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Lib Tech Travis Rice Gold Member 2016 Snowboard Review

Lib Tech Travis Rice Gold Member 2017 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The Lib Tech T.Rice Gold Member is Travis’ only directional solid and it’s a decent Mid/Wide Aggressive All Mountain ride.  However don’t think this is best for you if you have under size 10.5.

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Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo
Boots: Burton SLX, Salomon F3.0, Burton Fiend LTD
Bindings: Burton Cartel
Set Up: Set back a bit but not all the way 23″ wide 15 front -9 back

Approximate Weight: Felt normal bordering on light.

 

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Lib Tech Travis Rice Gold Member 2016 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

Best Carver in my quiver

Apr 11, 2016 by Quandom
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain freestyle • 
Days You Ride A Year: 60 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 66" 180lbs size 10 

Boards i own
T Rice 153, 157 HP
Hot Knife 156
Skate Banana 156
Super Banana 157
TRS 159 HP
Banana Magic 162W
Skunk Ape 169W HP
NS Proto 155 HDX

Can u tell I am a Lib tech fan boy, haha.

Just like the xc2 of the TRS, this board is an excellent Carver. The added stiffness to the board and a small setback makes this board carve like a dream. I can Euro carve effortlessly, whereas it takes a little more work on a T Rice board (C2 camber). This board is stiffer, but a more lively, snappier stiff. I can still pop 360 or cab 360 put of a carve, but it takes more work than a normal T Rice HP.

The reduced weight from the Firepower is slightly noticeable. It is easier to butter around and swing the board I would say more for its smaller contact length vs the fire power. However, while spinning off side hits and jumps, it is super easy too get the board around (Lib tech HP boards were always pretty easy to spin however).

This is more of a fast charging board than anything else. I got some major speed and carves in following my friend on a capita BSOD. He was riding a 165 and I rode this 158 (2015 model) for most of the season 2015-2016.

This did amazing in powder with its mild setback. It didn't have amazing flloat due to my weight for the board, but it handled amazing in the trees for turning in and out. This was hands down my most durable board I have taken in the trees. Hit some narly stuff while in Japan and actually had almost no damage on the base nore tips. Used to take a skate banana or T Rice in the trees and those would chip so easy.

Other than the boards I own, I have tried other boards from other companies. So far the goldmember is one of my favorites for aggressive all mountain freestyle. getting a C3 board like the dark knife is getting more towards freeride.


5.0 5.0 1 1 Boards i own T Rice 153, 157 HP Hot Knife 156 Skate Banana 156 Super Banana 157 TRS 159 HP Banana Magic 162W Skunk Ape 169W HP NS Proto 155 HDX Can u tell I am Lib Tech Travis Rice Gold Member 2016 Snowboard Review

Riding Style

Aggressive All Mountain

Riding Level

Advanced - Expert

Available Widths

Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

USA by Mervin

Shape

Directional

Camber Profile

Hybrid Rocker

Stance

Setback -20mm

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Edge Hold

Icy Snow

Powder

Good

Carving

Good

Speed

Great

Uneven Terrain

Average

Switch

Good

Jumps

Good

Jibbing

Poor

Pipe

Great