The following is a quick overview of the 2024 Lib Tech snowboards lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2023-24 season, and any 2022-23 boards that aren't returning with a 2024 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best and finally take a look at any changes for returning boards.
New 2024 Lib Tech Snowboards
The new boards for 2023-24 are:
+ Off Ramp - New all-mountain freestyle, C3, mid flex board. Replaces the outgoing Box Knife in a lot of ways. Same sizings except that it doesn't get the 160W or the 148 that the Box Knife had. Sidecut is subtly different on the 157 and 157W (8.2 vs 8.3) but sidecuts on other sizes the same. Contact length quite different (e.g. on 157 the Off ramp's is 115cm - was 95cm on the Box Knife).
Waist and nose/tail widths the same on the 151 but some subtle differences to widths on the 154, 157 & 157W (most pronounced on the 157W). The tip and tail shape are also more rounded and less blunted than on the Box Knife. So, the main thing is the contact length but a couple of other, more subtle differences.
+ Lib Rig - New tapered directional freeride board. Relatively subtle taper (5mm). Mid-stiff flex. , 1.5" setback, original power core, C3 camber.
+ Cygnus BM - Replacement for the outgoing Magic BM. Same shape and same dimensions as the Magic BM. But several construction differences. "TECHNO POP CONSTRUCTION [TP]" on the Cygnus vs "HORSEPOWER CONSTRUCTION [HP]" on the Magic. Which is core "CORE: EXTENDED 30% ASPEN / 25% PAULOWNIA / 45% (PET)RECYCLED BOTTLES" vs "CORE: 60% ASPEN / 40% PAULOWNIA". Glassing is "UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON / 30º CARBON MEGA X /
MAGNESIUM TECHNO FIBER BANDS" vs the "GLASS: TRI-AX / BI-AX AND BASALT ALLOY" that was on the Magic BM. And the base is "SINTERED KNIFE CUT" vs the "ECO SUBLIMATED" base that was on the Magic BM. The Cygnus BM also has "TIP/TAIL: LIGHTWEIGHT SPIN SLIM". Because of all those construction upgrades, that the Cygnus is noticeably pricier than the Magic BM was.
+ Steely-D - All new freeride board. One size (167) and it's a wide board too (26.7cm waist), orginal power construction, 16mm taper, mid-stiff flex, C3, 5" setback (so, big setback!) - and a "long floaty gentle entry spoon nose" - which does look long and floaty!
Exiting 2023 Lib Tech Snowboards
The 2023 boards that aren't returning with a 2024 model:
- Box Knife
- Jamie Lynn '96
- Magic BM
All 2024 Lib Tech Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Lib Tech's 2023-24 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-
- Skate Banana
- Box Scratcher
-Lib Tech PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
- Skate Banana – See Full Review
- Box Scratcher
-Lib TechALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
- Off Ramp | NEW for 2024 - full review coming
- Double Dip (WIDE)
-Lib Tech AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
- TRS C3 - See Full Review | Top 5 Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Board
- T.Rice Pro - See Full Review
- Ryme - See Full Review
-Lib Tech ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS-
- Terrain Wrecker - See Full Review | Top 10 All-Mountain Board
- Skunk Ape II | Revamped for 2023
- Cygnus BM | NEW for 2024
-Lib Tech AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS-
- Rasman - SEE FULL REVIEW
-Lib Tech FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS-
- E-Jack Knife - See Full Review | Top 10 Freeride Board
- Lib Rig | NEW for 2024 - SEE FULL REVIEW
- Steely-D | NEW for 2024
- Dynamo - See Full Review
- Cold Brew
- Jamie Lynn
- Mayhem Quiver Killer
- Mayhem Retro Ripper
- Dynamiss - See Full Review
-Lib Tech POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS-
- T Rice Orca – Short/Wide - See Full Review
- T Rice Golden Orca – Short/Wide - full review coming
- T Rice Apex Orca – Short/Wide
- Mayhem Rocket
- Stump Ape – Short/Wide for big guys
- MC Way Finder II – Short/Wide
- Jamie Lynn Short Wide - Short/Wide
- Orca – Short/Wide
- Mayhem Rocket
-Lib Tech SPLIT BOARDS-
- Split BRD
- T Rice Orca Split – Short/Wide
- Split BRD
-Lib Tech YOUTH SNOWBOARDS-
- Banana Blaster (sizes 105, 115, 120, 125)
- T.Ripper (sizes 141 & 146)
- Dynasword (sizes 130, 135 & 140)
So there you have the 2024 Lib Tech snowboards.
Out with the Old and In with the New
4 boards are exiting and 4 boards coming in.
The Off Ramp, replaces the Box Knife directly, with a few changes, but essentially like-for-like.
The Jamie Lynn '96 exits, after just one season. The BRD is also gone, without a real replacement. The Lib Rig in some ways replaces it, but quite a different board.
The Cygnus BM comes in replacing the Magic BM. Not quite like-for-like. They are similar types of boards, but the Cygnus BM comes with a lot of construction upgrade, and a much heftier price-tag.
And finally, in comes the new Steely-D which is a one size, long/wide freeride board.
Changes to Existing Models
Box Scratcher: LOSES size 153W. Otherwise the same.
Glider: Wider than it was. The most subtle width change is on the 147. It's now 24.5cm at the waist (was 24.3cm on '23 model) and 28.4cm tip/tail (was 28.0cm on '23 model). The width increase on the 139 and 143 is a lot more pronounced. e.g. on the 139 it has a waist width of 23.8cm (vs 22.6cm on the '23 model) and 27.2cm for tip/tail width (vs 26.1cm on '23 model). Everything else looks the same.
TRS: Small change. '24 model has "ORG THROTTLES: TRANSVERSE (TOE/HEEL) ORIENTED GRAIN MAPLE" in place of the "ORG THROTTLES: TRANSVERSE (TOE/HEEL) ORIENTED GRAIN BAMBOO" it had on the '23 model. So literally the bamboo for the maple there. Everything else looks identical.
Terrain Wrecker: The catalog has put a "new" label on it, but the only difference I can see is that the tip is now more blunt (less rounded), than the '23 model. Otherwise everything else seems identical.
E-Jack Knife: Labelled "new" also. On appearance looks same but does get a new "3-D Spoon Nose". Everything else appears the same.
Dynamiss: Now 2mm wider at waist for each size and 4-5mm wider at tip/tail depending on size. Otherwise looks to be the same.
T Rice Golden Orca: Only thing that seems different is glassing with the '24 stating "GLASS: TRI-AX / BASALT ALLOY / CARBON X" vs "GLASS: TRI-AX WITH (+/-) 45º BASALT WEB / BASALT" on the '23 model.
T Rice Apex Golden Orca: A few changes here. Slight name change. Gets "TECHNO POP CONSTRUCTION [TP]" replacing the "T.RICE APEX ORCA CONSTRUCTION" from the '23 model. Which is "CORE: EXTENDED 30% ASPEN / 25% PAULOWNIA / 45% (PET)RECYCLED BOTTLES" vs "CORE: 20% ASPEN / 30% PAULOWNIA / 40% (PET)RECYCLED BOTTLES, 10% BALSA". Glassing is now "GLASS: UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON / 30º CARBON MEGA X /
MAGNESIUM TECHNO FIBER BANDS" and was "GLASS: SPREAD TOE CARBON / 33º CARBON MESH / S GLASS STRIPS / TRI-AX". Appearance-wise, the tail is flat across now, rather than being very mellowly swallow tailed. Nose looks the same but is now a 3-D floaty nose. Dimensions-wise, the 156 becomes a 157 and 159 becomes a 161. 153 still same and has same contact length, but a longer sidecut (8m vs 7m on '23 model). Narrower tip/tail (on 153 is now 30.7/29.8 vs 31.6/30.5). Narrower waist (153 is now 26.3, was 26.7). Less setback (is now 1", was 2.5"). Less taper now too - is now 9mm (was 11mm). Overall a little more two-ender than it was previously.
Mayhem Quiver Killer: Slight name change with the "mayhem" vs "lost" that it had on '23 model. But no actual changes to the board that I can see.
Mayhem Rocket: Labelled "new". Appearance-wise, the tail looks the same but the tip is more squared/blunted vs the more pointed tip of the '23 model. Slight name change too but otherwise the same.
MC Way Finder II: NEW SIZE (160) | others looks to be identical.
So, they've been busy in terms of a handful of new boards and several tweaks to returning models.
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