Snowboard Iskola

Board: Lib Tech TRS

Buy it here:
Christy Sports:
The House:
Blue Tomato:

Size: 157

Camber Option: C3. Mervin’s camber 2.0.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: It started out warm and sunny and then went to high winds, colder temps, snow falling, ice, chop, chunder, and frozen groomers.

Flex: This board is on the stiffer side that’s for sure. You notice right away that it has some power behind it. There’s a key flex point in the tips midway between the riser and the tip kick. Then from just inside that flex point through the middle it gets stiffer. You’ll notice that there’s a little more torsional flex in this version compared to previous ones.

Stability: This board absolutely crushes chop, chunder, and any variable terrain you get in. It’s damp, smooth, and still lively. This means you don’t have to worry about feeling any chatter underfoot.

Ollies: The snap is there and easy to engage. The rebound is nice in this board but the big thing to note is that you have to hit those key flex points to really get it to engage. Once you do my god this thing just boosts.

Pop On Jumps: The bigger the feature the better with this board. Unfortunately I didn’t have anything other than the most questionable small jump and the Hollywood sidehit to test it on.

Butterability: Surprisingly for as stiff as it is you can butter with it. You just have to utilize that flex point in the nose and tail and keep your weight over it. Yes it will fight you but it’s not as aggressive as other boards I’ve been on. Give it a little speed and you’ll be good to go!

Jibbing: It’s a slopestyle type of board so speed is your friend here. Add to that just doing basic tricks and you’ll be fine. It can jib, but that’s not what it’s meant for and you’ll realize that real quick.

Carving: There’s a quick and nimble edge to edge power transmission that you notice when just throwing your hip into a quick carve and driving it mildly aggressive. When you get super aggressive and want to lay a trench that’s when you notice the power of this board, it just grips assertively underfoot and lets you power through a carve with ease. The Magnetraction does its job and when you’re being mellow you can ankle steer this deck without any hesitation. The long and short of it is if you want to be aggressive be aggressive and if you want to be laid back do it as well.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle rider with more emphasis on freestyle of the bigger variety.

Personal Thoughts: Here’s the issue with this board it’s consistently tweaked and miss-marketed, finally I think this is exactly what this deck should be. A high end all mountain freestyle board with more emphasis on freestle. This thing charges, has good pop, and still a little play where you need it. It’s damp yet still lively and that goes a long ways these days.

Comparable Boards:
Capita Super DOA:
Nitro Team Pro:
Rome Mod Stale:

Binding Recommendations:
Bent Metal Transfer:
Rome Cleaver:
Nitro Team Pro: