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GNU Ladies Choice - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (1) user reviews.

Long-time TTR tour dominator Jamie Anderson has deserved a pro model with GNU for years and at last she has one, the Ladies Choice. For girls looking to take their slopestyle to the next level this high spec twin shaped hybrid banana will make your day, week, month and year.

GNU Ladies Choice

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GNU B.Pro Series - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

Need all-mountain performance for days in the park, hours spent trying to boost higher out of the pipe and the occasional morning spent riding bottomless powder? The B.Pro Series is designed to fulfil your snowboarding needs. A directional twin shape, medium flex and mellow sidecut radius provide all the stability you’ll need for all-terrain riding, while the C2 Banana profile ads playfulness and float whilst still loading the B.Pro with plenty of edge hold.

GNU B.Pro Series

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GNU B.Street - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (1) user reviews.

Another adaption from the men’s line at GNU the B.Street is unsurprisingly a tweaked version of GNU’s jib and park focused ride the Street Series. Soft flexing with short lengths and Mervin’s playful Banana profile this board suits those girls who just want to lap the park or take out the Banshee Bungee.

GNU B.Street

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GNU B.Nice Series - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

Ex pro rider and long-time GNU rider Barrett Christy has been helping to develop GNU’s women’s offering for years hence the “B” in front of the board names. The B.Nice is GNU’s entry level to intermediate freestyle/all-mountain offering; it takes the features from the men’s Carbon Credit Series and slims the whole board to more female specific dimensions. This year the board won a Transworld Good Wood award.

GNU B.Nice Series

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GNU Altered Genetics - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

Things get serious with the Altered Genetics. Mike Olson, the mad scientist behind pretty much every technical innovation at GNU has crammed the AG full of mind altering substances, the most serious of which being Vectran, a man made polymer fibre with a strength to weight ratio ten times that of Titanium. This directional twin offers experienced all-mountain riders everything they need for intergalactic domination.

GNU Altered Genetics

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GNU Billy Goat - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

There is an actual Billy Goat at the bottom of my garden, he has a long beard that he likes to have stroked and there is a rock in his field that he likes to clamber up for a good panorama of his acreage. All well and good but what does this have to do with the GNU Billy Goat? Absolutely nothing. So what about the GNU Billy Goat? Well it’s a directional twin shaped all-mountain board designed to meet the requirements of Mt Baker local and long time GNU rider Temple Cummins, all mountain riders who prefer natural transitions and drops that others would parachute off will dig the Billy Goat.

GNU Billy Goat

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GNU Girls Pickle - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

Last year Gnu took the Park Pickle and slimmed it down for the ladies out there without man-sized feet. It has still got all of the features like Mervin’s patented Banana profile and Magne-Traction edges and of course the Pickle’s Asymmetric sidecut, but the waist is narrower, the sizes start at a miniature 140cm and the Girls Pickle has a purple graphic.

GNU Girls Pickle

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GNU Impossible Series - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

The guys at Mervin like a challenge and if there is one challenge that Mr Mike Olson likes over any other it is the challenge of finding new, obscure and exciting materials to sandwich into Mervin’s many snowboards. Magnesium Fibres are Mike’s latest find, but this technology is so new that if you Google “Magnesium Fibres” the GNU website is the first in the search results that doesn’t refer to Magnesium supplements as part of balanced diet. What we do know about Magnesium as an un-alloyed metal is that it reacts with water, is highly flammable, has a quarter of the tensile strength of Steel; on the whole it is a fairly useless material so to make Magnesium into a useable fibre laminate for snowboard constructions seems like wizardry or rocket science. The Impossible Series truly is next level snowboard design.

GNU Impossible Series

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GNU Danny Kass - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

Chief Grenadier Danny Kass has been riding for GNU since the start of the last decade, his loyalty, ability and worldwide celebrity has earnt him his pro model. Danny likes to ride everything on his pro model, from Olympic Pipe runs to jib runs with the Dingo and solo powder missions. The generous waist width, lively C2 Banana profile and moderate ride-it-all flex make Danny’s board the kind of board that anybody with a more than a couple of weeks riding under their belts will get along with.

GNU Danny Kass

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GNU Riders Choice - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

The Riders Choice is the go-to all-mountain freestyle weapon in the GNU arsenal. This year the Riders Choice gets tweaked with the addition of an asymmetrical shape. The heelside sidecut radius is tighter than the radius on the toe edge to make cranking those tight heelside carves a little easier and making the board feel livelier as a result. The rest of the Riders Choice remains un-messed with, it has Mervin’s C2 Banana profile, Magne-Traction and Gnu Sintered 9900 Alloy Base.

GNU Riders Choice

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GNU Dirty Pillow - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

The GNU Dirty Pillow is a uniquely shaped snowboard designed to help big mountain freestylers take their tricks to the backcountry. It has a twin shape and a moderate flex which isn’t exactly what you’d expect from a freeride board. The trick is in the kicks’ uplift and the Dirty Pillow’s geometry which have been designed to maximise float and increase stability at speed. The base of the Dirty Pillow is perfect for showing-off with a tweaked-out method with bottomless powder beneath. Not an out-and-out freeride pedigree but perfect for those riders aspiring to turn natural features into a terrain park like Nico Muller, Jake Blauvelt and Mark Landvik.

GNU Dirty Pillow

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GNU Forest Park Pickle - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

This is Forest Bailey’s pro model with GNU. If you prefer the green colour way, you want to support Forest and you don’t mind paying an extra $10 for the privilege then this is the Pickle for you.

GNU Forest Park Pickle

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GNU Park Pickle - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (1) user reviews.

This year the Park Pickle picked up a Transworld Good Wood award and a Snowboard Magazine Best of Test award, considering it hasn’t changed in 2012 I’m wondering what it did to offend the judges in previous years? The key to the pickle is its playful Banana rocker profile, Magne-Traction edges and crucially the asymmetrical twin shape which has a tighter sidecut on the heels for improved heelside carving without the need for cranking up the forward lean on your bindings. The Park Pickle is a freestyle snowboard not too dissimilar to its cousin the Lib Tech Skate Banana but with a little something extra.

GNU Park Pickle

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GNU Street Series - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (2) user reviews.

With plenty of width underfoot even on the shortest sizes and a flex that isn’t too noodle-like the Street Series is a great snowboard for urban and park jibbers who want to size down but still need a degree of performance on the mountain.

GNU Street Series

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GNU Carbon Credit Series - 2012Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (4) user reviews.

The Carbon Credit Series’ heritage goes way back but the design is band up-to-date. Priced affordably the Carbon Credit has made a reputation for itself delivering freestyle performance and all-mountain versatility to beginners and intermediates. The Banana profile makes powder much easier than old camber designs and improves agility and playfulness in the park. If you spend most of your time cruising the groomers you’ll find the extra grip provided by the Magne-Traction edges a real highlight.

GNU Carbon Credit Series

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Carbon Credit Series BTX reviewed by the Snowboard Review team.
GNU Carbon Credit Series BTX - 2011Snowboard reviewed by Rich Ewbank - (3) user reviews.

The Gnu Carbon Credit Series represents fantastic value for money! Magnetraction edges and a banana profile matched with a twin shape, an easy to maintain extruded base and medium soft longitudinal and torsional flex, thanks to the biaxial glass, make the CCS perfect for beginners and intermediates looking for a board to help them to get to grips with the park, or local pros who need a board to spin and jib around the hill. Although not much seems to have changed from last years Carbon Credit design the 2011 model is a winner of a prestigious Transworld Good Wood award……so Mervin must have tweaked something!

GNU Carbon Credit Series BTX

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Altered Genetics reviewed by the Snowboard Review team.
GNU Altered Genetics - 2011Snowboard reviewed by Mikee C - (4) user reviews.

The flagship board of the GNU range. The Altered Genetics features some seriously space-age materials; the bonkers engineers at Mervin have found a polymer material called Vectran, Vectran has a strength to weight ratio 10 times greater than Titanium, and they’re using it to reinforce the AG. But that’s not the end of it, new for 2011 the Altered Genetics uses C2 Banana technology, the crazy hybrid wood core that the Altered Genetics is famous for and Magnetraction… the Altered Genetics is next-level equipment.

GNU Altered Genetics

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Street Series BTX is a video review.
GNU Street Series BTX - 2011Snowboard added by Tom Ewbank - (5) user reviews.

A high-spec jib board equally at home burning-up groomers as doing laps of the terrain park. This board has been designed for those riders who session small hills for most of the year but need a board with balls to rip-up the bigger hills and backcountry during the occasional holiday. If you fit this description then the GNU Street Series could be the board for you. In fairness the Street Series isn’t the urban shred-stick that its name hints at; if you’re looking for a noodle to press down kinked rails then you may want to consider looking else-where…..or getting sponsored!

GNU Street Series BTX

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Park Pickle BTX is a video review.
GNU Park Pickle BTX - 2011Snowboard added by Tom Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

Agile, extremely poppy and easy to throw into spins and flips on natural and park hits. The GNU Park Pickle is super fun freestyle snowboard that’s a dream for jibbing and piste bashing. Crammed with more technology than the Starship Enterprise it’s only a matter of time before this snowboard tries to take-over the World.

GNU Park Pickle BTX

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GNU Danny Kass C2BTX - 2011Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (2) user reviews.

Danny Kass has ridden for GNU for almost all of his professional career. The moment you step on his pro-ride you know that he’s got a realtionship with the guys at Mervin that has helped to create a very special snowboard. The perfect medium flex for all mountain freestyle snowboarding, Magnetraction for grip in all kinds of hard and icy snow conditions, a life saver if you’re hitting the pipe day-in-day-out and the C2 rocker/camber hybrid profile for more pop than an Alka Seltzer munching Seagull.

GNU Danny Kass C2BTX

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GNU Dirty Pillow BTX - 2011Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

Mervin Manufacturing reckons that after you’ve ridden their new all-mountain shred you’ll like nothing more than a Dirty Pillow. With a shallow Banana Profile, mid-wide waist and toned down Magnetraction, the GNU Dirty Pillow is designed to glide over powder but offer enough grip and stability to work in less than perfect conditions and all types of terrain.

GNU Dirty Pillow BTX

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GNU Billy Goat - 2011Snowboard added by Tom Ewbank - (2) user reviews.

Good enough for snowboarding legend Temple Cummins, bets are the Gnu Billy Goat will be good enough for you. A freeride gun designed by Temple for charging powder fields and windlips, gripping on the hardest snow conditions and tons of float in the deepest of powder.

GNU Billy Goat

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GNU Riders Choice C2 BTX - 2011Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (7) user reviews.

This is the GNU teams’ choice for one reason; pack the Riders Choice into your board bag for that trip to Japan and you can rest assured that you’ll be able to ride everything you encounter; rails, park and insanely deep powder. With the weight you’re saving you’ll be able to smuggle tons of Japanese candy back in your board bag…….or sushi, but that would be plain wrong! This years’ model comes with a C2 Banana profile for added pop and for improved grip through turns, which asks the question ‘who needs a quiver?

GNU Riders Choice C2 BTX

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Danny Kass C2 BTX reviewed by the Snowboard Review team.
GNU Danny Kass C2 BTX - 2010Snowboard reviewed by Rich Ewbank - (10) user reviews.

Extremely talented snowboarder, Olympic athlete and entrepreneur, is there anything Mr Danny Kass can’t do. Well he’s certainly helped create a corker of a snowboard! The GNU Danny Kass is fun to ride all over the mountain but is truely at home in the park.

GNU Danny Kass C2 BTX

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Park Pickle reviewed by the Snowboard Review team.
GNU Park Pickle - 2010Snowboard reviewed by Rich Ewbank - (3) user reviews.

Agile, extremely poppy and easy to throw into spins and flips on natural and park hits. The GNU Park Pickle is super fun freestyle snowboard that’s a dream for jibbing and piste bashing. Take this oversized cucumber off-piste on steep terrain and you’ll find it lacking… but you knew that anyway… didn’t you?

GNU Park Pickle

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GNU Billy Goat C2 BTX - 2010Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (1) user reviews.

Good enough for Temple Cummins, bets are the Gnu Billy Goat will be good enough for you. A freeride gun for charging powder fields and windlips world wide, grip on hard snow conditions and tons of float in the deepest of powder.

GNU Billy Goat C2 BTX

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GNU Street Series BTX - 2010Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (0) user reviews.

A high spec jib board equally at home in a hand rail session or doing laps of the park. For those riders who session small hills, spending as much time scouting spots about town as they do throwing down in the park, fit this description then the GNU Street Series is the board for you.

GNU Street Series BTX

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GNU Riders Choice BTX - 2010Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (6) user reviews.

The GNU team choice for one reason. Pack the Riders Choice in your board bag for that trip to Japan, you can be sure that you’ll be able to ride everything you encounter, rails, park and insanely deep powder and with the weight saving you’ll be able to smuggle tons of Japanese candy back in your board bag!

GNU Riders Choice BTX

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GNU Carbon Credit Series BTX - 2010Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (5) user reviews.

For the money, the Carbon Credit Series is fantastic value for money! Magnetraction edges and a banana profile matched with a twin shape, an easy to maintain extruded base and medium soft longitudinal and torsional flex thanks to the biaxial glass, make the CCS perfect for beginners and intermediates looking for a board to help them to get to grips with the park, or local pros who need a board to spin and jib around the hill.

GNU Carbon Credit Series BTX

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GNU Altered Genetics BTX - 2010Snowboard added by Rich Ewbank - (1) user reviews.

The flagship board of the GNU range. The Altered Genetics really does feature spaced aged materials! The bonkers engineers at Mervin have found a polymer material called Vectran, Vectran has a strength to weight ratio 10 times greater than Titanium, they’re using it to reinforce the AG. But that’s not the end of it, featuring Banana technology, the crazy hybrid wood core that the Altered Genetics is famous for and Magnetraction… the Altered Genetics is next level equipment.

GNU Altered Genetics BTX

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