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Review: 2012 Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro

Oct 7, 2011

Author: Richard Hillier, with files from the SBC Grade EH Testers

Size Tested: 157cmLib Tech Travis Rice Pro 2011 2012 snowboard review snowboard canada Grade Eh Board tests

Conditions and Terrain: Powder, Groomers, Park, Trees, All

Camber: C2 Power Banana Camber/Banana Blend [BTX]

Core: Wood Alloy

Base: Sintered

Shape: Twin All Terrain Freestyle

Available Sizes: 153, 157, 161.5, 164.5

Local Shop Price: $539.95 USD

Sharing with the world that your boards are handcrafted in the US ‘near Canada’ is a funny way to get our attention, but we’ve listened, we’ve ridden, and we know what this board is capable of. There’s a reason why the Travis Rice Pro rides the way it does. As one of the best riders on the planet, the requirements for a board to match such massive style are beefy.

The Travis Rice Pro, as discovered by our testers, turns you into a different rider. You’ll have the confidence to go faster and go for bigger, more aggressive lines and hits. The board holds up to it all and is designed for intense riding, whether out-of-bounds or through the park.

Though there is slight stiffness and weight to the board that may throw off less advanced riders, Lib Tech’s design and construction begs to be driven to near insanity. It’s a perfect board for those wishing to push farther and fly higher.


WHAT THE SBC TESTERS ARE SAYING:

Big Landings and critical lines, edges hold like a roller coaster, killer pop, stable at high speeds = confidence, lively feel.

 “Once you get on edge this thing holds like a freight train.”

“This is a great board with good pop. It has a confident ride. I felt strong and fearless much like Travis himself.”

On the wider side, a bit heavier, not for smaller or timid riders, need to adapt to stiffness

“A little wide for quick edge-to-edge response.”

“A little heavy and stiff – but for someone heavier that might not be an issue.”

 

Cool Tech Features

-       C2 Power Banana Camber/Banana Blend

-       Magne-Traction (MTX)

-       H-Pop Core

-       Bio-Plastic Bean Top Sheet

 

For more information on the tech features used in the Lib-Tech Travis Rice Pro, GO HERE

 

Check out the other all-mountain freestyle boards we tested HERE

 

Snowboard Canada's GRADE EH Board Award tests took place at:

   Red Mountan, B.C.           


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