Hello and welcome to my Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Terrain Wrecker as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Terrain Wrecker a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker 2021
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (6.5/10 to 7/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 89.6/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 38 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Terrain Wrecker’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Terrain Wrecker’s specs and available sizes.
Centered on effective edge
Eco Sublimated TNT
Felt a touch lighter than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Terrain Wrecker Most Suited To?
The Terrain Wrecker is a really versatile board that excels pretty much everywhere - so it's a great option for those that want just one board in their quiver and who like to do a bit of everything.
Or as your daily driver that you can do everything on, but you still might have a specific park board for park days and/or a specific powder board for powder days, but for everything in between or if you want to do a bit of everything in one day without changing boards, this thing is a great option.
In terms of feel, this is best for those that like a snappy, lively feel to their boards, rather than a damp/smooth feel.
Not for very beginners, but it's a pretty easy riding board, so low-intermediate and up shouldn't have any issues riding this board.
The Terrain Wrecker in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Terrain Wrecker is capable of.
Board: Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker 2021, 154cm (255mm waist width) and 157cm (257mm waist width)
Date: January 7, 2021 for the 154 and various dates on the 157
Conditions for 154: Cloudy with some snow at start but visibility not too bad - 75%-80% visibility.
Quite warm at 0°C (32°F) but was cold enough to be snowing not raining when I started, then it was dry and just cloudy.
24 hour snow: 0cm (0")
48 hour snow: 10cm (4")
7 day snow: 115cm (45")
Snow conditions on groomer: Pretty good. Medium firmness, with the occasional harder patch. Some crud around.
Snow conditions off groomer: Quite firm but not crunchy/icy, so pretty good.
**ALL TYPES OF CONDITIONS ON THE 157 - I USE IT AS MY CONTROL BOARD
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 555mm (21.85″)
Stance Setback: Centered on effective edge*
* but measured 50.5cm (19.88") from center of front binding to end of nose and 47cm (18.5") from center of back binding to tail, so quite a bit of setback overall on board. The tail is blunted and the nose rounded so this difference is exaggerated by about 1cm I would say, but the nose is still a good bit longer than the tail even without the blunting.
Width at Front Insert: 262mm (10.31") - for the 154 (264mm for the 157)
Width at Back Insert: 262mm (10.31") - for the 154 (264mm for the 157)
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2900grams (6lbs 8oz)
Weight per cm: 18.83 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.36 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 80 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020 & 2021 models. The Terrain Wrecker is heavier than average. But it felt really light on snow - which is the main thing really. UPDATE: I weighed the 157 at 2860grams - so actually lighter - which was 18.22g/cm. That is the nature of wood cores.
Damp or Chattery?
More chattery than damp but not super chattery or anything
Smooth or Snappy?
Snappy for sure. Well up the snappy scale. Prob a little less so in 157 (which would have been the better size for me), but this size is ultra snappy. 157 still really snappy.
I didn't have anything really to test on. But based on specs and feel of the board, I thin k it would be a really fun surfy feel in powder. Not like a super powder board, when things got really deep, but should be able to hold its own well in powder.
157: Pretty decent in powder, as predicted, without being a powder specialist or anything.
Carving & Turning
Carving: It doesn't lay down a super aggressive carve. You can carve on it, but it's not a killer carver, IMO.
Turning: Really fun board to turn on. Really easy going and next to no effort required to turn it. Could ride this board all day, every day for a week without fatiguing.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Super nimble at slow speeds and super quick to kick out the back foot when it's needed in the trees.
Skidded Turns: Fine for skidding turns on. Not catchy at all.
Got quite wobbly when opening it out, particularly on groomer sections that were quite cruddy. But it was a 154 and the 157 will feel a little more stable, but still not a speed demon or anything.
As predicted the 157 is a little more stable at speed, but still nothing amazing at speed.
For weaving through trees/bumps it's awesome. Not as good for crud though - got bucked around quite a bit. Doesn't crush through it.
Let’s Break up this text with a Video
This thing was so sick to jump with!
Pop: Great pop and feels light in the air - and that pop is super easy to access - requires very little effort.
Approach: Could get a little wobbly on faster approaches, something I think the 157 will to some extent take care of, but for the most part a good mix of being agile and stable-ish. 157 slightly more stable, but not super stable on faster approaches.
Landing: Solid enough without being a stomper.
Side-hits: So much fun! It's agile, poppy and you just want to find every single thing you can to launch off.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Best suited to small to medium jumps, IMO, but it can handle bigger jumps.
Pretty good for riding switch. But certainly couldn't charge switch quite as well as I could on the YES Greats (which I was using as my control board). Not bad at all, but not perfect either.
Super easy to get spins around on this thing (the 154 helped there for sure, but I can't imagine the 157 being a tank to spin). And that pop and ease of pop made this thing easy/awesome to spin on. Not perfect for taking off and landing switch for 1s, 5s, etc, but all round very good.
157 still nice and easy to spin on.
Felt very confident hitting jibs on this board. This is the weakest part of my riding, but I felt confident on jibs with the Terrain Wrecker.
The Terrain Wrecker felt really buttery. Smaller boards are always easier to butter, so the 154 was more buttery than a more correct size board would be, but in my experience with sizing differences with other boards, will still be nice and easy to butter in the 157. Again, will update once I've got the 157.
Yep, still nice and easy to butter. The 154 still marginally easy to butter, but not much in it.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
My first impression of the Terrain Wrecker was "wow this thing is lively buttery, spinny". Which makes it sound quite freestyle and it kinda is (but 154 size influenced that a bit). But also quite directional and quite a surfy feel to it too.
And that impression lasted. This is a board that you could ride as a freestyle board if you wanted to. But it's got a more all-mountain shape and you could do no freestyle riding on it at all and still have a blast.
It's particularly good in the trees and the park but it's also great for just cruising the groomers and setup to be decent in powder too. All that and good edge-hold in hard conditions makes this a very versatile ride that's well suited to anyone who likes their ride snappy and energetic.
The 157, naturally had a slightly different feel - but it wasn't as different as I had expected. Mildly less buttery, mildly more stable at speed, mildly better for powder (assumption), but the core personality of this board is mostly the same.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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