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  • Skate Banana Snowboard - 149, 156, 156W
  • Skate Banana Snowboard - 145N, 148N, 151N
  • Skate Banana Snowboard - 152, 159, 159W
  • Skate Banana Snowboard - 153W, 154, 162, 162W
  • Skate Banana Snowboard - 145N, 148N, 149, 151N, 152, 153W, 154, 156, 156W, 159, 159W, 162, 162W

Skate Banana

The Original Revolutionary Rocker/Camber Snowboard

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Das originale revolutionäre Rocker/Camber Snowboard

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  • Skate Banana - Yellow
  • Skate Banana - Purple
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Alternate Colorways

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The award winning Skate Banana redefined snowboarding. Fun easy to ride, high performance, rips hardpack, jibs, and floats effortlessly in powder.


Art by Mike Parillo

La Skate Banana sur-récompensée qui redéfinit le snowboard. Fun et facile à rider, haute performance, déchire les terrains glacés, jibbe et flotte sans effort en poudreuse.


Artiste Mike Parillo

Die preisgekrönte Skate Banana hat Snowboarden neu definiert. Einfach und lustig zu fahren, auch in harten Bedingungen, beim Jibben und mit mühelosem Auftrieb im Powder.


Grafik von Mike Parillo

La galardonada Skate Banana redefinió el snowboard. Divertida, fácil de manejar y perfecta sobre nieve dura, jibs y para flotar sin esfuerzo sobre nieve polvo.


Gráficos de Mike Parillo

  • 2015 High Cascade – Campers Choice
    2015 High Cascade – Campers Choice

Board Specs

Size Contact
Min-Max / Set Back
10 = Firm
Range (lbs)
145N 108 7.9 27.7 23.9 27.7 18"-23.5" 4.5 60 +
148N 111 8.1 28 24.2 28 20.25"-26" 5 60 +
149 111 8.1 28.4 24.7 28.4 20.25"-26" 5 60 +
151N 114 8.2 28.5 24.5 28.5 20.25"-26" 5 65 +
152 114 8.2 28.9 25.2 28.9 20.25"-26" 5 65 +
153W 114 8.2 29.9 26.1 29.9 20.25"-26" 5 75 +
154 115 8.2 29 25.3 29 20.25"-26" 5 70 +
156 117 8.3 29.5 25.5 29.5 20.25"-26" 6 75 +
156W 117 8.3 30.5 26.5 30.5 20.25"-26" 6 75 +
159 120 8.4 29.7 25.5 29.7 20.25"-26" 6 80 +
159W 120 8.4 30.7 26.5 30.7 20.25"-26" 6 80 +
162 123 8.4 30 25.8 30 20.25"-26" 6.5 95 +
162W 123 8.4 30.8 26.7 30.8 20.25"-26" 6.5 95 +
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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.

  • 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.

Technologically tougher

Aspen / Columbian Gold Core

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

UHMW Sintered Sidewalls

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

Eco Sub / PBT Top

Tough, Eco-sublimated compatible.

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!

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.

  • Zachary Siegel

    Hi, I am 5 foot 2 inches and have a size 8 boot. I was looking at the skate banana 148N but, it is too narrow for my Burton Medium Bindings. I was wondering if I could fit in a 149 Skate Banana. Also, I am an intermediate rider.

  • The 149 will be prime!
    Honestly, you probably won’t even notice the 1cm difference between the 148–but I think the extra width will be able to better accommodate size 8 boots.

  • nick

    Hello, I want to get this board but i don’t know what size to get, I am 1,65 m (5,41 foot ), I’m using size 7us size boots and I weight 66 kg. help me, please, i don’t know what size to get

  • 152!

  • nick

    Tnanks a lot!!!!

  • DJ

    I about to pickup at 149 BTX. What bindings would you suggest?

  • Leonardo Sequeira

    Guys, i’m a 6’1, 191lbs… Which banana skate board size would you suggest me?

  • nikolas

    May be 151N?

  • nikolas

    Good days, my friends! 5 days ago I sked You “I want to get this board but i don’t kHello, I want to get this board but i don’t know what size to get, I am 1,65 m (5,41 foot ), I’m using size 7us size boots and I weight 66 kg. help me, please, i don’t know what size to getnow what size to get, I am 1,65 m (5,41 foot ), I’m using size 7us size boots and I weight 66 kg. help me, please”
    !!!!You said about 152! but may be 151N???????????????????????????????????

  • The 152 will be more suitable for you.

  • nikolas

    thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leonard W

    Hi guys, I am 176cm, 68kg, skinny legs, intermediate rider, what size should I be looking at?

  • 156!
    If your feeties are US size 11+, you should consider a wide.

  • Leonard W

    Oops bought a 152 according to the weight spec 65+ kilogram. Hope it won’t float on me

  • Alex

    Hello. I am an all mountain/freestyle snowboarder height 168 cm and 57 kg (126 Lbs). I am confused which size Skate Banana should I go for? Worried about the boot size. I’m wear 42 EUR (8,5 – 9 US), does 149cm is ok? or 152 will work better?

  • Oniki

    Hi!! I am 1’70cm and 66Kg. I’m Wear 8-8’5. What size of Skate Banana do I need?

  • Hi Oniki,
    If you plan on riding a lot of terrain park and jibs, go for the 149.
    If you want a versatile board for the whole mountain, go for the 152.

  • 149 will be prime for riding all over the mountain!
    Though you could size up to the 152 for a bit more stability and float in deeper snow.

  • Wobbly Twilliams

    I am 6’4 and 85kgs, Size 11 US boot. Keen for a whole mountain scenario. What Skate Banana would you recommend?

  • Timmy AU

    Hi Guys,

    I have a 14/15 Skate Banana and starting to get ready for the 2015 Australian winter. I’m almost ready to take the summer wax off with the first snow coming soon, and was wondering about base prep of the TNT base.

    Once I’ve scraped the summer wax off and before the first wax, in prepping the base do I:
    Use just the citrus base cleaner?
    Or a hot wax that’s scraped quickly?
    Or a brass brush to the base then a citrus wipedown?

    Any ideas/suggestions for waxing and prep of the TNT base would be appreciated. 🙂

  • Hi Timmy,
    Quickly scraping off a hot wax is what I would recommend.

    Base cleaners are great, but they can really strip the base of moisture, so it’s not necessary unless the base is really dirty

  • Alex

    Hi team,
    I’m 173 cm and 75Kg.What size of skate banana will be suitable for me?
    Thanks in advance. i!! I amww 1’70cm

  • Hello there!
    152 will be phenomenal to ride everywhere, so that would be my number one recommendation!
    But if you’re into park riding and jibs, go for 149.
    If you like riding lots of deep snow, you should size up to the 154.

  • angus

    im 175 in height size 11 10 half ish
    i weigh about 85 kg
    should i get somthing like a 156 wide board ?

  • Hey Angus,
    156 definitely sounds like the right length for you.
    If your boots are size 10.5, there’s no need to ride a wide board.

    11 is right on the cusp, though.
    If your stance isn’t too angled you should definitely consider a wide.
    But if your stance is fairly angled, you could probably ride a standard width board without any issues.

    11’s will also work with a standard width board if you have boots with a reduced footprint.
    I think the best way to decide a width is to check the board out in person, with your boots! Or at least compare the waist widths of the board with the board you’ve been riding.

  • angus

    i went to a store and they said i need boots 11 to 11 half so would a 26.5 wide board work

  • Yes, absolutely!

  • chris

    hi looking for board for my son 13 years old – 170cm 49kg – solid boarder skills 149 or 152 in Sk8 banana or 151 attack banana what would you suggest ?

  • Hi Chris,

    I think the 151 or 152 in the Attack Banana or Skate Banana would both be solid options!
    The bigger sizes will be effortless to ride and maneuver from day 1, but as he will still have some room to grow.

    The Attack Banana has a more powerful/aggressive feel due to the mild, elliptical camber underfoot. But it is still forgiving and playful–I think it’s one of the most versatile snowboards we make!

    The Skate Banana is more loose and playful and does not have camber underfoot. It will do what he wants with less effort, but it won’t feel quite as solid and sturdy as the Attack Banana.

    Both boards are KILLER and will perform awesomely anywhere on the mountain, but they will feel different when ridden.

  • Seb

    Wanting to get a Skate Banana. I’m about 6ft, 70kg with US11.5-12 feet. Would a 153W be right?

  • Hi Seb,
    The 153W or the 156W will be the two best size options for you.

  • Serg

    Hi team,
    I’m 183 cm and 75Kg. I’m Wear 10.5. What size of skate banana will be suitable for me?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Hi Serg,
    The 156 will feel really versatile, fun and easy to maneuver!
    But if you want something stable and easy to float through powder, you will probably be more satisfied with the 159.

  • Dodge

    Hey there, im 90kegs 175cm 10us boot. Headin to jap land in February. I’ve got a 56 skate banana from back a bit when I wasn’t as fat. Was wondering your guys thoughts on say a 59 for the Hokkaido powder runs. Cheers

  • Hey Dodge,
    I think you’ll be really satisfied having some extra length in the Hokkaido powder!
    The 159 Skate Banana would be prime, but you could also take a peek at some of our more aggressive boards, with camber underfoot.
    The 159 Attack Banana would be a realllllly awesome board for you as well, the EC2 will add some stability and power to the ride.

  • Dodge

    hey LT what about the ‘trs hp’ as another alternative, hopefully i can get a few demo runs down in the south island of NZ on your boards during august/sep – any ideas on how to find out about demo days in nz

    thanks again for the help

  • Yeah absolutely, that won’t feel much like your Skate Banana, which is why I didn’t think to suggest it–but it’s a spectacular board!

    We’ve got a separate distributor running the show in New Zealand, contact them for information on demoes!

  • Dodge

    cheers for the quick feedback LT. Ive dropped them a line to see what they have got in terms of dates and locations. yeah agreed its different but thought shit might as well give it a try as its been killing the awards year on year for some time. plus a change can be as good as a holiday sometimes. hopefully i can try em both and ride away with one of each hahahahahaha

  • Jordan

    Hi, I’m looking for a 159W Banana. Is it possible to choose the color? The big Rainbow is the most beautiful. Regards

  • Suwak

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

  • Fro

    Hi! I’m 90kgs and 165cm in a size 10US Boot would the 154cm Skate Banana be suitable for riding all mountain but more park?

  • Hello! Yes, the 154 will be perfect for you.

  • The 159 will be perfect for riding everywhere!
    If you want to ride a lot of park, the 156 will be the best,
    If you love powder, go for the 162.

  • Hi Jordan,
    Unfortunately, it is not possible to select a color of Skate Banana.
    And we also did not make the 159W in the full rainbow colorburst–that color was just available on the narrow widths.
    Our apologies for any confusion or inconvenience!
    But the 15/16 graphics are not random, so you will know the exact color of board prior to purchase.

  • Glob

    Hi, i like to do some press, riding with good speed, taking all the jumps on the ski slope, but not so much snowpark. Is this a good board for me ? Or should i search for another camber ? And i’m 183cm, 60kg, which size should i take ? Thanks !

  • Ed

    Hi, im looking at a fun board to take around the mountain. Not so much into going fast but still want to be moderately stable at speed if possible. I enjoy flat land tricks/butters. Im 5’6” with a size 8 shoe and weigh 59kg. Just curious what size would be best? Cheers!

  • Hey Glob,
    If you like a more playful/loose feeling board, the Skate Banana will be perfect for you.
    But if you’re looking for something with a more sturdy, or aggressive feel you might want to check out the Attack Banana or TRS instead–both of these models have some variation of camber underfoot.

    The TRS is very aggressive, snappy and powerful and the Attack Banana is a nice middle ground between the TRS and Skate Banana, it’s got a mild elliptical camber underfoot which will add stability, but still remain easy and playful to ride.

    I think you’ll want a 159.

  • Hi Ed, I think the Skate Banana will be awesome for you!
    I think the 152 is going to feel the most stable at speeds and perhaps a little more versatile and easy to ride powder with, but you could absolutely ride the 149 for a more playful freestyle-friendly board. Either one of those sizes will be prime for someone your size!

  • Ed

    Cheers! Much appreciated!

  • Madeleine McGlinn

    hey there, im 6’4″, size 12 boot and 100kg. I enjoy cruising the mountain but also buttering around a fair bit and hitting up the parks. Would a 162W be suited to someone my size or could i get away with a 159W also? I currently ride a 160W and find that pretty comfortable.

  • Stefan

    Hey, I´m thinking about the banana but i`m still not sure about the size. I`m 1,78m 74kg; strong and athletic build. Shoe size 9.5. 156 cm vs 159 ist the question?

  • Mario Mercier

    Hi, I’m a freestyle rider and my last skate banana was a 149, I weigh 165lbs, my shoe size is 12 and I’m 6′. What would be a good size board for me as I primarily focus on hitting kickers and rails in the park. Thanks!

  • Sam Tagget

    Hi Lib Tech! I just have a question on why if you select Random Assorted Bananas you are not assured which color you will receive. Just a little confused! Thanks! 🙂

  • Hi Mario,
    The Skate Banana and the Box Scratcher would be my top two recommendations for you!
    But at 6 feet, 165 lbs and size 12 boots I think you might prefer either the 153W Skate Banana or the 154 Box Scratcher.

  • Hi Sam,
    The only way to guarantee a ‘Random Assorted’ color is to purchase the board at your local shop–we just ship whatever is on the top of our shelf in the warehouse with our online sales. We realize this is not the most convenient for consumers, though..so for the 15/16 season we do not have ‘Random Assorted’ colors, and each size will have it’s own designated color.

  • Hello there!
    The 156 is going to feel more playful and maneuverable and the 159 will feel more solid and stable.
    You’ll be able to ride both sizes without any issues, but if you want something for nimble for freestyle and park the 156 will be the best. If you want something to ride fast and in deep snow, go for the 159.

  • If you love for 160, there’s absolutely no need to size up to a 162W–you’ll be just fine with the 159W.
    In fact, you probably won’t even notice the 1cm difference.

    BUT, if you’ve never ridden anything slightly bigger, you might be stoked on the little bit of extra length.

  • Zachary Siegel

    Hi, I am a beginner snowboarder and am looking to buy my first board. I am 63 inches and 90 pounds. What size Skate Banana would be right for me?

  • Hi there! The 145 narrow will be the best option for you.
    And the Skate Banana is a phenomenal board for learning.
    You should also check out the Box Scratcher in size 147!

  • youl

    Bonjour, je mesure 1,85m et je pèse 80 kg. Quelle taille de board pour la skate banana en wide me conseillez vous sachant que ça fait que ma deuxième année de snowboard.

  • Nrgetrnl

    Im 5’6″ and 155 lbs, size 8 shoe. Ex skater cruisey butter press kinda guy, not a total park rider but do here and there. Trying to decide between a 149 and 152 banana. Rode a borrowed 152 banana once and loved it.

  • Hello!
    I’d suggest the 152 for someone your size.
    You could definitely ride the 149, but for cruising, presses and butters you’ll probably appreciate the extra pop of the 152–it will feel more lively!

  • nrgetrnl


  • nrgetrnl

    Last question… Ive had a pair of Cartels since like 07 and want to upgrade bindings… any opinion on best bindings to pair with a banana?

  • Just go for something that fits your boots nicely and that’s easy to get on and off–Lib Tech doesn’t make bindings….YET! So we don’t exactly have any specific bindings to endorse or recommend.
    But you’ll probably not want too soft or too stiff of a binding if you want something that you’ll easily be able to butter and press the board with. So go with whatever is comfy and mid-stiffness.

  • Justin Sellers

    Hey lib tech! I saw you mention that for the 15/16 season each size will be assigned its own color vs the random assorted, when does this start and which colors go with which sizes? thanks!

  • Hey Justin,
    Evo has those puppies up on their site…scope it out for yourself:
    We will be updating our site with all the fresh gear within the next couple weeks!

  • Chris

    I’m 5’10” and 215 Ibs, size 12 boot. I mainly board east coast garb. in NC but go out west occasionally. Ive always rode a 159W, is that too much board?

  • Eric

    A quandary between Skate Banana, or Banana Magic… I do not ride the park, I stick to greens and easy blue runs at this point… I’m a 5’6″, 155 lb, 36 y/o beginner! (my experience is about 10 days on a flat board). My challenge this year will be keeping up with much more experienced friends. I’ve heard from a number of people that a rocker board would really help me out… but which one? The “Technology” page lists BTX as “least camber effect… easiest to ride” and !BTX! as “dynamic camber effect… easiest to ride”… So which is “easiest” b/w these two?

  • 159W seems like a very reasonable size for you. But I think a 156W could be fun for a more playful freestyle feel!
    If you want a board to ride in the park, or just something that’s really easy to maneuver, you could definitely consider sizing down a bit.

  • Hi Eric,
    Both boards are awesome and easy to ride, but I would steer you towards the Skate Banana simply because you’re a beginner and you’ll probably be equally satisfied with either model.
    The Banana Magic is a phenomenal board–it’s packed with a bunch of technology and some of our highest end materials. But without much experience riding, you might not notice a lot of it. The Skate Banana will be just as easy (maybe even easier and more forgiving!) to ride as the Banana Magic, but it has a much smaller price tag.

  • Julie Spoth

    I’m 5’6″ and 130lbs and size 7.5 boot. I’ve been riding for 6 years in the northeast – I live in CO now and will be in UT for the winter season. I’m looking for a board that I can learn to ride pow on and freshen up my technique on multiple terrains. What board and size would you recommend me? Thanks!!

  • Emilio

    Ready to order but another urgent size question, sorry. I’m 5 feet 10 175 pounds. UK 9.5 which I think is US 10.5 boot. I was thinking 154…. Is the 154 or 156 regular going to be wide enough for a US 10.5 boot? and which should I go for of the two (154 or 156)? Intermediate. I need help in the park but want to be ok to ride the mountain with this too.

  • Hi Julie,
    The 148N will be better for a more freestyley feel and the 151N is going to devour the entire mountain and really excel in powder.

  • Hi Emilio,
    Either size will be great for someone your height, weight and shoe size.
    The 154 will be incredible for the park, and great for all mountain.
    The 156 will be great in the park, but incredible for all mountain.

    So if park is your number one priority, 154.
    If you want to focus on all-mountain, 156.

  • Rocket

    Hi there! I’m 6′ and about 155-160lbs. 8,5 shoe size. I’m begginer and I want to focus on all-mountain. What size of board i need to pick? Thanks.

  • Jay

    Hi Lib Tech. I’m 6′ 2,4 inches, about 175 lb. and 10.5 US Boots. I’m advanced rider focused on all-mountain (75% carving 10% Park 5% Powder). Should I buy 156 oder 159? Thank you

  • Alex

    hi lib tech please help me i want to buy a skatebanana i go very often at the park and the question is 145n whit 10 boot is possible to do snowboard? thanks

  • Ekaterina Trofimenko

    Hi, Lib Tech! I’m a girl, 176 sm, 62 kg, 39 or 6-6.5 UK Boots. I’m new rider, focused on all-mountain / freeride. please, advise on size of the board. I’m in between 156 and 156W. thank you!

  • Hello there!
    Since you’re a new rider, I’d steer you towards the 152–it will provide a solid platform with good edge contact, but still be maneuverable and forgiving to learn on. If you’re really set on a bigger board, go for the 154. But I wouldn’t recommend the 156 for you if you’re a beginner. It will be a lot to control!

  • Hi Alex,
    Check out the 147 Box Scratcher–it will be a lot more suitable for size 10 boots and it will blow your mind in the park.

  • Hi Rocket,
    The 156 is going to be a killer board for you to learn and progress with for all mountain riding.

  • If you’re spending 80% of your time carving or in powder, 159!
    The extra length will provide better edge hold on turns and more float in deep snow.
    Plus, it will still be small enough to maneuver in the park.


    I’m a beginner .Is this board good for me ?I do 60% carving 25% freestyling and 15% freeriding.
    Thank you

  • This is a GREAT board for riders of all abilities.
    It’s really progression friendly–the BTX/Banana base contour is fun, easy and forgiving.
    It will blow your bind for carving, park/jib and powder riding.

  • oppo

    Hi there, I’m 5’9 and about 145 lbs with 10.5 US boots, I’m an advanced rider and i’m looking for an all mountain freestyle board. Would the 154 be the right choice for me?

  • Hi there,
    The Skate Banana is the classic, all-mountain, easy to ride snowboard!
    If you are wanting a playful ride, this is it!
    But, if you classify yourself as more of an aggressive rider you might want to go for something with our C2 base contour as it will offer more power and it will better suit your needs. The T-Rice, Lando Phoenix and TRS are all great options.

    The Attack Banana has a mellow camber underfoot EC2, so that board will have a really awesome blend of playfulness and powerful, and it’s kind of the hybrid of C2 (like the boards I mentioned above) and the Skate Banana.

  • Julia

    Hey Team!
    I’m a girl, 5’11”, 160lbs, boot size 10. I have a 156 board that I rode 100% carving and fast speed. I’m trying to ride park now, but my current board is very stiff (I find..) what’s your recommendation for my new board? I still want to enjoy carving, fast riding, but also have a good park board. I realize there is more selection in men’s boards and I’m not opposed to that. thank you!

  • Hi Julia!
    The Skate Banana and Box Scratcher are both going to be rad boards to take in the park, but will still perform awesomely in absolutely any terrain!

    BUT, Gnu snowboards also offers a full line of women’s boards–Gnu boards are built by the same folks, in the same factory as Lib Tech. There are some differences in technology, but Gnu boards are UNREAL for freestyle riding. You should check out the Ladies Choice 153.5, Velvet Gnuru 153 or Smart Pickle 152…all of these will be high performance all mountain boards that will really shine in the park.

  • Joe

    Hey Lib Tech Team, Need advice.
    6′ tall, 150-160lbs, with size 10/11 feet. Looking for park specific board to focus on tricks. Have 159 all mountain board but feel its too big. What size should I be looking for, was thinking 153-154?
    Thank you for feedback

  • 153-154 will be awesome for park riding.
    Check out the Box Scratcher, too!

  • Семён Афонин

    Hi Lib Tech, I need your advice. My height 71,65 inches, my weight 148 lb. and 11 US Boots. I ride off-piste, 50% powder, 50% small freestyle, but I do not ride in the park. Advise me the size of the snowboard. Thank you

  • Hello!
    If you’re not riding park and you spend a lot of time in powder, you might want to go with a bigger board.
    Probably the 159 or 156.
    And with size 11 boots I’d probably recommend a wide board…so 156W or 159W.

    The 159 will be phenomenal in powder and the 156 will have a more playful freestyle feel–the reduced length will be easier to maneuver.

  • A_P_Ecall

    Hi Lib Tech! I´m a woman, 170 cm (5 ft 6.93 in), 59 kg (130 lb). Shoes womens US 8,5. I´m an intermediate all mountain rider who hates parks. What would be the perfect Skate Banana length for me?

  • Katerina Safonova

    Hello! I’m a girl, 158sm, 45 kg, 6 US boots. I have a snowboard special for park-ride. But now i want a board special for mountine (powder) ride. Could you as professionals recommend me a right board and size ??? Waiting for your reply )))))

  • Katy

    Hi lib tech, I need some help, I am looking to get my husband a new board as a gift but I am unsure what size I need to buy. He is 5ft 11in, 80kg and a UK size 9 shoes?
    Please help

  • Jay


  • Hi Katy,
    156 or 159 will be great for someone his size.
    The 156 will be more playful and easy to maneuver.
    The 159 will feel more sturdy and be easier to float through powder with.

  • Hi Katerina,
    The 145 or 148 Skate Banana would be a great powder board for you.
    You could also check out Gnu Snowboards, which are made in the same factory with some of the same materials and technology…but they have a whole line of women’s boards!

    But I think for powder 145-148 would be awesome for you.

  • If you’re not riding park you could go with the 152 or 154!
    But you may also like some of the Gnu Women’s boards.
    Check out the B-Pro, Beauty and Smart Pickle.

    They’re all available in 152’s and will be easier to maneuver due to the narrower waist width and mellower flex pattern.
    Gnu boards are built in the same factory as Lib Tech using some of the same materials and technology.

  • Peter

    Hi, like the look of the 156, I’m 6ft 80kg size 10 boots. Would I be best suited to the standard 156 or the 156w?? Cheers

  • Hi Peter,
    With size 10 boots you will not need a wide, go standard width!

  • Kyle

    Hey! Im trying to decide between a 156 and a 156w banana… I have size 10 Thirty-two boots, am 6′ tall and weigh around 180lbs, what would you suggest?

  • With size 10 boots there is no need for a wide board–the 156 will be great!

  • Kyle

    Awesome! Thanks

  • Becca

    Hello! I’m an all-mountain rider with aspirations to steadily improve my freestyle game. Right now I’m comfortable with jibs and smaller jumps, but I also love riding powder, trees, and groomers. Would a hybrid rocker/camber like this be a solid choice? I don’t want it to be too twitchy/catchy. I like a playful board with medium flex, but I don’t want it to be so rockery/buttery that I wash out and fly out of control on high speed groomers. Any advice would be appreciated on the type of board, profile, etc! I’m 5’4.5 & 120 lbs. Was looking at a 146-147 range.

  • Becca

    Also, I wear a size 7.5 boot – the board finder suggests I ride a narrow – I’ve never had a narrow board before. Does that sound right? Haha. Last, if I have to choose between a 145 and a 148, which would you suggest and why based on my height and weight?

  • davis crowley

    what does the narrow do on the board?

  • The narrow width makes the board less wide, so that humans with smaller feet and boots can turn it more easily.

  • Re Art

    What type of base it uses: sintered or extruded?

  • davis crowley

    ok thanks

  • KZips24

    It really depends on what kind of experience you have and what kind of riding you do. I can only tell you from personal demoing experience that this board will hold up in high-speed situations when flat-basing, but would leave much to be desired when carving. If you aren’t into aggressive freeriding and enjoy cruising groomers, this could work for you. It floats really well in powder due to the shape and the edge hold on ice is great despite its “loose” feeling. Jibbing & buttering is easy…and moderate jumps are great once you figure out how to work the pop (won’t come from the tail like camber boards). In my opinion, if you are advanced level and above and looking to gain specialized proficiency in multiple areas of snowboarding, then you should really build a quiver. The reality of all-mountain boards is that they will either be okay at everything or still have a few specialized areas that they excel at. Just my .02, also I’m not a lib-tech employee 🙂

  • o-ton

    Is it possible to ride a skate banana 152 with 11 size boots (burton ion)? I am 5,7′ tall, 132lbs. Thank you!

  • Hi Becca,
    Because Lib boards are unisex, narrow just means they will better accomodate ladies and folks with smaller feet–definitely go with a narrow!
    The Skate Banana 145N or 148N would both be great options, but if you’re looking for more of a hybrid shape, you might want to check out the Velvet Gnuru by Gnu. Made with the same technologies as Lib boards, but in women’s specific sizes and shapes. The Velvet Gnuru features a mellow camber underfoot, which will add power and pop, while still being user-friendly and playful.

  • Go with the 153W!
    You likely won’t even notice the increase in length, but the extra width will be a game changer for size 11 boots.

  • The TNT base is neither sintered or extruded.
    It’s the best of both worlds!
    Because its infused with teflon it’s very durable and speedy, but requires very little maintenance–you could the skip waxing and it’d still perform at about 70%.

  • Shane Lee

    If i am 6″1 and 180+ lbs with 11 size boot what would be the best size board for me?

  • Nancy Castner

    Hello, We are in the market for a new board for our 15 year-old son. He is 120lbs and 5’3″ riding at expert level and loves the park. He has been riding on the youth lib tech boards for the last 8 years and loving it. He would of course like his next board to be another lib tech but, I’m not sure what size to choose for him anymore. His shoe size is a 7.5. He says he wants to go with a longer board to possibly get 2 years out of it. What size do you suggest and should he be on a narrow? I was thinking between 145 and 153cm, but I’m just not sure what to go with. Any suggestions would be great.

  • Sander

    and what about the 10.5 boots?

  • Sebastian

    Would be very interesting for me as well. 😉 I bought a 156 skate banana (2015) a week ago – Boot: 10,5US (32-32,5cm sole length) (Deeluxe ID PF) – Binding: Burton Cartel Size – L (2016). Boots has an outstand of about 2cm at the toes and about 3cm at the heel. Is this a reason to get it in wide or is it still ok?

    I appreciate your answer, thanks. 🙂

  • Cade

    Would I need a wide for 10.5 boots?

  • Ann Brady

    I feel like I have ridden this board everywhere. New England ICE to Rocky Mountain POW-dah. Long slow greens, park jibs, to bushy, rocky blacks. The first board I bought, not the only one that I’ve ridden, and still my favorite. Keep finding it on my feet. Lifties be like, “nice board, brah…”. I bought a new LibTech this year as the ol’ Skate Banana has seen better days after the last three years of crunch and crash, but I’m still riding it every DAY! That Jamie Lynn 20-year is going to have to wait, all waxed and ready for me. LOVE THIS BOARD and highly recommend. Thanks to the folks at LibTech for making an environmentally-friendly board that screams. For reference, I’m 6′ 170-180lb and ride the 159W with a M11 boot (which is why everyone thinks I’m a guy until I speak). <3 you guys.

  • Ann Brady

    I think that puts you in a mid wide. I ride the W with no regrets though sometimes the smaller folks are faster than me in the flats. I catch up by pressing nose or tail and jumping off sides and stuff. Current boots are the size 11 DC Judge and L/XL bindings.

  • Ann Brady

    It IS. big boots look silly on little boards, too.

  • Ann Brady

    70% seems about right for when I need to wax.

  • Vlad

    Hi team, I’m 5’6 , 155lb, boots are size 9.5 (although I wear 8.5 shoes usually). What would be my ideal skate banana size? I was torn between 152 and 154.. Thx!

  • Jordan

    Hi I am looking for a new board, I am about 5′ 10″ and about 225 with size 13, Thirty two boots and Burton customs size large bindings. What kind of board would everyone recommend for me? Right now I ride a 156 Burton Clash and it works fine for me, I just want that perfect board though. From Washington by the way! Any suggestions will help out a lot!

  • Rope Riders

    Just got done riding my new Skate Banana for the 1st time on Mount Snow, Vermont. I absolutely love this board, does every thing, goes every where, handled ice, hard pack, and pow with no problems, turn initiation is effortless, jibs great, and I went all over the mountain with no problems. I have owned Burton boards, Nitro boards, and Ride boards in the past. My favorite before getting my Banana was a Ride Machete, but now I know there is no comparison. My only regret is that I didn’t buy this board 8 years ago when I first started snowboarding. I will be riding a Skate Banana for the rest of my life. I love this board and the technology so much that I just purchased a Banana Blaster for my daughter’s first snowboard for her lessons starting next week (same exact technology as the Skate Banana but in a kids size). I cannot ever say enough good things about this board. I had read some reviews on the internet that said this board was not really an all mountain board, and I was a little concerned before buying it since I love to go all over the mountain. But now that I have actually spent 7 hours riding this thing all over the mountain, I don’t know what those reviewers were talking about. I already have all my other boards up for sale on craigslist. This is the only board that I will ever need. LOVE THIS BOARD.

  • Joe Chang

    I’m 5’9″, 175 pounds, size 9 boot. What size Skate Banana do you recommend? Thanks!

  • Thank you so much for the kind words, we really appreciate the support and are so happy to hear that you are loving your snowboard!

  • Hi Jordan,
    For starters, you will want a wide!
    Beyond that, check out the following:
    For a more playful, floaty, forgiving, jibby feeling board, check out our BTX base contour (Skate Banana or Banana Magic)
    For something a bit more aggressive and versatile for all-mountain riding, check out our C2 base contour (Attack Banana, Skunk Ape, T-Rice)
    For a very aggressive, powerful board, check out our C3 base contour (the Dark Knife)

    All of the boards above are available in wides, pick your poison!
    And visit your local shop to check them all out in person!

  • Thank you so much for all of the kind words and support!
    We realllllly appreciate it and are so stoked you took the time to let us know how much you love your board.

    Enjoy the rest of your winter and cross your fingers for more snow!

  • If you want to spend most of your time in the park, 152..
    But for a more versatile ride, you may want to consider the 154 or 156.

    Smaller boards are easier to huck around and maneuver, while bigger boards will offer more stability and power.

  • tony

    i am 5’4 160 pounds size 8 boot what size skate banana do you recommend thanks

  • SST

    I’m 5’7″, 144 pounds, size 8 boot. What size Skate Banana do you recommend? Thanks!!!:)

  • Sergey Ushakov

    Hi! I’m 5’74”, 200 pounds, size 11. What size Skate Banana do you recommend? The majority of time on the track, but sometimes I like the ride between the trees. Today use GNU Hign carbon beam but I want the better Board.

  • Simon Leist


    I bought the 2016 skate banana. Now, I realize after several snow days that the edges are softened. Now I would like to so the edgeservice by my Own. To so so I bought the Magne – traction tool. I Fehlt very confident with the oem Setup of the state skate bananas edge. I wanted to know Which grade the edges of the skate banana needs to get Grind for the oem Setup. 88 degrees or 90 degrees.

    Thanks in advance
    Greeting Simon

  • So Ronery

    Hey! Need advice. I’m 6′ tall and 145lbs. I like to jump, spin, jib etc.
    You think what size i need? 149, 151N, 152 or something else? May be
    Box scratcher not skate banana?
    Right now I’m riding gnu carbon credit 153, and it feels not enough
    flexible and hard to spin.
    Thank you!

  • Alexander Grundy

    Want to buy this board but can it handle jumps of 50 foot? iv’e heard that it slips out on 50+ foot and jumps make up at least a third of my riding, Thanks

  • Quan Wakafuji

    U need something a little stiffer, longer, or more cambered for big *SS jumps. This is fun to spin on, but it doesn’t get the best speed and stability. But if you are pro enough, you could probably do it.

  • Bobby

    Hi from the UK. 6’2 200lb rider looking for a new Lib board. Broke my collarbone a few years on my twitchy 157 T.Rice so in my older age looking for a powerful all mountain cruiser. The 162wide skate banana or the skunk ape?