The 2023 Lib Tech snowboards lineup didn't see a lot of change from '22. It did get 3 new models, with 1 retiring plus tweaks to several returning models as well.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2022-23 season, and any 2021-22 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best. Finally I'll go over the tweaks to all the returning models.
New 2023 Lib Tech Snowboards
The new boards for 2022-23 are:
Exiting 2022 Lib Tech Snowboards
The 2022 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model:
All 2023 Lib Tech Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Lib Tech's 2022-23 lineup. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Lib Tech might label them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
LIB TECH BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
LIB TECH PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
LIB TECH ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
LIB TECH AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
LIB TECH ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
LIB TECH AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
LIB TECH FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
LIB TECH POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
LIB TECH SPLIT BOARDS
LIB TECH YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2023 Lib Tech snowboards.
Out with the Old
Nothing really exiting this year. The Skunk Ape is gone, but it's replaced by the Skunk Ape II. Though it is certainly more than a name change (see details up top).
In with the New
3 new models come in this year.
Firstly, the new Rasman model - which had a 2020 and 2021 model, but didn't get one for the 2022 lineup. The '23 Rasman is a different board though (see details up top).
Then there's the new Skunk Ape II as mentioned above.
And finally the new Jamie Lynn '96 - Lib Tech's first traditional camber board in a long time.
Changes to Existing Models
Lib Tech have made a few tweaks to their returning models, including:
- Double Dip: Contact length increased by 2cm on the 159 size and by 4cm on the 163 size
- No.43: Gets a sintered knife cut base to replace the TNT that it had on the 22 model. Got wider at the waist and the nose/tail (anywhere between 2mm to 5mm, depending on the size)
- TRS: Now has a 0.5" setback. Has added "ORG THROTTLES" which are "TRANSVERSE (TOE/HEEL) ORIENTED GRAIN BAMBOO". Drops size 165MW.
- Terrain Wrecker: Gains size 152
- Magic BM: Gets sintered base in place of the TNT base it had on the 22 model
- E-Jack Knife: Eco sub polytop in place of biobeans top that was on the 22 model
- Dynamo: Gains size 165W
- Jamie Lynn: Drops size 166W
- Lost Quiver Killer: Dimension changes - sidecut different, waist width different and nose/tail width subtly different - slight name change too.
- Lost Retro Ripper: Gains size 161. Sidecut, nose/tail widths, waist width all tweaked - and now has a 2" setback on the 156 - the 166 still has a 5" setback! And the 161 gets a 5" setback too. Slight name change as well.
- T Rice Golden Orca: Gains size 150. 153's width seems to have changed at tip and tail (from 30.5/29.6 on the '22 model to 30.7/29.8 on the '23 model. The 150 23 model having a 30.5/29.6 nose/tail width) - not sure if that was just a typo or measurement error on the 22 model though?
- T Rice Apex Orca: "Sintered Knife Cut" base replaces the "Eco Subliminated Sintered" it had on the '22 model.
- Lost Rocket: Nose and tail widths have changed subtly. Plus the name is now "Lost Rocket" instead of "Lost x Lib Rocket"
Several models also got textured topsheets.
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