Seattle, WA (September 12, 2011) – In a special early season, limited release, Lib Technologies unveils “The Art of FLIGHT” T.Rice C2 Power Banana with Magne-Traction pro model snowboard. Every “The Art of FLIGHT” early release snowboard will come with The Art of FLIGHT book including a copy of the film on DVD and Blu-rayTM in a collector’s edition box. This limited edition package will only be available at core snowboard shops while supplies last starting in early October.
“This is something that we put together to thank loyal Lib Tech fans and snowboard shops. I’ve never heard of a snowboard package this awesome,” Travis says. “I spent the summer photo editing the book and working with Parillo on the art for the boards. For the price of most snowboards you get a limited edition of one of the best snowboards that I’ve ever ridden, a gorgeous book and ‘The Art of FLIGHT’ on Blu-rayTM, the way the film should be watched.”
The board features Travis’ favorite C2BTX banana tech rocker/camber combination contours and shapes tested on location during the making of “The Art of FLIGHT.” Travis and Lib Tech worked with Mike Parillo on an art piece that would make this board an instant collector’s item. It comes in both a twin pointy pow (161.5cm) and twin blunt jib shapes (153cm and 157cm).
Travis lead a team of photographers, editors and designers to create The Art of FLIGHT book, an oversized, photo-driven book featuring the stunning images captured and exclusive stories made while filming “The Art of FLIGHT.” Published by Red Bull Media House in association with Mervin Manufacturing, all 200 pages are printed on 100-pound silk finish paper using unparalleled printing techniques. The 5,000 limited edition books, a portion of which are only available as part of the Lib Tech package, will be individually numbered with a hand stamp and sold in a luxurious, 3D, collector’s edition box.
As with all Lib Tech, GNU and Roxy snowboards, Travis’ boards are handcrafted near Canada at Mervin Manufacturing in Carlsborg, WA. Travis has worked closely with the Mervin Experimental Divison to fine-tune his flexes, contours and geometries to all-terrain freeride perfection. Travis’ weapon of choice, his Lib Tech pro model, has been strapped on for wins at King of the Hill, Air and Style, Natural Selection and X Games, while the board itself boasts “Good Wood” and countless “Editor’s Choice” nods.
Register your T.Rice Limited Edition board at www.mervin.com/register and be eligible to win Mike Parrillo’s full sized board art print from Asymbol signed by the artist, Mike Parillo! For more info go to: asymbolgallery.com or lib-tech.com.
Sizes: 153, 157, 161.5. Each size features a unique element of Mike Parrillo’s artwork.
Available: Specialty snowboard shops that carry Lib Tech starting this October
Mervin Manufacturing is the leading designer and manufacturer of snowboarding and skateboarding products built at the world’s most environMENTAL snowboard factory by people who ride them. Mervin Manufacturing was founded by snowboarders Mike Olson and Pete Saari in 1977. In an industry where virtually every other snowboard company has moved production to China or offshore, Mervin is the longest running and last major snowboard factory in the USA. Based out of Carlsborg, Washington, between the rugged Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges, Mervin is a direct link between riding and manufacturing.