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Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard

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Type: Freestyle, All Mountain
Shape: Twin
Camber: Hybrid
Flex: Medium
Width: Regular
Mounting Pattern: 2x4
Sidewall Type: Sidewall
Core: H-Pop Core
Base: Sintered
Sidecut: Magne-Traction
Stance Setback: None
Recommended Use: Intermediate
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year

Description: Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard

Fun, easy to ride, high performance. Kills powder, rails, hardpack and ice. Great for beginners, ridden by pros. Art by Mike Parillo, geometry by the Lib Tech experiMENTAL division. Available in narrow, regular, and wide widths. Skate a Banana!

BTX: BANANA TECH: REVOLUTIONARY ALL TERRAIN FREESTYLE BANANA BLEND. Rocker between your feet with flat to mild camber to contact points. Mild tip pressure for unreal float and jibbing, solid pressure between your feet for easy turning and great ice edge hold.

Key Features of Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard:
  • BTX
  • Wides, Regulars, Narrows
  • Magne-Traction
  • H-Pop Core
  • Bi-Ax, Tri-Ax
  • PBT Top
  • Power Transfer Internal sidewalls
  • UHMW Sintered External sidewalls
  • TNT Base
  • Flex 4.5 - 6.5 (depending on size)
Length (cm) 149 152 154 156 159 162
Contact Length (cm) 111 114 115 117 120 123
Tip Width (cm) 28.4 28.9 29 29.5 29.7 30
Tail Width (cm) 28.4 28.9 29 29.5 29.7 30
Waist Width (cm) 24.7 25.2 25.3 25.5 25.5 25.8
Sidecut (m) 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.4

Skate Banana

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Used it last night for the first time. Conditions were all groomed snow with hidden ice. It handles great was fast right out the box. Love it!!!
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November 19, 2014
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I needed a new board
Eliza T on Nov 22, 2014
After research this was the board I wanted
Jeffry J on Jan 9, 2014
I'm about 200 pounds and 5'11" what size board would I need?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
Best Answer: Okay well this is kind of a loaded question that gets asked very often so I'll do my best to answer since I own this board.

This board is an all mountain board. It can be useful in powder, carving on hardpack and still has the pop and surfy feeling of a freestyle board. Keep in mind there are better options if you spend no time in terrain parks and most of your riding time on trails and high speed. This board has a bit of chatter at high speeds but not enough to ever scare me.

This is a reverse camber board so it has a very surfy, freestyle feel to it and lots of pop when you need it.

So what size? Some riders don't like basing it off of your height alone. However, rule of thumb is: your height in inches X 2.54 X 0.88

Some say the board should be between your collar bone and chin. If you are going to
Be riding fast and doing powder runs, you may want it to be even longer ( up to nose/eyes)

If you spend lots of time in terrain parks, shorter is better because it's easier to swing the board around.

I am 5'8 160 lbs and I went with149 narrow.I am very happy with my board. I spend lots of time in terrain parks so I went shorter. I also have a powder board if I want to change things up.

I hope this helps your decision. Also, check the help section of this site to refer to sizing charts. Good luck
Reply · Report · Justin B on Oct 17, 2014
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Is this a sintered or extruded base? thanks
david o on Dec 31, 2013
Best Answer: Hello David,

The good ole' guys at Mervin (Lib/Gnu) reassure us that the TNT base found on the Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard is a sintered base.
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Jan 2, 2014
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Seeking advise. Ive been riding a cheap, no-name board for the past couple seasons as i was learning and its time to get a real one. Im looking for something with a decent amount of flex and a good all around board. I ride in michigan and i am more of a mountain rider than park rider. Ive been looking at the gnu carbon credit, k2 world wide weapon and this here banana. Just wondering whats the best board for me? Thanks in advance for any help!
Ryan C on Nov 15, 2014
Best Answer: You should pick between the gnu carbon credit or this skate banana if you want a twin board. But, in my opinion, mountain rider should get a directional or a directional twin board rather than a true twin board, true twin are ost suited for park rider, park riders are switch riders but mountain riders need more control on the board, though the directional twin is a little more expensive but they are truly the best.
Reply · Report · Anh P on Nov 17, 2014
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Hi, I need to decide between two boards. The K2 Raygun Wide 2014 or the Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX 2014. Which do you recommend me?
Decano on Sep 24, 2014
Best Answer: I was in the exact same position as you! I purchased the 156 lib tech SB. I love the thing. It is so playful and has turned me into a much better rider. I'm on the ice coast so the serrated edges are great. I also took it on a trip to vail and I thought it handled the powder and big mountain very well. Lib Tech makes a quality board.
Reply · Report · Avery W on Sep 24, 2014
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how wide is this board? looking for a 159 but want to make sure its wide enough for powder
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
Best Answer: 11.5" at the ends where it is the widest and 10" in the middle where it is the narrowest. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Lisa E on Sep 10, 2014
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Hey fellas - had my Rome Agent stolen from the slopes last Spring up at Big Bear and haven't really looked to replace it being out of season. I really loved that board's responsiveness, pop, and the ability to roll from steep drops to hits in the park. How does this board compare to the Agent? Love Lib Tech products when demo'ing but always found myself gravitating towards Rome products. Thanks!
stiehen on Nov 14, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Spencer,

The Agent is a rad deck that handles everything really well. The Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard that can go anywhere and will chow down on anything you feed it, but it will feel much looser/surfy than the cambered Agent because of the BTX profile (Rocker between the feet | Flat/Mild Camber underneather the feet to the contact points).

If you want to a Lib BOard that rides similar to the Agent check out the Lib Tech Hot Knife Snowboard - it has a C3BTX (lifted Mild Rocker with an overall Camber) profile. The Hot Knife is where it's at if you want a very versatile deck with pop and precision.
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Nov 24, 2014
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Will you guys ship to Ontario (Ottawa)? If so is it still free on orders over 50 dollars?
Dylan D on Nov 8, 2014
Best Answer: Dylan,
We are happy to ship to Canada, however we are unable to ship Lib Tech's products outside of the U.S. Take a look at our Canadian Shipping page for more info, and a list of companies who's products we can ship to you.
Reply · Report · Tim CStaff on Nov 10, 2014
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I am 5'11" and weigh about 200 pounds, what size board will I need?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
Best Answer: At 200 pounds you should be on the 162cm board.
Reply · Report · Chad SStaff on Oct 22, 2014
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Hi would this board be good for Australia / New Zealand conditions?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2014
Best Answer: The Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard would be prefect for thrashing around Mt. Hutt, Remarkables, Cardrona, and everywhere else in the southern hemisphere! It's sweet as.
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Apr 14, 2014
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Hello, I am from Argentina country, i need to know if you can ship it to me to Argentina and what its cost? thank you for your time, Regards.
A shopper on Apr 1, 2014
Best Answer: Sorry Libtech products cannot be shipped internationally at this time. For a list of brands that can/cannot be shipped internationally please use this list as a guide:
Reply · Report · T. PearceStaff on Apr 8, 2014
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Is this snowboard compatible with burton mission bindings?
Shane L on Feb 23, 2014
Best Answer: It is as long as you buy the Re:Flex version
Reply · Report · First Name L on Mar 15, 2014
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I weigh about 150 pounds. What size board do you guys recommend for me?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2014
Best Answer: 154 or 156 there is a sizing chart for the board
Reply · Report · Couper S on Mar 19, 2014
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hi , i would like to know if the shipment to miami is for free and in how many days the product is delivered to me , also would like to know what size would you recomend , im actually using a 159 cm regular board , my boot size is 10.5. do you think 156 cm would be enough to ride over all mountain? thanks a lot
agustin on Dec 3, 2013
Best Answer: Check out the US Shipping page here for all of the details:

What size you get depends a lot on your weight. How much do you weigh?
Reply · Report · Matt GStaff on Dec 3, 2013
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