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Old 10-06-2010, 01:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Heya I've got a question about the 2011 lib tech banana magic. I've been asking around to several shops and have gotten several answers to this question- is there regular camber from the bindings to the tips on the 2011 banana magic? I know the lib site says its just enhanced BTX, and a few shops told me the same thing, but 2 shops I contacted had a look and would swear that its got regular camber outboard of the bindings. That and several reviews (e.g., transworld snowboarding) say that there is camber outboard of the bindings.

I ask because I'll be in the states in a coupla weeks (over from Holland) and want to take advantage of the good exchange rate and get a new deck. I had been riding regular cambered all mountain freestyle boards for ages (from Ride and K2), then 2 seasons ago tried a skate banana and really liked the magnetraction and thought the reverse camber was loads of fun, but that the board was not quite aggressive enough. Didn't really push back out of turns at speed and etc. So I'm looking for an upgrade, but want to stick with magnetraction and would like to stay with the reverse camber between the feet- works for me. Thanks!

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The C2 BTX generally means rocker between the feet and camber from bindings to nose/tail, so the answer to your question is :
YES, there is regular camber from the bindings to the tips, just like the RC from Never Summer.

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is the 09 and 10 models the same set up except for graphics?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Banana Magic is not a C2 BTX. I saw a couple of sites with that and it is false. It's just BTX. Rocker between the feet. It's right on Lib Tech's site too:

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Says BTX right there. If it had camber outside the bindings, it would be called a C2 BTX. I rode this board, trust me... it's not a C2.

Give me the name of those shops. I'll try and see if I can get a Lib Tech rep to talk to them about the tech.
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Thanks for the replies. The responses I got from Evo and blue tomato was that it is BTX but with more rocker than the usual libs. The guys at Porter Tahoe and Hot Zone though had a look and told me that to their eye there is indeed camber outboard of the bindings on the 2011 model when they lined it up against a T.Rice. The idea was that maybe to avoid confusion lib called this board BTX when perhaps its better called something like C2 with extra rocker...? Looked at shops around ehre in Holland and they aren't carrying the magic, just bananas and T.Rice models.

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Well, I definitely didn't notice that it was cambered in the tip and tail. I'll find out for sure directly from Lib and keep you posted.

I would think Lib Tech would advertise it as a hybrid camber if it really was that. As far I know and felt, it was just a deeper rocker dead center of the board.
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lib tech wouldnt advertise shit if they felt like it
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lib tech wouldnt advertise shit if they felt like it
Thank you for that lovely insight. I have to poop now.
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here's your options T.Rice, TRS, Dark, riders Choice, Altered Genetics, Kass, Temple, Lando, Lynn. Lando and lynn have a mellow Magnetraction
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Obviously I'm in some kind of misunderstanding then :-/. Thought its C2 also, my bad
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