List Price US $599
Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca 2019 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating It´s OK
Riding Style Snowsurf
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 10-12
Manufactured in USA by Mervin
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Hybrid Rocker
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Turning Experience Good
Carving Good
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Semi-Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium

Skidded Turns

Moderate

Flex

Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Icy Snow

Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca 2019 Review by The Good Ride

The Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca continues on from the Climax and Gold Member and goes a little shorter, fatter, more set back, more directional and a little tapered. So it’s not much like those boards but I know people will ask how they compare.  We had to face facts after getting a little time on the Orca that we are nothing even close to Travis Rice and his board is made for him more than us.  That being said the board came right out of the factory without any de-tune and we were one of the first to get on it at the demo. We would love to get on this again with a ready for prime time demo model and it might change our opinion. What we did see is it’s basically a mid/wide boot friendly, super set back short kinda fat bomber that will float really well but also grip super well in hard to icy snow.

Size: 153
Days: 1
Conditions:  Firm to hard CO snow
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV for all three.
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Bent Metal Transfers
Set Up
: 22-22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back

 
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