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Jesse Burtner does a lot of things on his snowboard that most people would never even think of, let alone believe was possible. That's why he needs a board that's versatile enough to handle all of his unpredictable journeys and wild ideas. The Lib Tech Burtner's Box Scratcher BTX Snowboard is a freestyle jibbing machine with a soft enough flex to fulfill all your jibbing and buttering desires, yet it's still responsive enough to shred all over the mountain and boost off of booters.
Featuring a mellow version of Banana Technology, the Box Scratcher has rocker is the middle with just slightly cambered sections extending from the bindings towards the tip and tail for a stable, playful feel. Magne-Traction provides edge hold on icy slopes so you can still tear it up in the park while other kids are sliding out on their butts left and right, and Power Transfer internal sidewalls give you greater heel-to-toe response for hard, fast carves that other park boards only dream of.
Don't try to hide your excitement—the Morning Wood core has a unique combination of flex, strength, and rigidity that offers a smooth flex for tweaked presses and easy butters without sacrificing durability or pop. Plus, it's grown in the Pacific Northwest in the same region where Lib Tech makes their boards so you can feel good about supporting a locally sourced and produced snowboard made by snowboarders instead of by some kid in China.
- BTX Banana Technology rocker/camber hybrid profile
- Biax and triax glass lay-up
- Magne-Traction edge technology
- Morning Wood core
- Twin shape
- Sintered base
- Power Transfer internal sidewall
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The most fun board I've ever ridden.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am 5'7", 155 lbs, 9US boot, and I bought the 147 cm Box Scratcher. I was initially a bit worried that this size would be too short and soft for me, but it turned out to be the perfect size.
In fact, it's probably the perfect snowboard to strap on when you just want to mess around all over the mountain.
Along with a Jones Hovercraft 152 and a Lib Tech Travis Rice Horsepower 153, I took my brand new Box Scratcher with me to Whistler for 10 days on the snow. I ended up riding the Box Scratcher for 8 of those days, even when it was snowing hard, just because it was too fun and and too forgiving to switch away from.
It wasn't the best choice for really steep runs or really deep powder, but I still managed to enjoy myself while riding in those conditions.
Where the board really shines is riding switch (for a few days we rode with our beginner friend, so I just practiced riding switch the whole time and did little tricks off the side snow banks and cat track crossings), and sliding boxes.
This board is very forgiving and confidence-insipring. I found myself trying boardslides on boxes where I would usually just go for a 50/50. I would try backside 180s on small kickers where I might usually just do a straight air or a grab.
In fact, coming up to a kicker on a slight edge or carve felt better to me than riding into it straight, since the banana rocker makes this board a little bit squirrelly while flat-basing. My Travis Rice Horsepower feels much more stable riding straight into a kicker, but I felt like I could spin the Box Scratcher more easily.
Also, the Box Scratcher can't really hold a hard carve, but it skids very predictably, and the Magne-Traction really digs into icy groomed runs. I slid around a lot, but the board never actually slipped out from under me, if you know what I mean.
5.10 180pd using a burton custom 158....
5.10 180pd using a burton custom 158. should i get a 154 in this model. wanna try a smaller board