Hello and welcome to my Lib Tech T Rice Pro snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the T Rice Pro as an aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the T Rice Pro a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Lib Tech T Rice Pro
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (6-7/10, depending on sizing)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (6.5/10)
Rating Score: 84.1/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 15 men’s aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the T Rice Pro’s Specs
Check out the tables for the T Rice Pro’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Rocker GNU's "C2 Camber"
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the T Rice Pro Most Suited To?
The T Rice Pro is best suited to anyone who wants a board that can do a bit of everything but in a more aggressive manner. Specifically for those who would prefer to spend their day on jump lines or carving up groomed runs at higher speeds, as opposed to cruising around or slashing.
Like any board it has its weakness like riding deeper powder or jibbing. But if you don't plan on doing either of these much, this could be a one-quiver style board.
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone whos a beginner as it's a bit too aggressive. But anyone who's a higher level intermediate to expert should have no issues on it and really enjoy it.
The T Rice Pro in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the T Rice Pro is capable of.
Board: Lib Tech T Rice Pro 2021, 155cm (255mm waist width)
Date: April 7, 2022
Really warm - as you expect in April. Overhead was a mixture of sun and cloud. No recent fresh snow.
On groomer: Slushy and slow/sticky, as you get on a warm April day. But the boards were well waxed for the conditions, so it was all good.
Off groomer: Similar to groomer.
Bindings angles: +12/-9
Stance Setback: Centered
Rider Height: 6'1"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV
Bindings Used: Fix Yale: M
NOTE: The size was a little small for Fraser and scores have been adjusted to reflect that.
Unfortunately there was no powder to test the T Rice pro in, so looking at the specs will have to do.
Based on specs, the T Rice pro doesn't have a lot going for it when in the powder as it is a centered and a true twin board. It does have some rocker between the feet which helps though. While I am sure it will still handle smaller amounts of powder when needed, it's not going to be ideal for deeper powder days.
Carving & Turning
Carving: The nose and tail camber made any style of carving enjoyable but I found it really excelled for shorter sharper carves as this is when the magna-traction really helped bite down from edge-to-edge giving you a lot of control.
Turning: Tail released quite nicely allowing you to initiate turns/slash with a bit of effort, while also having really smooth edge-to-edge transitions and never feeling washy whatsoever. Overall I enjoyed it turning at any speed as I always felt in control but if I had to pick, I would say moderate speeds is where it felt it's best.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Overall felt average. I don't love the camber in the nose and tail at slower speeds as it can sometimes feel catchy and slow edge-to-edge, so you need to make sure your always on edge. The magna-traction does help in this regard.
Skidded Turns: Handled them nicely and never really felt catchy.
While the T Rice pro is not a bomber, the camber in the nose and tail do help you get some speed whenever desired. It is pretty enjoyable when you do get up to speed though, as I found the board to be damp and stable when pushed to these speeds. And it held its edge well at speed and never felt chattery or washy, allowing you to link turns smoothly.
The T Rice pro smashed through crud/chunder better than I was anticipating, only getting bucked around if there was a more aggressive amount. And even then it was pretty easy to maneuver in. Same can be said for moguls and undulating terrain.
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Performed really well on jumps
Pop: It has a lot of pop and it is quite accessible allowing you to pop off anything with minimal effort
Approach: Quick edge-to-edge which made last second adjustments easy, while the unreal edge hold made approaches feel stable and smooth.
Landing: Really forgiving, absorbed landings without much effort thanks in part to the centered stance and twin shape, while the magna-traction helps grab an edge quickly, allowing you to ride out smoothly.
Side-hits: Without a doubt my favorite thing to do on this board. The stability and control make rough ride ins and landings a lot easier, while the easily accessible pop made even the smallest ones fun.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Without a doubt capable on any size jump but I preferred it most on medium sized ones.
Feels identical riding switch, which wasn't much of a surprise considering the centered stance and true twin shape. You could ride it switch on groomed runs or on approaches for jumps and knew it was going to feel stable and have little catchiness.
All the accessible pop really allows you to get a lot of air which is great because the T Rice pro felt light, making it easy to whip around for 180s and 360s.
Because of its medium-stiff flex the T Rice pro can be a bit difficult to butter/press but all of its pop coupled with a centered stance and twin shape make it a capable option for more experienced jibbers.
Will require some extra effort due to it being a bit stiff but its worth it because when you do, the T Rice pro locks into butters/presses nicely.
In hand before testing the T Rice pro felt a bit stiffer than average and once on the mountain it felt very much the same.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the T Rice Pro is an enjoyable board that can be taken anywhere on the mountain but excels at certain things like popping off jumps and getting large amounts of air or riding switch into a side hit, knowing you have reliable edge control and stability.
While it may not excel at everything equally, like some all mountain boards, get the proper rider on it and the T Rice pro is capable of almost anything.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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