Hello and welcome to my Lib Tech Ryme review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Ryme as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Ryme a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Lib Tech Ryme
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5.5/10)
Rating Score: 86.5/100
Compared to other Women’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 24 women’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Ryme’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Ryme’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Rocker - but mostly camber - Lib Tech's C3 Camber
Extruded (Lib Tech's "TNT")
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Ryme Most Suited To?
The Ryme is a great option for someone looking for a board that's a little more aggressive than average but nothing too aggressive. Something that's still got some playfulness to it, but also something you can also rip carves on and bomb.
Best suited to riding groomers, park or riding groomers/side of groomers like they're a park and good in trees. Not the best in powder, but otherwise pretty versatile.
Not for beginners, all good for intermediate and up for who the above sounds like them.
The Ryme in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Ryme is capable of.
Board: Lib Tech Ryme 2022, 147cm (240mm waist width)
Date: April 9, 2021
Conditions: Snowing! Visibility around 70%
Temperatute -4°C (25°F) - so quite cold for April!. -9°C (16°F) with wind chill.
15kph (10mph) winds.
24 hour snow: 15cm (6") (and more snow while we were testing)
7 day snow: 20cm (8")
On Groomer: Was a little crunchy and even icy in patches to start, which was really surprising given the snow. But it was good in other patches. Then as the day wore on, the snow got softer and softer.
Off Groomer: Pretty good but a little crunchy with some icy patches on steeper slopes to start. As the snow kept falling it got better and better though, until it felt like a proper pow day by the end.
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 515mm (20.3″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 247mm (9.72")
Weight: 2540g (5lbs, 10oz)
Weight per cm: 17.28g/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 Ryme is really close to average when it comes to weight and Jade said that it felt normal in terms of weight.
Rider Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Rider Weight: 145lbs (66kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US6.5 Thirty Two Exit
Bindings Used: Burton Lexa, Medium
Not ideal for powder, but did fine in the shallow powder we had. If it was any deeper though, it's likely that it would be a bit of an effort to keep that nose afloat. It's a twin and without much rocker.
Carving & Turning
Carving: A good board for laying down carves on. It's not a monster for high speed carves, but moderate speed carves, particularly shorter, sharper carves, it's really fun. Holds an edge well.
Turning: Doesn't take too much effort to initiate turns on and just a fun board to turn with. It's got that little bit of oomph, but without taking too much muscle to get it humming.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: It's pretty nimble at slower speeds. Not ultra nimble, but still fun to take into the trees and you can ride it slower and it doesn't feel like a tank. A really good middle ground between being good at speed and being good slow.
Skidded Turns: Fairly forgiving of skidded turns, but if you get too lazy with them, there is some consequence.
Not an out and out bomber, but really decent at speed. Could get a good bit of pace under it and continued to feel pretty stable.
Crud: Just like most things with this board, it was kind of in the middle. It wasn't bucked around super easy, but could still get bucked around a little - but when it did it was something that you could correct on fairly easily.
Bumps: It was nimble enough to be fun to weave through bumps without feeling like you were having to muscle it around. And when going over bumps it was something that was still able to hug the bumps fairly well.
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Overall a good amount of pop and a good balance of being both stable but forgiving on landings and approach.
Pop: Good pop and quite easy to extract as well. Jade also rode the GNU Ladies Choice and Pro Choice that day and felt the Ryme had more pop than the Ladies Choice and less than the Pro Choice, but closer to the Pro Choice.
Approach: A really good balance between being stable enough on faster approaches, but also being easy enough to correct, speed check etc and maintain control of the board.
Landing: Again, that really good balance between being stable on the landing, not bucking or folding, but also had enough give, so that if you didn't get it perfect you had some forgiveness of errors.
Side-hits: Really fun. Good pop, easy to extract, nimble enough to make more challenging approaches doable and forgiving enough on landings that you didn't need the perfect spot to land on.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Medium are her sweet spot.
Pretty easy to ride switch on. Feels pretty much the same both ways.
Really good for spins. Light enough, good easy pop and good for taking off and landing switch.
It's not super easy to jib with, but it's also not bad for jibs. It's something that you will be perfectly fine jibbing with if you're a fairly confident jibber. If you're just learning, then it's going to be more challenging.
Pretty easy to butter - particularly for the flex. Feels softer when pressing the tip and tail than you'd think for the overall flex, when you're riding it.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Ryme is a really nice all-mountain-freestyle deck, that's at home in icy conditions, in the park, on groomers and in trees.
A really good one-board quiver for those who don't see deep powder or choose not to go in it - or a great option as your daily driver to compliment your more powder oriented board you have for powder days.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Ryme, 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 women's all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare the Ryme to other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.
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