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Space Case

EC2 BTX All Terrain Freestyle

SIZES 147 150 153 156 159

Bases come in random colorways

$579.95 USD

$609.95 CAD

€579.95 EUR incl. VAT

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Forest Bailey is enlightened. He has taken note that all people are asymmetrical from front to back and that a snowboarder’s turn mechanics are galactically different from toe side to heel side. Working with the Gnu weird science team, Forest has developed his own mind freeing snowboard he calls the SPACE CASE that incorporates Forest’s favorite bio mechanical balancing design concepts to harmonize and maximize human potential.

Points of Pickle

  • Asymmetric Contact Angles Shorter Heel Side Edge Contact
  • Deeper Heel Side Sidecut
  • Asym “Pickle Barrel” Core, Softer Heel Side Flex
  • Forest’s Asymmetric Tip And Tail Shapes

Forest’s personal A.S.S tech is combined with incredibly versatile EC2 Banana camber combination contours and incredibly strong Liquid Crystal Polymer space fibers. All this weird science sounds complicated and mysterious and it is but the end result is a board that is incredibly fun and naturally easy to ride. Get your A.S.S in space!

Art by Pinkyvision

Weird Science

  • EC2 BTX

    EC2 BTX Icon

    Rocker between your feet combined with mellower elliptical cambers out to the contact. The perfect middle ground between BTX and C2 BTX. Kills everything!

  • Magne-Traction .5

    Magne-Traction .5 Icon

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

  • Twin

    Twin Icon

    Twin all terrain freestyle/freeride.

  • Construction

    Construction Icon

    Every Gnu snowboard is handbuilt in the U.S.A by weirdos with jobs. Keep riding snowboards built by snowboarders.

  • Asym Core: 2

    Pickle Barrel Blend. Great Lakes Aspen and Rocky Mountain Aspen adds Polonia (extremely renewable, ultra-lightweight wood) to the heel side edge for a softer heel side flex.

  • A.S.S. Tech

    Asymmetric Symmetric Synchronization, uses asymmetry in the boards sidecut, wood core components, contact angles and tip and tail design to make riding a whole lot easier.

  • Liquid Crystal Polymer

    Plastic as strong as titanium! Tempering process that aligns molecules and creates hyper strengthen polymer chains. Creates a smooth, strong, poppy and lightweight snowboard ride.

  • UHMW Sidewalls

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

  • Co-Extruded Topsheet

    A tough and eco-sublimated topsheet.

  • 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.

Sizing Information

Contact 110

Side Cut 8 / 7.7

Nose Width 28.4

Waist Width 24.7

Tail Width 28.4

Min-Max / Set Back
19.5"-24" / 0"

Flex 4.5

Weight Range 80-150 +

Contact 111

Side Cut 8.1 / 7.8

Nose Width 28.8

Waist Width 25

Tail Width 28.8

Min-Max / Set Back
20"-26" / 0"

Flex 5

Weight Range 80-160 +

Contact 113

Side Cut 8.2 / 7.9

Nose Width 29.1

Waist Width 25.1

Tail Width 29.1

Min-Max / Set Back
20"-26" / 0"

Flex 5.5

Weight Range 90-170 +

Contact 116

Side Cut 8.3 / 8

Nose Width 29.7

Waist Width 25.5

Tail Width 29.7

Min-Max / Set Back
20"-26" / 0"

Flex 6

Weight Range 110-200 +

Contact 119

Side Cut 8.35 / 8.1

Nose Width 29.8

Waist Width 25.5

Tail Width 29.8

Min-Max / Set Back
20"-26" / 0"

Flex 6

Weight Range 140-250 +

  • Gnu

    Hi Nicole,
    I think the 150 Space Case will be an awesome option! You may also like the women’s Ladies Choice or Velvet Gnuru, with your boot size the Space Case might feel a bit wider than you like.But if you have ridden men’s boards in the past, I think this is going to be the ideal board for you!

  • Gnu

    You may not notice a different in size between the 156 and your 155 Ultrafear, but I think you will find that the 156 Space Case is a more stable ride. The EC2 base contour with some mellow camber underfoot will give you better control of your tip and tail, with some added pressure/snap, as well as stability. So if you’re stoked on a smaller board, go for the 156! But if you want more board underfoot, which will add additional stability and be easier to ride through deep snow, I’d size up to the 159.

  • Wilderbeast

    Thanks for the reply,I do seem to be stoked on the smaller boards!i may well go for a 56 cos ive already got a pow you think the space case in a 56 will have better grip than my ultra?

  • Gnu

    With the Magne-Traction I think that it’ll definitely be more grippy!

  • ezequiel

    hey! i wear a size 9 boot (dc judge) with union flite binding in size M/L . was thinking of the space case 147 but worried the waist width is too short for thats bindings and boot. tks for all!

  • Dmitry

    Hi! Plz Help with a choice of board size 156 or 159?
    My weight is 182 lbs, height 59 and shoes size 10.5.
    I’m riding 50% park/ 50% hills
    Riding level is medium.

  • Dmitry

    height 5’9″ and I’m looking for a all mountain

  • Gnu

    Hello!I think you should be just fine, especially if your stance is angled out.
    But I would recommend checking it out in person if you have a local shop in your area.
    You could also look up the specs of your current board and compare with waist widths to the 147 Space Case.

  • Gnu

    156 Space Case, 158 Metal Gnuru or 157.5 Riders Choice
    Those are my top three recommendations for you!

    The Space Case and Metal Gnuru will feel a bit more playful and forgiving, and the Riders Choice will feel a bit more aggressive and powerful

  • nick

    i wear a size 13 boot, would the 156 be to small or should i go up

  • Sebastian

    Hey guys! I’m 1,81 mts and 86 kg. Boots are HEAD nbr 11.5. I have an intermediate level after 6 or 7 seasons and this is going to be my first not cambered board. I’m 35 yr old so… some easy boxes and medium sized jumps. Most of the time will be groomers and similar. What size do you recommend me? Also I read about what you said of your factory (same as LIB). Taking in count both brand’s models, do you think SPACE CASE is the one for me? What about Skate Banana? Or Banana magic? Thank you in advance for your help!! It will be quite important for me to take a good decision.

  • Gnu

    I would HIGHLY recommend a wide board for size 13 boots!
    Check out the Lib Tech Attack Banana, it has a similar shape and feel, but is available in a 156W.

  • Gnu

    Hi Sebastian,
    I’m not sure if you will be satisfied with the Skate Banana or Banana Magic if you’re accustomed to riding camber boards. Those boards will also feel a little bit looser and possibly more squirrely at higher speeds. I think the Space Case could be a solid option for you, but I’d also recommend checking these boards out:
    Lib Tech Attack Banana: this one is kind of the Lib equivalent of the Space Case, slightly stiffer and not quite so jib-oriented, though!
    Riders Choice: A more aggressive C2 base contour, will feel more powerful than BTX or EC2–this board is a quiver killing all-mountain ripper
    Lib Tech TRS: Has the snap, stability and control of camber, but also shortened Banana rocker between the binding inserts. This board is aggressively fun and powerful.

  • Sebastian

    Thank you very much for your prompt answer! In case I’ll choose to go for the Riders Choice.. Which size do you think is the appropriate for me? I assume will be the same for Attack and TRS. By the way… Is it a right choice to go for TRS HP, which is considerably more expensive than the regular TRS? Also which the equivalent in GNU for the HP tech? Once again THANK YOU very much for your help!! I’m sure this kind of attention helps consumers to take decisions.

  • Gnu

    TRS HP has our Horsepower construction, which means that it’s built with only basalt fibers, and no fiberglass. HP boards are about half a pound lighter than our standard boards, the will feel more damp when riding on bumpy terrain and they have a more consistent flex pattern–the TRS is an awesome board, this one is just a little bit more awesome. And a lot more sparkly!

    Horsepower is unique to Lib Tech, as is Pickle Tech for Gnu…so there’s nothing quite like it. Though the Gnu Impossible features some Magnesium Fiberglass, which makes it light and have similar qualities to the Lib HP boards.

    With size 11.5 boots, you may want to consider a wide or midwide board to eliminate the possibility of toe drag, specifically if your stance isn’t very angled. I would say something in the 157-159 range will be a nice sized board that will be versatile enough for you to take anywhere on the mountain.

  • Gnu

    Oh and thank you..we’re stoked that we are able to help!

  • Ed

    Hi, I am torn between the 153 and 156 Space case. I want a extra flexy, playfull yet bit more stable than BTX deck. Already have a 2011 GNU DK 153 – GNU Street 152 – Skate banana 154 – Banana Magic 157 and T.Rice 153. So I think the SC will be a nice option to add to my quiver. I am 85 kg – 185 pounds and 1.74 m – 5,7. Size 10 Nike Ites boots. With size will be best for me?

  • Gnu

    Hi Ed,
    I would recommend the 153!
    This size will be small, nimble and extremely fun! But because it is EC2, it will feel more stable and powerful than your BTX boards.

  • Ed

    Thankz! 153 it will be…

  • garry

    can i get a pro form, if yes then where?

  • richard

    Should I detune this board once I get it?

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  • Gnu

    Hi Richard,
    I would recommend trying the board out before you do any detuning.
    The Magne-Traction may feel grabby at first, which can be a little alarming, but you will adjust to it and you may decide to leave your edges sharp! However, you can also really dull your edges down and still get INSANE edgehold with the Magne-Traction.

    …so whatever you decided to do, you’ll be satisfied. But ride it before you do anything crazy!

  • Mike

    I am looking to get a new board and am not really sure what direction I should go in. I currently ride a 2011 K2 Darkstar 155 with their Flatline technology. It was my first board and while it was/is a great board I am beginning to feel like it is somewhat of a dull ride and want something a bit more fun. I have ridden my girls Salomon Lark 147 park board and that was a blast. So easy to throw around and maneuver on it has a flex of 2 so buttering on it is just a matter of lifting your foot and the rocker profile is catch free.

    Rider Info:
    5ft 8, 150 pounds, size 8 boot

    Rider Style:
    I ride in the north east mostly Vermont – so hardpack, occasionally icey at the end of the day and rarily some powder. I like to have fun going down trails rather then bombing down them for speed. Always looking for fun natural features to play on – side hits, bumps to jump off of, things like that. Occasional runs through the trees if theres enough snow, maybe a very basic box or small jump but really not spending any time in the park except for a lap or 2 at the end of a run if I pass by a not to intimidating park. I never really go look for a park I’d rather hit every trail on the mountain and see what I can accomplish there in a more natural environment.

    Currently I am between the Space Case & the Metal Gnuru. The idea of the asymetric shape is intriguing to me. In the end I want something playful and responsive enough to throw around some tight turns in the trees, flexible enough to lay down some butters in the snow or an occasional box, and take a few small jumps here and there natural or mandmade. The only other concern is if the EC2 BTX is the right choice or if I should maybe be looking at the XC2’s like a Lib TRS. My buddy just picked one of them up and he has a similar ride style albeit a bit more aggresive and fast paced then me and rarely is every trying to butter. He just attacks anything in front of him.

    Thanks for the help!

  • Mike

    Any ideas? Looking to buy ASAP and I am so torn between these 2.