Expert Review: Lib Tech Dynamiss Snowboard

This review is my honest opinion of the snowboard, which I bought with my own money in December 2020.

This was taken while I was boot packing up to a backcountry spot called the Shuksan Arm next to Mt Baker.  The access point is actually through the ski area then accessed by those with backcountry experience, beacon, shovel, probe, and backcountry training.  I brought the Dynamiss for this run because it is a versatile board that is capable of any conditions, including the pure powder on this particular run.

Mt Baker Views. Photo by Jordan Sell

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About this review This review is my honest opinion of the snowboard, which I bought with my own money in December 2020.

My take

The Lib Tech Dynamiss is an advanced board that is great for a rider that is looking to push their skills and ride fast. However, intermediate riders that learn quickly would also benefit from riding this board. This is an all-mountain board for someone looking for an aggressive ride.

Mt Baker Ski Area riding with the Dynamiss last season.

First day riding on the Lib Tech Dynamiss at Mt. Baker. Photo courtesy of Jordan Sell.

About the gear

  • Model: 2020 Lib Tech Dynamiss
  • Size: 145cm

About me

  • Height: 5’2”
  • Weight: 135lbs
  • Experience: 2 years but 130+ days on the mountain not working

Test conditions

  • When I bought these: December 2020
  • Days tested: 65
  • Mount position: Set back 2cm for powder - angled +21, +3
  • Boots: K2 Contours
  • Boot Size: 5.5
  • Bindings: 2021 NOW Condas
  • Where I’ve used it: Mt. Baker Ski Area
  • Terrain: Ice, powder, chunder, slush, side hits, all off-piste, groomers, and backcountry boot packing.

How it performs

Carving
5/5
Durability
5/5
Flotation
5/5
High Speed Stability
5/5
Turn Ease
5/5
Versatility
3/5

What I was looking for

I had progressed past my beginner board and wanted to upgrade my setup, so I bought the 2020 Lib Tech Dynamiss over a year ago. I got the 145cm size as I am 5’2” and approximately 135lbs. I was looking for an all-mountain board that was going to do well in powder, help me progress, and hold a tough edge.

Why I chose this gear

I had demoed the GNU B-Pro and enjoyed it, and I knew the Dynamiss has the same camber profile so I decided to give it a try. I live on a mountain that has heavy powder, occasional ice, and mostly chopped-up powder conditions. The Dynamiss cuts through anything I give to it and is damp enough to absorb any unwanted chatter. Incredibly stable at speed, it carves incredibly well. The magne-traction technology used by both Lib Tech and GNU gives it superior edges. I chose the Dynamiss because it was a board I knew I could grow into and would meet all of my needs as a growing rider.

Snowboard on the mountain.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Sell

Top down view of snowboard.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Sell

What I love about it

  • Speed: Overall, the Dynamiss is crafted to be a high speed carving board that handles all conditions well - this is exactly what it excels at. It is stable, stiff-feeling, and is aggressive to ride. I bring out the Dynamiss any time I am wanting to go fast, carve, or there is any chunder.
  • Turns: My turns on the Dynamiss are fluid and the board is fast.
  • Groomers: It does great on groomers, but moguls are tighter than it wants to do, especially because of the speed that it wants to go.
  • Powder: I have ridden the Dynamiss in the backcountry in deep powder conditions and it is a dream. Specifically riding it on the Shuksan Arm in the Mt Baker Backcountry, I boot-pack hiked to a big-mountain spot, and the board gave beautiful powder face shots and kept me afloat in the 2’ of fresh.
  • Durability: The Dynamiss has never had any issues with quality and durability. I have taken that board through tight trees and thought I must’ve given it a core shot on logs, but sure enough, it is still in incredible shape. The board has been ridden for probably 60+ days now and still has the top sheet of something less beaten down. There are minor dings on the edges, but they haven’t had any major issues. It has held up better than any of my other boards.
  • Switch riding: I rarely ride switch, but it is doable (but not comfortable) on the Dynamiss.
  • Stability: It does feel longer than it actually is, which makes it faster and more stable.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Park: This board is not made for park due to its stiffness - it may be listed as medium flex, but it certainly feels stiffer; there isn’t much pop to it.
  • Trees: Tight turns in the trees are fairly difficult on the Dynamiss.

Top sheet after 1 year of heavy use.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Sell 

Base after 1 year of heavy use.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Sell

Favorite moment with this gear

My favorite moment on the Dynamiss was when I boot-packed up the Shuksan arm in the Mt Baker backcountry and rode the cleanest and longest line I had ever done. The board floated easily in pow and felt completely weightless in the deep snow. Near the bottom, the coverage was less but the board kept speed and I felt completely confident. I would take this board in any conditions. This is my ride or die.

Value for the money vs. other options

I have the Rossignol Sushi 144 and Moonchild Popsicle 148, which are powder-specific boards I use that are surfier and have tighter turns. Both the Sushi and Popsicle are less expensive but not as versatile. The Dynamiss is an all-mountain board for any condition.

Final verdict

The Dynamiss is a missile and going to give aggressive riders that speed, carving, and stability they all crave. It’s a great price point as well for the quality. I am confident that I will have this board for many years and it will continue to be the workhorse of my quiver.

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Steeps and deep is the name of my game! I started snowboarding late in life as an adult, but I made up for it with over 100 days in my first ever season. I've traveled to many different resorts and ridden some amazing and terrible conditions. Mt Baker, that mountain with all the rain, is where I am...

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