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  • Travis Rice Gold Member Snowboard - 155, 159, 163

Travis Rice Gold Member

TRAVIS’ LIGHTWEIGHT DIRECTIONAL FREESTYLE/FREERIDE GEOMETRY

LA GÉOMETRIE FREESTYLE/FREERIDE DIRECTIONNELLE ULTRA LÉGÈRE SELON TRAVIS

TRAVIS’ LEICHTE, DIREKTIONALE FREESTYLE/FREERIDE-GEOMETRIE

DISEÑO FREESTYLE/FREERIDE DIRECCIONAL Y LIGERO DE LA MANO DE TRAVIS

$749.95 USD

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749.99 EUR incl. VAT

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Travis pushes the envelope in life, on snow and with his boards. He pushed our experiMENTAL division to come up with lighter tips and tails and an overall lighter fi rm stable but, smooth riding construction that could handle his power and oversized freestyle mindset in the sketchiest of terrain. Firepower was the result… low spin weight spin slim tips and tails, Balsa enlightened core, smooth riding lightweight basalt glass. The Gold Member was a “Fourth Phase” go to.

  • AEROSPACE SPIN-SLIM & BALSA ENLIGHTENED PERFORMANCE CONSTRUCTION
  • DIRECTIONAL TAPERED NOTCH SWALLOW SHAPE STILL RIPS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

Art by Mike Parillo

Travis repousse les limites dans la vie, sur la neige et avec ses boards. Afin de pouvoir gérer sa puissance et sa créativité freestyle sur les pires terrains, Il a demandé à notre équipe experiMENTAL de développer des noses et des tails plus légers et une construction souple mais fermement stable tout en étant également plus légère. Le résultat était le Firepower… Un nose et un tail fins ultra légers, un noyau en balsa et de la fibre de balsa légère pour un ride souple. La Gold Member était prête pour la « Fourth Phase ».

  • CONSTRUCTION AMÉLIORÉE ISSUE DE L’AÉROSPATIALE GRÂCE AUX PERFORMANCES DU SPIN-SLIM ET DU BALSA
  • SHAPE SWALLOW DIRECTIONNEL QUI DÉCHIRE MÊME DANS LES DEUX SENS

Artiste Mike Parillo

Travis geht immer und überall bis an seine Grenzen: im Leben, beim Snowboarden und bei seinen Boards sowieso. So hat er unsere experiMENTAL Division dazu inspiriert, noch dünnere Tips zu konstruieren, um eine superleichte, aber trotzdem unglaublich stabile Konstruktion zu bauen, die seiner irren Power sowie seinen noch verrückteren Ideen standhalten kann. Das Ergebnis ist die extrem leichte Firepower-Konstruktion mit extra leichten Tips, Balsaholzkern und leichter Basalt-Glasfaser.

  • ULTRALEICHTE AEROSPACE-SPIN-SLIM-KONSTRUKTION AUS BALSA FÜR POWER & PERFORMANCE
  • DIREKTIONAL ZULAUFENDES SWALLOW TAIL, DAS AUCH SWITCH FUNKTIONIERT

Grafik von Mike Parillo

Travis lleva más allá los límites de la vida, de la nieve y de sus tablas. En esta ocasión le pidió a nuestro departamento experiMENTAL que pensara en una tabla que fuera ligera pero estable y firme a la vez con un nose y un tail más finos, en definitiva, quería un diseño que le acompañara en sus bajadas freestyle de gran tamaño por terrenos complicados. El resultado final fue la construcción Firepower con un peso global reducido, un núcleo de balsa y un laminado ligero de fibra de basalto. La Gold Member ha sido la creación perfecta para acompañarle en su película “The Fourth Phase”.

  • LIGEREZA AEROESPACIAL SPIN-SLIM & CONSTRUCCIÓN DE MADERA DE ÁRBOL DE BALSA
  • DISEÑO DIRECCIONAL CONIFICADO CON TAIL DE GOLONDRINA APTO PARA BAJAR DE SWITCH

Gráficos de Mike Parillo

  • 2016 Transworld Snowboarding – Good Wood
    2016 Transworld Snowboarding – Good Wood
  • 2016 Snowboard Magazine – Platinum Picks
    2016 Snowboard Magazine – Platinum Picks
Travis Rice Gold Member Info Graphic

Board Specs

Size Contact
Length
Side
Cut
Nose
Width
Waist
Width
Tail
Width
Stance*
Min-Max / Set Back
Flex
10 = Firm
Weight
Range (lbs)
155 115 8.1 30 25.8 30 20.25"-25" / .75" 7 110 +
159 117 8.2 30.3 25.8 30.3 20.25"-25" / .75" 7 120 +
163 122 8.2 30.5 26.4 30.5 20.25"-25" / .75" 7 140 +
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Technology

Travis Rice Gold Member Construction
2017 -2018 Travis Rice Snowboard 2017 -2018 Travis Rice Snowboard

  • Roy-Arne Børseth

    I´ve been thinking of getting this board. I’m 183cm and weigh in at 84kg with size 9,5 boots. I´m leaning towards the 161,5. I´ve always liked long boards and m favourite board to date is the first 162 TRS with Banana. (I got my hands on an early release).

    I like speed and railing turns eurocarve style on groomers but spend most of my time all over the mountain searching for trannies and natural features. Pretty much no park riding, except laps through the easy line of the park on my way back to the lifts from powruns at ski resorts over here in Norway.

    I´ve been on Lib boards ever since the Dave lee/ Joey McGuire days. I got my hands on the first shipment of the magna traction board. My first encounter with banana was the first 159 Skatebanana. This was when i discovered edge control. Pretty much been impossible to ride anything else, and i´ve tried. The amount of money spent on trying to find something better to ride is ridiculous. Every season for year i tried, but always ended up on a Lib sooner or later.

    Now i just have to find the right board.

  • Hi Roy,
    If you love Lib Tech,this board exemplifies everything that makes our boards great……so I think it will blow you away!
    It’s got all the usual stuff–Magne-Traction, some Banana between the binding insers (XC2 is an extremely snappy and nimble base contour) and it’s built by hand by a snowboarder.

    But because it features our Firepower construction you will also get a light board with strong end grain balsa reinforcements, a thinned out core extended further into the board for a reduced spin weight, basalt fiber and a biobeans top sheet to keep it lightweight, strong and damp, carbon for stiffness and a really awesome shape. The .75″ setback is enough for some added float in deep snow, but subtle enough to make riding switch feel comfortable. Basically we packed all of our best technology into one glorious board.

  • Tim Manfro

    Hello libtech I have a size 13 shoe and looking to get the 161.5. Do you think this is wide enough

  • Hi Tim,
    A wide board will be most suitable for size 13 boots! However, most of our wide boards have a waist width of 26.8cm, so the 161.5 Gold Member isn’t too far off with a waist width of 26.4. But all boots vary in size and there are other variables (like stance angles) that contribute to toe drag. I think your best bet will be to compare the waist width of this board (26.4cm) to the board that you have been riding.

  • Mike

    Hi Lib Tech, I am looking for a true one size fits all board as I am riding a lot of backcountry with my buddies and then shred the resort with my family. I rode a Jones Flagship Carbon two years ago which I found a bit heavy and stiff. I bought a Whitegold North last year, which was awesome in powder but did not carve very well. I’m riding 20+ years (but only a few weeks every winter) and am 186 cm with 90 kg and a 11.5 boot. Will this be it? Or any other stick out of your line? Thx.

  • Tim Manfro

    Thanks for the info!!

  • Hi Mike,
    Thanks for reaching out to us! If you’re on the prowl for an aggressive, yet versatile all-mountain board that can handle steep backcountry terrain and resort cruising I think you’ll be pretty stoked on just about anything with our C2 base contour.

    The Gold Member is definitely our highest performer with the best/lightest materials, but any of the Travis Rice boards will be phenomenal.
    You could also check out the TRS or TRS HP–the basalt fibers paired with the XC2 base contour make it super nimble/snappy.
    The Lando Phoenix is another great option, the slight setback makes it a standout in powder and the risers have cross sections of bamboo below them which add some stiffness.

    With size 11.5 boots you’ll want to go with a midwide TRS or Lando–the Travis Boards are all fairly wide and will be able to accommodate your boots just fine.

  • Rico Ortega

    Hello Lib Tech,

    I bought a T. Rice Gold Member 159 this year. My old board is a Banana Magic 157. I have always used a 157 board but the new T. Rice Gold Member on only comes in 155,159, and 161. I am 5’9″ 151lb so I went for the middle of the three boards. I thought the 155 might be too small but I think it will be more maneuverable in the trees but it might get chattery on the fast groomers. I have been riding for 15yrs. so know my way around the mountain and know how to ride hard and I would consider myself an expert snowboarder. I like to ride in the trees, park, going as fast as I can on the groomers, and pretty much all over the mountain. The big question is did I buy the right size board for my height and style of riding? Thanks Lib-Tech

  • Hi Rico,
    It looks like all of the advice I would generally offer you about board sizing has already been summed up by you! Smaller boards will of course be more nimble and maneuverable, while bigger boards will offer more stability and power. If power, speed, and stability is your main concern, the 159 will be more suitable. But if you want something easy to throw around and maneuver the 155 might be the better option.

    But there are a few things to keep in mind: this is a directional twin board–it will be easy to ride switch with because it’s not setback much, but it will really shine when you are riding it regularly (nose facing downhill) and in deeper snow–a 159 will be more suitable than a 155 in these types of terrain! Firepower construction has an extended core and very lightweight materials, the 159 will be easy to spin on and control than other boards the same size. But it is important to also remember that a 159 will never be quite as easy to fit between trees or spin through the park with as a 155.

  • Rico Ortega

    Thanks Lib-Tech you guys make the best snowboards in the business.

  • Thanks Rico!
    We couldn’t build boards without the support of awesome humans like yourself.

  • Tim Manfro

    Hello lib tech your website stats gold ember comes in 163 but you said 161 above and in other posts. Which one is it.

  • Liam Rivera

    Hi Guys, I used your boards to compete on the Freeride Junior Tour – last year I finished second on the Junior World Championships using you T Rice Pro, I am not sure what to get this year – I am 5’6” – I am thinking of getting 2 boards the TRS 154 and the T. Rice Gold Member 155 – I Ride offpiste all winter, big lines, jumping cliffs and rocks, and try to do some tricks. Do you think the size and the boards are the right ones for me?

  • Yeah both those boards are phenomenal!
    The Gold Member is rad because you get the specs and mega-powerful construction Travis Rice loves, but in a directional board. And the TRS is just an all-mountain killer than really does Totally Rip everything.

    Because you’re spending most of your time off the beaten path I think 154-155 are the right sizes, they’ll offer maximum float and stability for landings, but not be too big to maneuver and try tricks on.

  • PS: Thanks so much for your support, we appreciate it!

  • Mike

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, this does making a choice not easier. Frankly, I think your product managers went a little ballistic on the number of boards you offer. The choice is mind-blowing and the differences are so subtle – which also shows in all the questions in your own and all the other forums. It might make me shy away from your brand because I just can’t figure it out. 😉 (Plus, in Europe you find a limited selection anyway and can’t look at them all in a shop…)

  • Max

    Hello, i just have a question, is this board good for a beginner/intermediate using it all mountain 90% powder 10%

  • Hi Max,
    It definitely won’t be impossible to learn and progress on this board, but there are certainly some other boards that will be more suitable for newer riders. This one has a stiff flex, directional shape and a dramatic camber underfoot.

    You may want to check out the Skate Banana or Attack Banana.

  • Scott

    I’ve had the 157 2013 Lib Tech T Rice HP since it first came out. I love it but looking for something to be easier in the trees around Breckenridge/vail. I’ve recently put on a lil weight and weigh in around 200 and 6′ foot. I’m trying to figure out whether to go with the shorter 155 or the 159. Would it be crazy to go with the 155?? I don’t ride park at all except hitting a few jumps..

  • Benjamin Levy

    Whats the difference between last years goldmember and this years

  • Eli

    Also wondering this

  • Eli

    I’m confused about sizing. I’m looking at last year’s model, and I can’t decide between 161.5 an 158. I’ve never ridden as short as a 158. I have a 159 K2 Peacekeeper which I love. This will be primarily for non-pow days, as I have another stick for that. I have a 161 Darker series from two seasons ago that i’m not as crazy with–this will be a replacement for it.

  • Eli

    Oh and I’m 155lb 6′

  • If you’re not riding park, I don’t think I would suggest sizing down–especially not with an all-mountain board like the Goldmember!
    The 159 might be a little bit more board to maneuver through the trees, but it will offer a lot more power, stability and float than the 155.

  • This board packs a punch, so I think you could go slightly smaller and still get all the power you need!
    Particularly because it’s not going to be a pow-specific board for you.

    Less isn’t always more, but I think in this situation it is!

  • Different shape, different graphic, same tech!

  • Aaron Seltzer

    For what it’s worth I’ve been riding the Attack Banana for a few years now, and consider myself an intermediate/advanced rider. I ride in glades any chance I get, and when in groomers will ride primarily black rated trails. The Attack Banana has been fantastic for that type of riding, and seems like it would be suitable for you too.

  • Alex

    Blown away by how good the goldmember feels everywhere on the mountain. Insane edge hold, destroys ice, hovers over powder, blasts through trees, and makes landing big jumps easier than any board I’ve been on. On the 159, size 12, 6’2″, 165lbs. Worth every penny

  • damien

    I am interested to buy the gold member, I ride burton imperial size 11, which always seems to be between a regular and wide board recommendation. So should I go wide with this boot size?

  • Drew Spaventa

    Cost aside, what is better board for general all mountain riding… this or TRP HP? 75% powder/off groomers, 25% bombing groomers, no park. Where will the differences in the board be seen? What do you recommend. Im advanced, been on burton and ride for years, this will be my first lib. thanks much!

  • Shawn B.O.

    Hey lib, I’m 5,11 180. looking for an amazing all round mountain board i have a size 11.5 boot. I was hoping to get a size recommendation of 155 or 159. I have ridden 159 before and found it harder to maneuver. but it was an older heavier board.

  • Thanks Alex!
    We appreciate the support and kind words, we tried to build the lighest most mind-blowing all mountain board and it sounds like we may have succeeded!

  • In addition to being lighter, damper, more lively (due to the construction/materials) and stiffer at the nose and tail (due to the extended core), the Goldmember is also setback, so you may find it more suitable for lightning fast turns and floating through powder.

    If you’re looking for a true twin board, with a little bit more freestyle feel, the HP version will be the best option.

  • With size 11 boots you can ride a standard with Travis Rice–it’s definitely on the wider end of the spectrum, and waist widths on this are really comparable to most of our midwide boards. Burton also makes really compact boots, so the odds of you experiencing toe drag are slim.

  • Drew Spaventa

    Last question… in your best attempt to be objective / non biased. How will this compare to Jones Flagship? Thanks much.

  • Donnie Barhurst

    Please advise where I should place bindings on a 163 gold member ! Thank you!

  • sol

    I have a size 8.5 boot, 5 10″ 165 pounds and am an expert rider. Is this board only suited for bigger boot sizes, if not would i be better off with 155 or 159cm?

  • David

    Hi Lib Tech, please advise, I’m intermediate, my stats, 5.10, boot size US 9.5, 195 Ib’s, I’m not much for park, i like natural features, like jumps, a bit of switch, on those rare powder days, il give it my best shot, generally i make do with what snow is around, my gear to date, 2015 DC judge boots, union bindings, i like the look of the Travis rice gold member, would this board suite me, and what size would you recommend, Thanks David

  • Trevor Schulze

    Hello, for freestyle riding, is this board better than the TRS Firepower? I noticed it has s sintered base. Other than the shape and graphics, is the base the only difference between this and the TRS Firepower?

  • TK

    Lib would a 163 float better than a TRice Pro 164.5 for a larger rider 6’2″ 210lb?

  • Edward

    I’ve just bought a 163 lib tech goldmember looking good but shorter than I thought, just measured it and its 161 in length for sure not 163 any reason it not the stated length? Please respond

  • Edward

    Lib tech any reply

  • GNU

    Hi Edward, we build and finish our boards by hand–so sometimes that can result in some slight inconsistencies in length–but it shouldn’t be more than a centimeter.

    If you suspect this board could have the wrong size badge on it and there was a defect, please contact our warranty crew:
    http://www.mervin.com/support/warranty/

  • GNU

    It’s directional, so you may find it easier to propel through deep snow!

  • GNU

    The Gold Member is setback .75″–so if you’re looking for a freestyle board, I think the TRS FP will be a better match, as it is a true twin.

  • GNU

    As for width, go with whatever feels comfortable to you!
    If you keep the bindings centered on any pair of inserts, you’ll get the benefits of the .75″ setback (floaty, quick turning, etc)–but you could also set the bindings back for even more float.

  • GNU

    You might find that a board with a narrower waist is more responsive, and easier to get from edge to edge.
    However, this is an INSANE all-mountain board and it’ll blow your mind in natural terrain.

    Go with the size most similar to your favorite board–you shouldn’t have trouble riding the 155 or 159

  • GNU

    This board will blow you away in natural terrain, but because it’s directional (setback .75″) there is a chance it might feel a little wonky in the park or riding switch, particularly if you’re used to a twin–but it definitely won’t be impossible to ride switch!!

    As for size, probably I’d probably steer you to the 159 on this beast–you could ride the 155 or 163 without trouble! But the 159 will be the most versatile.

  • Roland

    What is the fastest board you have ? And how stiff is it ?looking for 161 165 and stiff of 7 or more def more would be good I currently ride a gold member 2 years old 161 stiff at 7 she’s fast as hell tho I’m topping out n crashing she gets loose at higher speeds any recommends ?

  • Trevor Schulze

    I would check out the Travis Rice climax!
    It’s not on the website and it doesn’t come out until this fall, but it looks like quite possibly the most epic snowboard ever made! You can call Lib and ask them to send you the specs or you can Google it to find out more info.
    Already pre-ordered mine 😉 can’t wait to try it!

  • John Giavridis

    Hi i currently ride a Libtech travis rice which is about 5-6 years old and I am looking to purchase a new board, I was thinking of the Travis Rice Gold member, I did the board finder test and it recommends J. Lynn Phoenix fm normal and wide, J. Lynn Phoenix mid wide and travis rice pro 157 standard, I don’t know which one to choose! I like to do powder and freeride, I am 182cm height, 85kilos shoe size 12! i would really appreciate your assistance!

  • James

    I’ve ridden my Libtech Travis Rice BTX since 2008, the days before libtech introduced camber into banana tech.
    I ride mostly east coast groomers, trees, shallow pow, unless I get lucky on my once a year trip out west. The Climax looks like a fun board. I like the set back stance of the gold member cuz I hardly ride switch and hardly go into the park/pipe as I’m not in my teens or twenties and can’t fall as much.
    Most likely any board from Libtech will be a big improvement on my 2008 BTX. But like most people, I try not to settle for something I can easily afford. Thus I’m scoping out the Climax and Gold member. I’m thinking of a mid stiff to stiff binding.
    Are both Gold member and Climax good options for me? what else should I consider.
    Also, How is Libtech able to make carbon fiber eco friendly? I couldn’t find much detail on the Climax, but the Climax has a sheet of carbon fiber through out the board, front to back, not just a couple stripes?

    What kind of reviews have your in-house testers said about the Climax and the Gold Member

  • TS

    I am also interested in the Climax. It looks amazing, but I would really like some more info on it as well. Definitely want either the Goldmember or Climax. What makes the Climax worth the extra $$$??
    Lib Tech, please advise!

  • Vegas_Sirk

    Hi guys no wides in these?

  • BF

    The ww on the 163 is 264. Unless you have size 18s you’re gooD!

  • Snoddo

    have heard that the goldmember is quite wide. I have size 9.5 boots. Am i gonna be able to hold edges or should i look at a skinnier libtech board?? cheers guys

  • Snoddo

    also, i will be buying the 155 if i get a goldmember

  • Edward

    I have a goldmember 163 really like it very poppy! Looking to ride more park! Do you think I need another board? I mean the goldmember is light and good on jumps but rails? It’s not too stiff! What do you think? Save the cash for more shredding??!

  • Carter Whitney

    I bought my 2017 Gold-member in a 155, I am 5’9 155 and for the guy’s watching the review videos online this board is fantastic and it’s not a “big guy’s” board. With the nose and tail it really rides light and nice! I highly recommend this board for big mountain powder!

  • tomas mariani

    I already have a TRS FP 159 and I am very happy with it? thanks for your support //tomas

  • Alexander Grundy

    Hey guys would love to get this board. I currently ride a skate banana 159w and am happy with the size. People have told me to go shorter with this board, what would you recommend? I’m 6’0 and weigh 61kg, my boot size is a 10.5 US. Thanks, Alexander

  • Hello,
    Glad to hear you’re happy with your skate banana.
    You can ride the 159 and be just fine on it.

    -Mervin

  • btechno

    I currently ride a 157 TRS HP and looking for a little more board for more aggressive riding on groomers and back country – would the 159 make a difference or should I go for the 163? I’m 5’10, 175lbs, and 9.5 boot. Thanks!

  • Zed Joe

    I had nearly the exact question and emailed them and they got back to me and said the 163 is the right choice! Im just under 6 feet, 165 lbs and wanted an aggressive all mountain, pow focused yet versatile board thats still ride able in switch and on groomers and in less than ideal snow conditions. I specified Im looking to push myself in slack and back, cliff drop, pop natural 3s all over, carve and shred hard edgy turns and hold down some proper speed! The 163 was my final choice!

  • btechno

    Awesome, thanks for the reply!

  • Cee Kay

    Hey guys,
    I am 6’10 tall with 180lbs and a 12.5 boot.
    What I am wondering is, if the Goldmember Board in 163, with its waist width of 26.4, does fit my boot size. I know it is not specified as a wide board, but if I’m looking at the specs, it is even bigger than the T.Rice Pro wide model in 157 and almost as big as the one in 161.5 wide.
    From that point of view, it must be perfect. Am I right?
    Thanks!

  • Dom Cab

    Hello, I’m looking at either the Goldmember or one of the TRS boards and would like a recommendation on sizing. I haven’t ridden since the 2015 season and am not sure about sizing since I am about 25 lbs heavier for football. I am 5’8 225lbs and used to ride a 156 to 157. I have ridden longer boards before, but felt them stiff and much harder to turn maybe because of my height. What size board would you recommend?

  • Marco

    Is it a TNT base (as written in the specs) or a sintered base (as written in the video)?. It surely was sintered last year, but no longer?