Lib Tech Board T-Rice HP 157W 2017 Snowboard
Designed in Jackson Hole to do what has never been done.
Travis Rice himself calls this board the best board on the planet, which is why you will see him riding the LIBTech T.Rice Pro HP in his new movie! He likes it because his 164 cm feels like a 161 due to HP technology which makes the board lighter and stronger. All basalt, environmentally friendly construction and Bio-Plastic Beans for the Topsheet are responsible for the super lightweight version of the T.Rice Pro model. Built into Travis Rices’ favorite Jackson Hole designed C2 Banana snowboard geometries and featuring Magne-Traction technology for unreal edge hold and control in all conditions. Limitless all mountain freestyle performance…this board is built so you and Travis can do what has never been done before. With a super fast sintered base which allows you to hit the pro-line, even during the warmest days of the season. Watch some of his video parts to get you into the right mood and check out what´s possible with the T.Rice!
This board is suited for riders who want to bring their freestyle riding to the whole mountain, with a board that has a strong and long lasting pop.
This snowboard comes in a Twin Performance Freestyle Shape. Tip and tail are of equal length and width combined with a centered radial sidecut. The snowboard rides equally well in both directions with a focus on all-mountain jib/freestyle and park. The Magne-Traction serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain, especially on hard pack and ice. They turn ice into powder.
Up to a length of 157W, the T Rice Pro HP comes with a Blunted Jib Nose / Tail. The big advantage of this shape is that the board offers the same effective edge length as a bigger sized board with a standard Nose and Tail shape. Imagine if you'd cut the nose and tail of a board with 164 cm down to 161, the overall length gets shorter, but the effective edge length stays the same.
Above 161,5 cm, the board comes with a Pointy Nose. The big advantage here is an increased float and with better riding characteristics, especially in powder.
C2 means Rocker between your feet combined with radial cambers out to the contact points on tip and tail. Precise perfection in turning, jibbing and unreal float in pow combined with a tip to tail control, power, and pop of camber.
The combined banana camber geometry adds confidence-building stability from nose to tail, as well as control in those critical moments. Banana Technology enables unreal float in the powder with unlimited freestyle action without cutting an edge. Your Jibboard is your Powderboard, your Powderboard is your Parkboard.
The Medium-stiff flex of the T. Rice HP provides stability at high speeds and insane amounts of control while offering you the power and flexibility you need to stomp big freestyle moves.
The 'Horsepower construction' HP is lighter than the 'Original Power Construction' OP, environmentally nicer due to the usage of bio beans and basalt fiber and offers an extremely smooth ride. The core consists of a strong Aspen spine with Columbian Gold on either side for a crisp pop and Polonia on the toe and heel edges for the smoothest riding core with reduced weight and vibration. The combination of Bi-ax and Tri-Ax fiberglass with eco volcanic basalt fibers surrounds the Woodcore and offers a lively and poppy ride. The sintered Base is compression hardened amorphous UHMW skived from the billet to create the toughest, fastest, best wax holding base material around. Slides best and fastest when waxed regularly to match local snow conditions. Birch Internal Sidewalls are placed along the sidewall of your board to add board control to the sandwich construction. Stronger, more pop, and more control. The UHMW Sintered Sidewalls are a Lib Tech innovation. Twice as sintered as any other sidewall. Tough, fast, hard, waterproof, handsome and light. NO TOXIC ABS! Due to the edges, which do not go throughout at tip and tail, these areas are protected by a 'UHMW Tip/Tail impact deflection' system to avoid damage. Finally, the Bio Beans Topsheet features a tough and eco-sublimated layer to complete the construction.
- Twin Freestyle / Freeride Shape
- Travis Rice Pro Model
- C2 - Rocker Camber Profile
- Magne-Traction serrated edges
- HP Construction
- Core: Aspen/Columbian Gold/Polonia
- Bi-ax / Tri-ax Fiberglas with basalt fibers
- Bio Beans Topsheet
- Sintered Base
- Birch Internal Sidewalls
- UHMW sintered Sidewalls
- UHMW Tip/Tail impact deflection
- Handmade in the USA
This board is also available in 'Wide' version. These are wider than normal boards and developed especially for snowboarders with large feet (EU size 44+) to avoid too much overhang of the boots. Wider boards also give you better float in powder.
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