Construction and Materials
It’ll ride like the Orca, to a point. It mostly retains the dimensions of the original, but it’s the construction that set it a cut above the rest and warrant the difference in price. The very word ‘Apex’ denotes that this is the top, the best, the most incredible, the pinnacle, the absolute crème de la crème of what Lib Tech has at their disposal. With a brand-new, specially designed, core that steps off the scales as Lib Tech’s lightest to date, and also their most environmentally friendly with the inclusion of 40% recycled bottles, the Apex Orca isn’t doing things by half measures.
The Apex Orca marries the ultimate blend of power and lightweight durability. Using only the finest ingredients and manufacturing processes, Lib have beefed up their killer whale something chronic. What’s a top-of-the-line snowboard without a little carbon? A lot of carbon, actually. The fibreglass layer eschews the triax/biax layers of the standard Orca and instead bring a carbon webbing, with carbon strips and magnesium to sandwich the core.
The result? A snowboard that’s uber-responsive and stable on the hardpack, lightweight and surfy in the powder and with all the agility you’ve come to know and love from a Travis Rice namesake.
“Shockingly versatile and unfathomably nimble this is the new standard-bearer for slaying the steep and deep”
If you loved the Orca but are looking for something with a little more oomph, (a lot more oomph actually) then you’ve come to the right place. It’s not gonna be for everyone, the price tag alone makes sure of that, but for those willing to part with the cash, this is the ultimate pow friendly, resort charging machine. Shockingly versatile and unfathomably nimble this is the new standard-bearer for slaying the steep and deep.
Julian Ankenbrand – Marketing Manager Europe, Mervin
“The ultimate apex resort ripping, pow pillow blasting snowboard in pinnacle apex carbon carbon technology performance construction. A long floaty nose, powerful poppy contact maximizing “whale tail technology”. A tight 7m trench gouging sidecut wide enough to allow you to really put in on hardpack rail with no toe drag and float pillows like a dream but narrow enough to be your daily driver. Carbon over carbon over magnesium wrapping a recycled PET plastic bottle, paulownia, balsa and FSC certified aspen core. Eco sublimated bio beans top and rugged/fast eco-sublimated sintered base. Our favourite power fish snowboard just went bionic.”
“Mike Parillo (@mikeparillo) Mastery is the ability to make the complicated flow effortlessly as if it were simple. What guides the Orca? Where does intuition come from? Are we born with it or does it have to be invited in? Are limitations physical, mental, or just self-induced? It matters what we think and say. Remember that we are still the highest technology that we know of in the universe. Don’t forget to optimize your operating system from time to time. Made with Carbon, the buoyancy and reaction of this board is like levitating in a light orb.” ~ Travis Rice