Snowboarder: On Deck – Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson as seen in the latest Issue of Snowboarder Mag, Jason rides the Lib Tech Skate Banana!
BANANA TECH & MAGNE-TRACTION
The snowboard that changed the world.
In 2006, the Lib Tech experiMENTAL Division led by Pete Saari introduced the revolutionary Skate Banana series featuring “Banana Technology”, rocker placed specifically between your feet, combined with flat-to-mild cambers running from the inserts to the traditional contacts.
This new geometry ended 20 years of misapplied ski camber and was the most significant snowboard geometry performance enhancing breakthrough since Magne-Traction and deep sidecuts in the 80’s. Banana Tech reverses a snowboard’s “pressure map”. With Banana Tech your weight is shifted from your feet inward to the center of your board where balance is controlled.
Some weight is still transfered to the tips and tails and full contact is maintained for control and stability but far less than is the case with tip-to-tail ski camber where the tips and tails are the focus of all weight distribution, making a board catchy and difficult to ride.
This new “Banana Tech” snowboard specific pressure map makes turns easy to initate, is catch-free and forgiving, floats incredible in powder, and is unreal for jibbing and poppy freestyle fun. Ride a Banana!