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Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard


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Description: Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard

The Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard is one of the most awarded boards of all time, and for good reason. This is one of the few boards available that excels at pretty much every type of riding. It has rocker between the bindings, and just a little bit of camber at the tips, resulting in a loose, catch free ride that gives you enough pressure at the ends to charge hard. Magne-Traction edges give you get insane grip even on ice and hard pack. If you are looking for a true one board quiver, strap into the skate banana and find out what all the fuss is about.

Key Features of Lib Tech Skate Banana 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)
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

Past Season Product

4.8 / 5.0
6 Reviews
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Skate Banana
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!!!
November 19, 2014
over 3 years ago
Great board!
I enjoy everything about this board. It handles well in both powder and groomed runs. This is my first time venturing away from Burton, and I'm VERY pleased!
January 3, 2015
over 2 years ago
love it
so much fun to ride all over the mountain. Super poppy
January 4, 2015
over 2 years ago
Skate Banana
Well rounded board, but tends to be less durable than it sounds. I took it on a three day trip to Tahoe and realized that the tip and tail tend to be weak and they chip very easily.
December 25, 2014
San Jose, CA, US
Age: 15-24
great product from a great company
I received my package on time and the order was correct. I was very satisfied with how the whole order process went. Five stars for
December 1, 2014
over 3 years ago
I have used this thing about 3 time so far and I love. It is very playful and works good on the ice up here in North Dakota.
December 3, 2014
over 3 years ago

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Why did you choose this? Store
this item was part of a "wish list" for the holidays.
Carol N on Dec 3, 2014
I needed a new board
Eliza T on Nov 22, 2014
this item was part of a "wish list" for the holidays.
Carol N on Dec 3, 2014
I have had one before and absolutly love the magne traction. They are an all around non breakable board. I would not hesitate to buy another one.
B A on Dec 2, 2014
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 have had one before and absolutly love the magne traction. They are an all around non breakable board. I would not hesitate to buy another one.
B A on Dec 2, 2014
After research this was the board I wanted
Jeffry J on Jan 9, 2014
Ive been riding a Burton 159 for last two years. I see other riders pop and spin and just seem to have fun with their board. I always felt like mine was stiff and a bit harder to maneuver but I wasnt sure if it was me or if my board was too long. I'm 5'11"-6', about 180lbs., and I mostly freeride with a little park. Is 159 right size or could I do 156?
Satori83 on Nov 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm around the same weight and height as you, and I've been doing the same I've been riding a burton custom for the past couple years, and I was just looking for something a little different, I reaserched a lot online and I really liked how the banna skates are designed, and I talked to this chick at Zumiez and she said she def recommended that board, and in a 159
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.
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
Will burton cobra shark size large fit a 149cm board?
Thomas V on Jan 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I ride a 159 and have large cobra sharks and they fit fine. not sure if they would fit on a 149 though
Why do a lot of the newer snowboards have illuminati and satanic symbolism graphics on them?
Marcus on Dec 1, 2014
Not sure that John is correct...however I'm not aware of any satinic symbols in any of our snowboards.

However this board is a great performing board for all conditions.
hey guys is the dimension chart above pertaining to a regular sized board?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2014
The Wide version will say something like 154W. In this case the Wide version has its own page: Let me know what I can help with.
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
Do the Burton mission bindings work for this board?
Chris L on Dec 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I use burton cartels on the skate banana, which are essentially identical to the missions but higher quality. You need the quad baseplates that would've came with your bindings if they were bought brand new. The standard burton basplates wont work because the screws align in a triangular pattern. If you dont have the quad baseplates, they're very easy to get a hold of. For Burton they should be universal. Just make sure what size your bindings are, small medium or Large
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.
Is there a difference between this model and the 2015 and 2016 skate bananas? Also what year is this one in particular?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2015
We offer the 2014, 2015 and now the 2016 versions of the Skate Banana. They are all quite similar with a few tweaks. The 15 and 16 have a little more subtle shaping. Otherwise there are little updates to the core, sidewalls, and graphic. The Skate Banana here is the 2014 version. Honestly they are such excellent boards that all 3 years will be a grand purchase.
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.
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.
When will these boards restock? Or are they not going to?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This exact Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboards are from 2014 and will not be restocked.

2015 Lib Tech Skate Banana:

2016 Lib Tech Skate Banana:

2016 Lib Tech Skate Banana "Stealth":
hi im looking at this Lib Tech Skate Banana i like this borad but im looking for a borad that can go park and power little trick too will this Lib Tech Skate Banana do the job????
A shopper on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes actually,
The Skate Banana is a super versatile snowboard. A number of my co-workers own them.... and love them.
Will corba shark burton size large fit a 149 board?
Thomas V on Jan 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes Burton Cobra Shark bindings will fit on a 149cm Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard.
Would my burton cobra shark size large fit this board a 149cm?
Thomas V on Jan 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes Burton Cobra Shark bindings will fit on a 149cm Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard.
Ciao spedite in Italia? Avete anche una 156 cm.?
(Hello shipped to Italy ? You also have a 156 cm . ?)
A shopper on Dec 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not ship Lib Tech items internationally. Please check out our international shipping page at for more information.

As for the sizing, the Lib Tech Skate Banana snowboard is available in a 154 and not a 156cm.
SHip in italy?
arpa93 on Dec 5, 2014
We are happy to ship to Italy... however we are unable to ship Lib Tech's products internationally. I apologize. Take a look at our European Shipping page for a list of companies we can send you: To get this board you will want to contact Lib Tech directly:
Are your prices listed in U.S. dollars or Canadian Dollars?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Everything is listed in US dollars.
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.
Will you guys ship to Ontario (Ottawa)? If so is it still free on orders over 50 dollars?
Dylan D on Nov 8, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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?