Technology is bananas.
The Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX Original snowboard is hasn't changed much since it flipped the industry on its head five years ago, and that's a good thing. OG Banana Tech rocker makes it easy for anyone to ride, from average Joe's to top pros. Magnetraction is like a steak knife for your edges, so you get insane grip even on ice and hardpack. It's already won about a million awards for being awesome. Plus, it's built by probably the most Eco-conscious board builders anywhere. So strap a banana between your feet and find out what all the fuss is about.
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 Magnetraction 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. Best of all, you can rest easy knowing that your snowboard was built with Eco friendly materials by snowboarders with jobs.
- Rocker between bindings, camber at tip and tail
- Twin shape
- Twin sidecut
- Magnetraction edges
- H Pop core
- TNT Teflon infused base
- Power Transfer internal sidewalls
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hey guys whats up, I am 5'6 and gonna grow...
hey guys whats up, I am 5'6 and gonna grow a little bit. i like to ride the park and the blacks. i would say im about 60% blacks and 40% park but i wanna reverse that. if i want it to last a couple years do you think i should a 149 or a 152.
I think you could probably get away with a 149 park board for now but if you are still growing I suggest you get a size that will fit you next season. I am 5' 9" and my quiver ranges from 152 -157. If you are going to gain an inch or two over this summer then I strongly suggest going with the 152.
I'm really undecided about the...
I'm really undecided about the ideal size of Skate Banana for me.
70% of my ride is an all mountain, 20% pow and 10% park. I'm 6'2 with 180lbs and size 11...
Would the 159 be perfect or is better to level it up to the 162?
Based on your description (I fit fairly similarly but am 6'0'' and 170 pounds)
At my size I'd be looking at the 162 and for you I'd think the 162 would be nice. Both sizes will work but at your size I'd get the 162.
Hope this helps!
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Thanks a lot for the reply. Yet, looking for some more specs got another doubt - Wide or not Wide?
The diference are only 0.9cm which I don't know if it is a lot or not in a snowboard. Size 11 I guess is the limit for the mide-sized, should it be better to get the wider?
Will the diference be notable in ridding?
Thanks a lot for the help!
Glad to help out!
What boards are you currently riding? What are their widths and how frequently do you catch a toe with some nasty toe drag?
My boot is a size 11 and the only time I have problems is on my 154 (it's a 5 year old deck by Ride) which has turned into a rock board.
If toe drag is a fairly consistent problem that keeps you from really laying down a nice carve or turn, I'd be looking at the Wide. The extra 0.9 cm will affect the rigidity of the deck and the over all performance but what you will gain in terms of not experiencing toe drag will be well worth it. Plus on those pow days you'll get a little extra float...and we all love some more float!
If you don't ever experience toe drag then opt for the regular size. At least that's my overall 2 cents on it.
Hope this helps!
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In fact, it will be my first board xD
I've been reading a lot about bindings and how they can influence the ridding. As well as boots.
However couldn't figure it out yet what is the best package for me. I've already done snowboard some years, with rent material and never used wide boards, but don't have any idea what kind of boots/bindings or even if the board was mid-wide or not...
But I guess I won't be needing a wide board. Just have to figure it out what bindings and boots will suit with this board and buy the all package at once :D
Again, thanks a lot for your help and if you have some tips about the bindings and boots, would be awesome (although I know it is not the main point of this post)
What board do you recommend? I am 5'1...
What board do you recommend? I am 5'1 women 127 lbs...I do enjoy riding mens boards more than womens...was thinking about that libtech banana...
I think you'd enjoy the 149. I am a few inches taller than you and have the 152, it's such a fun board and a great size for me.
I'm 6'1 and 180lbs, what's the smallest...
I'm 6'1 and 180lbs, what's the smallest board you recommend?
156, it will provide enough float in deeper snow. But still be playful enough in the park to man handle the jumps and rails.
If you are using this board as a park board as the gods created it for then I think 156 is perfect but I am actually going to suggest sizing up if you are planning on making it your all mountain board and sizing up again if you are planning on stay in powder the majority of the time.
To put it in perspective I am 5'9" at 145lbs and I ride a 156 wide with rocker tip and tail for powder.
What board shoul i get if im 150 lbs and...
What board shoul i get if im 150 lbs and 71 inch ?
Go for the 154cm