$300.97 USD (30% off)
Jib Focused Twin Freestyle Banana
The B-Street is finally getting the attention it deserves. This board was tested by guys and girls a like for Snowboarder Magazine’s 2012 board tests and not only came out on top for the women but placed in the top 3 for the men as well. It’s an aggressive BTX board that has the pop and flexibility of a jib board while maintain- ing a freeride following thanks to the supreme edge-hold of Magne-Traction. This twin board does it all better, from a centered freestyle jib stance. It will change the way you look at the mountain whether you call yourself a beginner or a veteran shred. Ridden by true Gnu friend Danyale Patterson and 7 year team rider Maribeth Swetkoff.
- 2013 Snowboarder Magazine – Golden Seal
- Sizes 141, 145, 149, 153
- Wide Sizes
- Shape True Twin
- Contour BTX
- About the Art
The B-Street is finally getting the attention it deserves. This board was tested by guys and girls a like for Snowboarder Magazine's 2012 board tests and not only came out on top for the women but placed in the top 3 for the men as well. It's an aggressive BTX board that has the pop and flexibility of a jib board while maintaining a freeride following thanks to the supreme edge-hold of Magne-Traction. This twin board does it all better, from a centered freestyle jib stance. It will change the way you look at the mountain whether you call yourself a beginner or a veteran shred. Ridden by true Gnu friend Danyale Patterson and 7 year team rider Maribeth Swetkoff.
Handbuilt in the USA
Every Gnu is handmade by snowboarders with jobs in the USA.
All terrain rocker placed specifically between your feet where it belongs. Full tip-to-tail edge contact when you stand on your board for all terrain performance. Banana Tech is easy to ride, rips the hardpack and ice, kills the jibs and floats unbelievably. Bananas!
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!
True Twin Geometries
Twin (equal length and equal width) tip and tails combined with a centered radial sidecut. Rides equally well in both directions with a focus on freestyle. Park, powder, pipe: perfect.
2 way fiber orientation. Engineered to make the difficult easy.
Mervin A.5 Sustainable Woodcore
MERVIN A.5 SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE: ASPEN / EISS 5 SIDEWALLS
- Full Aspen with EISS 5 edge pop / strength.
Wood Core Weirdness!
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 duck droppings 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 Gnu Snowboards.
- Construction Standards and Oddities.
- Magne-Traction "Turns Ice Into Powder"
- Banana Tech.
- Wood Core
Min-Max / Set Back
10 = Firm
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Name: Nick Russian
Age: My kids are catching up to me
Location: I live on the Olympic Pen.
Astrological sign: I want to be comet
Medium: I try to use up all my supplies before I get new ones, it gets unorganized going back, and forth between all the different mediums so I try to check out the stuff I am using for awhile to get the best experience. In school they teach you to use a variety of mediums, and that helps artistsfigure out what will be best used for their style.
Website: It is hard to see art I like where I live, so I try to check out a lot of different art on the internet, it is inspiring, and humbling to see, but it is still not as good as seeing it in person. A lot of art has all ready been done, but it is nice to see so many young, and old people going for it. I use a blog to show my art, noexactrules.blogspot.com
Do you like to get weird, if so why and what do you do, if not why not?
When I was growing up it used to be weird to be a skateboarder, so I guess I am not so weird anymore.
Do you work in a studio / office / in the park?
I have always done my art in my home, and I just have a basic cave style set up to work in. I try to design my art based on the space I have available to do it in. Get weird?I try not get to weird, other people might get freaked.
Do you make a living off your art? How do you pay all your bar tabs?
I haven’t sold out yet, not that I have anything to sell, but no one is really buying.
What does Gnu mean to you?
The Great Northwest Universe of sparkling stars.
What gets you out of bed in the morning, what inspires you?
Waking up early before the day starts, drinking coffee
Can you tell us a little about the graphic you did for GNU?
Have you ever watched Stanley Kubrik movies? Considering the painting used was not meant for a snowboard graphic it turned out beautiful, and it complements the original art pretty good.
Thanks to all the people who keep in touch, and are interested in my art happenings.