27/05/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Lib Tech Snowboards are a pretty big deal in the snowboard world, having pioneered the camber revolution with their banana rocker technology as well as making innovative advancements in other areas such as their magnetraction edge technology. Their pro team boasts big names such as Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson as well as the formidable Travis Rice and as a company are pushing the boundaries of snowboard making whilst always being focused on keeping it as fun as possible.
The Attack Banana, which was released on its own mid-season, now has a whole range to itself with sizes up to 161 wide. It features EC2 elliptical camber which gives it more of a defined transition, lots of pop whilst still being maneuverable like the catch-free banana and some awesome graphics designed by Mike Parillo. Nice.
The Travis Rice Horsepower is a high-end shred stick from the Travis Rice range which is made from 100% volcanic basalt – making a board out of a volcano can surely only produce a seriously rad shred machine. Thanks to this lava tech the board is super light too and it will also star in next seasons The Art of Flight, Travis Rice’s follow up to the epic That’s It, That’s All.
Also on show is the La Nina which is an awesome looking freeride specific all mountain board. It’s not a true twin as it has a longer nose than tail, and also features a cambered tail, a banana middle section and a standard rocker nose. This is prefect for powering through powder, cruising pistes and hitting just about anything you want.
Long time team rider Jesse Burtner has now got a complete custom range called the Burtner Boxsctacher Series. These have a nice sot flex, killer base graphics and are great go anywhere, hit anything boards.
Finally the Lib Tech Birdman is a new powder specific board which, due its crafty sidecut technology, is piste-turn friendly. It comes in the epic lengths of 170 and 180.
Give the preview vid above a watch to see just how awesome these new products are looking.