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!
The award winning Banana Tech Riders Choice is ridden and designed by freestyle riders Zach Leach, Dennis Buonjourno and Nate Ferrell. These guys test this board in all conditions all over the world every year; everything from way too many powder days, poaching US Open Halfpipes, too getting the shot even though their head is aching, photographer is pissed off, the terrain feature sucks, the lighting sucks and they’ve already given it 20 attempts. Focused on park freestyle this medium firm flexing banana tech board also rips the entire mountain. As you know, you can ride Banana Tech about 3cm shorter than your regular board even in pow because they float so well. Your jib board is now your powder board. The riders choice is one of the best board ever built. Ask Nate Ferrell and Sketchy D about their Banana’s if you dare… Leach is getting married so this is off limits as far as I know. Also available in wides… perfect for the larger rippers who demand all terrain freestyle performance
Available Lengths (cm):
151.5, 154.5, 157.5, 161.5, 158W, 162W, 166W
Banana Magnetraction shred Tech
True twin shape
Double sintered UHMW sidewalls
Mervin AG1 Eco farmed wood core
Sintered 9900 alloy base
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on July 15, 2009 at 12:30 AM
I had a GNU Riders Choice from a couple of seasons ago but hit a rail with it and the front of the nose split open because there are no rails around the end. When I contacted GNU they told me that this was not a warranty issue. Great boards but they’re really easy to break.
on December 05, 2009 at 08:15 PM
I second that. Had a GNU Carbon. Broke it in two places on a hard fall. Great board but was disappointed at the quality.
on January 09, 2010 at 07:48 AM
Is this a true twin board as described despite the directional twin icon???
on January 09, 2010 at 02:57 PM
Good spot, it’s a true twin, sorry about the confusion.
on March 15, 2010 at 06:41 PM
Hey can someone please help me out.
I’m a beginner but just got this board…then I read somewhere that it is not good for beginners? I road a carbon credit and it felt good before I bought this. Is there much of a difference? I just started but want to get to intermediate soon…been skating and surfing my whole life. Not sure if it matters but i’m 5’11” and 180 lbs.
on November 04, 2010 at 11:55 PM
hey dennyb, the carbon credit is considerable different, i own both and would not have recommended the riderschoice to a normal beginner but seeing as you have history on boards it should be great:) enjoy it! BANANA 4 life
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