Hello and welcome to my Lib Tech Rasman snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Rasman as an aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Rasman a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
The Rasman is pretty much the T Ras of 2020, but some different sizes - and very similar to the T Rice Pro.
NOTE: The 2021 model was the last model of the Rasman.
Board: Lib Tech Rasman 2021
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 78.7/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 20 men’s aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Rasman’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Rasman’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Rocker - Lib Tech's "C2"
Extruded (Eco Sublimated TNT)
Slightly heavier than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Rasman Most Suited To?
The Rasman is best suited to someone looking for a board they can throw their weight into but want it more freestyle oriented than freeride. It's not the most aggressive camber profile, but it's got some extra stiffness in it that makes it feel best when riding it aggressively.
Also a good option for those who experience hard/icy conditions a lot.
Definitely not for the beginner, but not even a low-end intermediate rider in my opinion.
The Rasman in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Rasman is capable of.
Board: Lib Tech Rasman 2021, 159cm (260mm waist width)
Date: March 8, 2020
Conditions: Well groomed and hard packed on groomer. Not super hard but quite firm for the most part.
Off-groomer good. Nothing fresh, but still some old snow and nothing too crunchy or icy or anything.
Colder than the day before. Part of that being here hour earlier because daylight saving. -11°C (12.2°F) and -14°C (6.8°F) with wind, but it felt even colder than that.
Cloudy but still at least 90% visibility.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 570mm (22.4″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 265mm (10.43") at front insert and 266mm (10.47") at back insert
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Salomon Lo-Fi
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Damp or Chattery?
Definitely more damp than chattery.
Smooth or Snappy?
Definitely more smooth than snappy.
Didn't have much to test it in, but felt OK in what I had.
Specs suggest it wouldn't be amazing, but wouldn't be terrible either. The nose is longer than the tail and there's a good amount of rocker in the profile.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Good smooth carves. Something that definitely prefers being on edge than any kind of skidding. But definitely more smooth than lively.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Found it really quite an effort to move from edge to edge at slow speeds. One of the least nimble boards I've ridden in a while. Didn't like it in trees at all.
Skidded Turns: Not good for skidding turns, better to be right up on those edges on this thing, IMO.
Nice and stable at speed, and this is the best feature of this board for me.
Wasn't a fan of riding this board in uneven terrain. With bumps it wasn't very nimble in terms of trying to weave between and not that forgiving going over.
And in crud it didn't crush through, like some boards can - negating the need to be able to correct errors easily - but it wasn't easy to correct when you got thrown off your line either.
Pretty good without being exceptional.
Pop: Some pop there, but it takes quite a bit to access it.
Approach: Good and solid for bigger jumps and setting up for straight air, but when you wanted to setup for spins or a trickier approach I didn't like it that much.
Landing: Good and solid on landings. A little unforgiving when you were off, but not too unforgiving.
Side-hits: Not nimble enough for me for side hits and not enough easy pop.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Best for medium to large jumps, straight air and with a nice landing area.
Good for riding switch. There's a bit of a longer nose than tail going on, but it's a centered stance and no taper or anything.
Felt pretty slow to get it around, felt like it took too much effort to get the spin around. Almost as good for setting up switch as it was for setting up natural, but I didn't really like setting up for spins on it, even in my natural stance.
Surprised me a little on jibs to be fair. Usually something that doesn't have easy pop and isn't that nimble I don't like on jibs - and whilst I still didn't find it exciting or super easy for jibs, it was better than expected it would be, when not doing anything too fancy (not that I ever really do on jibs anyway!)
It butters better than I would have expected for how it otherwise feels riding, but still not super easy to butter or anything.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Rasman is a board I felt I had to muscle a bit to get it to respond. When you do muscle it, it feels pretty good in open terrain, with a bit of speed on and when you're really railing your turns.
But for slowing it down, in uneven terrain and tight spaces, I found it was a bit of chore to ride.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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