it is almost too small to see), in reality this is just a traditional camber profile. I would guess that after years of pushing rocker/hybrid profiles they didn’t want to make it look like they were taking it all back by making camber boards.

This profile gives you the best edge hold, pop and stability – so it is often found on their more aggressive, stiffer boards.

Construction

There are a few main groups that each Lib Tech board falls into, that shows its main core/base material/fiberglass and any extra features.

Original Power

The core of the Original Power boards are 75% Aspen, and 25% Paulownia. They generally have a softer flex, and the TNT base.

Horsepower

The next level up, the core is 60% Aspen, 40% Paulownia which makes the core ligher than Original Power. There are options in Horsepower boards that have either the TNT or the Sinterd Base.

Firepower

The core of Firepower boards is 50% Aspen, 40% Paulownia and 10% Balsa, which is even lighter again. Will also have Basalt added in some way to the board. Options with both the TNT or Sintered base.

Split Board Construction

The core is made up of 50% Aspen, 40% Paulownia and 10% Balsa, in a different arrangement to keep the strength along the edges + the split. Options with both the TNT and Sintered base.

Climax Construction

The lightest and most expensive option, this core is made of 20% Aspen, 40% Paulownia and 40% Balsa. This only comes with the sintered base.

2021 Lib Tech Boards

Lib Tech Box Scratcher

lib tech box scratcher 2021

Lib Tech Box Scratcher 2021

The Box Scratcher is their soft flexing, rocker board that is one of their easiest to press and flex. The highlight is the sintered base, which is not a super common feature on boards at this level or price range.

  • Twin
  • Medium soft flex
  • Original Banana Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Read more about the Box Scratcher

Lib Tech Box Knife

lib tech box knife snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Box Knife 2021

The Box Knife is the camber version of the Box Scratcher, so it suits riders who still want a softer flexing board but with better edge hold and pop. Although it is going to be technically rated as having a similar flex as the Box Scratcher, the camber profile naturally will make it feel a bit stiffer, as you have to flex against the profile of the board.

  • Twin
  • Medium Stiff flex
  • C3 Camber
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Read more about the Box Knife here.

Lib Tech Banana Blaster

lib tech banana blaster snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Banana Blaster 2021

The Banana Blaster is a soft flexing, easy riding board for kids who are progressing quickly. The soft flex and Original Banana profile keep it loose and easy, but the Magne-Traction still gives good edge hold when they are riding on harder snow and need a board that won’t wash out. It comes in sizes from 105cm to 125cm.

  • Twin
  • Soft Flex
  • Original Banana Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Co-Extruded Base

Read more about the Banana Blaster


Lib Tech T Ripper

lib tech t ripper snowboard 2021

Lib Tech T Ripper 2021

The T Ripper is a youth board, designed for riders who aren’t big enough for regular adult boards, but still need a board that has the features kids boards are missing.

  • Twin
  • Medium Flex
  • C2 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more about the T Ripper.


Lib Tech Skate Banana

lib tech skate banana 2021

Lib Tech Skate Banana 2021

lib tech skate banana sweetin 2021

Lib Tech Skate Banana Sweetin 2021

The Skate Banana has been one of their most popular boards since it was introduced, and is one of those boards that you can recommend to riders of almost any level and they will have fun on it. Compared to the older versions, the rocker is toned down quite a lot now, so it isn’t as loose as it used to be. Being such a popular board, there are two versions of the graphics available.  

  • Twin
  • Medium Soft Flex
  • Original Banana Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read my review of the Skate Banana here.

Lib Tech TRS

lib tech trs snowboard 2021

Lib Tech TRS 2021

A big change for the TRS this year, it changes from the older C2X hybrid camber (rocker between your feet) to the C3 camber profile. On top of that it also now has a sintered base, rather than the older TNT. This helps differentiate it from the T Rice, where the differences between them used to be fairly small.

The new TRS should have a faster and more stable ride, with extra pop from the C3 profile, and still with really good edge hold helped out with the Magne-Traction.

  • Twin
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Read more about the Lib Tech TRS here. Just remember that the 2020 and earlier will have a very different camber profile from the 2021 model.


Lib Tech T.Rice Pro

lib tech t rice pro blunt 2021

lib tech t rice pro pointy snowboard 2021

Lib Tech T Rice Pro Point 2021

A staple in the Lib Tech line for years now, it still comes in two versions – the shorter lengths in with the blunt nose, and the longer lengths with the pointy nose. Both versions come in wides, so there are options for those with bigger boots. 

  • Twin
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2 Camber Profile
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Find out some more info on the T Rice Pro.


Lib Tech Rasman

lib tech rasman snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Rasman 2021

Much less confusing than last season when the T.Ras was just one size of the T.Rice with different graphics, the Rasman now has three sizes, although now it just has a TNT base rather than a sintered.

  • Directional Twin
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2 Camber Profile
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more about the Rasman.

Lib Tech Dynasword

lib tech dynasword snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Dynasword 2021

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber
  • Original Power Construcion
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Find out some more info on the Dynasword.

Lib Tech Cold Brew

lib tech cold brew snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Cold Brew 2021

The Cold Brew is one of their all-mountain boards, that is on the more affordable end. The C2 camber profile with the directional shape make turns smooth and easy, and help for float in powder. Even if you are a beginner the rocker will make it easy to ride, but you won’t grow out of it as you get better.

  • Directional
  • Medium Flex
  • C2 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

More information on the Cold Brew here.

Lib Tech Dynamo

lib tech dynamo snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Dynamo 2021

The Dynamo shares a few of the same features as the Cold Brew, with the main difference being that it has C3 camber rather than the hybrid. Although it still has a directional shape, the C3 profile will give it much more edge hold, stability at speed and more pop. If you like camber boards, or want a board that you can push further and ride harder than the Cold Brew, this would be it.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Find out more on the Lib Tech Dynamo.

Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker

lib tech terrain wrecker snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker 2021

A do everything, directional twin board with the slightly more aggressive C2x profile.

  • Directional Twin
  • Medium Flex
  • C2x Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Get some more info on the Terrain Wrecker here.


Lib Tech BRD

lib tech brd snowboard 2021

Lib Tech BRD 2021

A floaty freeride board, that still has C3 camber and a medium stiff flex to handle riding on days that there isn’t any powder around. New this season is a 156cm model.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Read more about the Lib Tech BRD.

Lib Tech Jamie Lynn

lib tech jamie lynn snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Jamie Lynn 2021

As close as you can get to a classic board – the Jamie Lynn has regular camber, a fairly stiff flex, directional shape and no Magne-traction. A new smaller 150cm option has been added this season.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • TNT Base

Find out more on the Lib Tech Jamie Lynn.

Lib Tech Ejack Knife

lib tech ejack knife snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Ejack Knife 2021

A stiff, aggressive board designed for freestyle riding in backcountry conditions, but with everything you need to ride whatever terrain you can find. The C3 camber profile gives it lots of pop, stability and edge hold, while the directional shape with 1 inch of setback and taper help if float in deep snow.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more about the Ejack Knife.

Lib Tech Swiss Knife

lib tech swiss knife snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Swiss Knife 2021

With a few features similar to the Ejack Knife, the Swiss Knife still has a directional shape (with no setback), C3 profile with a slightly mellower nose camber, and a bit of taper for smooth turns and easier float in powder. One advantage if you are comparing the Swiss Knife to the Ejack is the sintered base.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Find out more info on the Swiss Knife.


Lib Tech Orca

lib tech orca snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Orca 2021

I would say that the Orca would be the most popular Lib Tech board to come out in the last few years, for a while it was very hard to get. It’s a volume shifted board, which means that you ride it in a shorter length than normal, but the extra width means that you still get a lot of float in powder. It originally came out in just a few sizes, but now that it is so popular have been quite a few new sizes added, all they way down to 144cm.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2x Camber Profile
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Find out who has the Orca in stock.

Lib Tech Skunk Ape

lib tech skunk ape snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Skunk Ape 2021

One of the original Big Guy boards, the Skunk ape is made to handle tall, heavy riders with big feet. All models are wide, so the smallest still starts with a 268mm waist width while the biggest sizes have the huge 285mm waist. Sizes from 157 up to the Ultra Wide 170cm.

Although it can handle aggressive riders, the C2 profile doesn’t mean that you need a lot of experience to get the best from the Skunk Ape.

  • Directional Twin
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2 Camber Profile
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more on the Skunk Ape here.

Lib Tech T.Rice Gold Member

lib tech gold member snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Gold Member 2021

Getting right up there in the range, the Gold Member is a very light (Firepower Construction) directional board, that has a smooth and damp feel with the addition of basalt into the glass.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2x Camber Profile
  • Firepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Find out more on the Lib Tech Gold Member.


Lib Tech T.Rice Climax

lib tech climax snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Climax 2021

On the crazier end of things, with the price tag to match is the Climax. As light as they can get it, carbon is added all over the board to get the most response and life from the board, without adding weight.

  • Directional
  • Medium Flex
  • C2x Camber Profile
  • Climax Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Read more about the Lib Tech Climax.

Lib Tech Split BRD

lib tech split brd 2021

Lib Tech Split BRD 2021

A split version of the BRD, which has a TNT base rather than the sintered.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Split BRD Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

More info here.

Lib Tech T.Rice Goldmember Split

lib tech t rice gold member split 2021

Lib Tech T Rice Gold Member Split 2021

A lightweight split that is designed to ride as well as a solid, it has the lightweight Firepower Construction which means it is 10% Balsa, and has a Basalt added for extra vibration absorbtion.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2x Camber Profile
  • Firepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

More info here.

Lib Tech Lost x Lib Rocket

lib tech lost mayhem rocket 2021

Lib Tech Lost Mayhem Rocker 2021

  • Directional
  • Stiff flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Sintered Base

Read more the Lost Rocket here.

Lib Tech Double Dip

lib tech double dip snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Double Dip 2021

One of the more unique designs, the Double Dip is a freestyle board that is made to ride both directions in powder. It has a short contact length, which gives it a playful easy to move ride, that also means you can ride it 5-10cm longer than you would on a regular board.

  • Twin Directional
  • Medium Flex
  • C2x Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Find out some more info on the Double Dip.


Lib Tech MC Way Finder II

lib tech wayfinder snowboard 2021

Lib Tech MC Way Finder II 2021

A floaty, surfy carving board – the Way Finder II comes in just the 155cm – but can handle riders with big feet thanks to the 262mm waist width. With a wide nose and tail, and plenty of shape, you still get a big surface area, so you can ride this 2-10cm shorter than normal.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Read more on the Way Finder II.

Lib Tech MC Snake Kink

lib tech mc snake kink snowboard 2021

Lib Tech MC Snake Kink 2021

MC (Matt Cummins’) experimental board is a mid flexing, direction camber board that can ride a bit of everything. Just comes in one size – 159cm.

  • Directional
  • Medium Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more about the Snake Kink.

Lib Tech x Lost Quiver Killer

lib tech lost quiver killer snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Lost Quiver Killer 2021

Like you would be able to guess from the name, the Quiver Killer is made to be the only board you need for any conditions. The C3 camber gives you pop, stability and edge hold, while the directional shape (with 2″ of setback) and taper make turns, as well as float in deep snow smooth and easy. 

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber
  • Original Power Construction
  • Sintered Base

Read more about the Lost Quiver Killer.

Lib Tech Stump Ape

lib tech stump ape snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Stump Ape 2021

  • Directional
  • Medium Flex
  • C2x Camber Profile
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more on the Stump Ape.


Lost x Lib Retro Ripper

lib tech lost retro ripper snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Lost Retro Ripper 2021

The Retro Ripper has a giant 5″ setback stance, long entry floaty nose, setback camber and a swallowtail for everything you need in a powder board. On hardpacked days, the wide waist width, taper and C3 camber will still let you carve hard and get it right onto its edge.

  • Directional
  • Medium Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Sintered Base

Find out more on the Retro Ripper.

Lib Tech Magic BM

lib tech magic bm snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Magic BM 2021

Getting up there in the high end of the range, the Magic BM has the lightweight Firepower construction, an all terrain C2 profile and a mediumish flex rating. This season it has a sintered base, which is what you would expect for a board this expensive – an expected upgrade from the TNT base it had for some reason last season.

  • Directional
  • Medium Flex
  • C2 Camber Profile
  • Firepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • Sintered Base

Find out more on the Magic BM here.

Lib Tech Doughboy

lib tech doughboy snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Doughboy 2021

Getting much more into the experimental side of things, the Doughboy has regular camber, a medium flex and comes in just one size – the monster 195cm.

  • Directional Twin
  • Medium Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more about the Lib Tech Doughboy here.


Womens

Lib Tech Ryme

lib tech ryme snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Ryme 2021

One of the more aggressive womens Lib Tech boards, the C3 camber, twin shape and medium stiff flex means it does best at hard and fast riding, big jumps and the large features in the park.

  • Twin
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more about the Ryme here.

Lib Tech Glider

lib tech glider snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Glider 2021

The womens version of the Skate Banana, it is the sort of board that everyone can find something about it that they like. Easy enough for a beginner to pickup without having a huge learning curve, but the profile combined with the Magne-Traction means more experience riders can get a lot out of it.

  • Twin
  • Medium Soft Flex
  • Original Banana Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Find out more about the Glider.

Lib Tech No.43

lib tech no 43 snowboard 2021

Lib Tech No.43 2021

The No. 43 is pretty close to a womens version of the T Rice Pro, which might give you an idea of what it is made for. A ride everywhere board, it carves easily, floats in powder and has the lighter Horsepower construction.

  • Twin
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2x Camber Profile
  • Horsepower Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more on the No.43 here.


Lib Tech Cortado

lib tech cortado snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Cortado 2021

A do it all twin board, that has a directional shape, C2 hybrid profile and a medium stiff flex to handle faster and more aggressive riding.

  • Directional
  • Medium Stiff Flex
  • C2 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more about the Lib Tech Cortado here.


Lib Tech Dynamiss

lib tech dynamiss snowboard 2021

Lib Tech Dynamiss 2021

A medium flexing, directional camber board that would suit riders who grew up riding camber, or want a board that they aren’t going to grow out of.

  • Directional
  • Medium Flex
  • C3 Camber Profile
  • Original Power Construction
  • Magne-Traction
  • TNT Base

Read more about the Lib Tech Dynamiss here.

Overviews of other brands: Capita, JonesNever Summer, Bataleon, GNU, Korua Shapes, Salomon, Nitro, Burton

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