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Space-age shred stick.

Not too long ago, snowboarding aliens from the future landed in a small town in Washington, the same one where Lib Tech’s headquarters are located. They chilled for a while and drank some brews, and when they had to leave, they left our banana-producing friends with blueprints for the Cygnus X1 BTX Snowboard. Its mega-eco-friendly construction and intergalactic-level technology make for a ride somewhere in between “totally awesome” and “ridiculously awesome”.
  • Layers of magnesium oxide strands are nearly twice as strong as traditional fiberglass, and use 30% less petroleum products
  • Super-light sustainably farmed timbers produce a strong, poppy core
  • Vectran Torsion Rods (26% lighter than carbon) beneath the core for optimal edge-to-edge response at minimal weight
  • Magne-traction serrated edges keep you gripping even on the hardest snow
  • Bio-polymer seamless sidewalls absorb vibration and resist damage by returning to their original shape after impact
  • Z-Axis air polymer built into the core provides extra pop without unnecessary additional stiffness
  • Bio-plastic topsheet is eco-friendly and still durable

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St Anton Austria

St Anton Austria

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WHAT!!!! WHAT!!!

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Amazing

It is very very comfortable,stylish,amazing...I am so happy with this board,it's like marcedes CL 600,very good!

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I'm a big lib tech supporter and rider but i don't think any board is worth 1800 dollars, i bet my T Rice rides the same or better, probably better with C2 Btx and its a third of the price of this board

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i agree, i have the Dark series and the T. Rice and i bet they ride exactly the same as this board without having to pay 1800 bucks. i mean, sure I bet its really awesome, but you can buy a used car with that money ha

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you spelled mercedes wrong

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And it's like your spacebar is broken.. I'm pretty sure you're not smart enough to afford all that stuff with your own job...

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It's really the working man's snowboard. Honestly if you cant afford 1800 bucks for a snowboard then you should probably just ski. I mean snowboarding is all about being seen anyway. The days of snowboarding for fun are over. Its time to pony up 4 snowboards worth of cash and really show the world how hard you shred.

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your comment about how you should ski if you dont want to spend 1800 is just plain stupid. You must be an ignorant asswhole. spending 1800 on a board is ridiculous unless you are rich

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Hmmm... very horse-like.

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I agree... 1800 is waaaaaay too much!!!

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the first one of these I see sitting outside a lodge unattended is getting jacked

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you gotta have your head up your arse to buy a 1500$ snowboard

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Yes, I work for Mervin Mfg. I have this board and it's truly amazing. Each one of these(we made less than 200 this year)is handmade and signed by Lib Founder Mike Olson right here in the USA. It's a true limited edition built with every possible high tech material on Mike's dream list. Light, but not too light,extremly stable at high speed, does everything you wish it will do and more.

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Whoa!!!
What gives for the price-tag? Given that back in the day, everyone gasped at the price of a Burton Vapor for $800 when it came out, and now several brands are that much and more. I've come to accept that Nidecker is worth the money, but even the best model they have, (and I'm waiting for mine now) the Ultralight 163 camrock is $900. That, honestly, is the very most I'm willing to pay for a deck even though it is ludicrously expensive. I do feel that the Nidecker is well worth it, especially for being the lightest. I want to know, How can a deck be "too light"? Maybe not stiff enough for some, but too light? Everyone has a broad perspective, I suppose.
Anyway, no matter how hard I try, I ride fresh powder, and am bound to put a hole or two in my deck no matter what I'm riding. It won't take more than 20 days riding, trying everything I can to NOT hit rocks, but it always happens. How could I live with myself after spending almost $2000 on a deck when it comes to that day? O.K., it's a rock-star edition. But there's no way I'm buying one of those when right away I'd bet the Ultralight is 4 times better for half the money, and much LIGHTER! Still love Lib-Tech! Peace! dd

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the price tag reflects the fact that those who do buy those 200 few, are not actual every day hardcore riders. will most will lean it in the corner of their office at nike or pepsico, so others will comment on how cool they must be. I destroy two or three boards a season (150 days) and this board will not be one of them.

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Hi boyz n gurlz,

To the above comment about setting the Cygnus in the corner of the office for bragging rights: As the Brits might say - BLOODY 'ELL!

I RIDE the '07 157 and an '08 161 Cygnus. They sit in the closet mounted with Flow Team bindings. They are both recently (and frequently) hot waxed by me.

The '08 has about 180 days on it and the '07 about 50. I ride at Alyeska in AK. Both boards are in excellent shape and I rode the 161 2 days ago at Aly. I am an adult resort and big moutain powder rider, NOT a kid park rat.

Sure you can trash any board in a minute jibing and bonking off of logs, rocks, steel and concrete. I don't ride like that. All in how you ride. I see a lot of thrashed boards at the mountain. I have had several moderatly expensive boards break or delaminate with normal use. Not the same as busting them up however. You can break damn near anything if you really try. Cost no object for the idiots among us. I would not ride this board as a jib stick. I use a Skate Banana or something a bit more disposable if it is riding on spring rocks time. Anyone who can AFFORD one of these can also have a few less expensive or junk boards for rails, rocks and sidewalks.

That said, I am looking to buy a 2011 Cygnus. To RIDE it! I have real art on my walls. I am actually a responsible self employed adult snowboarder. How is that for not fitting the profile?!

Whats so special about this board that...

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Whats so special about this board that makes the price so high?

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The tech used to make this board is nuts. Super expensive techy materials.

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Mike Olson, the founder of mervin MFG builds each board by hand firstly. That's like Henry Ford building your car for you! If you were to cut this board open and perform surgery, You'd be guessing for days all the materials that go into it. The process of making this board is extremely complicated and time consuming.
This is a super expensive board you can ride anywhere. I've hit rails with our demo. Pound a nail into the sidewall then pull it out and watch it magically heal!
Crazy stuff.