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Climb fast, shred hard, no compromise.

Travis Rice rides like he's insane, but in a lot of ways, he's a pretty normal guy. He knows that earning your turns is the key to accessing untouched stashes, which is why he collaborated with Lib Tech's development team to create his T.Rice Splits HP C2 BTX Splitboard. Based off his finely-honed pro model, this split employs a high-speed power freestyle shape, and kicks it up with Horsepower construction. That means it's built with renewable, eco-friendly materials, and it's crazy lightweight. The twin shape is perfect for full speed hits in both directions, and it easily accommodates a more directional freeride setup as well. When you're ready to ditch the lift to go find something better, the T.Rice Splits will take you there.

Just like the T.Rice Pro, the T.Rice split is built around Lib's C2 BTX profile. C2 means that it's rockered between the feet for deep-snow float, and there's camber in the tip and tail for stomping huge landings and locking into turns on crusty snow. The upshot to the camber is that it gives you gobs of grip when you're skinning. It gets better with Magne-Traction edges, which place seven strategic bumps along the edges. The bumps are bigger between your feet, which concentrates most of the traction there for a ride that feels like your skateboard. The twin shape makes it ride exactly the same, switch or regular, or you can set the stance back for a more traditional freeride feel. This shape yields itself to high-speed directional charging just as well as ambidextrous backcountry freestyle.

Horsepower construction means that the T. Rice HP split forgoes traditional fiberglass in favor of environmentally friendly basalt fibers. The result is more torsional stiffness and a lighter board than traditional constructions, and it's stronger to boot. Naturally, that's an advantage for skinning as well as ripping back down. Speaking of which, the included Karakoram board clips actively pull both planks together, unlike traditional clips. That means less chatter and a ride that's almost indistinguishable from your resort board. 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. Co Sint sintered base is the fastest in Lib's lineup, and it holds a bunch of wax so drag won't be an issue.

  • C2 BTX profile (rocker between bindings, cambered tip and tail)
  • Twin shape
  • Horsepower construction
  • Magnetraction edges
  • Columbian Gold core
  • Co Sint sintered base
  • Karakoram board clips included
  • Standard splitboard hardware interface
  • Power Transfer internal sidewalls

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