A Follow Up Review
So my second time on the Lib Tech TRS BTX/MTX 154 was last week at Whistler, BC.
Very icy conditions with crud in the morning on some intermediate runs on the Solar
Coaster and Jersey Cream chairlifts but the board was so predictable in these
conditions that I could ride fearlessly.
Later in the day the sun loosened up the ice to make it packed yet forgiving
groomers on the 7th Heaven chairlift; the board was a blast bombing down
intermediate runs again, however, I think due to the size of the board and
the reverse camber it felt a little unstable at speed. Also, the board allows
you nice long sweeping turns at speed but if you need to cut quickly while in
your carve it seems the board pushes out a bit I guess because you only have
contact between your bindings giving less leverage to bite. I found myself
riding the front of the board to help get the board planted.
I did notice when going from one side of the mountain to the other via cat tracks
I found it difficult to hold an edge and track a straight line with this board.
Again, I believe it's the small amount of the board contacting the snow because of the
reverse camber. It slowed me down considerably unless I tucked and really put
pressure directly underfoot.
Lastly, at lunch I noticed an inch long chip below my left boot. Not sure how this
happened but the threads underneath the top sheet are cut and exposed. I'll have
to epoxy this to seal the core up.
I still absolutely love this board and feel it's rewards outshine it's shortcomings.
I'm worried about the longevity of it but will ride it happily until I destroy it.