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Lib Tech Tech: Camber Profiles Enhanced Banana

Lib Tech BTX Enhanced Banana.  This profile is Lib Tech‘s highest rocker between the feet and has a slight camber after.  Magical numerical formulas are used to find the perfect blend of rocker and camber to create superior float in powder, catch free freestyle and end to end stability.  Found on the Banana Magic HP, !BTX! is great in all conditions, particularly in ice, carving and pow.  This is a great board for any rider who wants a sports car like feel under foot.

Lib Tech Tech: Camber Profiles

Camber Profiles:   Lib Tech snowboards come with a few different camber profiles.  Camber is the property of the board when it on a flat surface.  Traditional camber will have a rise or arch in the center of the board, with the nose and tail touching the surface, creating the shape of an arch.    Reverse camber or rocker is pretty much the opposite of camber.  The nose and tail of the board rise above the ground while the middle of the board is touching, making a very open “U” shape.   There is also flat camber, which is where the board will be flat when on the ground.  The Lib Tech and Gnu line ups use a blend of these cambers to create board profiles that are engineered, prototyped and tested to find the perfect blend for various riding styles. All of the new  Lib Tech boards have a rocker or “banana” profile.  The banana helps keep the optimum amount of pressure between the rider’s feet allowing for maximum control.

Lib Tech Tech: Camber Profiles: C2BTX

Sometimes called “hybrid camber,” Lib Tech C2BTX was developed for the aggressive all mountain ripper that needed a little more power, stability and control.  This is Travis Rice’s favorite blend and was designed for those power riders that are pushing the envelope.  The added camber has a solid amount of pressure to the tip and tail that is needed for the bigger, faster, harder, higher take-offs and landings.    These boards are great in all conditions for the intermediate and advanced rider, especially in big landings and critical lines.  The boards with C2BTX are the TRS, Travis Rice Pro, Dark Series, and Skunk Apes.

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Lib Tech Tech: Camber Profiles: EC2BTX

EC2BTX- Elliptical Camber/Banana Blend.

The middleman for BTX and C2BTX, EC2 has a mellower, elliptical camber from the feet at that allows for easy turns, great edge hold and a medium amount of pressure from the nose and tail.  This profile allows the rider to have great pop, excellent stability and extra smiles freestyle.  Featured only on the Attack Banana for Lib Tech Snowboards, this is the only board you will need if there can be only one… snowboard for this winter.  It will kill it all, park, powder and big mountain freeriding. Here are the other types of Bananas you can get at Eternal.

Lib Tech Tech: Camber Profiles: BTX

BTX- Banana Tech.

In 2006 Lib Tech Snowboards introduced the very first Skate Banana was in production  and the snowboard industry was turned on its head.  Here was a board that was easy to ride, floated in powder, carved on ice and enjoyed noisy laps in the park.  Suddenly, snowboarding was even more fun!  BTX has rocker between the feet and slight to flat camber outside of the feet. Good all over the mountain and any condition, but best at jibbing, pow and having fun, this catch-free profile is available on the Skate Banana, Birdman HP and Lib Ripper.

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