The Curated Take
The premium model of Lib Tech's Orca line, the Apex Orca is an all-mountain oriented board that can handle every aspect of the mountain. The Apex Orca provides the best edge hold i've experienced, allowing for super deep carves and massive control. The board is very manageable in all types of terrain and provides a fast snapback when performing jumps, giving this board some extra pop.
I was disappointed that the board didn't provide any extra glide to accelerate faster, especially at the premium price of this model. All in all, the Apex Orca is very comparable to Lib Tech's Golden Orca, with the addition of more pop and float in powder. If you have the money, I'd certainly recommend picking one of these bad boys up.
- Unparalleled grip and edge hold
- Provides great pop
- Very forgiving board
- Lacking additional speed and base glide than less expensive options
- Slightly slower edge to edge transition
- No noticeable difference between the Apex Orca and the regular Orca in powder
The ultimate apex resort ripping, pow pillow blasting snowboard in pinnacle apex carbon carbon technology performance construction. A long floaty nose, powerful poppy contact maximizing “whale tail technology”. A tight 7m trench gouging sidecut wide enough to allow you to really put it on hardpack rail with no toe drag and float pillows like a dream but narrow enough to be your daily driver. Carbon over carbon over magnesium wrapping a recycled PET plastic bottle, paulownia, balsa and FSC certified aspen core. Eco sublimated bio beans top and rugged/fast eco-sublimated sintered base. Our favorite power fish snowboard just went bionic.