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Narrow Ass Snowboards

Lib Technologies, a super innovative snowboard company, has bucked the trend and fulfilled my friends' fantasy by dipping their talents into the ski realm—actually, not skis, but Narrow Ass Snowboards or NAS for short.

“We don't want to make skis,” says Peter Saari, the VP of Marketing for Mervin Manufacturing and co-founder of Lib Tech. “We want to make NAS,” he says in a halfway-serious voice.

The NAS technology is not uncommon for this pioneering company. Formed in 1977, the two founders, Saari and Mike Olson, were originally skiers until they realized the flotation that a snowboard provided them. Becoming frustrated with a snowboard's performance on the hard pack, Olson pioneered the first snowboard with deep sidecuts.

“We were really the first brand to promote sidecuts way back in '85,” says Saari. The revolutionary sidecut or parabolic design has likely had the most significant impact on the ski and snowboard industries still to this day. In addition to the original snowboard sidecut design, LibTech has dabbled in the designs of skateboards, surfboards, and even snowskates (a skateboard deck with a ski mounted on the bottom). Indeed, labeling them as just a snowboard company acts as a major understatement.

“They [LibTech] really are a true R and D company, who just simply have fun thinking up and designing new stuff,” says Mervin R and D and main NAS tester Tory Bland.

More information on Lib Technologies at: View the Lib-Tech Wiki page for more information. The most recent and noteworthy design from LibTech is Magne-Traction. Introduced last fall, Magne-Traction is LibTech's solution for the dead spot between the two bindings on a snowboard. Essentially, Magne-Traction is seven bumps on each edge of the board resembling a serrated edge of a knife and provide more edge contact points than just the tip and tail. According to Saari, Magne-Traction increases edge hold and control on icy conditions, power when initiating turns, and fun. “You can really focus where you want the board to contact the snow than just focusing on your tip and tail,” asserts Saari. “Magne-Traction provides better edge hold and longer, tighter arcs and decreases the chance of blowing out on turns.” Sounds weird, but so did deep sidecuts. “They have great edge hold and feel pretty normal otherwise,” says Jay Moore, the owner of World Boards, a hip snowboard shop in Bozeman, Montana. “The edge hold is a bonus when you are in firm snow.” Then how did skis fit into the equation? According to Bland, he and his ski patrolmen buddies at Mt. Baker have been “annoying” Saari and the Seattle-based company for years to make skis. “We've been wanting to do this forever and we wanted to grow our brand,” says Saari.

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Lib Technologies Banana Blaster Snowboard - Kids'
$126.47
45% off   $229.95
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Lib Tech Block Lock New Era Cap
$13.95
33% off   $20.95
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Lib Tech Banana Magic FP Snowboard
$524.95
30% off   $749.95
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Lib Tech Backwards Skis
$331.95
15% off   $392.95
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Lib Tech Poly Snow Wax
$3.95
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Lib Tech Q1 Goggle Lens
$4.95
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Lib Tech Bio Banana Wax
$5.95
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Lib Tech Banana Wax
$6.95
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Lib Tech Foundation New Era Cap
$6.95
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Lib Tech Rub-On Banana Wax
$6.95
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Lib Tech Slippery Racing Wax
$6.95
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Lib Tech Baxter New Era Cap
$7.95
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Lib Tech Cascade T-Shirt
$7.95
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Lib Tech Classic T-Shirt
$7.95
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Lib Tech Red Girl T-Shirt
$7.95
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Lib Tech Smile High T-Shirt
$7.95
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Lib Tech Total Ripper T-Shirt
$7.95
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Lib Tech Pocket Peeper T-Shirt
$8.95
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Lib Tech Camo Socks
$12.95
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Lib Tech Juno Socks
$12.95
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Lib Tech Kraftsmen Student Hoodie
$14.95
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Lib Tech Logo State Socks
$14.95
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Lib Tech Resort Day Socks
$14.95
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Lib Tech Sedro Wolley Socks
$14.95
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Lib Tech Guitar Mountain Socks
$15.95
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Lib Tech Sedro Woolley Socks
$15.95
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Lib Tech Block Lock T-Shirt
$16.95
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Lib Tech Co-Lib Pullover Hoodie
$16.95
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Lib Tech Lib T-Shirt
$16.95
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Lib Tech Auburn Cap
$17.95
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Lib Tech Field Zip Hoodie
$17.95
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Lib Tech Foundation T-Shirt
$17.95
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Lib Tech Liberty T-Shirt
$17.95
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Lib Tech Travis T-Shirt
$17.95
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Lib Tech Alien Zip Hoodie
$18.95
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Lib Tech Burtner Snow Helmet
$28.95
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Lib Tech Shelter Zip Hoodie
$28.95
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Lib Tech Block Lock Zip Hoodie
$30.95
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Lib Tech JL Mountain Zip Hoodie
$30.95
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Lib Tech Logo Zip Hoodie
$37.95
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Lib Tech Recycler Snowboard Jacket
$65.95
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Lib Tech Totally Down Snowboard Jacket
$79.95
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Lib Tech Wayne Snowboard Jacket
$90.95
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Lib Tech Go Car Snowboard Pants
$101.95
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Lib Tech Downtown Snowboard Jacket
$117.95
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Lib Tech Throwdown Snowboard Pants
$121.95
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Lib Tech Wayne Snowboard Pants
$127.95
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Lib Tech Aleutian Snowboard Pants
$142.95
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Lib Tech Kraftsmen Snowboard Jacket
$142.95
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Lib Tech Banana Blaster Snowboard
$160.95
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Lib Tech Banana Blaster Blem Snowboard
$176.95
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Lib Tech Puffin Stuff Snowboard Jacket
$177.95
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Lib Tech Stormcycler Snowboard Jacket
$192.95
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Lib Tech Blank Snowboard
$244.95
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Lib Tech Menage 3 In 1 Snowboard Jacket
$244.95
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Lib Tech Duh Blem Snowboard
$273.95
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Lib Tech Cold Brew Blem Snowboard
$289.95
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Lib Tech Fully Functional Five Skis
$305.95
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Lib Tech Skate Banana Blem Snowboard
$314.95
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Lib Tech Cold Brew Snowboard
$321.95
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Lib Tech Snosk8 Complete Snowskate
$339.95
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Lib Tech POW Skis
$344.95
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Lib Tech Skate Banana Wide Snowboard
$349.95
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Libtech Hotknife Snowboard (Men's)
$349.99
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Lib Tech MC Bus Sunset Blem Snowboard
$352.95
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Lib Tech Attack Banana HP Snowboard
$412.95
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Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Phoenix Snowboard
$414.95
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Lib Tech TRS HP Snowboard
$419.95
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Lib Tech NAS Wreckreate 115 Skis
$424.99
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Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Half Cap Snowboard
$428.95
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Lib Tech Lando Phoenix Snowboard
$428.95
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Lib Tech Box Knife Snowboard
$479.95
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Lib Tech Box Knife Wide Snowboard
$479.95
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Lib Tech Burtner Box Scratcher Snowboard
$479.95
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Lib Technologies Box Knife Snowboard
$479.95
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Lib Technologies Box Knife Snowboard - Wide
$479.95
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Lib Tech Hot Knife Wide Snowboard
$499.95
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Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard
$499.95
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Lib Technologies Hot Knife Snowboard
$499.95
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Lib Technologies Skate Banana BTX Snowboard
$499.95
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Lib Technologies Air E Ola Series Surfboard
$510.96
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Lib Technologies Bowl Series Surfboard
$510.96
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Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker Snowboard
$519.95
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Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker Wide Snowboard
$519.95
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Lib Technologies Terrain Wrecker Snowboard
$519.95
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Lib Tech T.Rice Gold Member FP Snowboard
$524.95
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Lib Technologies Ringer Surfboard
$524.96
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Lib Technologies UFO 115 Ski
$524.96
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Lib Technologies Wreckcreate 110 Ski
$524.96
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Lib Tech Freeride Skis
$530.95
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Lib Tech MC Way Finder Snowboard
$559.95
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Lib Technologies Megapow Ski
$594.96
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Lib Tech Ejack Knife HP Snowboard
$599.95
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