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Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 161.5, 161.5W, 164.5, 164.5W
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Hybrid
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £535/€600
  • BUY ONLINE

*This board comes in a blunt nose option too, check it out here*.

Travis’ notorious pro model is back again and it’s here to stay. Coming in either a pointed or blunt nose shape, depending on your size preference, Travis’ all-terrain weapon is a power house across the entire mountain.

Featuring Lib Tech’s C2 Hybrid profile, partly designed by Travis himself, it features a pronounced rocker in the middle to help you float through the backcountry by lifting the nose and tail, whilst the individual cambers under foot, combined with Lib Tech’s ‘Magnetraction’ edges, will provide that much needed grip when charging at max speed or simply trying to survive the early morning ice.

“It features a pronounced rocker in the middle to help you float through the backcountry by lifting the nose and tail”

If you do want to head towards the park, the true twin shape and medium flex will be forgiving enough to stop you from catching an edge every time you turn twenty degrees.

Lib Tech has utilised it’s eco-friendly ‘Horsepower Construction’ process to provide some extra kick. The board uses renewable materials, in a blend of 60% Aspen and 40% Paulownia wood, to keep the weight down and the response up. Add to this the birch sidewalls and you’ve got a core that’s as bombproof as it is light.

Watch Travis ride and you’ll understand this isn’t a man who does things by half measures. The sintered base is was made for one speed only: top.

Don’t be put off thinking you have to ride like the man himself to do this board justice though – the somewhat intermediate flex, through a combination of tri and biaxl fibre glass layers, still provides enough torsional forgiveness to keep the board’s more playful characteristics at the fore.

Any intermediate to advanced rider would do well to get their hands on one of these.

Tester’s Verdict

Jon Bird LD Mountain Centre

“The 2019/20 Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro like its predecessors is an all mountain freestyle snowboard built to destroy all terrain even in the diciest conditions. 

 “A really versatile, forgiving snowboard that will help you grow as a rider”

The Travis pro had an effortless forgiving feel in the deeper stuff, with the C2 hybrid camber really making it float and offering forgiving effortlessly easy turns in the powder and stable quick manoeuvrability on the groomers (with the Magnetraction giving that extra contact needed on hard pack stuff).

The Lib Travis Rice Pro is ideal for the intermediate/advanced rider to progress on and destroy the whole mountain in that Travis style. A really versatile, forgiving snowboard that will help you grow as a rider.”

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