It's your ticket to the white room.
Lib Tech's cutting edge board shapes kill it in pretty much any conditions you can imagine, but the Birdman FD BTX HP snowboard proves that Mervin's maniacs are just as committed to building specialty boards as quiver killers. As the most pow-focused deck in Lib's lineup, the Birdman features reverse camber and a directional, tapered shape like you'd expect. It's built using Horsepower construction, which keeps the weight down and forgoes the use of harsh chemicals in favor of environmentally friendly renewable materials. It's not for the faint of heart, but if you live for untracked turns in the deep, the Birdman is your spirit guide.
The Banana Magic runs Lib's BTX profile. Basically, it's reverse camber between the feet for unreal float, and the tip and tail have the slightest bit of camber for powerful turns. The deep snow float gets even better with the Floatation Device nose, which features an elongated entry, and coupled with its massive size, it makes the Birdman pretty much unsinkable in deep, fluffy snow. It's directional with its four inches of stance setback, but the rounded tail makes switch landings and takeoffs possible, unlike many other pow-specific shapes. As you'd expect, it gets Magne-Traction edges, which place seven strategic bumps along the edges. The bumps are bigger between the feet, which concentrates most of the grip there for a ride that's a lot like a skateboard.
Horsepower construction means that the Birdman forgoes traditional fiberglass in favor of environmentally friendly basalt fibers. The result is a more responsive, lighter board than traditional constructions, and it's stronger to boot. The Bio Beans top sheet is made from renewable materials, and it's sparkly, so you know it's good. The Columbian Gold core uses sustainably harvested wood for a board that's light, and snappy. Power Transfer internal sidewalls crank up the durability, and they're buffered by UHMW external sidewalls for impact resistance. The Teflon infused TNT extruded base runs super fast, even if you forget to wax it for a day or two, and it holds up to impacts that would damage lesser boards. Best of all, you can rest easy knowing that your snowboard was built in an environmentally conscious facility by snowboarders with jobs.
- BTX profile (reverse camber between feet, flat/mild camber tip and tail)
- Horsepower construction
- Directional tapered shape
- Magnetraction edges
- Columbian Gold core
- Co Sint sintered base
- Power Transfer internal sidewalls
- Flotation Device nose shape
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Best powder board on the market!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
So, if you're going to ride powder, why not surf on top?
Built on a skate banana chassis with a massive wide nose and set back stance the full reverse camber keeps the nose up while maintaining a surfy ride even on hardpack.
The board feels amazingly stable at high speed in deep snow.
The large nose will not submarine even landing hard off cliffs it will buck you back upright instead of tossing into a tomahawk.
With magnetraction edges it still gets around groomers to your favorite stashes.
For sizing, I'm 6'2" 180lbs, advanced rider. my all mountain boards are 160-165. I ride the Birdman in a 170cm and its perfect, I could easily ride the 165cm also.
The 180cm is awesome for the days that the snow is bottomless.
If you're a quiver snowboarder that gets to ride pow often. GET THIS BOARD. and while your at it, buy me another one!