Near Canada, USA – Ensuring the new world order be weird, Gnu has launched their newest line-up of award winning boards, binders, outerwear, street wear, and accessories designed to keep mountain creatures riding through the 2012 apocalypse into 2013 and beyond. Asymmetric, C2, Banana, Pickle, and Magne-Traction technologies will guide the journey through all states of frozen water, and urban sliding. Products can be previewed at gnu.com, and are available now at retail stores and online.
Highlights of the 2012/2013 board line-up includes the new Impossible A.S.S. Pickle, which comes loaded with more technology than any board in history! This Elliptical C2,Twin, Asymmetric, Banana, Camber is made with impossibly strong ultralight weight Magnesium fiber, rugged Bio Beans top material, glow in the dark sidewalls, lightweight Columbian Gold eco wood. Asymmetries can also be found in the Pickle, and Forest Bailey’s Strange trip, while Temple keeps you in lines with his Billy Goat. All snowboards continue to be handbuilt in the USA by snowboarders with jobs.
Gnu is making sure the ladies won’t be left behind this year, with the B-Pro (the longest running women’s pro-model snowboard) now available in split-board version. Elliptical C2 is available for the first time in the ladies line-up with the quiver killing Velvet Guru. The B-Pro is also offering a little shelter and warmth in a collaboration with Pendleton Blankets. Each limited edition collection of the B-Pro with a Day of the Dead graphic comes with a matching Pendleton 64″x80″ blanket. All 2012/2013 reincarnations of the Gnu line will bring new life to riding.
Easy in, easy out step in binding system from Gnu has integrated new features into the line-up including, new Micro Buckle 2, new Barrel step less forward lean adjustment, new toe straps, new baseplates, and new footbeds.
With artist designed graphics on apparel, distinctive outerwear and accessories, Gnu keeps the weird functional and warm.
Mervin Manufacturing home of Lib Tech, GNU and Bent Metal is a leading designer and manufacturer of snowboarding, NASing, surfing and skateboarding products built at the world’s most environMENTAL factory by people who ride them. Mervin Manufacturing was founded by snowboarders Mike Olson and Pete Saari in 1977, with much of the original financing to build snowboards coming from the profits Mike Olson made shaping surfboards for his Near Canadian cold water brethren. In an industry where virtually every other snowboard, ski, skateboard, and surfboard company has moved production to China or offshore, Mervin is the longest running and last major board building factory in the USA. Based out of Carlsborg, Washington, between the rugged Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges, Mervin is a direct link between riding and manufacturing.
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