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Lib Tech Skunk Ape II Snowboard · 2023 · 172W cm

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The Lib Tech Skunk Ape II is a high-performance snowboard designed for versatile riding across various terrain types. With over 50 days of testing at Mt. Bachelor, its strengths and weaknesses become clear. Offering stability and power, the board's hybrid camber profile and directional twin shape make it ideal for aggressive riders seeking control at high speeds. Its wide waist and setback stance provide excellent float in powder, complemented by reliable edge hold thanks to Mange-Traction technology. Despite its durability and dampening features, the Skunk Ape II's stiffness and weight may be limiting factors for less experienced or smaller riders, while its premium price tag may deter budget-conscious buyers. Maneuverability and turn initiation may also require more effort due to its directional shape and stiffness. Nevertheless, for advanced riders willing to invest in performance, the Skunk Ape II offers a solid choice, excelling in stability, versatility, and durability, making it a dependable companion for challenging mountain conditions.

Ideal for
  • This board is great at big wide open turns on fresh pow
  • Does really well on all sorts of mountain terrain in all sorts of conditions
  • High speed groomers are comfy and stable
Not ideal for
  • On the stiffer side, may not be the best choice for park jibs and butters.
  • Wider profile than most, more ideal for bigger riders.
  • Price point might be higher than people are looking for.

The Lib Tech Skunk Ape II Snowboard is the ultimate power freestyle stick for larger gentlemen. This board has been refined and tested by Trevor Phillips, Krush Kulesza, Neil Green, and Kurt Jensen to ensure it's the best on the planet. The new design features a slightly more relaxed longer nose shape for pow float, making it resort-ready. Whether you're hitting rails or putting it on rail and trench, your toes won't drag but your knuckles might. The ultra-light HP construction makes this board easy to ride on the front foot chair.

Key Features:

  • Slightly more relaxed longer nose shape for pow float.
  • Resort ready for all types of terrain.
  • Ultra-light HP construction for easy riding.
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4.98 average rating

Snowboard size (cm)172W
Age GroupAdult
GenderMen's
Model year2023
Waist width (mm)268
Snowboard typeFreestyle, All Mountain
Skill levelIntermediate, Advanced
Rocker profileCamber/Rocker/Camber
ShapeDirectional Twin
FlexStiff
WidthWide
Effective edge (mm)1270
Tip width (mm)316
Tail width (mm)313
Core/LaminatesBasalt, Wood
Sidecut radius (m)8.75
Stance setback (mm)25.4
Stance range (mm)533.4 - 660.4
Rider weight (lbs)160+
BaseSintered Knife Cut Base
Binding mount pattern2x4
EdgesMagne-Traction
Flex rating6-8
TerrainAll mountain

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The Lib Tech Skunk Ape II is a high-performance snowboard designed for versatile riding across various terrain types. With over 50 days of testing at Mt. Bachelor, its strengths and weaknesses become clear. Offering stability and power, the board's hybrid camber profile and directional twin shape make it ideal for aggressive riders seeking control at high speeds. Its wide waist... Read more
Ideal for
  • This board is great at big wide open turns on fresh pow
  • Does really well on all sorts of mountain terrain in all sorts of conditions
  • High speed groomers are comfy and stable
Not ideal for
  • On the stiffer side, may not be the best choice for park jibs and butters.
  • Wider profile than most, more ideal for bigger riders.
  • Price point might be higher than people are looking for.
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Matt J
Snowboarding Expert

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Become one with the Ape

Originally posted at www.lib-tech.com on Feb 20, 2024
This board is straight nasty. Born from the pandemic (with appropriate graphics), it's a board I've had to work with over the years. Year 1, this guy felt stiff, heavy and stubborn. Year 2, half-way through the season the Ape got flexy and sexy. Year 3 - this is the most hard charging, ass-kicking, see-ya-later beast on the mountain. It turns the resort into a play-yard and on powder days - there's nobody that's gonna catch you or spread those rooster tails like the Skunk Ape 170UW. I've been riding worldwide for 25 years - felt like I plateau'd for the last 5 - until I become one with the Ape.
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Whoa!!!

Originally posted at www.lib-tech.com on Jan 25, 2024
Size 12 feet. 6'2" 270 lbs. Big and fat just like a skunk ape. This board is the best thing since fresh powder. If your a big guy get the Ultra wide model. Believe me.
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