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

Hot Knife

Aggressive all terrain twin freestyle / freeride.

$519.95 USD

$363.97 USD (30% off)

$539.95 CAD

$377.97 CAD (30% off)

€519.95 EUR incl. VAT

€363.97 EUR incl. VAT (30% off)

Free shipping over $75

Free shipping over €75

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Camber Dominance. The C3 Hot Knife is the best of both worlds for the aggressive rider. Featuring improved carving and edge hold, easy float in pow and catch-free freestyle freedom of Banana combined with the precise control, power pop, and stability of traditional 90’s camber. The Hot Knife’s all terrain freestyle / freeride shape, geometries, and smooth carving sidecut will kill it all over the mountain from the park, and pipe to the gnarliest backcountry lines. THE WORLD’S BEST CAMBER SNOWBOARD IS A BANANA!

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

Columbian Gold / Power A 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.

Co-Ex PBT Top

Tough, Eco-sublimated compatible.

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!

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!

Co-Sintered Base Material

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

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.

  • Suwak

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

  • http://www.lib-tech.com 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…



  • http://www.lib-tech.com 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 :)


  • http://www.lib-tech.com 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 :)

  • http://www.lib-tech.com Lib Tech

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

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