Lib Technologies Dark Series C2BTX Snowboard - Wide - 2010
2010 Model No Longer Available
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February 23, 2011
Bought the 161 Wide last weekend and took it up to Kirkwood here in Tahoe.
This is my first board, but I've been demoing for years, everything from Burton to K2 to Solomon to LibTech. LibTech-wise, I've ridden the T.Rice, the Skunkape, and the Skate Banana, while with Burton I've ridden the Supermodel, the Malolo, the Custom X, and the Custom Flying V. And let me say, first of all, that for reverse camber fans, LibTech is an absolute must.
Hands down, though, the Dark Series is the best board I've ever ridden, and I call it an absolute honor to own one.
Handles powder and ice- the two extremes- like nothing else. In chopped up snow, so common to the Sierras, I can let the edge do what it wants without having to worry about bailing. But as soon as I apply some pressure to one of the edges, it's explosively responsive. On groomers, you fly- even on the first day I was so confident in this board that I pushed to go faster than I ever had before. Even in the park, this board holds its own, though the Dark wouldn't be the board I would have purchased if that was my primary focus.
Online, there's a lot of technical stuff LibTech talks about that I don't understand, even after riding for years. But the fact is, all that tech LibTech managed to cram into this thing really pays off. Magne Traction, C2 (the reverse camber in the middle flanked by camber under your feet), and the risers under the bindings are HUGELY noticeable, in a good way, coming together to make a board that absolutely rips.
If you want a board you can have absolute confidence in, that flies, and that dominates any kind of terrain you throw at it with explosive responsiveness and shear power, I would definitely recommend this board...especially now that DogFunk is offering some serious discounts!
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so i'm not a huge dude(6'2" 185lbs) and have been riding a 2006 nitro magnum 161 for a while and have been happy with it.. rarely ever ride park and and looking into this board or the Skunk ape.. which is a better choice? why?
September 11, 2010
What is your foot size?
I'm your same build and love the 61 Dark Series.
The Dark Series is more of a directional all mountain freeride deck.
The Skunk is a wide versatile freestyle board.
Go Dark Series. Better core, Bamboo Risers built in, more the shape you're looking for.
By: Dan Scherman
September 13, 2010
November 7, 2010
I have last years Dark and the best I have ever strapped on.Unbelievable pop,control on all conditions,and relaxed powder riding!!!!So relaxed that on the steep and deep days you can acually roll up on the nose because you ride it like on a groomie!!!!Four to five stars from me!!!!
March 26, 2011
This board rocks. I always thought the rider determined the boards performance until I rode the dark. The C2 technology floats on powder and carves like butter on the groomers. It takes a few runs to get used to the agressivnes of this board. Once you get used to it you realize just to let it go and enjoy the ride. Lib tech has made believer out of me.
November 5, 2010
I got this board for my hubby, he's a big guy and it looked like the best out there for his style. So it looks really cool on all the sites I looked at, including dogfunk, but when it arrived I was completely blown away by how awesome it really looks! I'd describe it but the man hasn't seen it yet, it's a welcome home present. I'm sure he's going to be totally stoked when he sees it and I'm excited to see how he likes it when we get it to the mountain. He'll probably want to give a follow up review. I know it's totally superficial of me but I give it 5 starts based solely on looks, if it doesn't ride well I'm hanging it on my wall as a work of art!
- Directional Twin
- C2 Power Banana
- Effective Edge:
- [158cm] 1220mm
- Waist Width:
- [158cm] 263mm
- Sidecut Radius:
- [158cm] 8.3m
- Stance Width:
- [158cm] 19.5 – 25in
- Stance Setback:
- Columbian Gold
- Sintered UHMW
- Recommended Rider Weight:
- 120+lb 120+lb130+lb 135+lb
- Recommended Use:
- Wanton destruction
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 Year