Board: Lib Tech Box Scratcher
Camber Option: BTX. Rocker between the feet with a mellow camber under foot and Magnetraction on the edge.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, warm temps, firm to slush snow depending on where you went on the mountain.
Flex: This board comes in with a slightly around medium flex to it. You have an abundance of flex and play in the tips, stiffening up under foot, and then more play between the feet giving it that close to a middle of the road flex pattern. The torsional give is abundant and easy to engage.
Stability: With the wider platform you’ll notice a bit of stability in this deck. While it’s lively there’s a slight dampness to it that is a characteristic of American made products. It will bend and flex with every contour in the snow, but not enough that you will fold it or get bucked.
Ollies: With the micro camber zones under foot from the BTX you end up having an area that you can load up that will pop. While not the snappiest deck I’ve been on it’s got enough power to get you up onto a rail or over a feature. It’s very easy to engage which helps in making the whole mountain your skatepark.
Pop On Jumps: There’s enough snap for small to medium jumps. But that’s not what this board is meant for.
Butterability: With a wider platform and rocker dominate profile you have a board that can swivel, sizzle, and press into the snow however you see fit. The flex pattern is playful while the board is still precise with how it engages and locks into a press.
Jibbing: This is where this board shines the brightest. It has a great sweet spot in the tips that locks into presses with ease. Between the feet while reverse camber is still soft enough to hug a rail and slide perfectly. The flex gives is forgiving yet there’s still snap when you need it.
Carving: Surprisingly the sidecut doesn’t suck on this board and you can rip a turn when you need to. I found that edge to edge transmission was quick and snappy. If you want to rail a hard turn you can drive the board from the back foot through the middle.
Rider in Mind: Jib guy that wants to make the whole mountain a skatepark.
Personal Thoughts: For a board that’s designed around being a jib stick it surprised me at its versatility. Whether I was railing a hard carve or popping off a roller this board was just a blast. It’s one of those decks that’s more well rounded than the marketing lets you believe.
Comparable Boards: Arbor Draft, Dinosaurs Will Die Rat, K2 WWW
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