Snowboard Tested and Rider Specs:
- Skunk Ape Camber 2024-2025
- Skunk Ape Size: 161W (waist width 26.8 cm)
- Sidecut: 8.5
- Bindings: Union Falcor (Large)
- Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 11
- Stance: approximately 22.5″
- Rider Height: 5’11″
- Rider Weight: 195
Conditions/Terrain Tested: Groomers, park
Features from Lib Tech
- Horsepower Construction
- Aspen/Paulownia core
- Eco sublimated bio beans top
- Sintered knife cut base
- Tri Ax/Bi Ax Glass with Basalt Allow
- Flex: 7/10
We stopped by the Lib Tech booth at the Interlude Snow Show earlier this year and were stoked to see their new offerings. When they told us the Skunk Ape was going to be offered in a camber profile I knew I needed to get on that one. I was fortunate enough to get out on this board for 3 solid runs during the on snow portion of the show. The Lib Tech Skunk Ape Camber is a beast of a snowboard, designed for riders who like their fun-factor large and their boardroom spacious.
The Skunk Ape is designed for the bigger rider as it is offered in 161-170 cm and wide/ultra wide. It’s a directional twin loaded with tech. The camber profile offers edge control and pop, while the Magne-Traction edges allow you to ride with confidence on icy slopes. With the new camber profile, the Skunk Ape is an easy rider and within a few turns I felt at home on this board and I didn’t want to give it back.
Carving on the Skunk Ape was really fun! The camber and Magne-Traction really locks in, making carves effortless. The wider platform provides stability at high speeds and the rockered nose helps initiate turns smoothly. This was a board that I was able to get on and ride strong right out of the gate.
The Skunk Ape’s playful side shines in the park. It’s surprisingly poppy for its size, popping ollies and butters with ease. The wider platform offers stability on landings.
Unfortunately I was not able to ride the Skunk Ape in powder as there just hadn’t been enough fresh snow, but I am sure it floats like a dream. With the rockered nose it will effortlessly float above the pow and the wider platform provides ample surface area for staying on top.
The Lib Tech Skunk Ape Camber is a true all-mountain weapon, built for riders who demand performance and versatility. It’s not the lightest or most nimble board, but its stability, pop, and float make it a blast on any terrain. If you’re a bigger rider who likes to charge hard and play big, the Skunk Ape is definitely worth checking out.
- Stable and confident at high speeds
- Excellent edge control with Magne-Traction
- Playful and poppy for its size
- Can feel heavy in tight terrain