|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Manufactured in||USA by Mervin|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Lib Tech MC Snake Kink 2021 Review by The Good Ride
The Lib Tech MC Snake Kink Snowboard Video Review Fast Forward Markers
0:00 – Intro
0:41 – Summary
1:41 – Sizing
2:05 – Camber/On Snow Feel
2:57 – Flex
3:41 – Speed/Uneven Terrain
4:49 – Edge Hold
6:47 – Powder
7:23 – Switch/Park
7:48 – Conclusion
Swipe Right: Strong grip, easy accessible lively pop, fun to turn.
Swipe Left: Catchy full camber
The MC Snake Kink is a pretty unique not for everyone kind of board. It is a ride for those that want an old school camber feel underfoot combined with a ton of grip to carve in all conditions. It also has a weird nose that has a second kink down to make it plane easier in powder…we think…
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Lib Tech MC Snake Kink 2021 Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for
How This Review Happened: We had a few laps at a demo.
Conditions: Mixed conditions with some hard patches, softer micro bumpy patches and some smoother semi-hard but good groomers.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, F.I.T. Gameghangers Low Profile , F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Bent Metal Transfer
Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 18 front -9 back. Close to Reference
159: 8-10 US boots
This felt like the exact right size for Peter and I with our 8.5-9’s but not good for Jimbo with his 11’s. Handled our weight well too from 160-185lbs
Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level
The Lib Tech MC Snake Kink has a lot of camber happening in the board. If it wasn’t for that passive bend in the middle I would for sure call this full on camber because the board is pretty much off the snow from tip to tail. It is locked in but feels pretty catchy. Speaking of locked in it has that feel that isn’t hooky by any means but leans more on the turney side. It one foots off the chair and flat based easy. Advanced to Expert riders only.
The way this full camber integrates with Mervin’s poppy tech makes the Lib Tech MC Snake Kink a really energetic ride. It snaps easy into the air on an ollie but doesn’t butter that easy. The flex feels pretty medium throughout the board so combined with the camber it takes some work to butter.
The Lib Tech MC Snake Kink is fast enough but it doesn’t have a very pointy feel to it. After picking up a bunch of speed it seems to want you to back it down a bit. The base is above average. It doesn’t need wax every day which is great but it doesn’t have that defy gravity kind of glide either.
For a 159, the Lib Tech MC Snake Kink can weave through bumps pretty easy as long as you know how to turn well. It can power over them well enough but seems like it will buck and bounce if you want to power hard over messy snow with more pronounced bumps. It was chattery but good enough for dealing with soft micro bumps.
The Lib Tech MC Snake Kink is a great board for those that want to carve in hard to icy snow. There is strong grip and combined with the full camber it won’t change its personality underfoot when the conditions get hard like hybrid rocker will.
Pretty quick edge to edge and it goes where you need it to go when most will want it to.
If you ride in harder conditions and want a good board to turn Lib Tech MC Snake Kink is a great call. Especially if you don’t want something super stiff. It is pretty locked in but it caters to those that don’t want a plank. It is good for expert riders that know how to play around with their feet and twist the board torsionally through turns.
We didn’t have any powder so can’t say for sure. However that pretty aggressive bend down will probably make that double kinked nose work hard to stay up. If you know how to ride camber in powder it should be fine. If you don’t look for something with that friendly cheater early rise/more dominant rocker somewhere in the profile. There is at least a decent set back on board.
So the Lib Tech MC Snake Kink isn’t for everyone but I think some, especially accomplished hard snow riders, could find this unique shape a pretty fun ride.
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