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Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard

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Description: Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard

The Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard is a true do it all beast. It absolutely shreds powder, rails, hard pack and everything else you might encounter. The skate banana is a legend for a reason. Magne-Traction's strategic serrations provide unreal edge hold and control in all conditions. With rocker just where you need it, you get phenomenal performance in both the park and the pow.

Key Features of Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard:
  • Art by Mike Parillo
  • 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)
Dimensions
Length (cm) 153 156 159 162
Contact Length (cm) 114 117 120 123
Tip Width (cm) 29.9 30.5 30.7 30.8
Tail Width (cm) 29.9 30.5 30.7 30.8
Waist Width (cm) 26.1 26.5 26.5 26.7
Sidecut (m) 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.4

Skate Banana Wide


4.6 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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My Review
IM 6'4 195 lbs and I bought the 162W. I use Union Atlas bindings with Nike Vapen boots. This board is an AMAZING park board. I also have a Lib Tech Darker Series which is a stiffer all mountain board and after riding that one, I can say the skate banana is super playful, easy to ride switch, never catches edges, and you can butter spin until you pass out from dizziness. Very fun to press out with the flex. Although its not as fast as my darker series, it moves very well and will keep up with everyone on the mountain if you know what you're doing. If you're one of th ose average riders who doesnt know if you'll like park, its still a great all arpund board no matter what you're into whether it be powder or just cruising. The one thing I can say this board lacks for those all mountain riders is a good edge hold. Dont think you're going to throw any low soul turns with this board. I mean, it wouldnt be a park board if it didnt have the washy feel. The magne traction does help with the edge hold if you can get up on edge but it will never compare to the edge hold on the darker series.
December 15, 2014
Southern California, CA, US
Age: 15-24
Ability:
Intermediate
Review for Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide
Awesome ride! Supper poppy and so much fun on little jibs and what not.
January 28, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Intermediate
Lib Tech
Yeah, this snowboard is bad ass, love it. Very easy to ride, park powder what ever ... Skate banana that's it
February 2, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Perfect
Everything came on time and I overall love the way the board looks and feels
September 18, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Happy Customer
Board was a gift for my son and he's very happy with the quality of the product and I'm happy with the service and value that the house provides.
January 31, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ability:
Intermediate
1st Lib Tech
1st lib tech every super pumped!!! last rocker board I had was ride destroyer and this board had surprisingly more POP! It felt awesome on runs and had a great day in the park on my 1st day w the BANANA!!!! Def. recommend the skate banana great board for the price!
February 8, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
its good
Bought this about a month ago and it rips. The magna traction is phenomenal, worrying about ice is a thing on the past. The shape of the board is so much fun, floats when you want and carves when you want. The only thing that i think would make it better is if the metal edges wrapped 360 degrees around for added durability. Solid purchase overall
January 25, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Banana tech
Butter. Buttery. Butter. It's great everywhere. The flex is amazing and will power you out of problems. Turn initiation is way easy. Iv gotten stuck going straight on a board wile trying to turn the opposite direction and just couldn't get it to do exactly what I want it to do. The banana has started to feel that way but bends and saves your ass. I have ridin many board brands but own 3 lib techs.
September 21, 2016
US
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard
Lib Tech boards are awesome!!! This is the 3rd Skate Banana i have owned and these things shred thru anything. Park, all mountain, powder, icy, anytime these are the best boards around. You cannot go wrong with a Lib Tech boards!!
January 27, 2016
Purchased
11 months ago
Good board for the price.
Bought this board to use for all mountain. I live in PA so we ride a lot of hard pack/ice. For that, it performs phenomenal. I've been training for races and with my speed tracker app I've hit 60mph on this board- and I'm completely comfortable doing so. It's sturdy, fast, and a confident ride on the slopes.

It's a rather heavy board which makes it kind of awkward in the park. I've heard many times that this board is a great rail board, but I strongly disagree. I've repeatedly caught edges on rails and boxes that I never had issues with in the past (actually seperated my shoulder and ended my season with one of these spills). Can't blame the board entirely, but I feel much less confident on boxes and rails opposed to my Capita and DC boards.

Overall if you want a hard charging board, this is the miracle stick. But in the park, this is definitely for the more advanced rider.
February 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago

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Why did you choose this?
The-House.com Store
After days of researching boards I purchased this Lib Banana for my son. He began skiing at 3 yrs old and snowboarding at age 6 yrs old. This past year he went through a growing spurt. He is now 5'6 and 137 lbs. He wears a mens size 11 boot and is 14 yrs old.
Desiring a board that he can both shred and park with, this board met the criteria. Living in NC brings icy and packed conditions so and this board has the Magne-Traction to handle both of those. Also its ability to perform well in powder for our trips out west. It is also a medium flex, which he enjoys riding. The reviews sold me as all were 4 1/2 to 5 stars.
I compared this board to several Burtons, K2's and Romes and overall found this to be the best board for his experience level and needs. Chose the wide to support his XL Flow Fuse Hybrid Binding.
KELLY C on Dec 21, 2015
recommended for style
Michele D on Jul 25, 2015
After days of researching boards I purchased this Lib Banana for my son. He began skiing at 3 yrs old and snowboarding at age 6 yrs old. This past year he went through a growing spurt. He is now 5'6 and 137 lbs. He wears a mens size 11 boot and is 14 yrs old.
Desiring a board that he can both shred and park with, this board met the criteria. Living in NC brings icy and packed conditions so and this board has the Magne-Traction to handle both of those. Also its ability to perform well in powder for our trips out west. It is also a medium flex, which he enjoys riding. The reviews sold me as all were 4 1/2 to 5 stars.
I compared this board to several Burtons, K2's and Romes and overall found this to be the best board for his experience level and needs. Chose the wide to support his XL Flow Fuse Hybrid Binding.
KELLY C on Dec 21, 2015
Name and board speak for itself.
Matt C on Dec 3, 2015
recommended for style
Michele D on Jul 25, 2015
Reliability of brand and price
Michelle F on Jan 10, 2015
magne- traction plus versitile hybrid rocker profile
David E on Nov 30, 2014
Name and board speak for itself.
Matt C on Dec 3, 2015
Reliability of brand and price
Michelle F on Jan 10, 2015
I am looking for the best all mountain freestyle board that I can shed the park with butter, spin, and press all over the mountain; will grip down on hard pack and ice; as well as float through pow. What would you recommend between the skate banana, burton super hero, or burton process Flying V?
Ryan A on Mar 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The skate banana is going to fit all of those. It is super flexy and floats really well on powder. You will love it.
I am 5'5" and weigh 155 lbs. What size board do you recommend? Thank you!
SurferVibes on Dec 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I personally wouldn't go bigger than a 145 based on your size but that is entirely dependant on what type of riding you intend on doing the most of. For my self I'm 5'11" and right at 200lbs. I ride a 156 which let's me hit the entire mountain from groomers, the park, or some deep powder. If your mainly on groomers and going to the park you can get away with a shorter board
what is the difference between a 2014 and 2015 LIBTECH skate banana board?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hey,
They are quite similar,however there are a few adjustments to the 2015 model. The 2015 has a slightly different core ( Columbian Gold/ Power A) and an Extruded Base.
I'm 5'8 and 130lbs. What size would be best for me?
Brett P on Nov 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would say a 152 would work or maybe one size smaller if you plan on riding mostly park. If you're going to ride outside of the park more often than not than I would say either a 155 or 157. But it really comes down to personal preference. I'm 6ft 200lbs and I ride a 162 outside the park and a 156 in the park.
I'm 6'3, 175 pounds and wear a size 11 boot, do I need the wide version or will the regular be fine? This is my 6th year snowboarding, but it is also my first Lib. Any help is greatly appreciated
Vincent L on Jan 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I haven't ridden the regular but have 10.5 size boots, 6' tall, 175 lb and ride the wide. With the wide I have no overhang. Although I've never ridden the regular I think the wide is a good choice, especially since the magnitraction makes up for the "reduced" turning capability. I'll always buy wide boards from here on out.
On a seperate note, I would suggest you demo this board if you have never ridden a rocker before. I've slsbowboarded 8 years on a camber board and felt really weird the first day on the Skate Banana. However the second day I got used to it and now LOVE it. It's harder to catch an edge.
Great board overall.
Im 5'11 200 and wear a size 12 boots what size is better for me?
A shopper on Dec 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Be careful here. at 200 pounds the 159 or 162 are what Lib Tech suggest will work for you.
Edit* I'm 6.1 200lbs and wear size 11 boots what's the size recommendation?
Pedro on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Peter,
Picking the correct length board will depend a little on your skill and Style. The Skate Banana is a gem of a board and will be excellent for almost anyone. Lib Tech suggests that you would be best with a board in the range of a 160 - 163 length. This version of the Skate Banana will be just too small. Take a look here though: http://www.the-house.com/9853ltskbsstw16zz-lib-tech-snowboards.html
I'm 5'10 155 size 11 1/2 boot I want to ride mostly park what do you suggest?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you're going to stick to mostly park then I would say get the 153 but if you want to hit the whole mountain then go for 156. I'm 6ft 215 size 13 boot and I ride the 156 and it shreds the whole mountain. 153 seems like your best bet.
I am 5'10" and weigh around 120 pounds. Right now I ride a 156 but am debating going smaller. What would you guys reccomend?
A shopper on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Only go smaller if you can't handle a 156. The only advantage going smaller will be in the park, helping you spin easier. Besides that bigger is almost always better, especially for all-mountain riders. This board is pretty light so you being only 120lbs should be fine. This is my opinion though.
What kind of bindings do I get for a wide skate banana board?
Michele D on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Depends on your riding style and preferences. Do a little research on bindings and see what u like. Generally though, a binding is most important relative to your boot. Make sure that they are a good match. Concerning the board, it has your basic 8 hole mounting set up for each binding. 4 holes are used to mount each binding at a time. Make sure you find a binding with that 4 hole set up. It's fairly common.
Im 5'11 147 and wear a size 12 boot I was just wondering if this would be a good board for me? What size would you recommend for me?
Scooter on Dec 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Jake,
First, these are pretty cool boards... and good choice with the Wide version. Lib Tech suggests that either the 156 or 162 would be ok for your weight and height. A lot of that is personal preference of course... but unless you are spending the day in the park, I would look at the longer size.
Edit* Im 5'8 135lbs with a size 11 boot what size would be best?
Brett P on Nov 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm 6'0" 185 and I was told a 156 was the best length for me, it went to about under my chin so I'd say to use that as a guide unless you're still young. Try whatever feels comfortable when you ride.
I have been riding for 15 years, what determines and entry level board and a advanced level board... I ride all terrain, but do not frequent the park as mush as I used to. I wear a 13 boot and was checking out the 159W or the 162 W. Any other recommendations? I was just turned off by the recommended use part.
online on Jan 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Part 1 of 2

Hello Stephen,

The snowboard industry has set a basic standard of a board's suggested use mainly categorized by a board's overall flex/feel rating. Softer boards are generally suggested to be used by novice riders, medium flexing boards by intermediates, and stiff boards by advanced level riders. With that being said there is much more that can attribute to a suggestion like, profile shape (camber, rocker, flat, hybrid), fiberglass, additional laminates, and base material to mention a few. In addition to that is the terrain type; backcountry, powder, park, pipe, trees ect...

I believe that a board should be picked by the rider's personal preference. Can an advance rider ride a softer board with a rocker shape? Absolutely. Can a novice rider use a stiff board with traditional camber? Sure, but it may not be as easy to learn on. The most important thing to consider is choosing a board that is going to ride the way you want it to in the conditions/terrain that you want to ride.

As an advanced level rider I could ride a soft board with a rocker shape to freeride, but it wouldn't be as stable as I would like at high speeds, that's why I choose to ride stiff camber boards when I cruise. When making park laps I like to ride a soft/medium flexing board because it's easier to press on rails.

Being that you have size 13 boots, I'd definitely suggested getting a "wide" board, or at least a board that has a waist width wider that 25.8cm.

Choosing the length of a snowboard, as you may well know, should be determined mostly by the riders weight. Generally 159cm boards have a weight range between 150-190 lbs., whereas 162cm boards have a weight range between 160-200 lbs. Pick the size that puts your weight closest in the the middle of the range.
For a rider that weighs 230 would the 162W be a good choice?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I have been riding for 15 years, what determines and entry level board and a advanced level board... I ride all terrain, but do not frequent the park as mush as I used to. I wear a 13 boot and was checking out the 159W or the 162 W. Any other recommendations? I was just turned off by the recommended use part.
Hi, i am 6' tall around 155 lb. with a size 11 boot. what size length and waist width do you recommend for the the skate banana? thanks.
sean a on Jan 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey there. We currently only have this model of the Skate Banana available in a 153W. However I think this would be a good size for you.
Im 6'2 205-210lbs, i currently ride a 161W. Would the 159W be too small for me? I feel like im coming into the Intermediate level of riding.
Matt G on Nov 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Matt,
It depends a little on your style. You could ride a 159 if you are looking for more of a freestyle board. The Skate Banana is a sweet option, and a good choice.
I'm 5'10, 155 lb , and am looking to get a 157/158 cm banana. With a size 10 DC phase boot, would you recommend the regular width or wide width? Thanks!
Dennis on Jan 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hey Dennis!
Good choice... people love this Skate Banana. As long as your feet are not continuing to grow the regular length board will be wide enough for you.
S this board available and if it is how soon can I get it to Houston Texas?
A shopper on Dec 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard is available. The sooner you order it the sooner it'll arrive to Houston Texas. Check out the US Shipping page to view all of the express shipping option HERE: http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/us-shipping/#Express_Shipping
I'm 5'10 190 lbs and wear size 11 boots should I get a wide or regular width skate banana and which length?
jamal C on Dec 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Jamal,

If you have a size 11 boot going with a wide board is your best bet, luckily the Lib Tech Skate Banana is wide. Since you are around 190lbs you can ride this board anywhere between 159 to 163.
Seeing as how this board comes in a 153, 156, 159, and 163 id say shoot for the 159 for the best control and overall feel of the board. Happy shreddin'.
I am 5'10'', weigh 156 pounds and intend to wear size 10 boots. Do you folks think I should go for a 156 or a 156W Skate Banana?
A shopper on Nov 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi,
Go for the regular width 156 Skate Banana with size 10 boots. The wide is made for size 12 boots and larger.
Hi,
I am looking at get either a Carbon Credit 2015 or Skate Banana 2014.
I am 5'10 weigh 142-145 lbs. Wear a size 11.5 Nitro Team boots. Am at beginner level and this will be my 1st board. Where I am there is more of slush/ice and if I am lucky some powder. Not the type you get in the northern hemisphere. Plan on mostly hitting the slopes.
Looking at the web, I may need to go on the wider size 153W if going short or maybe something like a 156 or 156W if going longer. Can you plz suggest a correct size?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend the 153 wide Lib Tech Skate Banana for you.
im 6'1 and 150 pounds. i know that i need a wide board but im not sure about the length. any suggestions?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My guess is you're still growing. I wouldn't go smaller than a 152, or higher than a 158. Depends on what kind of riding you do. A 155-56 would be ideal IMO. Check out the sizing charts. Add a little for carving, subtract a little for freestyle. Personal preference comes into play. Take into account where and how you ride.