Gnu Riders Choice Snowboard - Men's: Designed and ridden by Zach Leach, Blake Paul, Mathieu Crepel, Max Warbington and crew. Park terrain is the main focus of this freestyle pickle, it is well polished and road tested in every condition imaginable as well as terrain all over the mountain. With its award winning asymmetric- sidecuts and construction balance the different turning mechanics required for heel-side and toe side turns. C2 Banana Camber combo geometries provide confidence building end to end stability on big park and backcountry booters, float in pow, control in critical situations, slide through rails and pop out of everything. You can ride a banana about 3cm shorter than a traditional board even in pow because they float so well and hold incredibly on hardpack and ice. Your jib board is your pow board, your pow board is your park board. Balance through asymmetry, that's what were talking about!
HANDBUILT IN THE USA
Every Gnu is handmade by snowboarders with jobs in the USA.
BALANCE THRU ASYMMETRY
Asymmetric sidecuts and construction to balance the different turning mechanics required for heel side turns and toe side turns. Your body is asymmetric, your snowboard should be asymmetric.
Compression hardened amorphous UHMW skived from the billet to create the toughest, fastest, best wax holding base material around. Slides best and fastest when waxed regularly to match local snow conditions.
“Turns ice into powder”
Serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain especially on hard pack and blue ice!
MERVIN AG1 SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE
MERVIN AG1 SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE: ASPEN / ALT. GENETICS / EISS 9
- Lighter / Stronger. A perfect combination of Aspen, ultra lightweight genetically altered wood core and EISS 9.
Wood Core Weirdness!
In 2009 the world’s fastest growing trees in the Gnu Eco Timber farm benefited from a combination of moist evenings, diffused daylight sunshine and being on the north American avian flyway…abundant natural nitrogen from goose and duckdroppings resulted in a exceptional harvest of long fibered lightweight poppy woods that we call “nature’s fiberglass”. This very exceptional crop has been carefully seasoned and built into cores and is the light poppy center of our 2012 Gnu Snowboards.
4 way fiber orientation 0/45/45/90. Triaxial and biaxial glass combo for max pop and control.
TWIN ASYM. GEOMETRIES
A whole new breed of Twin Tip Geometry that combines a symmetrical nose and tail shape with asymmetrical sidecuts. Although invisible to the naked eye, the heel-side sidecut has a slightly tighter radius than toe-side. This is to help offset the difference in human heel and toe agility (ever notice that toe-side turns are easier than heel-side turns?). The Park Pickle also has a slightly softer/damper wood on the heel-side of the board to help achieve perfect turning balance.