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Lib Tech Duh 2016 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Not for us
Riding Style All Mountain Freestyle
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in USA by Mervin
Shape True Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Rocker
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Average
Turning Experience Poor
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Great
Jumps Average
Jibbing Great
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Icy Snow

Lib Tech Duh 2016 - 2015 Review by The Good Ride

The Lib Tech Duh is a late 2015 release board that has a second set of edges. It seems like they took the TRS and glued a smaller board to the bottom. The feeling was really different and all of us didn’t quite feel comfortable with the way the board rode.  We all wanted to completely file down the inside edges and then try it again.

As you can see in the video we had a debate about whether this is lifted like Bataleon boards or not.  I said it wasn’t the same but didn’t describe the difference correctly.  The real difference is the second set of edges and the fact that the entire middle part of the base is lifted up dramatically like it’s a second board. Boards like Bataleon and others only gradually bend up some strategic points along the effective edge.  The feel is completely different from TBT and other boards with parts of the effective edge lifted.

Size: 157
Days:  1
Conditions: Perfect soft but a little messy snow with only a few hard patches here and there.  Also a little powder in the trees.
Riders: James, Peter Jimbo,
Boots: Burton SLXBurton Fiend LTD, Salomon F3.0,
Bindings: Burton Cartel

Set Up: Centered 15 front -15 back 23″ wide

Approximate Weight: Felt normal to a touch on the heavy side of normal

On Snow Feel: Very interesting feel.  It doesn’t feel like it’s XC2 BTX

Turn Initiation: All I can say is very weird.  We all felt that the edges inside were fighting the edges on the outside and wanted to turn differently.  All of us wanted the inside edges completely dulled out because we felt like they were not only catching but fighting the outside edges on a turn. I felt this on short to wide radius turns. Here is a vid showing how it works with Stephen acting like a 6’4″ Nelly Furtado….

If this was my board I would have gone straight to a shop and filed out the inside edges until they were round from tip to tail and left the outside edges the way they were.  That way they wouldn’t catch or fight the turn like they did here.

Flex: Felt very similar to the TRS and felt a little bit stiffer.

Edge Hold: Amazing grippy edge hold that would own it in hard to icy conditions.  Not sure how it would feel though with 2 edges at a time on the snow in the really hard snow.  We only had a few hard snowment like patches

Powder: Only a little bit of powder in the trees but not enough to really tell.  However, based on the similar camber profile to the TRS it seems like it would be good but nothing great.  Kind of the same for all hybrid rocker twins like this.

Carving: When I really got it on the outside edges on a hard carve it felt fine and carved like the TRS did which is pretty fun but it was weird getting to them and often the inside edge would have a little grab fight with the outside edge before letting me get over on that edge. So yeah it can carve really well once you are there but when transitioning from edge to edge on a carve wasn’t that much fun.

Speed: Like Peter said it bombs pretty well and feels pretty stable when flat basing at high speeds but on edge or I guess edges it can feel a bit uncomfortable.

Uneven Terrain:  Ok in terms of how the boards flex and materials handle uneven snow but it’s a little off turning around bumps and such.

Switch: Felt pretty much the same either way.

Jumps: Good pop but I think I liked the pop of the TRS better.  It’s not really a board I’d feel comfortable on a big kicker or even a medium one.

Jibbing: I think if the inside edges were filed down to completely round then this would be pretty strong here despite it’s less than ideal flex. It just wouldn’t catch and you could even keep the outer edges sharp and still have some really solid jibability.

Pipe: Took one pass through the pipe and didn’t really like the feel.  Again I might like it much better with the edges completely dull.

So all in all I think this could be the start to something fun but I think the inner and outer edges need to find some harmony with one another before it evolves from here.

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Crazy Board

Mar 24, 2015 by Jon
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: Regular • 
Days You Ride A Year: 40 

This board is insane. Yes if you are not really an expert rider, this board will eat you alive. It demands attention. Once you try to push it though with speed, this thing is almost unmatchable. Coming off of riding a Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Phoenix C3 BTX this board is an upgrade to speed. However, the second set of edges can be annoying at lower speeds if you aren't careful, like I said this board needs attention. I've taken this board over 65mph and I'll say that is PHENOMENAL. Would recommend to those who want the fastest ride possible, in any conditions.

5.0 5.0 1 1 This board is insane. Yes if you are not really an expert rider, this board will eat you alive. It demands attention. Once you try to push it though with speed, this thing is almos Lib Tech Duh 2016 Snowboard Review

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