Board: Lib Tech Box Knife
Camber Option: C3. Camber under foot with an ever so mellow reverse camber between the feet.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies with a little sun poking through, mild wind, warmer temps, snow that was like porridge or mashed potatoes.
Flex: Hovering around that middle of the road spectrum you get a board that has a little more play in the tips then stiffens up through the center. The torsional flex is there and has a mild amount of give to it. This helps aid the center of the boards flex.
Stability: This board has a shape and camber profile that lends itself to being a bit more stable. I found that in really rutted out chop it would get bucked around from time to time, but more often than not it would absorb what was going on and plow through.
Ollies: This board has snap. Which should be evident by the camber profile. What helps this board is the wider blunted shape of the deck. You can really load it up and snap.
Pop On Jumps: This board is designed to be a park/b.c. freestyle board and as such it is great on jumps. The harder you snap after you’ve loaded it up the more you’re going to boost.
Butterability: This board has a spatula-like effect with it when you’re buttering. You can press into the nose or tail with ease and the board locks in and just lets you slather your buttery goodness all over the slopes. Hands down this was one of the easiest boards to butter I’ve ever ridden.
Jibbing: The big blunt shape really locks into presses. There’s enough snap from the C3 profile to boost out of the feature but it’s not so over powering you’re fighting it the whole time. C3 really locks into sideways slides and lets you hug the feature.
Carving: If you want to rip a carve, go for it. This board won’t hold you back for being a more freestyle focused deck. It’s got the right blend of flex, camber, and sidecut to lay a trench when you need to or be mellow and just surf a turn here and there.
Rider in Mind: The freestyle focused guy that wants to do it all.
Personal Thoughts: I have seriously never ridden a better buttering board. There is something about the shape and camber profile that just locks into a press on the snow with ease. It will let you do whatever you want and not question it. Railing turns I found that you could just carve up the slopes and then still play around. It’s one of those boards that might be a little mis-marketed as it’s a far more versatile deck than they let on.
Comparable Boards: Capita Ultrafear, K2 Bottle Rocket, Dinosaurs Will Die Geno
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