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Matt Cummins's signature pow-seeking missile.
Matt Cummins has had a pro model on Lib Tech for over 20 years, which makes his the longest running pro model in all of snowboarding. Naturally, that means that the guy knows a thing or two about designing boards, and we owe him a huge thank you for giving us the Lib Tech La Niña C1 BTX snowboard. It's the only board in Lib's lineup with the C1 profile, which puts rocker under your feet, and camber under the tail, with a floaty flat nose. The result is a full-speed freeride monster that's surprisingly jib-friendly should you get the urge.
The La Niña is built on Lib's EC1 BTX profile. Basically, that means that there's rocker between the bindings, the nose is flat, and the tail has camber. The result is powerful turns and ollies, with unreal float in deep or choppy snow. The edge hold gets a boost from Magne-Traction .5 edges, which place seven strategic bumps along the edges. The bumps are smaller than traditional Magne-Traction, so it runs faster when you get it on edge, while still offering up plenty of bite. The bumps are bigger between the feet, which concentrates most of the grip there for a ride feeling that's a lot like your skateboard. The directional profile is complimented by the set back stance, although it'll still rip switch when you want it to.
The H Pop core uses fast growing, 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 base holds up to impacts, and runs fast even when you forget to wax it for a few days. Best of all, you can rest easy knowing that your snowboard was built with eco-friendly materials by snowboarders with jobs.
- C1 BTX rocker profile (rocker under feet, flat nose, cambered tail)
- Directional shape
- Magne-Traction .5 edges
- H Pop core
- Sintered base
- Power Transfer internal sidewalls