Lib Tech - Travis Rice Orca Snowboard - 150 NEW FOR 2021

Lib Tech - Travis Rice Orca Snowboard - 150 NEW FOR 2021

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Lib Tech’s 2021 Orca is collaboration with snowboarding legend Travis Rice, aimed at creating the snowboards of his dreams. And being one of the greatest snowboarders on the planet, you can bet your bottom dollar that Travis Rice’s dreams revolve around the very highest levels of snowboarding performance and absolute dominance in every aspect of the sport. Behold then, the Orca! Lib Tech’s all-mountain freestyle technical powder predator!

The Orca is, in Travis Rice’s own words, “simply put, the best snowboard I’ve ever ridden.” That is extraordinarily high praise coming from a snowboarder of his calibre, and it probably has something to do with Lib Tech’s state-of-the-art construction techniques.

It features Lib Tech’s ground breaking Whale Tail Technology, a tail construction developed specifically for this board. A fresh take on the classic fishtail powder-specific board shape, it features the classic swallow cut-out to help it sink into powder, but has a very tight radius and a short, steep rise. This makes it incredibly responsive and maneuverable even in deep snow and really allows you to lean into the front of the board without ever burying the nose.

An Xtreme C2 Banana camber profile has been included which has been adapted from the award winning C2 profile, and provides a shorter, more aggressive rocker between the feet with a longer camber that sits more underfoot. This makes initiating turns easy and helps maintain float in powder. This profile also contains extra tip and tail pressure to enhance pop, stability and precision.

This sharp short rise in the tail and a gradual rise to the classic extra-wide powder nose at the front give the board plenty of float, and in true directional board style, it has a long nose and set-back binding mountings for a tail-heavy, surfy stance. All this makes it the perfect partner for even the deepest of backcountry powder sessions.

However, what makes this board so dreamy is that, unlike most powder-specific fishtail boards, it also features plenty of tech that makes it just as fun to ride on the hard pack as in soft stuff. Lib Tech’s innovative Magne-Traction edge construction give the board a serrated shape which digs into crust and grants absolutely effortless edge hold in the steepest and iciest conditions. The Aspen and Paulownia wood core is very lightweight yet strong, and features triaxial and biaxial fiberglass with Basalt Alloy struts. This creates outstanding torsional strength and stability, which makes it incredibly stable and responsive, even in the choppiest of chop and crust.

Coming with a generous wide waistline, this board is literally made for ploughing deep powder and carving up the courduroy. The wide shape allows you to really lay it over onto its edges without the slightest bit of toe drag, so you can edge out the biggest carves on the hardpack and the surfiest of deep powder turns. A deep 7 meter side cut will really get you laying out those perfect turns and massive snow sprays just like the master himself.

Lib Tech’s goal was to create a directional board focused on high performance fun, and with the T. Rice Orca, they have done exactly that! If you love effortlessness carving around the resort and floating through the deepest pillowy powder, this board truly is the stuff of dreams.
 
Features Include
  • Horespower construction - Lighter and Smooth construction containing a two-type wood core, Basalt Tri/Bi-ax fibre glass, Bio Beans tops sheet, TNT base, Birch and sintered sidewalls and tip/tail impact deflection
  • Xtreme C2 BTX - Hybrid Banana rocker and Camber profile, extra solid tip and tail pressure for power, pop, precision and total stability. Medium amount of pressure between your feet for carving, edge hold on ice and float in pow
  • MTX Magne-Traction - Seven points of focused edge control to provide unreal edge hold and control in all conditions. By creating a serrated edge with 7 bumps you get more contact with the snow and more grip and control
  • Tri/Bi-Ax Fibreglass - The perfect blend of Tri-Ax fibreglass at 45°, 45° and 90° to enhance torsional strangth and Bi-Ax fibreglass at 0° and 90° to enhance pop
  • 60% Aspen/ 40% Paulownia Wood Core - Ultra lightweight, durable, strong and environmentally sustainable wood that feels lively
  • Eco Sublimated Bio-beans top sheet - Environmentally friendly bio-plastic top sheet created from Beans! Eco-friendly and providing the best strength to weight ratio of all top sheet materials on the market!
  • UHMW Sidewalls - Unique to Lib Tech boards these are tough, fast, hard, waterproof and best of all eco friendly due to the lack of toxic ABS!
  • UHMW Tip & Tail Impact Deflection - Reinforcements to protect your board from scratches, dings and de-lams
  • Birch Internal Sidewalls - 90 degree pop tech and power transfer spines developed in Lib Tech skateboards are placed along the sidewalls to add extra control, strength and more pop
  • Sintered Knife Cut Base - Ultra Fast, durable base with high wax absorption
  • Hand Crafted in the USA (Near Canada) -Hand built snowboard by enthusiastic staff at Mervin. Each board comes with the individual makers mark of approval
The Lowdown
  • Rider Profile: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Mountain Profile: All Mountain/Freeride/Powder
  • Camber Profile: XC2 BTX Hybrid
  • Shape:Directional
  • Flex: Firm 7/10
  • Condition:Brand New - Factory Waxed