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XC2 BTX Directional Freestyle/Freeride
XC2 BTX Directionnel Freestyle / Freeride
XC2 BTX Directional Freestyle/Freeride
Diseño direccional XC2 BTX freestyle/freeride

SIZES 158 161

Bases come in random colorways

  • Pendleton National Park Collection

$539.95 USD

$377.97 USD (30% off)

$559.95 CAD

$391.97 CAD (30% off)

€539.95 EUR incl. VAT

€377.97 EUR incl. VAT (30% off)

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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.

Conçue pour les meilleures journées sur les plus belles montagnes. La Beast est prête à affronter le meilleur et le pire de Mt Baker et Jackson Hole. Développée par Temple Cummins pour tout déchirer quand les conditions sont là, avec un nose qui flotte en poudreuse, un angle de tail légèrement plus étroit et assez long pour rider dans les deux directions. Le graphisme Pendleton célèbre les 100 ans de nos parks nationaux.

Für die schönsten Tage in bestem Terrain gebaut. Das Beast ist bereit für das Beste und Krasseste, das Mt. Baker oder Jackson Hole dir bieten können. Von Temple Cummins entworfen um auf den Punkt genau zu funktionieren, mit einer sanften Pow Nose und leichtem Taper Shape, aber trotzdem genug Tail für beide Richtungen. Und Pendleton Grafik, als Hommage an die nordamerikanischen Nationalparks.

Hecha para pasar días increíbles en montañas increíbles. La Beast está preparada para afrontar lo mejor y lo peor de Mt. Baker o Jackson Hole. Diseñada por Temple Cummins para proporcionarte el mejor rendimiento sobre nieve polvo, con un nose flotable y ligeramente levantado, un shape con un leve ángulo conificado y suficiente tail para darle hacia ambos lados. El diseño gráfico de Pendleton celebra los 100 años de nuestros parques nacionales.

Art by Pendleton

Weird Science

  • 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!

  • Bryson W.

    I’m torn right now between the Beast 161 and the Lib Dark Knife 161w. My local shop says the DK was the best board they rode at demo days, but that was during a spring day. I ride Mt. Bachelor in Oregon so days consistent of more pow, packed pow, fast groomers. I’m coming off a Emma Peel 161w (I have 11 boots) which was a great deck, but I’m looking for something with all the new tech built in that will be playful in all the different conditions Bachelor goes through in a season. Any advise and comparisons between the two would be great! Also, am I’m good with 11 boots on the 25.8 waist? Cheers!

  • GNU

    Hey! So sorry for the delay, it has been a wild winter.
    Both boards will be a blast on the terrain, but the Beast, due to the directional shape, won’t be as freestyle-friendly. The Dark Knife will be more versatile and easy to ride switch with, but it will be stiffer and more aggressive.

    The TRS or Danny Kass would be good middlegrounds–they have the XC2 base contour of the the Beast, but are more twin-shaped, like the Dark Knife.

  • Bernd BlowMountain

    hi! I am riding the Smart Pickle 154 for Jib and Park and the LibTech Lando Phoenix 157 for All Mountain Cruising and Pow. I am now thinking of adding the Beast to my quiver for carving the groomers, the hard pack and obviously for even better blasting through the powder. Do you think thats a good idea (for sure I would like to have a dozen of Mervin boards 😉 ? Or is frankly said the difference between the Lando and the Beast not that much with regard to carving and powder abilities? Thanks for your thoughts!!

  • GNU

    Hey there!
    I think for carving and cruising groomers, you might be a little more stoked on your Lando or Pickle–but that’s really up to your own riding preferences, and you might be blown away riding the Beast at high speeds in bounds.

    But you will DEFINITELY be blown away when you take this thing into powder! It will float and propel you through the deepest of the deep, and it’s powerful and aggressive and fantastic. We named it the Beast for a reason.

    PS: thanks so much for the support and kind words, we appreciate it,

  • Bernd BlowMountain

    thank you so much for your prompt reply. that sounds really really good and I just ordered the board. Luckily I still found a dealer with a Beast at stock. Not easy as the saison is nearly over now. Wow, I like the Pendleton National Parks graphics so much, they are worth to buy that board just for the design. So am really looking forward to upcoming winter to shred this wonderful beasty board :-))

  • GNU

    Hey thanks! We love collaborating with fellow Northwest companies that appreciate making cool stuff by hand…so Pendleton definitely fits the bill–and their blankets are stunning.

    Hope you love the new board, and again, thanks so much for the support!

  • Roland Czechowski

    I am currently looking at the SpaceOUT 161 and The Beast 161 as quiver powder/freeride board. There seems to be a bit of confusion re the Beast online, can you please confirm the non-split Beast is XC2 BTX?
    About me: I am 41 and weight about 187 pounds but still really fit and been riding since I was 12 and competed in my teens. I love to bury my edge and know how to turn but still want to have fun on the board. I live in Australia now so smaller natural features and short runs but still like to get over seas occasionally to some bigger stuff
    On paper both boards seem similar in that set back directional shapes (clearly different outline though), same waist width and camber profile but Beast is a 7 flex and SO is a 6. I like to do it all on the mountain so want my powder board to still carve well on hard pack but I also like to be able to try freestyle tricks on natural features and like to slash and bounce around in the trees. My fear though is the SO might be too soft but the Beast might not be playful enough? Ugghh, help please!