Board: Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker
Camber Option: C2. Camber under foot with a shortened reverse camber in the middle.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A mix of big clouds, blue skies, and some haze thrown in. The snow was soft and mashed potato like to firm and fast.
Flex: Around the middle of the road for an all mountain flex. There’s a decent amount of torsional give. There’s a nice sweet spot in the tip and tail just past the camber zone which makes the board lock into presses.
Stability: At speed on groomed terrain this board is great. At speed in chunder and uneven terrain, well better have knees that are willing to get knocked around. You will feel everything. It’s a board that is lively and as such you can feel every contour or transition in the snow, but not in a way that makes you feel like you’re going to get bucked.
Ollies: To initiate the pop on this board is easy. It snaps decently and has enough power in it to get you onto a urban approach feature, over a slow sign, or to boost off a roller. It’s skate like in its approach which makes it easy to find things to jump over.
Pop On Jumps: This deck has enough snap for small to large jumps albeit on the bigger stuff you will want to land bolts. It’s got enough snap to work well off any lip and just the right amount of flex to be forgiving on a tranny.
Butterability: The tips have snap which gives this board rebound when you’re pushing into a butter. It’s not a bad thing nor is it something that hinders the board, it’s just there and once you get accustomed to it, you’ll find that it locks in and is playful.
Jibbing: There’s two great sweet spots just outside the camber zones in the tips. This is where the board locks in till you want to pop out of the feature. The center of the board with the reverse camber is flexible enough that it will lock into a rail and not fight you while also being playful enough on a box to spin around.
Carving: This board can lay a carve with ease. I found that setting it on edge and then center flexing it would give you a tight exit out of any turn. It transitions from toe to heel with next to no effort. This is a board that is fun to carve on.
Rider in Mind: The guy that wants to make the mountain a skatepark and isn’t afraid of having a non-asymetrical twin shape.
Personal Thoughts: So this board has some fun things going for it. First the sidecut is great for ripping carves. Second the flex is playful and fun yet still lets you push yourself on it. Third the camber profile gives you snap but is still forgiving enough to be lazy on butters and tricks when you’re just not feeling it. Terrain Wrecker is a correct name as this board can destroy anything in its path.
Comparable Boards: Capita Indoor Survival, Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick, Nitro SMP
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