Attack Banana Horsepower C2e Snowboard 2017-2018 | Lib Tech

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  • Attack Banana Snowboard - 153, 156, 156W, 159, 159W, 161, 161W

Attack Banana





$589.95 USD

$659.95 CAD

579.99 EUR incl. VAT

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The Attack Banana snowboard is an all mountain freeride/freestyle quiver killer, a perfect step up in board feel, taking the Skate Banana and putting it on attack! An in-house Mervin favorite and the go to board for all terrain RULER Phil Hansen. Go on the offensive with Lib Tech’s Attack Banana!


Art by Mike Parillo

La board Attack Banana est une tueuse all mountain freeride/freestyle, un niveau supérieur de ressenti de board, qui utilise la technologie Skate Banana pour passer à l’attaque ! Une des favorites de chez Mervin et la board all terrain de prédilection du Seigneur Phil Hansen. Passez à l’offensive avec la Attack Banana de Lib Tech.


Artiste Mike Parillo

Das Attack Banana ist das All Mountain-/ Freeride-/ Freestyle-Upgrade des Banana-Shapes und mit seinem unvergleichlichen Brettgefühl ein Muss für jeden Quiver. Ein absoluter Favorit der Mervin-Crew und das perfekte Board für All-Terrain-Fahrer Phil Hansen. Mit dem Lib Tech Attack Banana gehst du in die Offensive!


Grafik von Mike Parillo

La Attack Banana es una tabla freeride/freestyle perfecta para cualquier tipo de terreno. ¡Consigue el mismo tacto que con la Skate Banana y empieza a atacar toda la montaña! Esta es la tabla de elección del equipo de Mervin para cualquier condición o terreno. ¡Phil Hansen no pierde ni un minuto con la Attack Banana!


Gráficos de Mike Parillo

Attack Banana Info Graphic

Board Specs

Size Contact
Min-Max / Set Back
10 = Firm
Range (lbs)
153 113 8.2 29.2 25.1 29.2 20"-25" / 0" 5.5 130 +
156 116 8.3 29.5 25.3 29.5 20"-25" / 0" 6 135 +
156W 116 8.3 30.7 26.5 30.7 20"-25" / 0" 6 135 +
159 119 8.4 29.8 25.5 29.8 20"-25" / 0" 6.5 40 +
159W 119 8.4 30.7 26.6 30.7 20"-25" / 0" 6.5 145 +
161 122 8.5 30 25.8 30 20"-25" / 0" 7 150 +
161W 122 8.5 31 26.8 31 20"-25" / 0" 7 150 +
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Attack Banana Construction
  • Katerina Safonova

    hi! we need a snowboard for man: 176 sm, 63 kg, 7 US boots. That crazy gay rides in the park all winter days. and now we go to the mountains and need a snowboard special for ride and jumps on pow. could you advice the right size))))) big thanks

  • The Attack Banana is definitely my number one recommendation for someone who want to ride park and powder–it’s the perfect blend of solid and forgiving! I think the 153 will be a good size for him.

  • Bill

    Difference between this and the Continental model?

  • We added T-Zillium fibers to the continental version, which are light, lively, damp and more gentle on the environment,
    The fibers can be seen through the clear-ish topsheet on the continental.

  • Joe

    Where can I find the weight of the board?

  • Hi Joe,
    We don’t have any sort of document with weights of our boards, but the basalt fibers paired with the Columbian Gold/Aspen core make keep the Attack Banana very light.

    I’d recommend scoping it out in person at your local Lib Tech dealer!

  • Vadim

    I have size 10 boots. which size will be best for me? will I need a wide or a standard?

  • You won’t need a wide board for size 10 boots, standard width will be much more suitable!

  • j-dogg

    Sizing guide would be rad- I have a 10.5 Burton boot. Reg or wide??

  • Because all boots vary a lot in size and construction we don’t offer a clearcut size guide.
    But with size 10.5 boots, you should be just fine on a standard width board!

  • Scott Taylor

    Size 11 T Rice DC boots on this board. Do i need wide? Toe or heel drag on the Reg?

  • I would probably steer you towards a wide, to play it safe!
    But boots all vary in sole length, so you may want to compare the width of boards you’ve ridden in the past without drag…because there is a possibility that you could sneak by with a standard width.

    But it’s too close of a call for us to make via the internet.

  • Scott Taylor

    Right on! Thank you for the reply, I’ve been getting the same answer from others as well. I’m just gonna do a dry fit on my old board and see if I will be able to tell if I can get away with a Reg or have to go Wide. Thanks Again!

  • Susan Smith

    My son says, “I ride a t.rice 157… it’s been my favorite board, crushes everything. Thinking about a attack banana. . . do I go 156 or 159?”Thanks!

  • graham gaston

    will you guys be at the snow show on November 7

  • Declan Pettersson

    I’m 6’1″ 210lb with a size 13 boot, would a 159W or 161W be better for me in this board? Thanks

  • 159W will be better if you want something more playful, forgiving and freestyle-friendly.
    But the 161W will definitely be more versatile and powerful!

  • If he loves his 157, the 156 will probably be a better option–he probably won’t notice the 1cm difference.
    But sizing up a couple centimeters to 159 might be more noticeable.

  • Declan Pettersson

    161 it is! Thanks.

  • Rasmus Lindquist

    hi! i dont know where to write it so i ask here. i am so into all of lib tech boards. But i dont know what i should choose. i’m 6’1″ and 170lb. i ride all over the mountain, but like the park more and more. and thats where my focus is gonna be. to be good in the park. but i also likes to go some rounds in the powder.
    please give me some tips!

  • Kay van Zuijlen

    hey I don’t know if I should pick the 159 or the 159W, I am 191 cm tall, 85KG, boot size: 46 burton Ruler.
    ( going to be my first board )

  • Stefano Coccato

    Hi! I’m an advanced rider and I was looking for a playful board! I’m 160 lb, and I prefere this time a shorter board (153) than others I have; but the question is why for advanced riders you don’t suggest skate banana and attack banana? What is the difference between skate or attack?

  • Hello there!
    I think something in the 156-158 range will be awesome for park riding, but still long enough to float through powder!
    The Attack Banana is definitely one of our most versatile boards, so it’s definitely one to consider.
    You may also like the Box Scratcher, for a more playful/jibby option. Or the TRS for a more snappy/aggressive option.

    Here’s a link to our board finder:

  • Go with a wide for best results!

  • Hi Stefano,
    Both the Attack Banana and the Skate Banana are great boards for any ability level–they’re extremely versatile and progression-friendly!
    But they will be easier to ride than some of our more aggressive models, like the T-Rice or Jamie Phoenix, for example.

  • Scott Waller

    I ride a 154.5 right now. I want something a little more playful and manuverable but still able to float through powder. Im 5’7″ 155. do you think the 151N is too small?

  • Tommy Bo

    I’m 5’9, 170, size 10 boot. Been riding a 157 Burton Juice Wagon forever. Attack Banana has been on my radar and I want to pull the trigger. Not sure If I should go 156W or 159. Currently have some heel/toe drag on the Juice Wagon. Prefer riding backcountry / trees. Any advice on the ideal board / size for me?

  • Joe Temmer

    I’ve got size 11 K2 Maysis boots and large Gnu psych bindings. The look like they will sit close to the edges of the board on a 161. Would still be fin with the 161 or will i need the 161W?

  • Ilya Shutov

    Hi, I want to change my board, but I can not decide which one to chose for my level and style. Unfortunately, I do not have a possibility to test different boards so I want to ask you to help. I suppose my current level is Advanced. I ride usually out of tracks, mostly in forests. I am considering Attack Banana, BANANA MAGIC and TRAVIS RICE PRO HP, but maybe you have other good offers. Thank you

  • Richard Namkoong

    what’s the difference between last years attack banana and this years model?

  • fadymady

    HI there, I am hesitating to choose between lib tech attack bananna and hot knife. The two boards seem almost unidentical except a slight difference in flex rating. If you wanted to choose between the two which one would you go for?

  • Royce Green

    hey Lib, I have a T.RICE 157 standard width, size 10 boot, 6ft tall, 180 pounds and advanced ability. What size would you recommend in the attack banana?

  • Cathy Logan

    I’m trying to buy a board for my boyfriend. He’s beginner-intermediate. He has been renting the standard Burton boards on the mountain and was riding a 160 regular earlier this week. I’m probably going to get either the attack banana or the skate banana. He’s 5’10, 190lbs and wears a 11.5 boot. I was considering the 161 wide. Does that sound right? He didn’t seem to be having trouble on the Burton rental which did not appear to be a wide board, but the boots looked to overhang quite a bit. Does wide sound appropriate?

  • Matteo Cuccovia

    hello Lib 🙂 Can I have more explanations about the main differences of the Attack Banana and the Skate Banana please ? which is better for jibbing ? which is better for press ? which is better for carving and which is better for powder ? really thanks and sorry for my requests, but I was not able to understand the site :/ thanks guys !

  • No the 151 should be great!
    We call it out as a narrow, but unless your feet are bigger than size 10ish, you should be just fine.

    To be sure, compare the waist width of your current board with that of the 151!

  • With size 10 boots you should be just fine with a standard width–our boards tend to run a bit wider than other companies.

  • With size 11 you’re right on the cusp of needing a wide!
    I would compare the waist width of boards you’ve ridden without issue in the past to the waist widths of the Attack Banana.

  • We made some slight changes of the blend of woods we used in the core and we also changed the graphic.

  • Hi Matteo,
    You might find the Attack Banana to feel a bit more solid and stable at high speeds and the Skate Banana a bit more forgiving and jibby.
    But both boards will be extremely versatile and fun in absolutely any terrain you choose to ride!

  • Hello there!
    The Attack Banana will have a more forgiving user-friendly feel and perhaps offer a bit more float in powder.
    The Hot Knife will feel more aggressive and powerful, because it’s mainly cambered.

  • The Skate Banana and Attack Banana will be the most progression-friendly boards, and will be great for your boyfriend taking his riding to the next level! With a size 11.5 boot you will probably want to go for a wide with either of those boards!

    The 159W in either one might feel a bit more maneuverable and fun, but if he’s used to a 161…go for that!

    The Attack Banana will feel a little bit more powerful, aggressive and sturdy than the Skate Banana. The Skate Banana has a more playful, easy, forgiving feel to it.

  • Matteo Cuccovia

    ok, I’ve understand, really thanks !!

  • Ryan Stitts

    hey lib. can you please tell me the difference between the trs and the attack banana. which one will be faster, better going though the trees, buttering, going off booters, and jibbing?

  • Johan

    Hey Guys! Im riding the 2013 attack banana 153cm and I really enjoy the
    board. Now its time to get this years attack banana but thinking about
    the 156 board. Would I notice a diffrence? Or should I just stick to my
    153? Im about 50/50 park/all mountain. Im 182 cm and 65 kg. Thnks for
    making aweome boards!

  • Edgar Camelo

    Hey Lib, I’m trying to decide between Attack Banana and TRS. I’m beginner-intermediate and will spend most of my time at the slopes and will start to do some jumps and improve my overall rodding. I also want this board to be with me for many years. I know, I want everything lol. I actually had decided to go for the Attack but someone told me the TRS was easier to ride. What do you think I should get? Thanks a lot!

  • Zloetelo

    it’s just super fucking perfect board, ellipse does not catch on the
    edge broken-down paths, this year the first time I tried to go on the
    Attack Banana Freeride afraid that will be a little long and will sink
    board, everything is just perfect board floats in pow itself.

    height is 188(6′ 2″) cm, Weight 100(220.5 lbs) kg, us12
    — 30% Freeride, 70% of the park
    Attack Banana159W 2014-15 .

  • aaronl

    undecided on board here! attack banana vs never summer west! what makes the attack banana better? convince me!

  • Lib Techs are made by hand, by snowboarders, in an eco-friendly factory…we have ZERO hazardous waste!
    The Attack Banana has Magne-Traction which will offer better edgehold.
    We have our own graphic printing process which means bright, more poppy colors–paired with Parillo art, this thing looks better than anything else.

    And you”ll have more fun on it!

  • Robert L. Eytcheson

    I’m about to buy a 2015 model of this board, and the one offered is a 156 Wide. I’ve been riding an original Emma Peel for about 10 years now, lol…. time to retire that board and upgrade! My question is I have a 10.5 boot, do you think the Wide would be too much for me? I know the Emma Peel is a bit thinner in the waist, and i LOVE the way it rips. Would I notice a significant difference with the added (roughly) 1-1.25″ ?

  • Steve Foster

    Hey I have both of those boards, as well as pretty much at least one board with every camber style lib makes since they went rocker. I have the XC2 TRS and it’s super fun and very responsive but maybe not as playful as the Attack. I love the Attack Banana so much I think I will buy another as soon as they go on sale again. It does everything well. It rides powder well too. The only place I’d rather have the TRS is on a sketchy no fall zone ice sheet. that’s were the camber dominant profile gives me a more secure feeling when I’m making turns that absolutely can’t be nothing but close to perfect. It rides powder well too, just like any lib with any rocker. Let me know if you have any other questions and I hope that helped.

  • Edgar Camelo

    Hi Steve, I finally got the Attack Banana and loved it! I took it to all kinds of slopes and it was always great to ride. Very impressive on powder!



  • Hi Lib,

    Could you tell me what is recommended (default) bindings position on this board? Which mortgage to choose?

  • GNU

    The board is a true twin, so you’ll really get the benefits of the freestyle-friendly shape if you keep them centered on the board!
    But beyond that, just go with a length and angle that feels comfortable to you.

  • Mathew

    Hi Lib, can you help me whit a choice of board. I tried “gnu smart pikle” and it was very fun, loose & playfull but on high speed It was not too stable. I’m riding for many years, but i want to develop in switch riding & park, of course, sometimes riding in powder. Which board i should choose smart pikle, ATTACK BANANA or t.rice?

  • Roberto

    Hi lib tech, I have been riding on a gnu danny kass 145cm waist width

  • Sam Hey

    Hi Lib Tech, I am keen to buy one of your boards but need pointing in the right direction. I would be intermediate but looking to advance. I am 6′, 185, and have size 11 boots. current board is Ride Machete 160 but find it easy and mellow in turns. I ride all mountain/groomers. Which board is my next?

  • Mike Hardaker

    “perfect for intermediate to advanced riders who like to enjoy every piece of the mountain,” learn more in our review

  • Dee

    Where was this at?

  • Zloetelo

    Mount Elbrus 3600-3800m

  • Tony

    Hi guys, i am going to order the Attack banana but i have a question …. wide or not wide? I am a man 182 cm 80kg 11 US boots. Many thanks team !!!!!

  • Shayne

    Hi guys hoping you can help
    Currently riding 2007 161 TR pro been a great board and fast. I am 183 cm 105kg US size 11 boot.
    Ride hard packed Austraian snow come Ice looking at upgrading to The Attack Banna or possibly TRS as they may handle the hard pack Aus conditions a bit more with their flex and forgiveness will I see any dramatic difference in loss of speed moving to these boards.
    Also looking at coming down a board size to 159 will this be ok.
    Appreciate your advice.

  • Tanya McDanniel

    Hello, hoping you can help. I am a female, 5’4″, size 9.5 boot. I’ve been riding a 157 for quite some time, but ready for a new board. What is the narrow all about? Intriguing, but I am not sure if a 151 is too short. I understand with the newer technology, I don’t really need the length I am used to.

  • William Mumm

    Hey, I have a question regarding the construstion of the board. What exactly is the Colombian Gold in the core and TNT in the base? Asking for a friend, Thanks!

  • mike

    looking at either the attack banana or the gnu metal gnuru. Thoughts? Thanks.

  • Hello Mike,

    They’re both going to be similar boards, the main difference is the ASYM. The Metal Gnuru has it, while the attack banana does not. it’s all personal preference, if you like a more unique board with a better toe to heel response then the Metal Gnuru would be great for you. If you want a more traditional snowboard shape, the Attack Banana would be the board for you.


  • Deren

    Is the attack banana a stiffer board than the Gnuru?

  • Hello!

    its hard to say, they’re both very similar boards. they will have a similar flex, the big difference between the two is the Gnu has ASYM where the Lib does not.


  • Damarcus James

    What exactly is the co-ex base? And what exactly is eco sub sintered base?

  • Damarcus James

    Hey do you know what the co-ex base is?

  • Damarcus James

    Does anyone know if the co-ex base and co-sintered base are the same?

  • James Allen Davis

    Damarcus, I don’t work for Mervin but I think I can pretty much answer your questions. Eco sublimated sintered base basically just means that the base is sintered, & the graphics are sublimated (or printed/put on underneath) the actual base material with eco friendly inks, that way they don’t scratch off when you get base scratches, etc, unless you get a gouge so deep it goes through the base material to the fiberglass or core. As far as the co-ex, TNT, co-sintered, I don’t think they’re ever going to give us all a completely 100% straight up forward thorough answer, but here’s what I think the deal is. Co-ex or co-extruded & co-sintered (being Gnuanese, or the “language” of Gnu, vs. Libanese), I think are basically just straight up extruded bases or sintered bases, with the graphics being put on underneath 1 solid sheet of base material whichever one it is that’s not printed on the bottom of the base material but a graphic sheet underneath it over the glass or basalt, versus eco sublimated, or sintered knife cut which is pretty self-explanatory. TNT? I’m not 100% sure but in Libanese, I think what that really means, is this, it’s not sintered, but it’s not completely 100% normal extruded either. I think what it is, is that when they take the p-tex pellets, in their raw virgin form (basically just powdered plastic in your hands), they add some teflon to that powdered p-tex “dust” & then melt it all down together & mix it up real good so that when it dries/cures, it’s got teflon infused into the extruded base material, which basically makes it technically a little bit better, a little faster, & as they’ve said, “you don’t need to wax it so often”, ’cause it does better at keeping its speed than normal extruded base material. As I said, I’m not 100% completely sure about that, & they won’t answer me when I’ve called in the past & asked them that straight up, but had one of their guys e-mail me back with a vague explanation, which still didn’t answer the question, really, so it’s sort of a “trade secret”, but it really isn’t anything that’s that hard to figure out, ski companies have been adding stuff to their base material mixes for decades, for their racing skis, & of course it’s crossed over into snowboarding, duh! Anyway, hope that helps you out some. If you don’t know, in simplest terms, extruded base material is just melting down those p-tex pellets/powder into a liquid state, & then letting it dry/cure to a solid block of plastic, some pressure being applied but not a whole bunch. Sintered, on the other hand, is taking those same p-tex pellets, but not melting them down until they’re liquid, but just semi “gelatin-like” if you will, & then under immense amounts of pressure, along with the heat that is used, basically crushing them until they stick together & come out in a “solid” form, but with pores remaining between a lot of the “pellets” versus a completely solid block of plastic, with absolutely no microscopic pores left between the pellets that were used, or almost none, that’s why sintered is better for holding wax, it actually absorbs some of it versus extruded absorbing almost nothing. Alright, enough “geeking out” here, but that pretty much answers it, or at least to the best of my knowledge/ability.

  • James Allen Davis

    Damarcus, most simply put, co means the graphics are printed under the base material & the base isn’t diecut, having different colors with different colored pieces, therefore, co-ex is simply an extruded base & co-sintered is obviously sintered. Also, the entire base is 1 solid piece of clear material & doesn’t have any potential “bumps or cracks” where the different colors meet (we’re talking fractions of a millimeter here but they are still there sometimes, you can feel them when you’re scraping wax off of a board sometimes if they’re perpendicular to the direction you’re scraping or just run your fingernail along the borders of the diecut pieces). Also, the color(s) isn’t/aren’t affected any when you get scratches or gouges unless they’re so deep that they go through the entire base material & to what’s underneath. To answer your question below, eco sub is the same thing except the inks are deemed eco-friendly, that basically sums it up!

  • Casey Weyer

    I am 6’1″ and 210 with size 12 boots, very fit and grew up snowboarding and surfing. I haven’t snowboarded much the past few years cause I’ve really gotten into surfing. My old board i took out recently is a 156 Rosignal RPM and its 26cm waist width. I Have changed my style from when i rode in the park as a adolescent to more carving and surfing style and am always trying to find the powder but still enjoy a good tame dog or back three. My old board is pretty mangles and I’m planning a lib model. Hoping for a one board quiver with this one.

    Now my main question is that i get some pretty bad boot drag when i carve on my old 156. I really want to end that problem. I grew up riding duck footed and going switch a lot and can’t seem to change my stance much without prying my rail out on a hard carve. What size should i get? I wear size 12 boots.

  • Hello Casey,

    The 156w would be a good size if you wanted to keep doing that fun buttery freestyle riding. But if you were looking for more of the powder size, the 159w would be the way to go.


  • G

    As James above mentioned, it’s all about Extruded vs Sinthered:

  • Jason May

    Hi there! I’m deciding between the Attack Banana & Travis Rice Pro and having a tough time guessing which will provide the best one-board-quiver balance of groomer/hard pack carving while still providing a ton of float for those lucky pow days. Regardless of conditions, I tend to stay away from the park and focus on surfing creative lines. Thanks so much in advance for the guidance!

  • Hello Jason,

    The T.Rice pro will be a slightly more aggressive board that will be more stable on hard pack. The T.Rice will be the better all around board.


  • dekel yaacov

    I’ve been riding burton nug flying v for 6 seasons.
    I’m looking for a soft board that it will be easy to do buttering, holy, switch etc.
    I don’t care about speed.
    what can you recommend?
    I’m 85KG and 1.86 cm height


  • Hello Dekel,

    Have you checked out the Box Scratcher? Its a great board for butters, switch or any type of playful fun riding!
    A great size for you would be the 157.

    If your boot size is bigger then a 11U.S you will get a little bit of toe and heel drag for this specific width board. If that is the case, the 153W Skate Banana will be the best board for you and your riding style.