It's a really big banana, and it's colorful too.
The Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX assorted wide snowboard is the same skate banana you know and love, except it's wider, and it comes in assorted colors. After all, who doesn't love surprises? The OG, award winning Banana Tech rocker makes it a breeze to ride from jibs to pow and back again. Magne-Traction edges get insane grip even on ice and hardpack. Plus, it's built by stone-cold shredders in an eco-friendly factory the US, near Canada.
The Skate Banana is built on Lib's BTX rocker profile. Basically, that means that there's rocker between the bindings, while the tip and tail have the slightest bit of camber. The result is a loose, catch free ride that gives you enough pressure at the ends to charge hard. It gets better with Magne-Traction edges, which place seven strategic bumps along the edges. The bumps are bigger between the feet, which concentrates most of the grip there for a ride feeling that's more like a skateboard and less like standing on some old timer's skis. Plus it's a true twin, for unrestricted switch shredding.
The H Pop core uses fast growing, sustainably harvested wood for a board that's light, and snappy. Power Transfer internal sidewalls crank up the durability, and they're buffered by UHMW external sidewalls for impact resistance. The Teflon infused TNT base holds up to jibbing and runs fast even when you forget to wax it for a few days.
- BTX profile (rocker between feet, flat/mild camber tip and tail)
- Twin shape
- Twin sidecut
- Magne-Traction edges
- H Pop core
- TNT Teflon infused base
- Power Transfer internal sidewalls
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Hi, I am 6 ft tall and weight 170 lbs. My...
Hi, I am 6 ft tall and weight 170 lbs. My boots are size 11 and I was wondering if need to buy an Skate Banana 159 or 159W because of overhang.
There are a couple of factors to consider here. Depending what you set your angles at you'll not get much for toe drag in a size 11. Second, What kind of riding are you planning on doing? I've found wide, reverse camber boards make awesome all mountain\powder boards. that extra couple of centimeters will add some float. But if you're riding freestyle park and what not, you'll want the board to be more nimble edge to edge. So its a trade off. So no you won't need a wide the question is, do you want a wide?
Bananas are Amazing
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Flexy, playful, fun. The 2012 Skate banana took my style and freestyle skill to the next level. The 2014 is just as amazing.
You'll see many reviews that say it's not an all mountain board, or that it's unstable, or even too flexy and not enough pop. I love this board on all conditions. It holds it's edge, carves beautifully, and is playful but responsive. It's just an all around fun ride.
No, It doesn't have as much pop as say a C2 or T.Rice Pro.
No, it's not the best board for the 9o'clock run off the icy faces at Keystone.
I would rather have my sintered base back. (The 2012 had it) But the TNT extruded isn't bad at all.
I would love to be able to choose the color. But I for one love COLOR ROULETTE.
Take the Dive. Love the Banana.
Expensive Color Roulette
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Ordered this board two times and both times received the super bland white and black version even after specifically reaching out the warehouse and being promised the color I wanted. They couldn't even get is straight when I called for the third time. If you're looking to actually receive a decent looking board, I'd recommend ordering from Mervin's site directly and getting the Fundamental version (Lib Tech's restricted version). Don't order this board unless you really don't care about the color at all. You'll get the color you didn't want.