Our testers really enjoyed the look and the shape of the Lib Tech T Rice Pro Pointy, something we've come to expect from Lib Tech in general. Overall we found this board to be really fun and playful, despite being on the heavier and stiffer side. If this were a fully cambered board the ride wouldn't be nearly as fun. The size we tested was a bit bigger than everything else, although it didn't feel it and it simply rode smaller than expected. Its Magne-Traction bumps really bit into harder snow but it released from turns with ease -– a product of the rocker, we can only assume. It performed exceptionally well in pow, as do most rocker profiled boards. It popped better than other rocker boards tested, thanks to its medium-stiff flex. The only downside we found was that it wasn't nearly as playful on harder snow, or groomers, when compared to the rest of our fleet. This was to be expected, though. We've found that stiffer, heavier boards with longer sidecut tend to be a little less responsive if not pushed to their limits.
For the current season Lib Tech rolled out some new graphics for the Travis Rice Pro (pictured above) and as well as a slightly modified shape. Read on for more info.