Hello and welcome to my Lib Tech TRS review.
In this review, I will take a look at the TRS as an All-Mountain-Freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the TRS a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other All-Mountain-Freestyle snowboards.
NOTE: The 2020 model was the last model of the TRS C2X. It has been replaced by the Lib Tech TRS C3
Board: Lib Technologies TRS HP C2X 2020
Price: $599 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium to Medium-Stiff (5-7/10 depending on the size)
Flex Feel: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 86.5/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 23 men’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the TRS's Specs
Check out the tables for the TRS's specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Rocker (Lib Tech's C2X)
Eco Sublimated TNT Base
Light side of Normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the TRS Most Suited To?
The TRS is great for anyone looking for great performance and some serious power to weight ratio. It feels light but powerful making spins and jumps a breeze.
But it can also hold down a carve and can handle a certain amount of speed. So if you want to ride the whole mountain but find natural hits along the way – and then finish off with a lap through the park at the end, then this board is ideal.
Also, anyone who rides hard and icy snow conditions regularly will like this board – as long as they like everything else about it.
Not really suitable for a beginner, but intermediate and up is fine.
Probably not really for the backcountry either – it’s not designed for it. That said, you could take it out there – I just wouldn’t get this board if that’s what you did most of the time. More details below.
The TRS in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the TRS is capable of.
Board: Lib Tech TRS 2019, 157 (253mm)
Date: March 3, 2018
Conditions: The snow had a great medium feel to it. Relatively firm but certainly not hard and not overly soft. Off groomer was nice too and there were a few pockets of untracked powder from snow from a couple of days previous. Sunny and perfect visibility. Temperature was -7 with wind.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Width at Inserts: 258mm (10.2″)
The TRS felt better than I had expected for a centered twin – but still not a powder machine.
If you ride powder a lot and only want to have one board then there are better options – but if you only occasionally hit powder, the TRS will be fine (or if you have another board for powder days) . And if you have to go through any icy patches to get to that powder you’ll be happy to have that magne-traction under foot.
Carving and Turning
Could hold a carve pretty well. It’s got particularly good edge-hold for when your on hard or icy-ish snow. I didn’t have a lot of that but when I hit harder patches you could really feel the edges dig in which felt good.
Super-fast from edge-to-edge for those short tight turns and skidded turns definitely doable on this board.
Not an out an out bomber by any means – but something that could hold a decent amount of speed without getting too wobbly.
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Riding this deck on a busy Saturday meant plenty of messy snow. And I didn’t really even notice it with the TRS. It’s also got that quick maneuverability for any undulating terrain that you find yourself in.
There’s plenty of pop in this board. Great for ollies and popping over lips and rollers. And that pop is really easy to extract – don’t need to put much effort in to load it up.
Jumps in the park – small to large – are also fun on this deck. It’s got a medium flex which gives you enough stability on the landings over larger jumps and enough forgiveness.
Almost perfect. It’s a true twin shape with a centered stance so it’s basically the same going either way.
This board’s agility makes the approach to jibs really nice.
Once your on the jib it’s OK but not perfect. Not a jibbing specialist by any means but also not something that’s intimidating to take on jibs.
Not the easiest board to butter but not the hardest either.
This board is pretty much made for the pipe. I didn’t take it into a proper one but based on the reviews of others and on the boards specs, and in the mini pipe I took it through, this is a board that would love the pipe.
It’s got a centered stance, it’s a true twin, it’s got a medium flex, it has great edge-hold in hard and icy conditions. Enough said.
Changes from 2019 model
As far as I can tell, the 2020 model is the same as the 2019 model, except for the graphic.
The 2019 model did have a couple of extra sizes though – 148N and 151N, but now that Lib Tech has introduced a women’s specific line, those sizes have been removed. The Lib Tech No.43 is the women’s equivalent of the TRS and comes in a 146, 149 & 152.
Changes from 2018 model
As far as I can tell, the 2019 is very similar to the 2018 model. Though it’s perhaps a bit lighter. Sounds like they have thinned out the tip and tail for reduced spin weight and maybe lightened the core up a little as well.
Changes from 2017 model
The 2018 model now has Lib Tech’s C2X camber profile, which is the same thing as the 2017 models Xc2 BTX but just renamed. I like the renaming of their camber profiles – IMO the terminology is less complicated now. The 2018 model is virtually the same as the 2017 model other than the name change and a different graphic.
Changes from 2016 model
The TRS is now what the old TRS HP (horsepower) was. For the 2016-17 season there is only a TRS HP and a TRS FP (firepower). The 2015-16 model had a TRS, a TRS HP and a TRS FP. For the 2016-17 model there’s just 2.
You might see it named TRS HP XC2 BTX or just TRS XC2 BTX – for 2016-17 it’s the same model.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The TRS feels light and snappy to ride. Despite having Lib Tech's 2nd most aggressive camber profile, it's more on the playful than aggressive side overall - and it feels about a 5/10 for flex (rather than the "mid-stiff" that it's labelled as).
Not a bomber but still felt nice no a carve - and then it came into it's own with jump/spins. A really fun ride overall.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you’re keen to check out some other all-mountain-freestyle options or if you want to see how the TRS compares to other similar boards, check out the link below.