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  • Hot Knife - 150, 153, 156, 156MW, 159, 159MW, 162

Hot Knife

Aggressive Awesome Everywhere Twin Freestyle

$519.95 USD

$539.95 CAD

€519.95 EUR incl. VAT

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C3 Banana Technology is the world’s best CAMBER formula designed specifically around how you activate your snowboard. The Hot Knife will give you the best edge hold you have ever had on ice and hardpack. Incredible power, pop and stability and a little extra float in pow.


Art by Nick Russian

  • 2014 Snowboard Magazine – Platinum Pick
    2014 Snowboard Magazine – Platinum Pick

Board Specs

Size Contact
Min-Max / Set Back
10 = Firm
Range (lbs)
150 111 7.9 28.8 24.9 28.8 19.25"-25" / 0" 4.5 70 +
153 114 8.1 29.1 25.1 29.1 20.25"-26" / 0" 5 90 +
156 117 8.2 29.5 25.3 29.5 20.25"-26" / 0" 5.5 100 +
156MW 117 8.2 30.7 26.5 30.7 20.25"-26" / 0" 5.5 100 +
159 120 8.3 29.8 25.5 29.8 20.25"-26" / 0" 6 110 +
159MW 120 8.3 30.9 26.6 30.9 20.25"-26" / 0" 6 110 +
162 123 8.4 30.3 25.7 30.3 20.25"-26" / 0" 6.5 120 +
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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!

  • 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.

Technologically tougher

Aspen / Columbian Gold Core

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

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.

Eco Sub / PBT Top

Tough, Eco-sublimated compatible.

UHMW Sintered Sidewalls

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

Birch 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!

Sintered Base Material

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

Handcrafted in the USA near Canada!

BITCHIN’ BOARD BUILDERS We build snowboards. We build snowboards. No really… that is what we do. We don’t order them from China or anywhere else and send someone to go check and see how they turned out. We physically hand build them right here at home in the USA.

The World’s Most evironMENTAL Board Factory

30 years of handcrafting in the USA. A rider run board design and testing creative lab where dream boards are made.

  • Suwak

    Hi ! im 75 kg 183cm 9,5us boot can u help me choose size ? Big THX!

  • Lib Tech

    159 will be great everywhere and very versatile.
    The 156 will be best if you want to ride a lot of park.
    If you love riding in deep snow, you could ride the 162.

  • merlyn

    Hey Team Lib Tech…

    so the time has finally come that i would like to purchase a lib tech board.

    basically have always wanted/dreamed of getting a T. Rice pro board… but after extensive research, I’m not sure if its the right lib tech for me. i don’t really have the opportunity to test out boards in Australia, so will need to bite the bullet and pick one most appropriate to my riding style.

    i am an intermediate-advanced rider, 5’10, 160pounds, 172cm tall

    i ride mainly groomed runs and choppy conditions locally (70%), with the occasional decent powder day.

    i don’t ride park at all… my main drive is to tear up the mountain, through trees, back country when i can, and i will be hitting up Japan and the US next year (30%) in the chase for decent powder.

    so basically i want an all mountain board that can carve it up, turn quickly, is decent in powder for when i travel… and has a bit of pop for the odd natural jumps and cliff drops that you can come across…

    so… was initially looking at the travis rice pro’s, then the TRS HP, and now leaning towards the hot knife.

    i have an open mind… so I’m sure you guys can recommend the right board for me.

    any advice would be much appreciated!!

    im in the US in LA at the moment for a couple more weeks… and very keen to get a board while I’m here…

    in fact i take that back… i WILL be getting a board while I’m here :)

    if you can shed some light and steer me in the right direction… that would be awesome…



  • Lib Tech

    Hi Merlyn!
    Thanks so much for inquiring and providing details, it makes it much easier to suggest a board.
    Since you’re riding a decent amount of powder, I think you might be more stoked on something with C2–the C3 of the Hot Knife is solid and super aggressive, but having some Banana between your feet will really help with floating in deep snow.

    I have three suggestions for you, that I think you will love the most:

    1. TRS – This has our XC2 base contour, so you get the benefit of Banana between your feet, but the lengthened camber make it feel like a blend of the Hot Knife and T-Rice. It also has basalt fibers in it, which will add some snap/pop and liveliness. It’s nimble, aggressive, playful, powerful and perfect everywhere. A true twin.

    2. Lando Phoenix – This has the same C2 base contour as the T-Rice, but it’s setback a little for optimum performance in deep snow and natural terrain, and it also has risers under the inserts with cross sections of wood for added strength, stiffness and power.

    3. T-Rice – Travis Rice rides this board…need I say more!? It’s a beast and it will carry you through any situation with power and confidence. It’s a true-twin board, with a stiff flex pattern from bi-axial and tri-axial fiberglasses and a sintered base, which requires more maintenance than the TNT bases of the TRS and Lando, but tends to be more durable and when properly waxed it will be a little faster.

    Let us know if you have additional questions!
    Also, if you’re madly in love with the Hot Knife..go for it. You know your riding style better than I do, and if your instinct is telling you that this is the board for you, it probably is.

  • merlyn

    thanks so much for the response!
    ok, maybe i should revise my words to be 100% honest.
    80% of the time my local snow is groomed runs getting pretty choppy as the day wears on…
    we only are lucky enough to get the odd big dump overnight ‘down under’… and in saying that it may only be a foot or two.
    i do plan to head over to japan and the US… but realistically is won’t be as often as id like…
    and i don’t do any park work.

    so really i am aiming to find a board that will carve up my local snow… but still handle my travel trips in search of powder.
    yes, ideally you have a dedicated pow board… but i just can afford to run two boards, so like most i am hoping to find a happy medium.

    i love carving up the mountain… love speed… thats my drive… thats what i want my board to do… help me grow.

    love the info on the boards you provided.
    were they in order or you recommend all three evenly?
    if i go the TRS should i get the HP?

    any particular reason you are not mentioning the hot knife?
    i was leaning towards this board as all the reviews i have read on it lean towards my style…
    but then again, this is all internet forum and snowboard mag opinions… can you take that for gospel? very hard to say…
    but in all honesty i would trust you guys advice over such sources.
    considering i already am guaranteed to get one of your boards, its more about the right one, and not a sales pitch…

    thanks so much for all the info… guessing upon your response i will know the right board for me :)


  • Lib Tech

    The TRS is my number one recommendation, because you get the benefits of having a little bit of Banana, but also the extra control, stability and precision of having some extended camber–it’s kind of a blend of the Hot Knife and the T-Rice. I think it will offer more versatility be a little more user-friendly than the Hot Knife, but you won’t sacrifice any performance!

    The extra camber will be solid at high speeds and be fast and nimble for carving, but the little bit of Banana will still offer float and forgiveness. TRS stands for Total Ripper Series, and it’s appropriately named; this board can handle absolutely everything.

    Pretty much any snowboard is going to perform well on groomers, but you’re looking for something to ride aggressively at high speeds, yet still float through the deep pow of Japan and quickly initiate turns, I think the TRS is going to blow your mind.

    The HP construction has all basalt fiber and no fiberglass, because of that it is going to be a little lighter. have a more consistent flex pattern and absorb vibrations better. But the standard TRS has some basalt fibers and because of that you will still get a damper feeling snowboard that absorbs vibration and a really snappy, lively flex pattern.

  • merlyn

    ok great!!
    so either the TRS or the TRS HP will be fine?
    last question would be size… what do you suggest?
    looking forward to purchasing and tearing it up :)
    thanks so much for all the info…

  • merlyn

    should also mention i am a size 9 boot :)

  • merlyn

    final call on size???
    thanks :)

  • Lib Tech

    Sorry about that–we respond to comments Monday-Thursday.
    154 or 157 will be best!

  • Ken Q

    Hey Lib Tech Guru’s

    Been itching to get a new board for this season….Definitely want to get a LibTech board, but now the challenge of which one. Was combing through the threads and saw the thread here with merlyn. It’s almost like I wrote it myself cause we have about the same heigh, weight and riding style.

    I’m 5’10, 165lbs, 9.5 boot. I live on the east coast so most of my local riding is man-made groomed snow (PA, NY, NJ). I do make my way out to Colorado and Park City, for some pow, as much as I can, but not as often as I would like.

    Like merlyn, I am an intermediate-advanced rider and looking to take it to the next level. I’m a pure downhill mountain/backcountry rider. No park riding. I like going fast and carving it up.

    Saw your recommendation for the TRS which looks awesome, but I’ve also been looking pretty hard at the Attack Banana for a while…..What is the major difference?

    I currently ride a 159 and was thinking about going down to a 154 to get a little more handling and maneuverability. Thoughts?


  • Lib Tech

    Hi Ken,
    I think you could have tons of fun on something smaller, in the 154-156 range!
    The Attack Banana has a looser/easier/more playful feel than the TRS due to its EC2 base contour–it has Banana between the binding inserts with a mellow elliptical camber underfoot.
    The TRS is is on the more aggressive end of the spectrum and has a short section of Banana between the binding inserts with a more aggressive camber reach out to the contact points.

    The TRS will have more pressure underfoot, for a more snappy/powerful ride.
    The Attack Banana has less pressure underfoot, which will result in a more forgiving ride.

    Both boards will perform beautifully at high speeds and feature a mid-stiff flex pattern. But due to the differences in base contours they will feel different from one another.

    We’re huge advocates for checking the boards out in a shop, where you can stand on them and get a feel for the different technologies! But if that isn’t an option, you will honestly love either one. If a more forgiving board is what you’re after, go for the Attack Banana. But if you’re on the prowl for power, the TRS is it.

  • Bill F.

    Looking for a board recommendation. I’m 5′-9″, 195 lbs, 50 years old and ride mountain only no parks. Looking for a comfortable board to get down the slopes that will hold an edge well. Probably something with a little camber. What do you recommend?

  • Lib Tech

    Hi Bill,
    I think you’ll LOVE anything with some variation of our C2 base contour.
    This means camber underfoot, with Banana (reverse camber) between the binding inserts.
    Here are my top 3 suggestions:
    1. Attack Banana 156: Perfect and easy to ride absolutely anywhere. The mellow, elliptical camber underfoot (EC2) is more subtle than our original camber formula. This board is a versatile as they come and a really awesome blend of forgiving and powerful.
    2. TRS 157: This board has XC2, which means XTRA camber underfoot. It will feel really snappy, nimble and aggressive and it will like to be on edge more than the Attack Banna. Yet the Banana (reverse camber between your feet) will still give the board some playfulness making it a very fun and powerful board for all of your all-mountain needs.
    3. T-Rice 157: This has our standard C2, with a normal level of camber underfoot. It’s got a fairly stiff flex so you can approach any terrain with confidence, but it will also float through powder with ease and turn effortlessly.

    All of these boards have Magne-Traction, which are our patented wavy edges–so you will be able to lock into your turns and get awesome edgehold in any conditions.

  • Shr-Eddie

    More of just a shout-out to you guys at Lib Tech (and one small question). I’ve had the Hot Knife for a year and have been considering getting a new board/set-up for the upcoming season but I just can’t seem to find anything that I really think would suit me better. If that isn’t a testament to the versatility and just all-around awesomeness of this board, I don’t know what is.
    I realize most people really enjoy boards w/ more rocker but I initially learned on a camber board and I really love the aggressive ride you get from them. All that being said the Knife was a perfect option plus it has just the slightest bit of rocker beneath the bindings for a little more versatility/playfulness. Huge fan of deep-pow backcountry, tree runs and just all-out mobbing down the slopes (lots of my friends ski) so the precision and control I get from it is key. Hit the park every now and then, even though it’s not something I’m super passionate about, but the pop this board has is very noticeable and still feels very much at home there. I live/work at a resort in CO so I get in a lot more days in than the average person and this board is still holding up like a champ even though I have come into contact w/ more than a few trees/rocks. All in all, kick-ass job you guys, and whenever I do end up needing a new board, bet your ass it’ll be a Lib!

    So my question was: I’m thinking of setting the bindings back just the slightest bit to see if I can get just a little more float out of my board, but will that take away from the performance (because of the different foot placement/pressure)? I realize it might affect switch riding but I’m not so worried about that as I am the response/pop/control. Any info/suggestions you have would be great.

  • Lib Tech

    Thanks so much for all the kind words Eddie! We appreciate the support and we couldn’t build the World’s Best Boards without awesome humans like yourself to ride the,.
    You can definitely set the bindings back without sacrificing performance–and as long as you’re not setting them back several inserts you’ll still be able to ride switch without it feeling weird.

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