Lib Tech Skunk Ape Snowboard Review

Skunk Ape

Got big feet, big dick? If so one of the best big man snowboards to ever be built it the Lib Tech Skunk Apes Snowboard. This board was specifically designed for you larger riders in mind. Think sasquatch, this is the NW after all.

This year’s Skunk Apes from Lib Tech is made of Aspen/Paulownia/Columbian Gold and Bio-Beans Top materials for a lightweight, strong, and environmentally friendly ride.

Skunk Ape Review

Have size fifteen feet? No problem. The Lib Tech Skunk Apes has you covered. Weigh 250lbs or more? This board’s got you. Stand 6’8’’? You’re good to go! This slightly set back direction freestyle board not only performs well its got some uber sweet graphics from Quincy Quigg.

Now let’s get to the gist of this thing: the 2016 Lib Tech Skunk Apes absolutely shreds. It’s an all-mountain snowboard with a twin-shape. But it’s not a true twin as the nose is slightly longer than the tail. This enables you to blast through fresh powder and old crust just as well as you can press a rail or hit a jump in the park. It doesn’t mess with switch riding either as its barely setback.

Lib Tech Skunk Ape Video

The rocker/camber on the Skunk Apes Snowboard is golden. It pairs up solid tip and tail pressure with a medium amount of pressure between the bindings. Combine this with the board’s stiff flex and you’re looking at more power, pop, and response than you’ll know what to do with.

The Skunk Apes also features a Columbian Gold Core (light and strong) and a TNT base (quick and durable). Magne-Traction turns ice into something all the more pleasant (examples: powder, butter, etc). This traction system makes use of seven curved little points along the edges of the board for the best edge control possible without overdoing it. When the snow turns to crud here in the NW, this edge hold is paramount.

Dig the CT2 BTX found in this board? If so you might enjoy the Travis Rice version.

Skunk Ape Snowboard Specs

Skunk Ape Specs

Overall Impression

So who is the 2016 Lib Tech Skunk Ape Snowboard good for? It’s great for larger riders that want a board that is big, durable, and powerful without sacrificing weight or performance.

Grab this year’s Lib Tech Skunk Ape ($609.95), strap into your bindings, and you’re sure to feel more at home on the mountain than ever before. Shop early as they sell out, year after year.

Lib Tech Skunk Ape
5 / 5 RATING      

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Jake Walnuts
Jake enjoys being outside hiking & snowboarding in the PNW.

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