- Price: £445
- Category: All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 154, 157, 157W, 159, 159W, 162, 165W
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: Hybrid
- Base: Sintered
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Lib Tech’s Total Ripper Series has been a stalwart in the freestyle scene for years, but it’s been pushing the boundaries and now presents as a high-end all-mountain snowboard with a penchant for park riding.
The TRS has gone under the knife this year to meet the growing demands of the scene and switched up to Mervin’s C3 Camber Profile. This is their most aggressive option, all but eliminating the central rockered zone, and beefing up the dual cambers out to the contact points. The result is a super dynamic board with more pop and preloaded spring power.
“You’ll find a rocket fuelled sintered base and rock-solid edge hold thanks to Mervin’s signature Magne-Traction”
For days when you want to venture out of the park, you’ll find a rocket fuelled sintered base and rock-solid edge hold thanks to Mervin’s signature Magne-Traction. The bumps down the sidecut function like a serrated knife, slicing through snow and ice like a hot knife through butter.
A balanced twin shape and lightweight wood core are begging to get airborne and sturdy birch sidewalls with polythene impact deflection in the tip and tail are strong enough to take a beating in the park.
“Sturdy birch sidewalls with polythene impact deflection in the tip and tail are strong enough to take a beating in the park”
The Lib Tech crew do more than just pay lip service to Mother Nature. All the inks used in production are water based, they use recycled wood and plastics and all their snowboards are made at their Mervin MFG factory which runs on wind and hydro power.
‘Dopamine Receptor’ artwork from the big man Mike Parillo, Dopamine is referred to as the feel-good neurotransmitter, which seems appropriate given the amount of fun you’d expect to have while riding this board. Any discerning rider who doesn’t want to limit their riding to one area of the mountain would do well to pick up the TRS, this thing totally rips, seriously.