TRAVIS'S POWDER HOUND THAT RIPS ON THE PISTE.
The Orca is a new addition to the Lib-Tech line this season and is, without doubt, one of the most eagerly anticipated boards we've seen in a long time. Aimed at more experienced riders, it delivers that unique powder riding experience that you only get with short/wide boards. However, unlike most powder specific boards it still gives excellent performance when charging around the mountain. Built around a state of the art directional shape, the Orca features a long floaty nose and Lib's new Whale tail. These work in perfect harmony with the increased surface area to create mind-blowing levels of lift and float in even the deepest snow. Now thanks to the deep 7m sidecut and high-end construction, get the Orca on piste, and it'll give you a ride that will blow your mind.
Experienced riders who are looking for that unique experience in both the pow and on the piste that you only get with short/wide boards.
The Orca's unique directional shape has been designed to deliver the ultimate float in powder. Sacrificing length for width and utilising a state of the art powder focussed nose and tail shape, Lib-Tech creates a board that is nimble under the feet, but thanks to that increased surface area is almost unsinkable. Now to ensure that the Orca doesn't feel slow and cumbersome with that increased width it features a tight 7m Magne Traction sidecut. This innovative sidecut features seven strategically located edge serrations along the length. These add extra traction points to the edges ensuring that you get unrivalled edge hold and control.
As this board is all about versatility, Lib-Tech fit it with their C2 hybrid Rocker/Camber profile. This places mild rocker between your feet with powerful cambers to the tips and tails. This delivers the perfect balance of power, pop and precision while enhancing float in deep pow. Also, those aggressive cambers work in perfect harmony with the Magna Traction sidecut to give a solid and confidence inspiring feeling through the turn.
Internally the Orca utilises Lib-Techs OP + construction headed up by the OP wood core. This combines poplar and lightweight paulownia with birch stringers parallel to the sidecut to deliver the perfect balance of pop and power with a more freestyle friendly overall feel. To this Lib Tech then add structural layers formed from a combination of tri-ax and bi-ax glass. This allows the board's designers to dial in the perfect balance of freestyle flex through the length with a more responsive torsional flex for when you need increased control and response.
The low maintenance environmentally friendly reconstituted Eco Sublimated TNT base combines the very best features of traditional sintered and extruded bases into one low maintenance but fast sintered base.