This one’s for the big guys – the Lib Tech Skunk Ape is a beast of a board, designed for those who need more of a platform than the average rider. Sizes go all the way up to 172cm, including an ‘Ultra Wide’ version at 170cm with a colossal 28.5cm waist width.
It’s no specialist stick, but larger riders shouldn’t feel short-changed by that. It’s been designed to allow the Hagrids of the snowboard world to tear up everything in sight, from the park to the pow. If it’s an all-rounder you want, this slightly setback, mid-stiff number ticks all the boxes. The profile is the same as you’ll find on Travis Rice’s pro model – a rocker section between the feet, with less prominent camber sections starting underneath the feet and reaching out towards the nose and tail.
The Lib Tech Skunk Ape also features the brand’s ‘Horsepower’ construction, built to be both tough and light but not too pricey. It’s still not the cheapest, but worth every penny for the big-footed rider who is fed up of skimming their toes in the snow every time they crank the carves.