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Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard 2014

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Specs

Type:
  • Freestyle
  • All Mountain
Shape:
  • Twin
Camber:
  • Rocker
Flex: Medium
Width: Wide
Mounting Pattern:
  • 4x4
Sidewall Type: Sidewall
Core: H-Pop Core
Base:
  • Sintered
Sidecut:
  • Magne-Traction
Stance Setback: None
Recommended Use:
  • Entry Level
  • Intermediate
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Year

Description: Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard

THE ORIGINAL REVOLUTIONARY ALL TERRAIN ROCKER 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 the 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


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Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard
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online asked: 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. Jan 2, 2014
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Matt GStaff: 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.
Jan 2, 2014
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Matt GStaff: Part 2 of 2

The Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide is a great all mountain freestyle deck. I rode a very similar board, the Gnu Pickle, for a few seasons and I could rip that thing all over the mountain because of the hybrid profile shape (PBTX - Flat/Mild Camber on the nose & tail with Rocker between the feet). The Lib Skate Banana Snowboard has an identical profile shape (BTX), it's a great combination of Rocker that makes the board feel playful while tracking straight, and responsive on and edge and poppy because of the Camber. Overall it have a Rocker shape, if you set if flat on the ground it will teeter totter.

If you don't ride much in the park and spend a majority of your time cruising groomers and slashing pow you might want to consider looking at the following decks:

Lib Tech Skunk Apes Wide Snowboard: http://www.the-house.com/9857ltsapw14zz-lib-tech-snowboards.html

Lib Tech Darker Series Wide Snowboard: http://www.the-house.com/9861ltdarw14zz-lib-tech-snowboards.html

Let me know if you need anything else!
Jan 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: For a rider that weighs 230 would the 162W be a good choice? Oct 27, 2013
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online: 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. Jan 2, 2014
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Roy MStaff: Yes this size board would work out for your size.. Nov 29, 2013
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