$342.97 USD (30% off)
Twin Asymmetric Banana for Ducks!!!
The Park Pickle takes the next step in snow board specific geometries. Banana between your feet for easy riding, catch-free park freestyle performance, and unreal float in powder. Magne-Traction for unreal edge-hold everywhere. 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. Park Pickles with a deeper heel side sidecut and unique asym core, are designed around progressive riding and modern freestyle duck stances in all terrain. Hand built by snowboarders at Mervin Mfg. using fast growing eco woods and environmentally friendly construction techniques, the Park Pickle is some delicious green technology! Pickle Technology!
- Sizes 147, 150, 153, 156, 159
- Wide Sizes 156W, 159W
- Shape Asym Twin
- Contour PBTX
- About the Art
This graphic was a happening between two visual experimenters: Matt French and Gnu art director Tim Karpinski. Collaborating back and forth from different states of mind they arrived at a place where it was dark and bright and the sky light up the cosmos. Timothykarpinski.com & Mattfrench.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: Matt French
Age: Super old kinda Location: On there
Astrological sign: Slow children
Medium: Grumbacher brushes and acrylics, Chartpak xylene-based AdMarkers, Faber-Castell PITT (india ink) artist pens, Clearprint vellum, and stuff from garage sales, recycled building material stores, and second hand stores.
Do you like to get weird, if so why and what do you do?
I was born that way at an early age. Once I got all borned, I just carted my weirds around on a skateboard to all sorts of places around the whole earth, like my drumset...and my great big small living room.
Do you work in a studio / office / in the park?
I don't know if you'd call it work.
Whats an average day in your life right now?
Wednesday Optimist / Pessimist? Realist? Weirdest? yeah
Do make a living off your art? How do you pay all your bar tabs?
Yes. I art for $. I don't drink bar tabs. I like Pepsi...the ones in the glass bottles with real sugar.
What does Gnu mean to you?
When I was a freshman, I got the tour of highschool from a Gnu pro named Jeff.
Besides artmaking, what do you enjoy doing?
I like the skate of boarding and the sound of music.
What gets you out of bed in the morning, what inspires you?
Can you tell us a little about the graphic you did for GNU?
I think I did a couple unless I didn't....in which case I made either more or less.
Currently listening to?
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Currently looking at?
A random smattering of design detritus spread about my visual real estate with carelessness
Favorite website or blog?
I like books made from paper between covers. I like books with pictures of animals a lot. Comics have always been fun. I do stuff for Color magazine.