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XC2 BTX Directional Freestyle/Freeride

SIZES 158 161

Bases come in random colorways

  • Pendleton National Park Collection

$539.95 USD

$559.95 CAD

€539.95 EUR incl. VAT

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Built with quality days on quality mountains in mind. The Beast is ready for the best and worst that Mt. Baker or Jackson Hole can throw at you. Designed by Temple Cummins to absolutely turn up and rip when it gets good, with a floaty, mellow entry pow nose, a mild tail settling taper angle and enough tail to rail in both directions. The Pendleton graphic celebrates the 100 year anniversary of our national parks.

Art by Pendleton

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  • XC2 BTX Image XC2 BTX Icon

    Perfect / Aggressive

    Tight radius rocker between your feet combined with radial cambers out to the contact. More tip and tail control than C2 but maintains its freestyle freedom. For more aggressive riders.

  • Mini Magne-Traction® Icon

    Mini Magne-Traction®

    A mellower serrated edge gives great edge hold with a bit more play in your turns

  • Directional Icon


    Directional all terrain freeride/freestyle

  • Construction Icon


    Every Gnu snowboard is handbuilt in the USA by snowboarders with jobs. Keep riding snowboards built by snowboarders.

  • Core Blend: Light

    A strong Aspen spine with Golden Poplar on either side for a strong and light core with a crsip pop.

  • Sintered Base

    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.

  • UHMW Sidewalls

    Ultra High Molecular Weight exterior sidewalls made from soy-based elastomer are laminated to five internal wood layers for totally bombproof sidewalls.

Made in Usa

Sizing Information

Contact 119

Side Cut 8.3

Nose Width 29.7

Waist Width 25.6

Tail Width 29.4

Min-Max / Set Back
19" - 24" / 2.5

Flex 7

Weight Range 120-210 +

Contact 122

Side Cut 8.5

Nose Width 30

Waist Width 25.8

Tail Width 29.6

Min-Max / Set Back
19" - 24" / 2.5

Flex 7

Weight Range 130-250 +

  • Erik Menezes

    What are the edge bevel angles on this board?

  • Gnu

    I don’t think we detune or bevel this at all, so the base and side edges should all be 0.
    Though we do build them 100% by hand, so there’s a possibility it might be slightly different.

  • Nathan

    Hey Gnu. I’m 174cm and 82kg with US9 boots – what size would be best for the Beast? I want it mostly for powder days. I currently ride a 155 Metal Gnuru (and nice work on the board, it’s unreal!)

  • GNU

    I’d probably recommend the 158–you could also ride the 161 without any trouble, but because of the tapered shape and setback binding inserts I don’t think you’ll have any trouble floating this puppy through the powder, even with the smaller size.
    Plus, the smaller board will be easier to maneuver and more nimble!