Board: Libtech Short Wide
Camber Option: C3. Libtech’s version of camber 2.0. Camber under foot with a almost not so present reverse camber between the feet.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195 lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: A foot of fresh snow, low to high winds depending on where you were on the mountain, blower pow, chunder pow, pow groomers, and solid visibility with gray skies.
Flex: This board rides like a twin middle of the road park board. You have two nice sweet spots out in the tip and the tail then a stiffer section through the middle with a fair amount of torsional flex.
Stability: The stability of this board is derived from its width. This board is just so wide it plows through everything in its path and you don’t feel too much chatter. In rutted out terrain it rarely gets knocked around, it just wants to get on top of everything and keep on charging.
Ollies/Pop: This board has pop. The C3 combined with the width gives you such a great platform to pop with. It’s easy to engage (which I believe is more to do with the flex pattern and width than the camber profile) and rebounds immensely. You want to get sending in the pow, this is it.
Butterability: Oh my god this board butters like no other. It’s so easy to engage and just push into. This board wants to spread some buttery love all over the slopes. That sweet spot in the tip and tail is easy to get your weight over and just locks in and holds.
Carving: This board can actually rip a hard carve. That was the first thing that surprised me. I left a trench in a groomer when cutting back to the base area that rivaled other boards. The set up is quick and nimble. I will say that slashy carves or turns are this boards strong suit, but you can also lay one over when you have to.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants to drastically downsize.
Personal Thoughts: I wasn’t sure what to make of this board when I got it. I understand the short and fat revolution, but this boards shape just seemed like it should be more of a park board than a pow board. I did hit the park with it and it was super fun, but in pow this board just floats due to the width, and on groomers it still holds and edge and rails turns. I do believe this deck is more of a novelty than something people should actively seek out.
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