Lib Tech EJack Knife Review

The Lib Tech EJack Knife designed for Eric Jackson and built for the backcountry/all mountain freestyle rider in mind, it’s a powerhouse board that wants to go fast and big off of natural features and carve up pow and groomers all day.

Lib Tech EJack Knife Review 157cm Review

Snowboard Tested and Rider Specs:

Lib Tech EJack Knife 2019-2020
Lib Tech EJack Knife Size: 157cm (waist width 25.3 cm)
MSRP: $599.99
Bindings: Union Falcor & Strata (Medium)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 9
Stance: approximately 22.5″
Rider Height: 5’9″
Rider Weight: 180

Conditions/Terrain Tested: Groomers, sidecountry, moguls, steeps, and l’il bit of pow.

Features from Lib Tech

Rocker Type
C3 Camber – Aggressive dominant camber zones out to the contacts combined with mild rocker between your feet. Subtle Banana rocker gives freestyle freedom with maximum end-to-end stability for big, high-speed lines. For aggressive, skilled riders. EJack, Jamie Lynn, and Fredi K’s favorite


Flex – Medium-Stiff Flex – This board is on the higher end of a medium-stiff board meant for agressive riders.
Shape – Directional
Base Eco Sublimated Sintered
Edges Magne-Traction® – Strategically located edge serrations provide unreal edge hold and control in all conditions. Turns ice into powder.

Review:

I’ve wanted to review the EJack Knife for several years, and it was about time I found out what this powerhouse board was all about! Lib Tech and Eric Jackson really created a visually impressive board, the base graphics stand out and make this board turn heads on the mountain. Initially this board feels very stiff, and I had to adjust my bindings to be more centered for my riding style. After a few days, as it broke in, I felt very comfortable on the EJack Knife. Carving up groomers is a blast on this board and it will want to take you faster and faster the more you ride it. It has tons of pop, so ollies off of natural terrain will have tons of power, I will note you can, and have to, load up the tail to initiate the ollie on this board due to it’s slight rocker and large camber zones. In powder I felt this board was a lot of fun, it floated well and in choppy terrain and moguls it was easy to maneuver. The Magne-Traction on this board really helps you hold an edge in icy conditions, and it rides well switch too. I really liked this board after several days on it, it is powerful and is geared toward the advanced to expert rider. The EJack Knife would be a good choice for the advanced to expert rider looking for a board that is snappy and wants you to push it to the limit for all mountain riding.

Overall Impressions:

I had to get used to this board, it’s a bit stiffer than my normal ride. I feel the EJack Knife is for the rider that prefers a less forgiving, yet powerful, board that has massive pop and wants to just rip it fast through powder or on a groomer. This board will hold an edge heelside or toeside easily through any condition. It’s a true backcountry option as it was built for Eric Jackson and it is meant for big mountain riders. It’s a fun board that’ll rip it anywhere, especially in the side or backcountry

Pros:

Construction and warranty
Carves Amazing
Floats in Pow Amazing
Stable at high speeds
Freestyle blunted shape
Sintered base
Fast

Cons:

This board increases greatly in stiffness if you go up in size (this has been pointed out in other reviews as well) If you ride a 157 get the 157 if you ride a 154 ride a 154 don’t size up unless you’re aware of that.

Price:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Design:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Overall:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

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