Hello and welcome to my Lib Tech Skate Banana 2017 review.
This review is for the 2017 model of this board.
For the review of the latest version of this board, and more details, check out the link below.
Board: Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX 2017
Price: $499 (USD) but will be considerably cheaper if you can still find a 2017 model
Flex Rating: Medium (4.5-6.5/10 depending on length)
On Snow Flex Feel: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Rating Score: 84.1/100
Compared to other Men’s Freestyle Boards
Out of 31 2017 freestyle snowboard’s I rated:
- The average score was 80.3/100
- The highest score was 93.4/100
- The lowest score was 69.8/100
- The Skate Banana ranked 8th out of 31
Overview of the Skate Banana’s Specs
|Ability Level||Beginner to Expert||Feel||Loose|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Rocker(but practically Continuous Rocker)||Shape||True Twin|
|Stance Setback||Centered||Edge-hold||Icy Snow|
|Waist Width (mm)||247||252||253||255||255||258|
|Weight Range (kgs)||27+||30+||32+||34+||36+||43+|
|Weight Range (lbs)||60+||65+||70+||75+||80+||95+|
|Waist Width (mm)||239||242||245||261||265||265||267|
|Weight Range (kgs)||27+||27+||30+||34+||34+||36+||43+|
|Weight Range (lbs)||60+||60+||65+||75+||75+||80+||95+|
What Others Thought of the Skate Banana
Check out the following to see what others thought of the Skate Banana to give you some more opinions.
The Good Ride
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The Score Breakdown
Check out the score breakdown for the Skate Banana in the table below.
|FACTOR||RATING (OUT OF 5)||CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL SCORE|
|TOTAL after normalizing||84.1/100|
10 years prior to this the Skate Banana was one of the first non-camber profiles out there.
It’s a popular freestyle deck and has been for years now – and for good reason. 2017 was the 10 year anniversary of the Skate Banana! Lib Tech also released a 10 year anniversary version, which has a different graphic (see image).
In the Final Analysis
If you are looking for a board that will perform great in the park and can also handle itself well on the trails, whether treating the whole mountain as a park or so you can ride the trails with mates, then Lib Tech’s Skate Banana is a great choice.
And particularly if you have to ride in icy, hard conditions often then the Skate Banana is even better with a great edge-hold for a softer flexing board. So it gives you the ability to ride freestyle even in harder conditions.
If you are more big air focused or pipe focused there are better options for that but if you only do those things sometimes and like a board that is brilliant at jibbing, without being a noodle, then the Skate Banana has you covered.
Overall an awesome deck for the freestyle rider.
More Info, Availability and Current Prices
If you want to learn more about the 2017 Skate Banana or want to check availability and prices, check out the links below.
Note: There may not be any availability for this model left. See the latest review of this snowboard for availability of the latest model.
- Lib Tech Skate Banana 2017 at Torpedo7.com.au (Australia)
- Lib Tech Skate Banana 2017 at Torpedo7.co.nz (New Zealand)
If you want to see how the Skate Banana compares to other freestyle snowboards or want to check out other freestyle snowboard options, check out the next link.