Lib Tech Travis Rice C2 BTX - 2011

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When Travis releases his new snowboard movie in September you’ll see exactly what this board is capable of, it’s an all-mountain killer that can literally be taken anywhere. When compared to the 2010 model the 2011 Travis Rice doesn’t appear to have had any changes made to it but must have been refined as it’s now the proud winner of a 2011 TransWorld Good Wood Award, not to mention some sick graphics inspired by the film ‘The Ring’.

Manufacturer's Description:

Travis’ contest winning, valley leaping, Alaska ripping, Jackson Hole freeride & jib stick.100% shredtassium for sliding in and out of tricky situations with ease in all type of riding conditions: hardpack, park, pipe, pow, rails, and even ice.

For psychoLOGICAL shredding advantages, Travis continues to have two shapes: a pow-specific pointy 161.5 & 164.5 (BTX & MTX) and a park/jib-specific blunt 153 & 157 (BTX & MTX). And of course, factory de-tuned to Travis’ specs!

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Rocker construction Directional twin shape Green or Eco Friendly construction

Year: 2011


Available Lengths (cm):
153, 157, 161.5, 164.5


Riding Style:
All Mountain


Specifications:

CORRECT SANDWICH: Low spin weight!
C2 POWER BANANA TECH: (all sizes!) Control between your feet!
MAGNE-TRACTION: Turns ice into powder!
BEANS: Bio-Plastic top skin: strong, light, renewable!
AXIS INVERSION FIBERGLASS SYSTEM: Mysto tech, more pop!
H-POP CORE: Performance!
POWER TRANSFER INTERNAL SIDEWALLS: More pop!
DOUBLE SINTERED UHMW SIDEWALLS: Tough!
SINTERED UHMW BASE: Fast!


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Lib Tech Travis Rice C2 BTX

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gyuva on November 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I’m looking for the ideal size parameters, Height: 185cm (6’1 “) Weight: 80kg (176), may be present in the boot size 11.5 (Burton Ion). Treated Track up to 50%, 50% used Pow. 161.5 or 156 would be good? “What is recommended to bindings?

skip11 on November 29, 2010 at 09:30 AM

Hey all, I just got back from whistler this weekend and also bought the T.Rice 153 cm. I was set on buying Never Summer SL but I got a pretty good deal 20% off at this shop (but still 12% HST). Just a few info about myself, I’m still a beginner-intermediate, this is my 2nd season (including this weekend, a total of 12 days riding) so take the review for what it’s worth. I’m comfortable going down greens and blue runs, some groomed black. I like just crusing the mountain, making turns and carves, although I want to learn some small jumps this season. I’m 5’5”, 152 lbs, size 10 boot.

Firstly, this board is soooo easyyy to turn and the magnetraction held its edges well in a carve. I didn’t find it too grippy or locked in as some people say. Edgehold is better than my Machete. When flat basing the board also feels a lot more stable than the Machete (I guess this is due to the camber at the tips). Sometimes the Machete wanted to grab the toe/heel edge if you’re flat basing it (squirrly I guess?). The board is also very forgiving, at times where I should have caught an edge it straighten up again. I still caught some edges towards the end of the day but that is probably my foot and calves getting tired (I have this horrible foot pain around the area of the balls of my feet, just feels numb/painful after 1-2 runs, even though I used insoles =( ).

The base is fast. I hit some small rocks under the snow, only very minor scratch that doesn’t affect performance. All in all, it’s a very nice board and definitely recommended for anyone looking for an all mountain board. Flex wise I’d give it around 6 maybe 6.5 at most, but the softer flex might be because of the smaller size.

mikeyg on December 17, 2010 at 04:33 AM

Felt the need to give skip11 my 2 cents.  I dealt with that “early and always” foot pain for years before I mentioned it to the right person and they told me I needed a wider boot.  I tried loosening up my boot a little (I used to feel that I needed them super tight for control) and the problem was solved.  And now that I ride with my boots a little looser I get less calf fatigue because I find that I am “riding the board” more instead of trying to control it as much.  Hopefully your problem is the same and this helps. 

On another note, I just ordered my T. Rice 157 online today cause I can’t find it in stores.  I’m dying to try out this reverse camber and magnetraction.

Rob on January 07, 2011 at 07:53 AM

Hello, I’m thinking about buying this board soon but I got a question about the sizing. I was looking at the libtech size chart for the board and it says: 100lbs+ for 153, 110lbs+ for 157, 120lbs+ for 161.5, and 130lbs+ for 164.5. So I’m about 5 7” and weight between 120 and 125. This is actually kinda light for my height I believe. Anyway, I’m almost positive for all the years I have been riding, my boards been between 150 and 154 but according to this weight chart I’m 157? This seem accurate haha? I know a longer board is more stable better for freeriding and a shorter board is better for jib/park and I usually like to stick in the between. Anyone have any suggestions on what size I should go with? Thanks

skip11 on January 07, 2011 at 07:56 AM

I’d say go for the 153, this is a pretty stiff board and you’re really light. You’re also at the lower end of the weight chart.

Rob on January 07, 2011 at 08:46 AM

Oh really skip? I was not aware that it was a stiff board, I had heard it was pretty flexy. Is the stiffness of the board a downside in your opinion? I’ve rented boards up until this point and was hoping to finally get a board with some flex for once.

skip11 on January 07, 2011 at 08:54 AM

I don’t think it’s a downside. It’s a really stable and responsive board. Just watch Travis Rice ride and you get the idea of what the board is capable of. The board is really stiff underfoot and a bit more flex in the middle where the reverse camber is.

Rich Ewbank on January 07, 2011 at 09:25 AM

It’s definitely on the firmer side of all mountain freestyle boards. I too would suggest the 153. At 125lbs you’ll find the 157 too much of a handful for anything but point and shoot freeriding.

Rob on January 09, 2011 at 02:18 AM

Alright sweet thanks guys, one more question. How’s this board handle in powder?

Ryan on January 31, 2011 at 05:09 PM

I’m thinking of getting this board for my all mountain freestyle needs as being in the northeast I don’t get to see pow that much, but once in awhile. I’m mostly in the cord and the pist and I do like to charge hard in them but I also like to hit the park and jibs once in awhile as I’m getting old, and not a devoted park rider like I used to be. I have 12 years of riding so I would say I’m a inter-advanced all mountain rider. I’m just wondering now if this board is right for me compared to the burton Custom X or custom flying v (which I heard isn’t good for ice and hard packed), and the Never Summer SL.

I’m 5’8 and 190 lbs so I’m still trying to figure out what size I would be since I probably “out grew” lol, my current ride which is a ‘01 forum peter line 151. Thanks for the help in advance.

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