The Lib Tech TRS Banana Tech MTX Snowboard keeps you riding strong like that 90-year old guy on the banana commercials. You know, if he rode.
The Lib Tech TRS BTX Snowboard's reverse-camber gives it unreal float in the powder, and a stiff flex keeps it from washing out like you're riding, say, a banana. At first, Lib Tech tried to make this snowboard's core with real bananas, but it didn't perform very well, and it smelled something awful. Instead, the TRS BTX Snowboard uses a tip to tail wood core with Golden Fleece reinforcements for more pop than the Flying Gorilla you drank last Saturday. Of course, this ride has Magne-Traction edges to increase edge control on the most bulletproof hardpack of the season.
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SO SICK. it's a terrific board. i was hesitant about banana tech at first, and about magnetraction, but both are well worth the pricetag. it's buttery for a stiff board thanks to the reverse camber, and therefore a pretty good park board, but its also great on trails and in pow. magnetraction is sick on ice, it's only thing that makes it easy to ride the east coast for me. would absolutely recommend it.
Can the TRS BTX handel rails and other...
Can the TRS BTX handel rails and other park features?
I'm about 170lbs 5'10". My current board...
I'm about 170lbs 5'10". My current board is a Saloman156, and I was thinking of going with the 157 in the BTX TRS. Most people are talking about riding a size smaller. I ride mostly all mountain, don't spend alot of time in the park unless I'm feeling frisky. I'd say a majority of my riding style is groomers and backcountry. I mostly ride Mt. Hood too. Any advice on whether to go with the 154 vs. the 157? Thanks in advance!
TRS BTX vs. Skunk Ape MTX
I am 6'2" and 185.
Just got back from Utah where I road these back to back. Both were awesome.
These were demos so I had some off sizes - 167 for the ape and 157 for the trs.
I rode the ape fast - really fast. It carved like a dream. You could not skid this board out. It was a bit tough to initiate a turn vs. the trs.
I rode the trs fast and in power. This was my dream board. So easy to turn - effortless. Just think it and you were turning. I should have had the 162 because I washed out on some steeper stuff vs. carving and I think the extra length could have helped me hold an edge better.
Both were super stable at speed. As a person who rides all over the mountain, I would take the trs btx over the skunk ape. BUT, would try the new skunk ape with the banana tech first.
I have a size 13 to 14 boot and I am 6'3"...
I have a size 13 to 14 boot and I am 6'3" 220 lbs. is the 167 going to be tall enough and wide enough for me to ride comfortably?
Good luck. I have a 13 boot as well but you need a board with a 28cm waist. The only place I found was a company called Venture. Check it out.I have size 13 boots too and I ride a board waist width of 26.4 just fine and haven't had a problem with toe drag
Better than I ever expected
Not sure how I felt buying this deck because reviews have been mixed on other chat boards. Slow base, terrible pop, tech is hyped too much. Let the haters hate. Lib tech is great and thank baby jeebus, they're made in the USA. Coming from an east coaster in Maine, I'm used to variable conditions: 3 ft pow days, blue ice on 40 degree pitches, man-made groomers. At 200 lbs and 6'2", I picked up the Lib Tech TRS BTX 167 cm from Backcountry and I couldn't be happier. My Lib cherry has been popped and I'm not going back.
The BTX is not very dramatic. The Magnetraction is subdued, which isn't a bad thing. The Banana reverse camber is also mild. More of a lift in the nose than the tail however. Riding the MTX was a dream. It carved like a normal edged board- I did not notice drag or feel like the MTX took control. But on ice, or sketchy conditions, the MTX gripped like a billy goat. Hands down, I'm a big fan. The banana made me nervous because I haul. I'd rather go Mach 5 than play in the park all day. Banana was awesome! It took less energy to carve compared to riding a cambered board. Because the board is already flexed into a carve position, the deck literally rolls over into a carve w/out even having to think about it. No more bending kness together to get a cambered board to hug a carve. This thing does it naturally and it couldn't be better! The TRS locks into a carve that can be held indefinitely, but can pop out of a carve effortlessly. Amazing. Plus, riding switch has never felt more stable. The BTX is superior in all conditions. It rides up over pow and chunky ice cookies of death. The TRS just hauls over variable or changing terrain. It's like riding a full suspension mountain bike, which to me is like riding a sofa through the woods.
The base is fast. People, if you think the TNT base is slow, try waxing it yourself with some quality wax. I use Bluebird. 1 part cold temp w/ 1 part all temp. Perfect. I couldn't tell the difference between the TNT base an sintered base from other high-end boards. It's a matter of keeping a good wax on it. Bluebird is hard wax and last a long time- but that's another review all together. Lib puts the TNT bases on multiple models for a reason. It's tough and fast, and if you're lazy it doesn't NEED as much maintenance.
The TRS also pops. There's not another way to describe it. Crazy pop... off rollers, jumps, children. Just sick. Overall riding this board is fun, effortless, less strenuous..the TRS BTX dominates. I'm on the larger side (11.5 boot) and I was worried that a 167 would be huge. With a centered, wide stance, it doesn't feel huge. It's stable at fast speeds, carves, butters, and pops, but has the length for deep days. Still can't wipe the grin off my face. Go get one!
What is the difference between this board...
What is the difference between this board and the skunk ape?
I think the Skunk Ape is Lib's "wide board" (for folks with bigger feet) and I think is a stiffer board; also construction and material are slightly differen...
Never goin' back to a board without MT or BT
took a bit to get used to, but now i absolutely love this board and wouldn't dream of putting anything else underfoot.
I have size 12 feet will the TRS be wide...
I have size 12 feet will the TRS be wide enough in a 162?
With the 162 you should be good to go. I have a size 12 foot and ride a 162 =perfict.
I'm trying to decide between the 154 trs...
I'm trying to decide between the 154 trs banana, or the trice 153 banana. I just moved to Utah, so I'll be riding pow 99% of the time. Which would handle better in the pow? I'm thinking the trice would be better because it's stiffer, but I'm not sure. I'm coming from a Simon Chamberlain and mostly park riding back in Northern Michigan. I weigh about 130lbs.
The T-rice will be more familiar to you since you've been riding twins but you'll still be able to rip pow.
I have been looking at the custom x and...
I have been looking at the custom x and the trs btx. I am looking for a board that can ride trees pow groomers and park. Wich board should i chhose?
Tough decision in my opinion. Both are great boards. Here's what to consider. To directly answer your question, the Custom X is more of the "all mountain" board which is what you described as wanting to do. However, money wise the TRS BTX is $160 cheaper AND it has some pretty nice awards backing it. Also, if it matters to you, with the Burton Custom X, you have no control over what color of board you'll get. So if I were you, I'd probably go with the Lib Tech. Both are great boards though, you won't be disappointed with either.
I have a size 11.5 boot is the 162 the...
I have a size 11.5 boot is the 162 the right size? What is the width. I'm about 5 11 190lbs.
Ya, the 162 will fit you fine. It's all a matter of preference really, but this size is right in the middle of what you should have. And the width of the 162 is 25.6 cm which will be just fine for your 11.5 boot.
TRS BTX, if you have the means...
I highly recommend picking one up. With the banana between your feet and the magnatraction edges your control is amazing. Floats powder, smushes chop, crazy edge hold, super poppy and playful. One board quiver
anyone got an opinion on the BTX vs. the...
anyone got an opinion on the BTX vs. the straight MTX? how do they compare? are there pros and cons for each?
dude, if ur riding deep snow ever, even like 6 inches of fresh, get the BTX! reverse camber f'in kills the pow no joke. only get the MTX if you hate fresh snow and are a panzy
dude i need a board like this, but for a...
dude i need a board like this, but for a small built girl like me...anyone can help?
Take a look at the K2 fling.....great all mountain womens freestlye boardAlso, Gnu is a sister company to Lib-tech under mervin manufacturing and it has a few girls btx models you should check out. The b-pro and b-nice I think