Hello and welcome to my Lib Tech TRS C3 review.
In this review, I will take a look at the TRS C3 as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the TRS C3 a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Lib Tech TRS C3
Style: All-Mountain-Freestyle (semi aggressive)
Flex Rating: Medium-Firm
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5.5/10)
Rating Score: 86.8/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 28 men’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the TRS C3’s Specs
Check out the tables for the TRS C3’s specs and available sizes.
All-Mountain-Freestyle (semi aggressive)
Hybrid Rocker - but mostly camber - Lib Tech's C3 Camber
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the TRS C3 Most Suited To?
The TRS C3 is best suited to those who want a board that they can take over the whole mountain and treat it like a park, but something that is on the aggressive side, rather than playful side. Not ultra aggressive by any means, but just on the aggressive side of the middle of the scale.
Very versatile for a bit of everything, accept not the best suited to powder.
Certainly not for a beginner, nor even a low intermediate rider, but fine for a solid intermediate rider with good technique.
The TRS C3 in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the TRS C3 is capable of.
Board: Lib Tech TRS C3 2021, 157cm (253mm waist width)
Date: February 19, 2020
Conditions: Perfectly sunny day (as you'll be able to tell from the pic!) with perfect visibility.
A bit crunchy off groomer but quite nice on groomer. Hard packed but not icy underneath, with some soft on top.
Relatively cold, especially first thing, but got warmer and nothing crazy cold.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 555mm (21.9″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 260mm (10.24")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Salomon Lo-Fi
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2880grams (6lb 6oz)
Weight per cm: 18.34 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.36 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 80 boards that I've weighed in 2019, 2020 & 2021 models. So, bang on average, and felt about that on snow too, in terms of weight.
Damp or Chattery?
Middle of the scale - not overly damp, not overly chattery.
Smooth or Snappy?
More snappy than it is smooth, but just to the snappy side of middle.
There was nothing to test it in on the day, but based on specs and feel, it wouldn't be a great board in powder. Virtually no rocker, true twin shape and a centered reference stance. Not designed for it, but if you're only in brief, moderately shallow powder, it would be just fine.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Fun to carve on. Not epic, but fun for lively shorter/sharper carves.
Turning: Easy to turn on, especially for the amount of camber, and just fun and a good bit of spring/snap to it
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Pretty good at slow speeds, it's a board you can ride fast or slow.
Skidded Turns: Not super easy to skid turns on, but not the most unforgiving either.
Not a bomber board, but pretty good at speed. Just a little better than what you'd expect from the flex.
Nimble enough to be enjoyable weaving through bumps and not too bucky going over bumps or through crud. And can make necessary adjustments pretty easily when you get thrown off your line.
Let's break this text up with a video
This is where the TRS C3 really shines.
Pop: Good pop and nice and easily accessible - with just that little bit more available when you really load it up.
Approach: The perfect balance of agility and stability
Landing: You can stomp landings pretty good, but at the same time there's just the right amount of forgiveness.
Side-hits: Really fun - was good on trickier approaches and had that good easily accessible pop.
Small jumps/Big jumps: If I had to say, then medium would be it's sweet spot, but good for all sizes of jumps, IMO.
Almost as good as it gets.
Good pop and easy enough to get the spin around. That plus being good for setting up and landing switch, made this a really fun board to spin on.
Not terrible for jibs, but not one of it's strongest features either, IMO.
Nice and buttery. It's not like ultra buttery, but nice and easy to press the tip and tail.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the TRS C3 is a kind of a hybrid of the old TRS (C2X) and the old Hot Knife. Both boards that I really liked and the TRS C3 as a blend of the two is also a board I really like. I still think there was room for both, but the combination of the two does make for one sick deck, IMO.
For just generally tearing up the groomers, taking the occasional tree line, hitting the park and finding every natural you lay your eyes on, this is a really fun board.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the TRS C3, 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 all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the TRS C3 compares to other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.