Snowboard Iskola

Board: Lib Tech Double Dip

Buy it here:
The House:

Size: 159

Camber Option: C2x. A shortened reverse camber section between the feet with longer camber sections underfoot.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, chop, chunder, slush, rocks, dirty snow, and soft creamy hero snow on the groomers.

Flex: This boards actually slightly stiffer than you would think it would be. You notice right away that the flex feels almost completely consistent tip to tail. There’s key flex points located right outside the inserts where the camber comes down and right between the feet where the center reverse is. They’re mildly softer than the rest of the board. The torsional flex is more rigid than you would think and provides some rebound when you twist the board.

Stability: This boards actually surprisingly stable for being a twin. You get a little bit of chatter in the tips and you can slightly feel it underfoot. Unless you ram hard into a frozen death block or mogul you’re not getting bucked around it just plows through chop and chunder with ease. This boards designed for crushing heavy wet snow.

Ollies/Pop: It takes more effort than you would think to engage the camber sections on this board. You really have to be calculated if you want to get some super snap from it because otherwise you’re just going to get enough to get the job done. It’s just not that mind blowing.

Butterability: This board takes effort to press. You’re going to have to get your weight outside the camber section, aggressively press into it, pray to your deity of choice, and then be ready for it to hook and kill you. Deep snow or super soft slush it is definitely easier but speed will always be your friend here.

Carving: It’s not the most aggressive carving board out there but it’s not bad. There’s a powerful edge to edge transmission that lets you drive with minimal ankle movements. When you do push in the rear camber and apex the board you can lay it over to a point, but there are limitations so be aware of that. It locks in on edge and holds well in firmer snow. Short medium tight carves and medium to slightly more aggressive carves are its strong suit.

Rider in Mind: Pow chasing guy that wants a twin.

Personal Thoughts: This boards gotten a little beefier since the last time I rode it and it shows. You get more power out of the board as well as stability. This is a beefier powder twin and it shows. Sure I rode it in end of the season conditions but that soft slushy snow was reminiscent of heavy Cascade Concrete which while fun to ride is a chore and this board just cut through it all so well.

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