Forest Bailey’s Strange Trip
$349.97 USD (30% off)
"What a long strange trip it's been"
Forest’s Strange Trip Pickle. Forest Bailey has been on a long strange trip snowboarding and skateboarding things that were designed to be ridden. We built him his own Pickled Banana to ride through the many kinks along the way. Forests Pickle is designed around progressive freestyle and modern duck stances in all terrain. He took it to Mt. Hood and beat every other pro in the Snowboarder Magazine America’s Next Top Pro Model high ollie contest this year. Banana out pops camber! Banana Rocker between your feet for pop, catch free riding and unreal float in powder. Magne-Traction for fantastic edge hold on steel, concrete, ice and snow. Asymmetric sidecuts to balance the different turning mechanics required for toe-side and heel-side turns. Asymmetric eco wood core designs to allow the board to flex into a deeper heel-side sidecut at the low but powerful heel- side turning angles and add stability to precisely controlled toe side board manipulations. Forests Pickle balanced asymmetric pickle makes snowboarding easy…you can watch it work with Forest in “Given Too”.
- Sizes 150, 153, 156
- Wide Sizes
- Shape Asym Twin
- Contour PBTX
- About the Art
This graphic was created by Matt W. Moore a pattern design guru and Ohio Native now touring the globe with his skills now calling Russia his home for the time being. MWMDESIGN.COM
Handbuilt in the USA
Every Gnu is handmade by snowboarders with jobs in the USA.
Balance Thru Asymmetry
Asymmetric sidecuts and construction to balance the different turning mechanics required for heel side turns and toe side turns. Your body is asymmetric, your snowboard should be asymmetric.
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!
Asym. Toeside and Heelside Specific Sidecuts
Toe side: More finesse through your toes and precise fingertip like edge control. Increased angle of edge attack can be achieved through cumulative articulation of toe, ankle and knee joints. Balance.
Heelside: More power through the heels. A lower angle of edge attack and more power can be achieved due to natural joint mechanics. Stomp.
Asym. Mervin AG / Aspen Core
ASYM. MERVIN AG/ASPEN SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE: ASPEN / ALT. GENETICS / EISS 9
- Lighter / Stronger. A perfect combination of Aspen, even more ultra lightweight genetically altered wood core and EISS 9. Perfect for freestyle domination.
Wood Core Weirdness!
In 2009 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 duckdroppings 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 2012 Gnu Snowboards.
Weird CinemaCheck out the video!
- Construction Standards and Oddities.
- Magne-Traction "Turns Ice Into Powder"
- Pickle Tech.
- Banana Tech.
- Wood Core
Min-Max / Set Back
10 = Firm
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Name: Forest Bailey
Age: 20 Location: Planet Earth
Astrological sign: Scorpio
Cats name: Killgore Trout
Gear Setup: A little bit of strange trip, a little bit of a space case.
I know you go on alot of TRIPS, but what was your favorite TRIP this winter?
A lot of trips in Maple Falls...and a real nice trip to Japan.
Do you like to get weird, if so why and what do you do, if not why not? I don't have to do much... I was born this way.
What terrain is your preferred?
I like bedroom boarding myself. Just boarding on whatever.
Whats an average day in your life right now?
Relax for a while.
Optimist / Pessimist? Realist? Weirdest?
Do make a living off the snow?
Make a what?
What does Gnu mean to you?
Get weird. Trip out. Space out. Space case. Make magic. Go boarding. Have fun.
Besides Shredding, what do you enjoy doing?
i enjoy canoeing on fool moons. you? Road trippin' Skate trippin' Straight trippin'..Livin'
What gets you out of bed in the morning, what inspires you?
Friends,Coffee and a Tweest
Favorite Gnu Board? and why?
Currently listening to?
Currently looking at?
Favorite website or blog? are you in INSTA-WEIRD, whats your user name?
I’m grammin.. forestbailey.