Lib Tech TRS Narrows

Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image

For the past four years, our ladies have loved this non-gendered deck for its predictability, stiffness, and carve-hungry sidecuts, but became enamored with it thanks to its playful characteristics and send-it vibe. "Holy playful pony!" exclaimed an exuberant tester. "This deck was perfect for snake runs because of the torsional softness; I could be on both edges at the same time and rail through whatever was in my way," she continued. This veteran Good Wood winner hasn't undergone any trans-gendered transformations--it still has a hybrid profile that puts shortened rocker in the center, and lengthened camber from underfoot through the contact points. Testers deemed this deck to have superior edge control and commented the Magne-Traction edges sliced through slop, "like a hot knife slicing through a mushy meat." Whatever that means...

Length (cm):

151

154

157

157MW

159

159MW

162

165

Flex:  6/10

Camber: Hybrid--minimal rocker with a camber dominant nose and tail

Base: Sintered

Shape: Twin

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

Price: $599.95
Brand Name

Lib Tech

Gender

Womens

Style

All Mountain

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

151, 154, 157, 157MW, 159, 159MW, 162, 165

Manufacturers URL

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

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “A little loose, but I liked how this twin with mange-traction edges was poppy and sendy— this deck does it all!”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328648

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester Quote: "A little loose, but I liked how this twin with mange-traction edges was poppy and sendy— this deck does it all!"

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.