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Bigfoot approved.

Remember that blurry, shadowy figure you saw ripping through the woods last winter? That was the fabled Stash-quatch, and he was riding the Lib Tech Skunk Ape C2 BTX Wide Snowboard. Our furry friend usually keeps a low profile, but he came out of hiding long enough to help Lib Tech develop the ultimate all-mountain freestyle board for lumberjack-sized shredders. The C2 hybrid camber profile, snappy-yet-stompable flex, and a sustainably-farmed Columbian Gold core all keep Mr. Squatch happy while he shreds through the enchanted forest.

C2 BTX Power Banana technology features rocker between the bindings for a floaty and forgiving ride in powder, with camber zones extending from the bindings to the tip and tail to give it a more aggressive feel that provides edge hold on hard pack and pop off of jumps. A directional twin shape and set-back stance gives you more power and control when you're shredding the deep stuff, but still allows you to ride away switch so you can stomp those big back 180s into fluffy landings. Magne-Traction edges are serrated to slice through ice likes it's fresh corduroy, so you can carve down bulletproof slopes with ease while everyone else is sliding out on their asses.

If you happen to actually run into the Stash-quatch this season, there's no reason to worry because he knows that this board was made right here in America using environmentally-friendly methods. Tough soy-based elastomer sidewalls replace toxic ABS, and the lightweight and strong Columbian Gold wood core comes from fast-growing, sustainably harvested trees so you're not contributing to the destruction of the rainforests. Low-VOC resin holds it all together, and the sublimated graphics on the PBT topsheet don't need protection from toxic clearcoat lacquer.

  • C2 BTX Banana Technology
  • Triax and biax basalt/fiberglass lay-up
  • Magne-Traction edge technology
  • Columbian Gold wood core
  • Directional twin shape
  • TNT Teflon Titanium speed base
  • PBT topsheet

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5 5

Very agile board for it's size

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought the 165 and absolutely love it. I use it for bump and east coast tight tree runs. As a very nice medium flex that absorbs and follows uneven, bumpy terrain very well.

The magnetraction is a love/hate thing. Great edge hold, you can really feel the difference when ride patches of ice. Why the Hate ? well if you just want to slide sideway off a feature and that feature is made of soft snow it will BITE really hard and stop you (talking very slow speed manoeuvring/alignment). Think slamming the brake with your car. Takes a bit to get used to.

Surprisingly the board profile carves C shape turns very well. Didn't think that could be done on non cambered board.

Over all I would buy this board again... even at full price !

5 5

Underestimated

Just read all the comments and they are not lying. This board has helped me progress 10 fold. I'm going through everything now and even getting the courage to try "some" park. Now this board is not exactly a park board, but the confidence in my boarding level has come to an all time high(age 30). Not to mention my style, no more wavy arms, or one arm back to keep balance. I feel like a bad ass now.

Quick, agile, "decent" pop for a big board, and fantastic edges with the magnatraction. As said in my previous review, I don't even think about hitting a patch of ice anymore. With these edges I honestly don't have to. Or going from one grade of snow to the next. This board transitions nicely and actually lets you use all the snow and mountain.

Haven't had a single issue with the Union Atlas Bindings either. Actually love them to death as well. Just a great, great, all around set-up for someone looking to take that next step. Us bigger guys sometimes don't get all the love. For the love of God, I sure can't find a pair of jeans in my size, but this board is made for us. All around just very solid and very fun.

Once again, if you have any questions don't hesitate to call me @ ext 4039. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have to the best of my knowledge.

Underestimated
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Mark, what model and size boots do you wear?

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I wear size 12's in the Burton Moto's. I like the softness of the Moto's @ a 3 and like the dexterity they bring. It wouldn't hurt to go with a little bit stiffer boot as well. I am planning on getting something slightly stiffer next year. Something like the Nike LunarENDOR.

12's leave me with a little extra room on the edges, so if your feet are bigger I think it would work. You would just want to make sure your bindings will have that extra room as well. My union atlas's have an adjustable toe as well to extend slightly, but at size 12 I don't need it. If your feet are smaller than most definitely they will fit.

I changed the picture above to show you what a size 12 looks like. Sorry it's not a better picture but hopefully it gives some sort of idea as to how much room I have.

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Thanks Mark, I wear a size 14. Sure I could get it to work as I ride a slightly thinner board right now, but it gets hairy in the soft stuff...
You should try on some Imperials, I wasn't even looking to upgrade my Motos, but I just happened to come across some in a 14 on a huge discount. The things are amazingly "contoured" compared to the bucket like nature of my Motos. And all the details are upgraded: the liner lace is harnessed to the shell, and the pull handles are hard plastic, etc.. They felt really stiff out of the box, but softened up pretty good after 2 days...

5 5

A great ride in all kinds of conditions.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Floats over both powder and cruft, cuts through hard groom and ice. Great board for bigger guys.

what is the waist width on the 157 ape?...

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what is the waist width on the 157 ape?
are all models 268mm, that seems off.

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Yes the waist width is 268mm on all the skunk apes.

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Skunk Ape w/ Union atlas

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Ended up getting this exact setup in a 165, originally was getting the Union Factory bindings but decided the Atlas were a better match. Love it.

Board with Union Atlas Bindings

Board with Union Atlas Bindings

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Just a pic of the board with freshy new bindings. Looks DOOOOPE! Btw, I did a lot of research before selecting these bindings. I would highly recommend these as well.

5 5

Initial thoughts.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

**Just picked this up from the warehouse. Not yet ridden.**

Graphics are SICK!!! Very detailed and the more I look the more cool stuff I find. Can't wait to get this out on the snow.

Second thoughts are the board is pretty heavy in which I should've expected. I got the 172 because I'm 6.6' and the length is perfect but to get that length obviously there will be more weight.

From the eye the rocker under feet, and camber outside the feet look perfect. I've seen boards where it looks completely over used, the board kind of looking like it's been chopped and screwed with too much but looking at this makes sense. Not overly done in the least.

Magnatraction looks dope and excited to see how it handles. I'm expecting it will handle very well, even with the weight.

All around I'm very pleased with this board just by the eye and feel test. It's more than I expected (which was actually a lot after MUCH research) and I think it will fit me quite well being a tall guy. May not be the best for pulling tricks but that's fine with me. I'm hoping the camber/rocker/camber will counter that a bit.

I will post a better review once I get it out on the mountains. If anybody has any questions on this board hit me up on the number on top of this page and my ext is 4039. I'll be more than happy to talk to you about this board and answer any questions.

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Any update on how it's going?

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Yes, but the only problem is I rode it on my crappy Liquid bindings.

The board handles fantastic! If you need an edge, it's there with the magnatraction. I used to be weary of icy spots, but this board will push right through it. Haven't had one bit of chatter anywhere. I can now use the full mountain and feel completely comfortable.

"Floats" on powder. Really really cool, but that's in comparison to my old Burton Custom. Also on those days with the mixture of crust and powder this board destroys it. Slices right through it, and easy to maintain solid balance.

Can't tell you much on the rocker/camber quite yet. The bindings I was using really didn't allow me to feel it that much. I will say, I got me the Union Altas binding for Christmas and tried them on and WOW! The board suddenly has flex and I can feel the rocker and camber. Excited to see the complete potential of the board.

Board is quick. My skier buddies used to leave me in the dust but now I'm right there with them. Goes pretty well on the catwalks but I have lost some speed due to the magnatraction at times. It seems to catch a little too much on the flats.

Overall I would highly recommend this board. Handling, balance, pop, speed, and ability to go anywhere on the mountain have me loving everything about the board. And that was with horrible bindings on it, not even getting the full effect. I'll post a pic of what it looks like here shortly.

5 5

Love my Libtech

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was in the market for a new board last year. Took a weekend vacation with the wife to a hill about 2 hrs away. We hit a local snowboard shop (shop local when I can!). They love their Libtech and Neverwinter gear. I got to spend a day on the mountain with a 2012 model of the Skunk Ape. LOVED it. Here in the northeast we dont get a TON of powder and there are a LOT of firm conditions. I was AMAZED at how this board bit into the hill and allowed me to carve with no issues. I never felt like I was going to lose it at any time. I go back to the shop the next day and immediately pick up the 2013 model. Walked out the door a happy man.