Hello and welcome to my Lib Tech Dynamiss review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Dynamiss as a freeride snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Dynamiss a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other women's freeride snowboards.
Board: Lib Tech Dynamiss
Flex Rating: Medium
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (6.5/10)
Rating Score: 82.6/100
Compared to other Women’s Freeride Boards
Out of the 24 women’s freeride snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Dynamiss’ Specs
Check out the tables for the Dynamiss’ specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Rocker but camber dominant - Lib Tech's "C3 Camber"
Setback 25mm (1")
Felt Heavier than Normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Dynamiss Most Suited To?
The Dynamiss is best suited to anyone looking for a freeride board that's bordering on all-mountain - something really versatile and could definitely be a daily driver for the right rider.
Not for a beginner and even low intermediate might struggle a little bit. It's on the stiffer side for a women's board and begin C3 camber is quite camber dominant. Also lighter rider's might find the flex a little challenging.
The Dynamiss in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Dynamiss is capable of.
Board: Lib Tech Dynamiss 2021, 149cm (243mm waist width)
Date: March 3, 2021
Conditions: Temp 0°C (32°F) but -6°C (21°F) with wind and that wind was quite chilly but not overly strong - 10kph (6mph)
Overcast but 90% visibility
24 snow: 0cm (0")
7 day snow: 24cm (9")
On groomer: Soft on top. Not slushy but kind of like when it's slushy but the snow wasn't wet. It's like it was ice overnight but softened up.
Off groomer: Very hard/crunchy.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 510mm (20″)
Stance Setback: Setback 25mm (1")
Width at Inserts: 251mm (9.88") at front insert and 251mm (9.88") at back insert*
*typically with a directional board, the width at inserts would be different for front insert and back insert, but in this case the setback on the board, cancels out the taper, in terms of width at inserts
Weight: 2700g (5lbs, 15oz)
Weight per cm: 18.12g/cm
Average Weight per cm: 17.12 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 20 women's boards that I've weighed in 2020, 2021 and 2022 models. The Dynamiss is a little heavier than normal and Jade found it to feel a bit heavier than normal on snow too. It's not the heaviest women's board I've weighed, but it is the 3rd heaviest in terms of gram/cm.
Rider Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Rider Weight: 145lbs (66kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US6.5 Thirty Two Exit
Bindings Used: Burton Lexa, Medium
Damp or Chattery?
More damp than chattery and a fair way down the scale.
Smooth or Snappy?
Definitely more smooth than snappy - again a reasonable way down the scale.
No powder to test in on on the day, but based on specs (and experience with similar boards) should perform well, without being top of the pile, in terms of powder performance.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Jade felt it was really good on carves and particularly wider carves. Really smooth transition from edge to edge.
Turning: A smooth feel when turning. Didn't turn on a dime, but you could really commit to pushing hard into a turn.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not super nimble at slower speeds. Not a boat either, but not felt better doing bigger turns with a bit of speed, than short sharp turns at slower speeds.
Skidded Turns: Jade didn't feel it was catchy but it also wasn't super forgiving of skidded turns.
Felt good riding at speed - and felt really stable. Could handle a good amount of speed and felt it had good glide too.
Crud: Did well at smashing through crud and holds solid and doesn't really get bucked around in it too much.
Bumps: Not amazing at weaving between bumps, but not terrible either. Did have a little trouble hugging bumps when going over, just because of that bit of extra stiffness.
Overall a decent jumper for a freeride board.
Pop: There's certainly some pop there, but it requires a good bit of muscle to get it to pop - the pop isn't very easy to access. You've got to really wind it up to get it to bounce.
Approach: Nice and stable for faster approaches, but not as easy to adjust or speed check for smaller jumps or trickier approaches.
Landing: Solid on landings. Not super forgiving of errors though.
Side-hits: Could be better if the pop was easier to extract and was a bit easier to maneuver for last minute side-hit sightings or trickier approaches, but still was OK for side hits.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Excels mostly on medium to large jumps, but fine for small jumps too.
Not super-natural to ride switch on, but better than most freeride boards - and part of that is that the taper is very sublte and it's not super directional overall.
A little heavy and a little hard to extract the pop to be amazing on spins. Still doable. Landing and taking off switch is better than most freeride boards, but still not amazing.
You can, but it's not ideal.
Not a lot of give in the tip and tail, so quite hard to butter with.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Dynamiss is a great option for someone looking for a smooth feeling ride, than can smash through crud, carve hard - and give a smooth consistent experience, but without feeling super snappy/lively underfoot.
A good daily driver for someone who likes their board a little stiffer and doesn't do a lot of freestyle/park stuff.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Dynamiss, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other freeride snowboard options, or if you want to compare the Dynamiss to other freeride snowboards, then check out the next link.