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Lib Tech Double Dip 2018-2019 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style All Mountain Freestyle
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12, > 12
Manufactured in USA by Mervin
Shape True Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Rocker
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Good
Turning Experience Good
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Great
Jumps Good
Jibbing Good
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Semi-Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Icy Snow

Lib Tech Double Dip 2019 - 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The Lib Tech Double Dip has a lot of nose and tail going on so it’s not a bad choice for those twin powder riders that often take it either way.  We got some more time on this board recently and it’s a much better ride than we initially thought.  It’s a pretty good mountain freestyle powder twin that can also handle hard snow as well. Not much changed from 2018 to 2019 except one more bigger size was added but we just wanted to get Stephen on it to see how it worked for his bigger boots.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened: We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day.

Size: 159
Days:  1 (a few runs at the demo)
Conditions: somwhat firm CO snow.
Riders: Stephen (Size 12.5, 6’3” 215lbs),
Boots: Burton Imperial
Insoles:   Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Salomon Hologram

The Lib Tech Double Dip demo board we tried seemed like its edges were filed down. Actually, after some post review examination, we are almost 100% sure they were so despite our complaints I think the production model will have typical MTX grip.  We got a little hung up on the edge hold in the vid but regardless this was a pretty playful, poppy easy-riding twin for how wide it is for our 9ish feet.

How This Review Happened:  We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day.

Size: 156
Days:  1
Conditions:  Mostly Hard CO Snow
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs) and Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Bent Metal
Set Up
: 22.75” Centered 15 front -15 back

Approximate Weight: Feels normal for this amount of surface area.

Sizing: The Lib Tech Double Dip comes in a bigger size and unlike some Lib boards it felt like it was better for a bigger boot than ours. We could still easily turn this wider width board but it would like a bigger boot a little better.

Flex/Buttering: There is that Lib-Tech Pop underfoot that is pretty lively and snappy. I don’t know what it is about Lib and Gnu boards but you can really feel the wood compared to some boards where they feel like it’s masked more with the other materials that are wrapped around it.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Pretty loose in harder snow and it likes to spin if you aren’t on edge one footing off the chair or going down a long cat track. Very forgiving though and it’s great for anyone who needs to skid turns or skids occasionally when they get off their game. Good for any ability level and riding style and pretty similar to lots of other C2x hybrid rocker camber profiles that they make.

Edge Hold: If you watched the vids above you can see that Peter and I had a pretty de-tunned demo but Stephens ride had a really hard grip that you normally see with the more aggressive MTX Lib-Makes. Great for hard to icy snow.

Turn Initiation: For Stephen, who better matched up with this waist width, it was semi-fast. For Peter and me, it was a little on the medium side and didn’t turn as quick but that is because this is more of a mid/wide ride.

Turning Experience/Carving: The hybrid rocker camber profile has pop and the MTX has grip but it really doesn’t rail a super hard turn like their C3 boards do. It’s fun and doable but not super powerful. The camber profile seems to hurry up the turn no matter where and how you weight your self on the turn. It feels like it can cater to any radius turn without being too far on one side or another on the spectrum.

Powder: Really good for a twin. A big long nose/tail along with the tip/tail off the ground makes it a good powder twin.

Speed: A little chattery but not any better or worse than many of its other hybrid rocker peers in Lib-Tech’s line.

Uneven Terrain: For Peter and Me, this wouldn’t be fun weaving through bumps but for Stephen, this would. It’s not going to power through tracked snow or absorb a lot of the chatter from hard micro-bumpy snow but it’s got enough going on to ride all day at a crowded messy resort.

Switch: Pretty much the same either way.

Jumps: Lib Tech makes poppy boards and this ollied really well. It has a good feel underfoot for taking off and landing.

Jibbing: For sure doable.

Pipe: Good grip and a forgiving ride.

So if you are a mid/wide footed guy who doesn’t like to set it back in powder and rides switch/fakie a lot or you are a regular footed rider that wants a twin with more surface area for powder this could work.

 
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