Lib Tech mad-scientist-in-chief Mike Olson returned from a vision quest with a set of snowboard blueprints hand-delivered by the last centaur on earth. The result is the Lib Tech Banana Magic BTX Wide Snowboard. The aggressive, mysterious sidecut and custom-tuned, enhanced version of Banana Tech make for a catch-free ride that's poppy, stable, and surprisingly damp. Fiberglass-free Horsepower construction and the Columbian Gold core mean this thing is not only environmentally friendly—it's also absurdly lightweight.
- Numerically enhanced Banana Tech profile (!BTX!) uses Lib's steepest between-the-feet rocker with camber zones under your feet for a surfy, floaty freestyle ride
- Magne-Traction serrated edges add contact points to improve edge hold in firm snow
- Horsepower construction replaces traditional toxic fiberglass with eco-friendly basalt fibers for a lighter, damper, and poppier ride
- Medium-stiff flex for a responsive ride that won't punish you for trying new tricks
- Sustainably farmed Columbian Gold core is engineered to maximize pop and minimize weight
- Eco-friendly bio-plastic topsheet made from castor beans
- Magical mystery sidecut for extra-turny turns
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I got this board for ice coast conditions after I had been riding on my first board for quite some time. Couldn't wait to try the rocker and Mag-Trac everyone had been raving about. This board is super sick, like doing toe and rear side rotations while riding just because they were that effortless. Board is Super stable at high speeds, no chatter at anytime. It is a little on the stiffer side but is still butterable with some leg strength. It can turn on a dime and handle anything thrown at it. I really didn't get into any deep pow with it yet only a few inches of fresh on top of a nice base but it performed like a top. I have nothing bad to say about it. This board is for an all-mountain rider/ hard charger that's why I got it. Now I need a ground tricks slow speed rail board. Probably will get a skate banana or an artifact rocker.
my rider guide says to go with 160 board....
my rider guide says to go with 160 board. I am 5'11" and 190lbs with a 11.5 shoe size. I want the Lib Teck Banana Magic. Should I go with the 162 or 158 that you have instock?
There are a lot of factors into sizing a snowboard, it's not just weight. However, I would say given the information provided the 158 would be a great size. It will have plenty of length for the steeps and deeps but will still be fun for gettin' jibby with it or jumpin off of stuff.
For reference: I'm 6' 165lbs and I ride a 156cm for my all-mountain board at Snowbird.