The short-and-stubby revolution continues, and Washington State’s finest have got in on the act. The Lib Tech Coho is, according to designer Matt Cummins, inspired by (and designed for) Japan. Think tight trees, pillow lines and endless, endless pow.
The Lib Tech Coho makes up for its short length with a wide waist, offering the same float in powder as a regular stick but with far more maneuverability. Unlike most Lib Techs, this one doesn’t boast their usual camber/rocker/camber profile, instead offering a more directional calibration with a large, powder-friendly rocker section towards the nose. When you also factor in the shape, that makes a lot of sense.
If you aren’t lucky enough to book those flights to Nippon, the Coho will do just fine on the piste; the Magne-traction edges grip the piste with their multiple contact points, and the camber between the feet ensures this short-tailed board still offers plenty of Coho pop. Side-hits and rollers are still very much an option, even if switch riding isn’t.
Of course, it’s really one for the pow. Do whatever it takes to get this into the steep and deep, and it’ll reward your efforts several times over.