$377.97 USD (30% off)
Rider Designed C2 BTX All Terrain Freestyle!
Designed and ridden by Zach Leach, Blake Paul, Mathieu Crepel, Max Warbington and crew with a focus on park this all terrain freestyle pickle is well polished and road tested in every condition imaginable all over the mountain. Award winning asymmetric- sidecuts and construction balance the different turning mechanics required for heel-side and toe side turns. C2 Banana Camber combo geometries provide confidence building end to end stability on big park and backcountry booters, float in pow, control in critical situations, slide through rails and pop out of everything. You can ride a banana about 3cm shorter than a traditional board even in pow because they float so well and hold incredibly on hardpack and ice. Your jib board is your pow board, your pow board is your park board. Balance through asymmetry!
- 2013 Snowboarder Mag – Best of Test
- Sizes 151.5, 154.5, 157.5, 161.5
- Wide Sizes 158W, 162W, 166W
- Shape True Twin
- Contour C2 BTX
- About the Art
Graphic by Portland based best buddies and design duo: JOLBY. Jolby is one part Josh one part Colby 2 parts coffee, all parts awesome. See more: jolbyandfriends.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.
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!
Mervin AG1 Sustainable Woodcore
MERVIN AG1 SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE: ASPEN / ALT. GENETICS / EISS 9
- Lighter / Stronger. A perfect combination of Aspen, ultra lightweight genetically altered wood core and EISS 9.
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.
4 way fiber orientation 0/45/45/90. Triaxial and biaxial glass combo for max pop and control.
Twin Asym. Geometries
A whole new breed of Twin Tip Geometry that combines a symmetrical nose and tail shape with asymmetrical sidecuts. Although invisible to the naked eye, the heel-side sidecut has a slightly tighter radius than toe-side. This is to help offset the difference in human heel and toe agility (ever notice that toe-side turns are easier than heel-side turns?). The Park Pickle also has a slightly softer/damper wood on the heel-side of the board to help achieve perfect turning balance.
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: Blake Paul
Location: Jackson hole
Astrological sign: Pisces
Cats name: Gilbert
Gear Setup: Dragon, The North Face, and GNU keep me equipped
I know you go on alot of TRIPS, but what was your favorite TRIP this winter?
Going to china was awesome, its sweet to use your snowboard as a tool to travel to crazy places, even if your not searching for the best terrain and Pow.
Do you like to get weird, if so why and what do you do, if not why not?
Course I like too get weird, wether its on board bashing around the hill or off the board hanging out with the homies.
What terrain is your preferred? I like sand boarding myself.
I'm down with all kinds of terrain but powder powdering is most fun.
Whats an average day in your life right now?
Right now I'm out visiting my family on a lake in the east coast. Lots of fishin, golfing, swimming, canoeing, beer. Great times!
What does Gnu mean to you?
Great Nights Underwater
Besides Shredding, what do you enjoy doing?
i enjoy canoeing on fool moons. you? I like skating a ton in the summer, surfing when I get the chance. Just trying to have as much fun as possible no matter whats going down.
What gets you out of bed in the morning, what inspires you?
Some tunes in the a.m.
Favorite Gnu Board? and why?
The riders choice! Cause it's loose and forgiving but it still got that pop and isn't gonna loop out in the chunder.
Currently listening to?
Currently looking at?
Favorite website or blog? are you in INSTA-WEIRD, whats your user name?
@blakepaul anything "lick the cat" is internet gold. Find it on Vimeo.
To all you guys! Pinski for believing in the boy band and all my supporters. GET BARRLED!