Travis is always looking for the outer edge of possibility whether it be exploring far reaching terrain, tricks or cinematic achievements. This same passion for progression extends to the design of his Lib Tech snowboard line, the all new super light super strong T-Rice Climax being the latest milestone in this storied lineage. Simply put, the Climax is the lightest, strongest most tricked out stick Lib has ever made.
It started out with Travis’ desire to use carbon fibre in a board, mainly for its unparalleled strength to weight ratio. But Lib Tech founder /kraftsman / ripper and mad scientist Mike Olson had somewhat of a challenge in using heavy doses of carbon fibre finding it nervous and brittle resulting in an unstable or overly chattery experience.
But Mike being Mike was intrigued with the challenge, how to make a carbon fibre snowboard that isn’t just light and strong but also rides like a dream? So Mike took to tinkering and eventually, after years, EUREKA! he found a solution.
By mixing ribs of recycled PET foam in the core which are butted up against the spread tow carbon you achieve a supreme balance of weight and strength while maintaining the dampness necessary for stability at high speeds and big jumps. Now with the carbon problem in hand Mike, Travis and the experiMENTAL design team were free to dig in and make the T-Rice Climax even better. Polonia core, with strategic balsa wood, making light, lighter. Even thinner tips and tails for Travis’ never ending chase of reducing swing weight.
The aforementioned recycled PET foam is literally old plastic bottles remade into foam coupled with the clear recycled beans top sheet helping to prove that technology can be environmentally nicer and keeping with Mervin Manufacturing’s zero hazardous waste policy. Why feed
- RIDING STYLE: Freeride, Powder
- ABILITY LEVEL: Advanced
- TOPSHEET: Bio Beans Topsheet – ExperiMental division leader Mike Olson loves beans! When he's not eating them, he's buying plastics made with them. Lib Tech has made a commitment to using a new earth-friendly, bio-plastic top skin made from beans that features the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any top sheet in the industry.
- SHAPE: Directional Twin
- EDGE: Magne-Traction® – 7 Strategically located edge serrations provide unreal edge hold and control in all conditions. Turns ice into powder.
- CORE: Recycled PET / Paulownia / Aspen / Columbian Gold, Spin-Slim Lightweight Tip and Tails – Lightweight tip and tail profiling for quick swing weight.
- Camber: Hybrid Camber
- FLEX: Stiff
- WIDTH: Regular