Lib Tech TRS HP Narrows

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The TRS is back as a Good Wood winner for a record-breaking 12th year in a row. The narrow version, for smaller riders, snagged another award for its powerful pop and versatility. Testers found the hybrid profile comprised of shortened rocker in the center, lengthened camber underfoot, and rocker in the tip and tail killed kickers and felt sturdy riding in and out of bounds. “Quick to initiate turns and a real hard carver,” our tallest tester said. “I like the flex on this board, as it’s super easy to pop. Nollies and butters were a breeze, though I washed out on my tail once, but that’s pretty standard with this looser flex pattern,” she explained. The sintered base was fast, and Magne-Traction sliced through the slop.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)
148N – 7.9 – 23.7
151N – 8.1 – 24.7

Flex: Medium-Firm

Camber:
XC2 (Rocker between the feet blends to camber beneath and outside them.)

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

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. 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: $600.00
Brand Name

Lib Tech

Product Type
Style

All Mountain

Gender

Womens

Length

148, 151

Manufacturers URL

http://www.lib-tech.com/snowboarding/

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “This board is like a new puppy—it just goes and goes. Since it’s softer in the nose, it was easy to spin and butter, and still held an edge really swell.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: “This board is like a new puppy—it just goes and goes. Since it’s softer in the nose, it was easy to spin and butter, and still held an edge really swell.”

Good Wood 2017 Presented by evo.com

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.