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

Travis Rice Gold Member

Travis' Experimental Directional Geometries In Aerospace Firepower Construction

Les géométries directionnelles experimental de Travis dans une construction Aerospace Firepower

Travis experimenteller Shape als Aerospace Firepower Konstruktion

Geometría direccional experimental de la mano de Travis en una construcción Firepower aeroespacial

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Travis pushes the envelope on snow and with his boards. Firepower construction is the direct result of his desire for ultralight tip / tails and mid section of the board, while retaining stability and power for committed lines in the world’s gnarliest terrain.

  • AWESOME EVERYWHERE DIRECTIONAL FREESTYLE / FREERIDE
  • AEROSPACE ULTRALIGHT FREEDOM, POWER AND PERFORMANCE
  • DIRECTIONAL TAPERED NOTCH SWALLOW SHAPE STILL RIPS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

Art by Mike Parillo

Travis repousse les limites de son ride et de ses boards. La construction Firepower est le résultat de son souhait d’un nose, d’un tail et d’un centre ultra-légers, tout en conservant la stabilité et la puissance dans les traces les plus exigeantes du monde.

  • FREESTYLE / FREERIDE DIRECTIONNEL INCROYABLE SUR TOUS LES TERRAINS
  • LIBERTÉ AEROSPACE ULTRA-LÉGÈRE, PUISSANCE ET PERFORMANCE
  • SHAPE SWALLOW AVEC ENCOCHE DIRECTIONNEL PLUS ÉTROIT QUI ASSURE DANS LES DEUX SENS

Artiste Mike Parillo

Travis geht nicht nur im Schnee an die Grenzen des Möglichen, auch beim Bretter-Bau treibt er Innovationen voran. Wie die Firepower Konstruktion, die direkte Antwort auf seinen Wunsch nach einem Board mit ultraleichter Nose, Tail und Mitte, jedoch weiterhin genug Stabilität für halsbrecherische Lines im heftigsten Terrain der Welt.

  • DIRECTIONAL FREESTYLE / FREERIDE FÜR JEDES TERRAIN
  • AEROSPACE ULTRALEICHT KONSTRUKTION FÜR POWER & PERFORMANCE
  • DIREKTIONAL ZULAUFENDES SWALLOW TAIL DAS AUCH SWITCH FUNKTIONIERT

Grafik von Mike Parillo

Travis empuja los límites sobre la nieve y sobre sus tablas. La construcción Firepower es el resultado directo de su voluntad de crear una tabla con un nose, un tail y una sección media ultraligeros, a la vez que se mantiene la estabilidad y la potencia para bajadas expuestas en terrenos complicados de todo el mundo.

  • DISEÑO FREESTYLE / FREERIDE DIRECCIONAL PERFECTO PARA TODO
  • LIGEREZA AEROESPACIAL, LIBERTAD, POTENCIA Y RENDIMIENTO
  • SHAPE 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

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" 6 110 +
159 117 8.2 30.3 25.8 30.3 20.25"-25" / .75" 6 120 +
163 122 8.2 30.5 26.4 30.5 20.25"-25" / .75" 6 140 +
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Technology

  • XC2 BTX: Power Banana / Camber Blend

    A new formula of C2 with a shorter but, aggressive banana rocker combined with cambers that sit more underfoot. Extra solid tip and tail pressure for power, pop, precision and end-to-end stability combined with a medium amount of pressure between your feet for carving, edge hold on ice and float in pow.

  • 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

Firepower Construction

Travis’ new lower spin weight tip and tail construction… combines extended core, thinner tip tail profile, carbon stiffening, and end grain Balsa Tech from our Cygnus X1.

Eco Sublimated Bio-Plastic Beans Top Material

ExperiMENTAL division leader Mike Olson loves beans! When he’s not eating them he’s buying plastics made with them. Lib Tech has made a commitment to using a new earth friendly, bio-plastic top skin made from beans that features the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any top sheet in the industry.

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!

UHMW Sintered Sidewalls

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

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.

Basalt Fiber Reinforcement

Strong light Volcanic organic additive free fiber reinforcements. Flex modulus is synchronized with our resin system for maximum strength and minimum weight. Damp, strong, and lively for a smooth poppy ride. Our favorite fiber.

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.

  • 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.