Snowboard Technology

Lib Tech Snowboard Technology

Innovations are something we actually do understand. Lib Tech is the collective energy of 30+ years of board building and riding. Each year our experiMENTAL Division handbuilds new shapes, flexes, contours, blends, constructions, incorporates new materials and works with our pros and doing hands on testing refining and fine tuning our snowboards. Some times it’s radical concepts that turn snowboarding upside down like we did with Banana Tech Rocker in 2006 or Magne-Traction Serrated edges in 2002. Some times it’s more subtle contour steps like the new high performance XC2 camber rocker combination. Over the past couple of years we have been working with riders like Jamie Lynn looking back at traditional camber designs. Ski camber mis-applied to snowboards never quite satisfied, but camber re-engineered to include subtle banana rocker contours and applied properly to snowboarding’s two feet inputing energy and control bio mechanical model has some real performance merits for the aggressive skilled snowboarder. This year we applied C3 camber dominant banana to three different models in the line. The Darker Series, the new Hot Knife and of course Jamie Lynn’s Phoenix. The world’s best camber snowboard has rocker built into it! Ride a Banana!

  • TT Camber Dominant Tomahawk Technology

    CAMBER/FLAT/CAMBER: We used to just call it camber.  Rips everything for aggressive snowboarders with no governor and no brakes.

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  • BTX: Banana Technology

    Revolutionary all terrain freestyle banana blend. Rocker between your feet with flat to mild camber to contact points. Mild tip pressure for unreal float and jibbing, solid pressure between your feet for easy turning and great ice edge hold.

  • EC2 BTX: Elliptical Camber / Banana Blend

    Quiver killing freestyle blend halfway between original Banana Tech and C2. Medium tip and tail pressure for end-to end-stability and pop combined with a medium amount of pressure between your feet for unreal carving and float in pow.

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  • C2 BTX: Power Banana Camber / Banana Blend

    Our favorite camber rocker blend for aggressive power snowboarders. Solid tip and tail pressure for power, pop, precision and end-to-end stability combined with a medium amount of pressure between your feet for float, carving and edge hold.

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  • XC2 BTX: Power Banana / Camber Blend

    A new formula of C2 with a shorter but, aggressive banana rocker combined with cambers that sit more underfoot. Extra solid tip and tail pressure for power, pop, precision and end-to-end stability combined with a medium amount of pressure between your feet for carving, edge hold on ice and float in pow.

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  • C3 BTX: Camber Dominant Banana

    Camber made better with the addition of mild Banana Tech rocker between your feet. Mild pressure between your feet for carving, edge grip, float in powder and our maximum tip and tail pressure for precise control, power stability and pop. The world’s best camber is a banana!

  • C1 BTX: Banana Camber Combo Blend

    Matt Cummins’ directional freeride set up. Rocker between your feet with aggressive camber in the tail for control, pop, and suspension combined with a flat to mild camber in the front for float and broken snow stability and ease.

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  • !BTX!: Enhanced Banana

    A magical dynamic blend of our highest Banana Tech rocker between your feet and a secret numerical formula of camber to the contact points. Mild tip pressure for incredible float in powder, catchfree freestyle combined with solid pressure between your feet for precise carving on ice.

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  • MTX: Magne-Traction

    Seven points of focused edge control. Magne-Traction’s strategic serrations provide unreal edge hold and control in all conditions. Winner of over 30 Good Wood awards. Ridden to Olympic gold medals, Air and Style championships, King of Hill, X Games Street gold, Supernatural victory and Ted Borland’s backwoods jibs.

  • MTX .5: Magne-Traction .5

    Seven points of focused edge control. Magne-Traction’s strategic serrations provide unreal edge hold and control in all conditions. Winner of over 30 Good Wood awards. Ridden to Olympic gold medals, Air and Style championships, King of Hill, X Games Street gold, Supernatural victory and Ted Borland’s backwoods jibs.

Ingredients

  • Columbian Gold / Power A Core

    New! Fast growing farmed wood from south of the border. Ultra light, strong, long lively fibers.

  • Power A Core

    Light, strong and lively long fibers.

  • Vectran

    Tempered polymer fiber.

  • Power A / Bamboo Core

    Light, strong and lively long fibers. / Fast growing, super responsive.

  • Power A, Polinia, Aspen XL Core

    Super ultra light, strong, long lively fibers.

  • Firepower HP Construction

    Travis’ new lower spin weight tip and tail construction… combines extended core, thinner tip tail profile, carbon stiffening, and end grain Balsa Tech from our Cygnus X1.

  • Power A / Polina / ULEGT Core

  • Basalt / Fiberglass Combo

    Strong light Volcanic organic additive free fiber reinforcements. Flex modulus is synchronized with our resin system for maximum strength and minimum weight. Damp, strong, and lively for a smooth poppy ride. Our favorite fiber.

  • fundaMENTAL

    Available exclusively at retailers that have been with Lib since before most people in their right minds would carry Lib. Stop in and say hi to them, wax your stick, and make some friends with the people that built snowboarding as we know it.

  • Tip to Tail Rocker (TTTR)

    Rocker from Tip to tail: POWDER ONLY DESIGN incredible float in pow. Drifty on hardpack: Rocker extends past your feet lifting the board off the snow outside your feet shortening edge contact and resulting in no edge pressure outside feet and a dramatic loss of control on hardpack and ice.

    Twin Pow Freestyle!

    Excels: in pow.
    Epic: pow float, landings & turns.

  • Directional

    Tips float effortlessly in pow. Directional shapes focused on riding forward into the future. Great for Traditionalists with an edge.

  • Directional Twin

    Effortless freestyle and freeride geometry. Twin chassis (from contact to contact) but with an ever so slightly longer nose than tail. Floats on powder and blasts thru crud, a Twin with an advantage.

  • True Twin

    Absolutely perfect twin geometry, tried and true science with MTX, or the added advantage of new Banana Technology and or Camber Combo.

  • H-Pop Camel Core

    Wood Alloy Core. Experimental new dead tree with the highest compression response ever used in a snowboard. It has half the glue weight and absorbs less resin weight. Another industry first for Lib Tech.

  • H-Pop Core

    Wood Alloy Core. Experimental new dead tree with the highest compression response ever used in a snowboard. It has half the glue weight and absorbs less resin weight. Another industry first for Lib Tech.
    CORE: Mervin cores milled right at our factory are made from select species of fast growing long fibered farmed eco timbers. Wood is nature’s fiberglass!

  • Morning Wood Core

    Wood as stiff as a brand new day. Sweet innercores from our Woodshop. More pop!

  • Columbian Gold Core

    Fast growing farmed wood from south of the border. Ultra light, strong, long lively fibers.

    CORE: Mervin cores milled right at our factory are made from select species of fast growing long fibered farmed eco timbers. Wood is nature’s fiberglass!

  • Correct Sandwich

    SUPER LIGHT SPIN WEIGHT! The perfect blend of pickles and mustard. UHMW sidewalls, Power Transfer Internal Sidewalls, torsionally loose. The new kids think they are new!

  • Power Transfer Spine

    Futuristic power 90º pop technology from our world record setting skateboards. Transfers energy from your feet directly to the tip and tail. More Pop through the Woodshop.

  • 3D Bamboo Org Throttle

    Our functional 3-D riser system that features crossband wood platforms with edge to edge grain orientation that transfers energy directly from your feet to the power transfer internal sidewalls and out along your edges. Control, power and pop.

  • SHDRESS Sidewalls

    Self Healing D65 Rebound Elastomer Seamless Sidewalls- one piece perimeter sidewall with super impact resistance, vibration reduction, and the healing properties of a human body.

  • Double Sintered UHMW Sidewalls

    A Lib Tech innovation. Twice as sintered as any other sidewall. Tough, fast, hard, waterproof, handsome and light. NO TOXIC ABS!

  • Basalt

    Strong light Volcanic organic additive free fiber reinforcements. Flex modulus is synchronized with our resin system for maximum strength and minimum weight. Damp, strong, and lively for a smooth poppy ride. Our favorite fiber.

  • Bio-Plastic Beans

    ExperiMENTAL division leader Mike Olson loves beans! When he’s not eating them he’s buying plastics made with them. Lib Tech has made a commitment to using a new earth friendly, bio-plastic top skin made from beans that features the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any top sheet in the industry.

  • Eco Sublimation

    Mervin’s unique water based graphic process. No toxic solvents or curtain coats used in manufacturing process. If a snowboard has a thick clear glossy on top it was really toxic to make. Lib Tech gives you an environmentally friendly alternative. NO TOXIC SOLVENT BASED INKS OR CLEAR COATS.

  • Co-Ex PBT Top

    Tough, Eco-sublimated compatible.

  • Tri-Ax / Bi-Ax Fiberglass Combo

    Perfect blend of Tri-Ax: 45° 45° 90° Fiber foundation torsion enhancing pop amplifier and Bi-Ax: 0° 90° Fiber foundation flexible pop magnifier.

  • Axis Inversion Fiberglass

    Technology even we don’t understand?!

  • Horsepower Construction

    The experiMENTAL Division’s favorite high performance combination of lightweight strong environmentally friendly materials. All Basalt Glass (no fiberglass), Columbian Gold Core, Beans Top material. Light, smooth, strong.

  • TnT Base Material

    Fast and low maintenance dual layered fluoro base material. Wax it or maybe skip a day. Use Oneballjay snowboard wax.

  • Sintered UHMW Base Material

    Super tough base material that holds wax well due to its compression formed amorphous polymer structure. Super fast when waxed with Oneballjay.

  • Co-Sintered Base Material

    Eco Sublimation compatible, fast, rugged, maximum wax retention.

  • Sintered Carbon 9991 Base Material

    Carbon sounds tech, doesn’t it? Fast base material for tech-tuning freaks. Wax required. Oneballjay recommended.

  • Power Transfer Internal Sidewalls

    The same futuristic power 90º pop technology from our world record setting skateboards and power transfer spines only this time we have placed it along the sidewall of your board to add board control to our sandwich construction. Stronger, more pop, and more control brought to you by our Woodshop!

  • SOS

    Sandwich Over Sandwich- this is the backbone of the mad-pop and compression energy often referred to as Top-Pop.

  • SSHBS

    Seamless Self Healing Biopolymer Sidewalls that glow in the dark in tribute to Chernobyl. One piece perimeter sidewalls with super impact resistance, rebound, vibration reduction, and the healing properties of a human body.

  • MOS

    Magnesium Oxide Strand- uses up to 30% less petroleum matrix products (environMENTALLY friendlier) and is almost twice as strong as traditional fiberglass.

  • FELT

    Farmed Eco Light Timbers- super light dead trees that were bred and butchered with compassion for the nutritional balance of the surrounding soil for future generations of offspring.

  • ZAAP

    Z Axis Air Polymer- space age polymer engineered to be stronger in one direction than the other.

  • ULEGT

    Ultra Light End Grain Timbers- the lightest farmed timbers known are oriented top to bottom in the middle of the core for max lightweight strength efficiency.

  • VTR

    Vectran Torsion Rods- Vectran power fibers arranged in a torsional X for corner-to-corner energy transmission at minimal weight (26% lighter than carbon).

  • Karakoram Clips

    A key enhancement you will appreciate is the increased performance of your splitboard by mechanically pulling of the two sides of your board together through the latches and precision fastening fit of the binding creating singular board performance from a splitboard construction to ride not only well in the backcountry but inbounds on the groomers as well.

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