It would be hard to argue that Lib Tech Skate Banana isn’t a modern classic – it did after all usher in a new era of rockered and then hybrid profiled snowboard design. Love it or hate it, if you’ve ridden a board built in the last decade it’s likely to have been influenced at least a little bit by what Mike Olsen and Pete Saari played around with in 1987, then brought to the market in 2006. Ski based camber snowboard design took some punches and our sport was changed forever.
To mark the occasion, Lib have put together the short film above, with the legendary-building pair joined by modern heroes like Jesse Burtner and Eric Jackson to heap praise upon the humble banana and deliver choice quotes like the following:
Blair Habenicht: “What are the advantages of having a banana between you legs?”
Eric Jackson: “Y’know, the advantage of being a man.”
Keep on bending boards Mervin!