Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013

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Lib Tech - Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013
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If you’ve been dreaming of taking your freestyle moves out of the park and onto the rest of the mountain, the Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard is your tool. Lib Tech moves the camber in the tip and tail slightly closer to the center of this board to focus on pop, giving you a bit more shock absorption for landing big hits, and ease of turn initiation. Also added is a smoother tip and tail curve for better float in powder. Wahoo.

Product Details

Rocker Type

EC2 Elliptical Camber / Banana Blend (EC2 BTX)Elliptical Camber combined with Banana Rocker moves the camber closer to your bindings, slightly reducing the amount of pressure at tip and tail. This gives a slightly smoother and more forgiving ride than C2.

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)6-7 depending on size

Shape

True TwinA true twin snowboard shape is ideal for riders who want to ride switch or play in the park. The nose and tail are identical and the flex is evenly distributed throughout the entirety of the board. True twins are perfectly symmetrical.

Core

Columbian Gold CoreExperimental new dead tree with the highest compression response ever used in a snowboard

Laminates

Basalt / Fiberglass ComboBasalt is produced in a clean, pure process consisting of high heat and absent of toxic additives. Not only is it safer for humans, it’s easier to recycle. Basalt fiber has strength properties much higher than fiberglass and better damping properties for a smooth ride.

Sidewalls

Soy-Based Elastomer Sidewalls

Power Transfer Internal SidewallsThe same futuristic power 90º pop technology from Lib Tech's world record setting skateboards and power transfer spines, only this time Lib Tech has placed it along the sidewall of your board to add board control to our sandwich construction: stronger, more pop, and more control.

Base

TNTFast and low maintenance dual layered fluoro base material: Wax it or maybe skip a day.

Edges

Magne-Traction™Serrated edges slice through the snow with 7 strategically located and sized bumps along each side of your sidecut giving you insane edge hold and precision control. The biggest bumps are at and between your feet where your balance is centered adding maximum control and power where you need it most. The bumps outside your feet are smaller and less aggressive providing tip and tail control but maintaining freestyle freedom.

Graphics

Art by Mike Parillo

Additional Features

Correct Sandwich ConstructionSUPER LIGHT SPIN WEIGHT! The perfect blend of pickles and mustard: UHMW sidewalls and Power Transfer Internal sidewalls

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freestyle More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 153 156 159 161
Effective Edge (mm) 1130 1160 1190 1220
Tip Width (mm) 292 295 298 300
Waist Width (mm) 251 253 255 258
Tail Width (mm) 292 295 298 300
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5
Stance Setback (in) 0 0 0 0
Stance Range (in) 20-26 20-26 20-26 20-26
Rider Weight (lbs) 130+ 135+ 140+ 150+
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

Lib Tech products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (7)
  • Carving ability (6)
  • Lots of pop (4)
  • Smooth stability (4)
  • Good flexibility (3)

Cons

  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • All mountain (7)
  • Freeriding (5)
  • Speed (4)
  • Park (3)
  • Powder (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Shred 'til dead sled

I have the 2012 161 model, but ain't nothing changed but the graphics. This is a great board, but it may take more than a few runs to get used to. I rode...Read complete review

I have the 2012 161 model, but ain't nothing changed but the graphics. This is a great board, but it may take more than a few runs to get used to. I rode a bunch last year and this year and I feel like it is just getting broken in. It is definitely on the stiff side. I weigh 205 and am a fast power-carver-surf-slash-style rider. I mainly bomb and carve the groomers and hunt the pow and thread trees. I do ride natural and switch. I prefer natural hits but I also like to throw some jibs and hit some park jumps, etc. The only drawback of this board is that with the rocker hump between the feet, it twitches side to side when bombing it flat base style on the groomers, and you can feel the Magnatraction lumps trying to grab. I am more comfortable keeping it on a rail at higher speeds. Now that the board is getting more broken in that effect seems to be improving some. Or maybe I am just used to it. This is my first board that was not a true all camber; so for me it is a welcome to the future of new concaves type deal. This is pretty close to the perfect all mountain shred stick.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

*Decent* All-Mountain

The Attack Banana is a great all mountain board.However, it was not for me. The board didn't seem to have any particular positive attributes that stood out. It was decent at high speeds,...Read complete review

The Attack Banana is a great all mountain board.However, it was not for me. The board didn't seem to have any particular positive attributes that stood out. It was decent at high speeds, decent in the park (especially for spinning), and pretty good in the powder. Although it was supposed to have soft landings, I did not find that attribute in this board. If for whatever reason you like a little flex in your board, ie. riding bumps, pressing, etc, I wouldn't reccomend it.

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4.0

Shred 'til dead sled

By 

from Denali National Park

About Me Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Barney Buster
  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Lots Of Pop
  • On The Stiff Side
  • Solid Atv
  • Well Balanced

Cons

  • Twitchy When Flat Basing

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Defending The Universe
  • Freeriding
  • Park
  • Powder
  • Ripping
  • Shredding
  • Speed
  • Tearing
  • Tricks

Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

I have the 2012 161 model, but ain't nothing changed but the graphics. This is a great board, but it may take more than a few runs to get used to. I rode a bunch last year and this year and I feel like it is just getting broken in. It is definitely on the stiff side. I weigh 205 and am a fast power-carver-surf-slash-style rider. I mainly bomb and carve the groomers and hunt the pow and thread trees. I do ride natural and switch. I prefer natural hits but I also like to throw some jibs and hit some park jumps, etc. The only drawback of this board is that with the rocker hump between the feet, it twitches side to side when bombing it flat base style on the groomers, and you can feel the Magnatraction lumps trying to grab. I am more comfortable keeping it on a rail at higher speeds. Now that the board is getting more broken in that effect seems to be improving some. Or maybe I am just used to it. This is my first board that was not a true all camber; so for me it is a welcome to the future of new concaves type deal. This is pretty close to the perfect all mountain shred stick.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice but not for me

By 

from Sarasota, FL

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast
  • Tough

Cons

  • Dings Easily
  • Hard To Maneuver
  • Heavy
  • Too Stiff
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • All Mountain

Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

It is a really heavy board as if it was made from hard metal. Its good on ice but really bad in powder and in fast turns. It doesnt cost its money.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great board!

By 

from West Orange, NJ

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Lots Of Pop

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding

    Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

    This is a beautiful board that has lots of pop and the magnatraction really makes you stick. Definitely an amazing board to add to your quiver!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    good

    By 

    from Russia, Perm, Tbilisskaya 23-49, 614090

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Carving Ability
    • Fast
    • Good Flexibility
    • Lightweight
    • Lots Of Pop
    • Smooth Stability
    • Tough
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

    • Dings Easily
    • Hard To Maneuver
    • Heavy
    • Poor Ride
    • Too Stiff
    • Unstable
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Park
    • Powder
    • Speed
    • Tricks

    Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

    go and jump!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Beautiful

    By 

    from Fresno, CA

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Flexibility

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

        Can't wait to try this out during the season, will update the review once that happens

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        153 shorty all mountain shred stick

        By 

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Advanced

        Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

        Pros

        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Good Flexibility
        • Smooth Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Park
          • Speed

          Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

          I'm 5'7'' and weight about 165 and wanted a shorter, more playful board, so went with the 153 Attack Banana this year. I usually ride a 157 - 159 and was amazed how well this shorty did in the deep stuff. Worked great all over the mountain, was stable at speed, and a blast in the park. Perfectly playful flex with enough stiffness in the tail for landings. Was a little apprehensive about the extruded base not being fast enough but this thing is a little rocket! This might be due to the shorter size/less surface area. Would definitely recommend it as a great all mountain board.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Just like heaven; even on ice.

          By 

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Fast
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain

            Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

            Why did I ever go away from Lib? It was always my board of choice until some friends hooked me up with a few freebies. Never quite satisfied and bit the bullet to buy the Attack Banana. A huge difference in stability, control and responsiveness. Rode it on Whistler Blackcomb for 3 days on spring corn down low and on hard-packed glacier conditions up high. Makes those days when you have to ride groomers enjoyable. Hoping for some late season pow to test it out.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By 

            from Reno

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carving Ability
            • Fast
            • Smooth Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Mountain

              Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

              Can't believe how quick and much more stable this board is compared to my old one. But then again, it'd been 10 years since I'd upgraded...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              *Decent* All-Mountain

              By 

              from stevens pass

              About Me Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fast

              Cons

              • Too Stiff

              Best Uses

              • Powder
              • Speed
              • Tricks

              Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

              The Attack Banana is a great all mountain board.However, it was not for me. The board didn't seem to have any particular positive attributes that stood out. It was decent at high speeds, decent in the park (especially for spinning), and pretty good in the powder. Although it was supposed to have soft landings, I did not find that attribute in this board. If for whatever reason you like a little flex in your board, ie. riding bumps, pressing, etc, I wouldn't reccomend it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Attack Banana... Name says it all

              By 

              from Edmonton, Alberta

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Carving Ability
              • Lots Of Pop
              • Smooth Stability
              • Tough

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Freeriding

                Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

                Having a board called the Attack Banana is a sweet deal in itself. I got this board this year and have already taken it out five times. From park to trees to groomers, I am not worried where I am riding or with who. This board does it all for me, and does it well.
                Definitely a good buy.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Attack Banana 159

                By 

                from Stevens Pass

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                Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

                This is a really good all mountain ripper EC2 tech suits kind of like having all the tech from Lib but a mellow version. This board isn't too stiff or too soft. Very good flex.. with a little bot stiffer tail. I could see myself riding this from the steeps to the park to more pow.

                 
                5.0

                Attack Banana > Denzel Washington

                By 

                from Seattle

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                Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

                Do you have any idea how sweet orange juice tastes when it's been freshly squeezed by Denzel Washington himself? Not half as sweet as the Attack Banana by Lib Tech. The flex on this board is perfect for the all-mountain rider that truly rides ALL over the mountain - groomers, dense trees, deep pow, and even a little park. The tip and tail are softened just enough to make the board playful, while the elliptical camber under foot gives the board unbelievable throttle and edge control. The price tag is a little high, but the Attack Banana is on its own plane of do-it-all performance. There's no doubt this board gets the coveted "cherished all-mountain rip stick" award.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pepperoni

                By 

                from Seattle, WA

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                Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

                Rips. Therefore, when on this, I ripped. So you'd probably rip too. Demoed this guy mostly down groomers, with a litte crud and trees sprinkled in - no problems to be had. Road the 153 (I'm 5'10"ish, 160ish) and it seemed to be pretty stable going mach fast. The Magna-traction locked in and didn't feel catchy to me at all. This had a good amount of pop off little bumps, also had a little play - so I am sure a guy who charges harder than I could use this in the park, but I would say the true habitat you'd find aggressive bananas would be all mountain, off-trail stuff. Bit on the stiffer side - tipping to away from the noodle. This definitely has good control with some float that'd be wonderful dropping cliffs or bonking trees. Today, I learned how to secretly slice a banana without peeling it. Just another piece of evidence why bananas are awesome. Monkeys eat'em too. Therefore, anything banana associated should be awesome as well. get some.

                 
                4.0

                Attack of the Bananna

                By 

                from Stevens Pass

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                Comments about Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2BTX Snowboard 2013:

                Killer playful board for all styles of riding. This board is a poppy mid-flexing board. Hold its own in the crud with the magne-traction and super fun in the pow. Will excel in the park or off your backcountry booter. And then later in the day when you decide to hike the freeride line you have been staring at all day, it will get it done!

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