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Lib Tech Dynamiss 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 142, 145, 149, 153
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Hybrid
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £430/€480
  • BUY ONLINE

Lib Tech have a history of providing some of the gnarliest gear each season, and this year they’ve created a series of women’s boards for the first time. This hand-crafted North-American stick is the Dynamiss with artwork by Jamie Lynn.

The Dynamiss features Lib’s signature ‘Banana Technology’ camber. This is constructed from a mild rocker in the middle of the board, with cambers underneath both of the feet. The result is complete feel, precision and grip underfoot, with the forgiveness and manoeuvrability in between the feet more commonly associated with a rocker board.

Any extra grip required can always be found in the ‘Magne-Traction’ – a serrated style edge increasing the contact points through the turn to maximise grip, even in the worst conditions.

“The result is complete feel, precision and grip underfoot”

It’s the shape that lends the Dynamiss its harder charging freedride credentials, though. A larger, directional nose for increased float or smashing through the crud, with a tighter, tapered tail to snap you out of every turn.

Combined with the aspen and paulownia core, reinforced birch sidewalls, the combination of triax and biax fibreglass sheets, the Dynamiss is made for the rider who demands performance and precision in every condition.

The Jamie Lynn signature graphics finish the board with his renowned look, and don’t stray too far into the clichéd territory of “shrink it and pink it” women’s snowboard graphics.

Made at the Mervin factory in Washington State (also home to Gnu and Roxy) the Dynamiss has some serious eco-cred. Constructed using entirely renewable energy and eco-efficient processes – the Dynamiss shreds without leaving a big environmental footprint.

Tester’s Verdict

Joy DutchWhitelines

“I’ve been waiting a while to try the Lib women’s range and was really amped to get out on this but there was just something about the Dynamiss that didn’t click with me. It felt a tad heavy and cumbersome, but in fairness, I would attribute that to riding it 6cm longer than I normally would.

“It felt super stable on piste though, once you got railing onto your edge it was rock solid.”

It felt super stable on piste though, once you got railing onto your edge it was rock solid. It was fast enough to keep up with everyone we were riding with even when the snow got soggy.It’s an aggressive take-no-shit kind of board, it’ll pump through absolutely anything. Turn initiation felt super smooth, and it kept its momentum through the whole arc of the turn. Boosting off sidehits, and dropping mini features it felt really dynamic, and the landings were rock solid.

Despite riding it longer than normal, I really had to lean back to get it to float when we were in powder, we had about a metre of fresh snow and I did find it hard work on this. (Full disclosure it was the end of a long week, so I already had wobbly legs and the snow was tracked out.) I really want to love this board, because 80% of the time it was great, I’m gonna try it again in a smaller size because I can feel how much potential it has. Stay tuned.”

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