|Overall Rating||Pretty Good|
|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||10-12|
|Manufactured in||USA by Mervin|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Rocker|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
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Lib Tech Travis Rice Climax 2019 - 2017 Review by The Good Ride
The Lib Tech Travis Rice Climax is an insanely expensive aggressive all mountain ride made for those that want a board that doesn’t like to turn quickly and just holds a line. It’s not as lose between the feet as most hybrid rocker boards but it’s still a bit there so it could bother some aggressive riders who prefer the locked-in stability of camber. Still, it holds a great edge and its one of, if not the most aggressive/unforgiving hybrid rocker rides we have tried. Not much has changed from 2017-2019 so this older 2017 review still stands. It’s not for everyone, but some might love this ride.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton SLX
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Bent Metal Solution
Set Up: 22-22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back
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went all out with this board
I like this board's quick edge to edge. Not sure why the guys in the vid review didn't like its edge to edge but I found it quick and easy.
I had on Burton X-base bindings and a super stiff, triple boa boot. I used to have the T.Rice union bindings on this board, but didn't like it as much as the burton x-base bindings.
yea so it's an expensive board set up...but the pricing of this set up is on par with those killer ski set ups. And the end result is the ultimate board carving experience without having to be on a thin carving board.
If more boarders carved rather than snow plowed at the end of each turn, there would be better conditions on the mountains.
DANG - this is impressive!!!
This review is for the 2016/17 model (same as 2018)
This board is really something special. I wouldn't have purchased it if I didn't find it on sale at the end of last season, but I got lucky and paid a great deal less (in May of 2017).
I'm more of a directional guy who likes to carve, and this board does not disappoint. With my size 11 boots, turning is actually quite easy, and faster turns in the trees aren't bad at all. It's not a quick turning skate banana, but let's face it - the SB doesn't do what this board does.
Looking for silly POP - check, SNAP - oh yes. Loading between carved turns is very VERY good, as is the carving experience. I actually had a bunch of skiers (from the local race team) cheer me on, as I laid out some very deep armpit carves. They made me blush. LOL
I even find it superior to some dedicated camber - carving boards that I have (had formerly). I'm on a 159 (typically ride 162), and haven't noticed any loss in stability by sizing down.
Lastly - I'm a bit of a gear junkie. I'm always looking for the next toy, something to take the riding experience up a notch. I typically have 5-6 board in the closet. It is VERY noticeable how NEXT LEVEL this board is, especially if you like charging, carving, and mainly directional riding.
Hope this helps someone out there.