Lib Tech Skate Banana

The mad geniuses behind Mervin Manufacturing have come up with more weird and wonderful technology. This time? “Banana technology. Basically, this means reverse camber, a downward bowing out between your feet rather than the concave curve that a traditional board makes lying on a flat surface. While it might seem counterintuitive, this technology is meant to deliver heightened control between your bindings, while a slightly stiffened tip and tail add pop. According to Lib Tech Co-Founder and Head Banana of Marketing Pete Saari, this is one board that can do it all: “You can ride your wide, centered park stance everywhere and it works perfectly for jibbing, parks, steeps, ice, jumps, carving, and pow. Our whole shop is on Bananas and a bunch of our pros, including Jamie Lynn and Danny Kass. We think camber will be done in a few years.

Length: 156 cm
Sidecut radius: 8.3 m (Magne-Traction)
Waist width: 25.5 cm
Effective edge: 117 cm
Price: $430
Also available: 152, 159