Lib Tech Dark Series

Lib Tech Dark Series

The Lib Technologies Dark Series Snowboard was developed with progressive riders in mind for use in terrain parks and on rails. The board is formed with wave-shaped magnetraction edges to create as many contact points as possible, making even the iciest of locales seem as though they have just been groomed. Lib Tech's well known Golden Fleece composite core provides additional pop, resulting in maximum boost on any kicker. The UHMW sidewalls are designed to stand up to any rail riding and the sintered base is perfect for highly charged in-runs.

Riders who have experience with the Lib Tech Dark Series consider it one of the better products available on the market for freestyle riding. Providing a smoother, stronger response on nearly every style of terrain, the Dark Series has the right flex for any jumps and rails and takes on the half pipe, parks, and downhills with equal intensity. The Dark Series board never loses its traction even on solid ice and has the perfect spin weight for jumps. It is recommended to detune the magne-traction slightly after purchasing the board to enhance the performance on ice. The Dark Series board comes in the following lengths: 155, 158, 161, 164 and also in wide sizes 158W, 161W and 164W.

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9 Comments »

  1. Comment by Oliver Tennant

    i bought last years lib tech dark series, and rode it hard all season and it was just amazing. it was able to stick to boxes and rails, and one thing i found very helpful was the risers it had they cushioned the landing quite alot when coming off a rail to a flat landing or off a kicker. ive ridden a couple of my friends other boards and it is much more of a mellow ride, it seems ike it takes more work to do sharp turns it isnt as “touchy” which is good in some cases and bad in others. but none the less you can stomp landings with confidence with this board because it is just so reliable and at fast speeds its so awesome because the board is so stable and doesnt quiver at all, mainly due to the fact that it is a less touchy board. finally, the pop on this thing is just something to die for.

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  2. Comment by JCP

    One of the best boards I have tried. I am an advanced freerider, and was looking for a stiff, freeride board. In Washington, you get anything from deep, heavenly powder to bulletproof groomers. I bought the board (mine is the BTX version) based on reviews as I could not find a demo. The first day was after a warm spell and some rain. The groomers were firm to say the least. I was impressed by how well the BTX held its edge. The difference wasn’t dramatic when compared to other high-end, super stiff boards, but was subtly noticeable. You can push and carve a little harder than expected. Despite the conditions, I didn’t have any incidents where the board lost its edge and slid out. The next time I rode, I was in knee to waist deep powder. I found that the banana does a great job at keeping the nose up. The turns were effortless and smooth. I can’t comment on how it handles in the park as I don’t typically do a lot of tricks save an occasional jump off a lip. When I talked to the reps at Lib Tech and described my riding style, this was the board they recommended. I think Lib Tech should market this board a little more for freeriders than they have been. In any case, I am thrilled with my new board.

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  3. Comment by sam

    My opinion may not be very creditable due to the fact that this past season was my first, but I do have something interesting to say….As I was learning the fundamentals of snowboarding (obviously not in the park), I tried 3 different boards. I started out with a low-end head board, then to a rome agent, and had a chance demo the dark series mtx. The transition between the agent and the mtx was so damn incredible, the next week I sold the agent and bought the mtx. At that point I was still learning to hold an edge while carving, and other basic fundamentals. Literally, the first run down with that mtx I noticed how much easier it was to hold that edge with the magtraction and I actually felt like that board made it easier for me to learn, even though i was told it wasnt a good idea to learn on this board…F#CK that haha, I am so sold on this board its not even a question any more. In fact, the more time I have on this board the more I appreciate the “once questionable” purchase of the dark series mtx for my skill level at the time. The board is sexy, which adds to the appeal also (not that im implying that you should purchase a board based on the graphics)

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  4. Comment by Big DJ S2p

    I have ridden many boards in my day. I read up on the great features of the MTX Dark Series. I really liked the risers built in (I wear a sz 14 boot) and I love the Magna Traction. I was able to swoop one of the 08-09 161cm off of Brociety for under $300 at the end of the season last year. I took it up to Mammoth for 420 weekend and I loved it. The snow was sticky the whole trip so I did not get to take the Magna traction to its limits, but I feel that the board performed well. It took me a while to get my stance perfect with my Cartels. I am a freerider and rarely mash it up in the park. I did hit a few kickers there and thought that the pop was awesome. I agree with Oliver that it takes more effort to do turns, but at high speeds, that can be a good thing. I am a Ski Patroller at Sunrise MT in AZ and the board goes well with my black and red patroll uniform, not that I am one of those supper steezy types, but it looks nice. The magna traction will come in handy when I have to cart that 300lb guy off of a icy black!!!

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  5. Comment by Benjamin

    Rode a magna skunk ape last year and a gnu 11-up the year before. Got the dark series this year (no c2 though) and it was the best purchase I have ever made. Not floppy or loose like the other boards and this was the first bannana board I’ve ridden. I dropped the mm a little bit to get more agility from the board but overall I’ve never ridden a board that’s more comforting. Doing things now I never would have imagined attempting now that I’m simply comfortable. Pop is ill F**k!! Carving, downhill, park, powder, everything. I don’t even need a second board!

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  6. Comment by nik kerton

    too expensive, cant find it anywhere, bad in the powder.. not much to say more

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  7. Comment by heliboarder

    Whoever wrote the last review is talking out of their A£$£. I have just purchased a 2011/2012 dark series after owening and riding a 2004/2005 model. thats right folks a first dark series, no traction, no banana etc and that little baby rocked. I took it to AK,Canada, europe. It was killer in the pow, sooo much float and speed…wowser. I can not wait to take my new 2011/2012 to Austria and see what the c2BTX makes of me on top cause there no way that babys gonna get an easy ride. If its anything like the original with extras…booom its gonna be sick. ..ride hard or go home.

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  8. Comment by brian weeks

    Love it!! This board will give you the best features for your money.

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  9. Comment by brezz

    Smashed my all mountain war charriot Dark Series down mountains in Sweden , Scotland , France , Austria etc through every condition,Now have the 2012/2013 version with bends and breaks , its the sh1t takes a bit of extra effort to carve , super stable on ice , good on powder steeps , left my buddies for dead on flat areas , worth the coin just for that

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