Let’s talk about these Lib Tech Full Functional Five Skis for a moment. So, you want a pair of wide skis that are designed for the powder but you can take into any terrain? Well, these FFF Skis are the ones for you. I’m talking Magne-Traction edge grip for superior control and catch-free tips and tails. You combine that with reCurve and you have easy turn initiation and float so you’ll be smoother than Barry White’s voice. Smooth as in ice or pow, it stays smooth. Now beans are the musical fruit but they also make for one heckuva topsheet. The environmentally friendly topsheet is indeed made with beans and when you have a sustainable Aspen Core then you are riding on one pair of durable and versatile narrow a$$ snowboards. Packed full of features, the Lib Tech Full Functional Five Skis are jolly-good fun with a sweet set of graphics.
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+ Rocker Entry reCURVE Technology
+ Tri Axial Fiber
+ Bio Beans Topsheet
+ Sustainable Aspen Core
+ Sintered Base
Designed by Mt.Baker’s Tory Bland and ridden by the entire crew including World Freeskiing Champion Tim Dutton. A flat entry reCURVE Magne-Traction all-terrain shape that rips the hardpack and floats the pow in both directions. Art by Quincy Quigg
Lib Tech Complete Snow Skate
THE WORLD’S BEST SNOWSNIZZLER
+ C2 Banana / Camber Combo Tech with Magne-Traction (C2BTX)
+ Twin geometries
+ Mit Bent Metal trucks!
+ Flex: Awesome!
The Improved 2012 design makes this the most stable design ever. Check out a Demo Board this Winter at our Shoreline Of Tahoe Heavenly Gondola location.
Lib Tech Freeride NAS reCurve Skis
Designed and ridden by Mt Baker local and NAS inspirational experimentalist Tony Bland and crew. The ultimate freeride and all terrain reCurve Magne-Traction design that floats the pow and rips the hardpack in both directions.
+ POW reCURVE Technology
+ Bio beans topsheet
+ Sizes 168 178 188
Volcanic Oraganic Horsepower construction, all basalt
(no fiberglass), Columbian Gold eco wood core and BEANS bio polymer top. Magic! Designed and ridden by Mt Baker local and NAS inspirational experimentalist Tony Bland and crew. The ultimate freeride and all terrain reCurve Magne-Traction design that floats the pow and rips the hardpack in both directions.
+ POW reCURVE Technology
+ Horsepower Construction
+ Bio beans sparkle topsheet
+ Sizes 168 178 188
2012 Lib Tech Attack Banana snowboard
The LIB Tech Attack Banana will be available in 153, 156, 159, 161 & Wides in 159 & 161.
Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2 BTX Snowboard 2012: The Attack Banana from Lib Tech features Steven Cobb’s EC2 elliptical camber banana combo. Why would you want this? Because it mindlessly rips all terrain and snow conditions in both directions from your centered freestyle stance. The elliptical camber creates a unique pressure map and performance characteristics that are halfway between the original Banana and the aggressive C2 Power Banana geometry that Travis Rice likes so much. This board is the perfect design compromise that will leave you anything but compromised when it comes to all terrain freestyle performance. Floats in powder, carves the hardpack, rips the ice, jibs like whatever will not let you down when things get gnarly. Tested around the world from Mt. Baker to Summit Central…the early release model is an instant quiver killing factory favorite.
Product Specifications for Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2 BTX Snowboard 2012
Gender Mens Recommended Use All-Mountain Freestyle Pipe Specific No Board Width Regular Waist Width 25.5cm (159cm) Shape Twin Rocker Profile Rocker with Camber Rocker Type Eliptical Camber / Banana Combo Flex Medium Hole Pattern Standard 4 Hole Magnatraction Yes Core Material Wood Core Name Columbian Gold Construction Type Sidewall Construction Base Material Sintered P-tex Base Name Swirl Sintered UHMW Base Stance Setback Centered Stance Width 20-26in Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length 8.4m (159cm) Special Features Beans Top Sheet Warranty One Year Skill Range
Advanced – Pro
Model Year 2012
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We need to educate the market to understand that our Banana contours are dynamic (flexible and moving) and not static like a surfboard (no flex). Higher Banana actually tends to add stability in a snowboard. It will be a hard concept to grasp for most people for many years to come.
A higher Banana distributes more pressure to the central(straighter) portion of the sidecut, which gives stability at speed. The nose and tail of a board is where the sidecut flares out and can be twitchy if there is too much pressure on the snow(remember the dangerous twitch of cambered boards in the dark ages). Contrary to popular myth, Banana does not cause a board to teeter-totter, it actually redistributes your foot pressure to better portions of the board than antique camber was capable of. We actually tested a very, very stiff and high Banana(too stiff) on our pressure mapping machine a couple of years ago and learned that when stood on by a 150lb rider, it still had a surprising amount of pressure driving into the snow at the nose and tail. And this wasn’t even a C-2.
Our boards with higher Banana have also displayed the ability to glide a little faster than traditional camber or lower Banana contours. We attribute this, once again, to the straightest part of the sidecut(between your feet) having a higher percentage of the pressure distribution. Test a Magic on a flat cat track and you’ll see the raw racing ability at 3 miles per hour. Leave your camber-loving bretheren in your wake!
The Cygnus has won every test(4 at last count) it’s been in with comments about “mad pop” and high speed stability. The Cygnus and Magic have our highest Bananas. The proofs in the pudd’n, but it is something to think about when trying to understand the dynamics of Banana contours.
No magazine has shown a real understanding of Banana stability verses camber in the preseason equipment articles every year. I guess it is our job to better educate them.
The good news is that we have many future years of design aspects to talk about to retailers, magazines and snow-riding-people. Our future will be dynamic and exciting.