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Old 01-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been hearing a lot of hype around the lib tech snowboards. I currently ride a Burton custom X, but I was interested in converting over. Is there anyone out there who has made this jump and could give me some pros and cons of changing boards? I was thinking TRS. One thing that makes me skeptical of this change is that I don't see any pro riders riding lib tech snowboard. If these boards are so good, why aren't the pros riding them all over the place?
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh... I know Travis rice is a pro. But I am talking on winter x game I watched last weekend.
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Pretty sure that I saw a couple Lib Techs...or maybe it was just GNU...

I dunno but there's this; Snowboarders – Lib Tech
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I don't think you should base your board choice on what pro is riding them. Between sponsorships and ability and such, it should have very little impact on the perfect board for you.

Demo one or two Lib boards and find out for yourself!
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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IMO i wouldnt base my choice of gear off of x games riders.how often are hitting a 80 ft tall halfpipe and rocking zebra striped skin tight pants???..i look towards video segments and such to see the worlds best riders


Here are lib's pros: Hopefuly you recognize a couple on the list

Travis Rice
Mark Landvik
Eric Jackson
Jamie Lynn
Blair Habenicht
Chris Rasman
Sammy Luebke
Jason Robinson
Jesse Burtner
Jakob Wilhelmson
Kurt Jenson
Matt Cummins
Martin Cernik
Tucker Andrews
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I like my T-Rice. I assume your custom is camber? If so, the biggest question isn't should you go from burton to lib, but to determine what type of camber/rocker profile you want based on the type of riding you do.
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As far as I know, gnu is generally more focused on park, and libs are generally a bit stiffer and more all mountain oriented. Both are made by Mervin, so they'll have similar tech. That said, I saw a ton of gnus in the xgames.

I'm going from a burton supermodel 159 to a lib tech trs 154. I rode the riders choice in a 153*?* and was just a touch chattery at high speeds, but the trs is a bit stiffer and has a better camber profile for my taste.

Mervins hybrid profiles seem to be well respected as quiver killer decks. I think they has a very unique feel that is easily adaptable to most conditions. Some are just more geared towards park, and allmtn/pow. Idk if id feel conpletely comfortable having it as my only deck as I've always ridin straight camber and that's what I prefer. But well see when it gets here in a week. Do some research , demo a few if you can and you'll know if you like it pretty quick.
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yeah, lib tech has never had any pro riders.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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What I would like to see is a Mervin/Lib Tech/Gnu/Roxy Team video! I would buy two copies of this.

It would be such a great video - like, done in the artsy way of Volcom.
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^^^^^ +1 for a mervin team video

I've been thinking this for a while. The team is fat, get travis on board and spend some of that quicksilver money.

Quite a fe lib riders on the FWT this year
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