Lib Tech TRS Narrow


Best Women’s All-Mountain Snowboards 2015-2016

Words: Heather Hendricks

Back as a Good Wood winner for a record-setting eleventh year in a row! Our lady testers loved the TRS Narrows for its ability to slay in all conditions. “This truly is a great all-mountain deck,” one Good Wooder praised. “It felt solid on jumps and easy to spin because of its short length, while at the same time it rode longer and was very stable when carving and cruising.” Shortened rocker with an extended camber profile make this deck powerful, poppy, and precise. The serrated Magne-Traction edges provided unparalleled edge control on everything from dust on crust to icy pipes.

From the testers: “This board was really fun on the hard pack conditions. The Magna-Traction edges ripped through the dicey snow, and turn initiation was spot on.”

Length (cm) — Sidecut Radius (m) — Waist Width (cm)

148 — 7.9 — 23.7
151 — 8.1 — 24.7

Flex: Medium

Camber: Hybrid (reverse between inserts, camber to tips)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: The measure of how deep or shallow the arc of a board’s edge is from the tips to the middle, in meters. A smaller radius, around six to seven meters means a board will generally turn tighter. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $560.00

148n, 151n

Good Wood 2017 Presented by

With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We’ve done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.