Horsepower construction means strong and light, perfect for today’s progressive freestyle or powder ape with a job and some free time. Big guys need light set ups, their snowboards are always big, wide and long so a light construction makes a difference in the pow, on a chair, or when you are spinning after one of those fancy tricks. That's why LIB Tech uses some super lightweight materials like Bio Beans plastic which form the Topsheet and feature a high strength-to-weight ratio. The super fast TNT base offers you tons of speed while the directional twin is perfect for your park and powder adventures. As you can see, this board is simply perfect.
This extra wide board is suited for riders who want to bring their freestyle riding to the whole mountain. Directional twin offers more float in the powder while the lightweight construction supports your freestyle park riding.
This directional twin will provide you with some extra float in the deep fluffy stuff while still providing excellent switch riding capabilities. Due to the setback of the bindings towards the tail, the nose gets a little bit longer, while the shape of nose and tail is still symmetric. The Magne-Traction serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain, especially on hard pack and ice. They turn ice into powder.
The C2 profile means rocker between your feet with a strongly pronounced camber towards 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 Flex on the Skunk APE is medium/firm, this gives the board a balanced feel. It’s hard enough to stay in control on hard charged mountain lines or bigger kickers, but it still has enough flex for advanced powder buttering.
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 Paulownia on the toe and heel edges for the smoothest riding core with reduced weight and vibration. The combination of Bi-ax and Tri-Ax glass with eco volcanic basalt fibers surrounds the wood core and offers a lively and poppy ride. The TnT Base features a fast and low maintenance dual layered fluoro base material. Wax it or maybe skip a day. 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.
This board is also available in 'Ultra Wide' version. These are wider than wide boards and developed especially for snowboarders with large feet to avoid too much overhang of the boots. Wider boards also give you better float in powder.
For some 30+ years, Lib Tech has been pushing the limits of innovation in the surf and snow sports industry. Each year, their team of developers' hand builds new shapes, flexes, contours, and constructions and incorporates new materials into the production. A company that never stops changing is something we hugely admire, and doing so whilst keeping an eye on the environment will give you a big thumbs up from us any day of the week.