Lib Tech Attack Banana - 2012

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It’s about time Lib Tech created the Attack Banana! It’s been a tough time choosing between the Skate Banana with the buttery soft and playful Banana profile and the TRS series with the more aggressive, responsive and lively C2 Banana profile. Now you can go straight down the middle and take the Attack Banana with its EC2 Banana profile, a halfway house between the two.

Manufacturer's Description:

All Terrain Freestyle Techno Quiver Killer! EC2 is C2 Technology enhanced, EC2 is Elliptical! We added Elliptical Camber, slightly shortened contact lengths and a smoother, more powder friendly tip and tail entry. The Elliptical camber moves the apex of the camber inward (closer underfoot), which helps distribute tip and tail pressure more evenly, provides a more focused pop, and creates better suspension to absorb big landings. The slightly shorter contact lengths make it more agile and user friendly on hardpack and pow. Win! Win! Art by Mike Parillo

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Available in Wide Hybrid rocker/camber construction Twin shape Green or Eco Friendly construction

Year: 2012


Available Lengths (cm):
153, 156, 159, 159W, 161W


Riding Style:
Freestyle/Park


Specifications:

Eliptical Camber/Banana Combo with Magne-Traction
Twin all terrain freestyle attack tool
Freedom and float of banana
End-to-end pop/stability of C2
Basalt/fiberglass combo
Columbian Gold core
Power transfer internal sidewalls
Beans top sheet


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Lib Tech Attack Banana

Snowboard Review:

Watch the 2012 Lib Tech Attack Banana Video Snowboard Review

2012 Lib Tech Attack Banana Video Snowboard Review

The Lib Tech Attack banana EC2 BTX is a halfway measure of the original skate banana and the powerful C2 banana found in all of Lib Tech’s more all-mountain boards, you know, the ones that Travis Rice and Lando ride - the EC2 banana is more playful than C2 Banana boards but certainly not a noddle by any means! This board kills it in all types of terrain! Straight up.

I picked the perfect time to test the Attack Banana - 9:30am, when the conditions were rock hard! And I do mean bullet proof! I’ve got to say, after endless amounts of times testing Magna-Traction boards in these types of gnarly hard pack conditions, it really does give you the confidence to go for it. When you carve on the Attack Banana you really feel the bite and control of the Mag edges and the very slight camber in the profile, allowing you to really commit onto both edges without any worry of slipping out. The Attack Banana has plenty of pop and was incredibly easy to butter and press on snow, as well as on park features like the Skate Banana.

After half a day of hammering the Attack Banana through every type of snow condition and terrain I can vouch that this Banana is designed to do everything. I would have loved to have taken it through some insane waist deep POW to see whether or not the Attack banana lives up to the marketing blurb but I’ve ridden the skate banana in POW and that rode really well, so I have no doubt that this is probably even better! What more can I say without repeating myself? This board is the dream board for those that want the park focused ride of the Skate Banana with the pop and versatility of Lib’s more all-mountain snowboards.

Highlights:
Magna-Traction for extra grip and confidence on hard pack conditions.
Nice graphics.
EC2 banana tech gives the board a sweet forgiving ride but packs great pop.

Letdowns:
Magna-Traction isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

Posted by Mikee C in • Lib Tech

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KMC on October 10, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Don’t know if I’m missing something but I can’t see a review for these boards when I click the link for a review? :S

Rich Ewbank on October 10, 2011 at 01:07 AM

Hey KMC,

No you’re definitely not missing anything. We posted the data to the site using a script because otherwise there would be weeks on button clicking in the pipeline. Unfortunately I still need to finish editing the review before I can post them. So there will be a review on this page and a video review for the Attack banana, you’ll just have to wait a week or so before they are live. Apologies, the job of getting it all live is enormous.

KMC on October 11, 2011 at 08:34 AM

Hey Rich.. no need to apologise, great to hear that you are doing a video review for this one as I’m currently mulling over this and the new trice. Looking forward to the review, keep up the good work!

KMC on October 11, 2011 at 08:45 AM

Infact just noticed the review is up! Wondering if you would give me a recommendation.. i’m an intermediate all mountain rider looking to work on jumps/flatland tricks this year but will still be mainly for general cruising and carving. It’s between the trice and attack banana, swaying towards the banana as I think the trice might be too aggresive. I’m 5"11 170lbs and was looking at the att banana in 156 and trice in 157. Any advice?

Rich Ewbank on October 11, 2011 at 09:00 AM

I would go for the Attack Banana if you want to work on your flatland tricks and want to learn some basic jumps… it still handles the rest of the mountain well. The T.Rice is a a bit more of a charging, big transition board which would suit you once you’ve got a bit more experince. For your height and weight the 156 looks like a good fit.

KMC on October 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Thanks for the quick reply again, think that pretty much settles it. will still check out your video review!

patrick on December 13, 2011 at 02:10 AM

Hello, thinking about pulling the trigger on this board… I am 6’ sz. 10.5 boot, weigh 175-180lbs.  Boarded for about 6 years then took an 8 year break, this is going to be my 1st board back, 80% free ride 20% park.. Trying to decide between the 159 or 156… kinda of leaning toward the 156 but not sure, any advice?

Rich Ewbank on December 13, 2011 at 09:21 AM

@Patrick. If you’re mostly freeriding then I’d probably look at a board with full blown C2 banana instead of EC2 banana. Something like the Lib Tech Phoenix or the GNU riders choice. The Attack banana is definitely more versatile than the Skate Banana but if you’re spending 80% of your time freeriding I’d look for something a bit firmer.

patrick on December 13, 2011 at 05:23 PM

Thanks Rich, I will def. check those out as well, was considering the T. Rice as well, but was a little worried that may be a little too stiff.. What are your thoughts on the sizing tho? with the info provided above do you think a 156 or 157 will be sufficient? I have heard/read these boards ride a lot ‘longer’ than the older ones I was used to

Jann on December 13, 2011 at 07:45 PM

Hi

I´m boot size 12,5 will the attack banana161w fit me or would the T.rice 161,5 fit my bootsize 12,5. Thanks :)

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