19/03/2014 | by Tom Copsey
OK the name of this board is a real mouthful. But past this drawback, this 2014 early release from Lib Tech is a total bomb. Check it out!
Fresh out of the Mervin factory, this is the latest release to date from Lib Tech, and it’s pretty interesting because it reveals some new technology, maybe something you could expect from Lib Tech!
The new TRS, standing for ‘Total Ripper Series’, include a new shape: the XC2 BTX Horsepower. Basically what Lib Tech did is they took their award winning TRS and added Horsepower, as well as a new C2 profile, called the XC2: a more important rocker in the middle of the board, combines with a stronger camber under the feet. The MagneTraction is also there combined with the Banana (this is why it’s called BTX), but although you can really see the dents on the edges, it is slightly softer than it used to be. This is for avoiding too much drag, and therefore speed loss, when you take a big turn in soft snow.
Lib Tech’s Horsepower construction is a super lightweight and strong construction, where basalt fiber is used in place of fiberglass. Combined with durable British Columbian wood core and bio-beans topsheet material, this is one of the most tech and eco product out there. And according to Eric Jackson, this is the All Terrain freestyle machine you will need for everything, everywhere:
The TRS XC2 is already Eric’s favorite, but also the weapon of choice for Blair Habenicht and Sammy Luebke. they develop the matter a little more: “XC2 features a shortened banana component between your feet and lengthened cambers underfoot adding end-to-end stability, power, pop and control while maintaining the incredible banana tech float and carve. Significant camber effect… Extremely aggressive ride.”
- Available sizes : 154 / 157 / 159
- Waist: 25.3 / 25.3 / 25.3
- Flex: 5 / 6 / 6
- True Twin
- XC2 BTX
- Horsepower construction
- Columbian Gold Core
- Basalt Fiber
- Bio Beans glitter top
- Power transfer Internal sidewalls
- UHMW External sidewalls
- TNT Base
Check all the latest stuff from Lib Tech on their website.