$419.97 USD (30% off)
C2 all terrain freestyle and freeride banana!
The world’s smoothest riding, liveliest and most environmentally friendly construction. Award winning Banana Tech Magne-Traction geometries! Gnu eco-genetic woods blend the best properties of Bamboo, Aspen and Balsa to provide unbelievable pop and lightweight! LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer thermo treated polyester fiber has ten times the strength of titanium and incredible vibration absorption dampening qualites. Bio Polymer top material made from beans provides the industries highest strength to weight ratios, and combined with Mervin “Eco Sublimation” water based printing, is nice to the environment. The future has been improved!
- Sizes 155, 159, 162
- Wide Sizes
- Shape Directional Twin
- Contour C2 BTX
- About the Art
Graphic by Bend, Oregon’s Adam Haynes of Stickfort.com. Adam can draw better than you, he can also shred better than you, but he would never tell you that. He is a quiet, humble, back- woods, cliff droppin’, Banked Slalom winning, illustrative ninja. more at: Stickfort.com. see you at Mt. Baker!
Handbuilt in the USA
Every Gnu is handmade by snowboarders with jobs in the USA.
C2 Floats the pow, kills the jumps and steeps and has the pop and tip to tail stability to stomp whatever you launch. Banana Tech Rocker between your feet, camber at the tips and tails. The perfect solution for aggressive power snowboarding.
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!
Bio Beans Topsheet
GNU has made a commitment to using a new earth friendly, bio-plastic top skin made from beans that features the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any top sheet in the industry. While there is clearly still the need to invade small, helpless, oil producing countries for money and power, this new age of bio-plastics offers hope of a more peaceful and fruity future!
Directional Twin Shape
Longer tip than tail combined with a centered radial sidecut. Rides great in both directions. Focus is on all-mountain freestyle freeriding, excels in powder, nose floats and shorter tail reduces surface area for added deep snow control.
Eco Genetic Sustainable Woodcore
ECO GENETIC SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE: ASPEN / BC ALT. GENETICS / EISS 9
NEW hybrid BC strain of ALT. GEN. wood cultivated to provide unstoppable pop.
- Lightest / Strongest. We have combined the best properties of Balsa (superlight) and Bamboo (high flex strength and fast growing) and Aspen (light / strong) to create the world’s greatest core. Mother nature is our bitch.
LCP – Liquid Crystal Polymer
Liquid crystallinity is achieved through the heating of a polymer past its melting point, during the cooling phase polymers form highly organized linearly aligned self- reinforcing structures resulting in incredible mechanical properties. Strength, chemical and fire resistance. Strength in a fiber allows us to use less material to achieve the desired physical performance translating into a lighter weight composite. LCP also has a very low vibration frequency and with 10 times the strength of titanium LCP was used as the foundation for interplanetary Mars lander tires. Built into a Gnu snowboard these strong light, damp aramid polyester fibers quiet chatter from rough terrain and create an incredibly smooth, poppy, lightweight ride.
Weird CinemaCheck out the video!
- Construction Standards and Oddities.
- Magne-Traction "Turns Ice Into Powder"
- Banana Tech.
- Wood Core
- Liquid Crystal Polymer
Min-Max / Set Back
10 = Firm
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Name: Adam Haynes
Location: Bend, OR
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Medium: Ink, acrylic, pencil, computer
Do you like to get weird, if so why and what do you do, if not why not?
I'm not that weird, but I'm pro-weird. I just do my thing.
Do you work in a studio / office / in the park?
I work in my studio office at home. It's near a park.
Whats an average day in your life right now?
A dog walk, some coffee, some drawing, some emailing, coffee with bros, a mellow bike ride, a little yoga and some good cooking.
Optimist / Pessimist? Realist? Weirdest?
Do make a living off your art? How do you pay all your bar tabs?
Yep, I haven't held down a real job in six years. Bar tabs aren't my problem, it's all the toys!
What does Gnu mean to you?
Good folks making sweet boards out of the good ol' northwest.
Besides artmaking, what do you enjoy doing?
Working on projects at home, cooking, riding pow, sleeping outside, seeing new places.
What gets you out of bed in the morning, what inspires you?
Coffee, deadlines, and being thankful for being able to make art for a living.
Can you tell us a little about the graphic you did for GNU?
The B-Pro and Billygoat were dreamed up by Barrett and Temple, respectively. The Eco-genetics was basically the fulfillment of a lifetime goal of making a large painting into a board graphic. The top 4/5ths of the board is the Shuksan arm at Mt. Baker, and the bottom is just a cool sled I found somewhere.
Currently listening to?
I saw Beck and Metric last night.
Currently looking at?
Photos from climbing Mt. Shasta last weekend.
Favorite website or blog?
One of my favs, beautiful stuff: qualitypeoples.com
Too many thanks to list here. Just thanks to all my loved ones for the support and encouragement, and to all the great clients over the years who've kept me in business. Cheers!