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Riders Choice


SIZES 151.5 154.5 157.5 161.5 158W 162W 166W

Bases come in random colorways

  • 2017 – 2018 Whitelines – Snowboard 100
  • 2015 TransWorld Snowboarding – Good Wood

$569.95 USD

$629.95 CAD

559.99 EUR incl. VAT

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A staple in the line, with a design that continues to advance. The Gnu team’s go-to, and the secret weapon in any conditions, the Riders Choice snowboard has vast utility. The board you ride is your choice, make the obvious one. The Asymmetric C2 Riders Choice.


Un basique de la gamme, avec un design toujours avant gardiste. Le choix du team et l’arme secrète dans toutes les conditions, la Riders Choice est une vraie polyvalente. La board que vous ridez est votre choix, faites le bon. La Riders Choice asymétrique C2.


Dieses Board ist ein echter Klassiker, der sich ständig weiter entwickelt. Und als Liebling des Gnu-Teams so vielseitig wie es unterschiedliche Terrains und Fahrer gibt. Welches Board du fährst, ist immer deine Wahl, also triff die richtige – mit dem asymmetrischen C2 Rider’s Choice!


La tabla básica de la línea, con un diseño que sigue avanzando. La Riders Choice es la tabla de elección del equipo de Gnu y el arma secreta para cualquier condición. La Riders Choice Asymmetric C2 es tu mejor opción.


Art by Erik Otto

Blake Paul

Weird Science

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    Rocker between your feet combined with radial cambers out to the contact. Freestyle freedom and carving for a more aggressive ride.



    The original all terrain rocker/camber hybrid PATENT #7823892 #8511704






    TURNS ICE INTO POWDER! Serrated edges on your board give great edge hold all over the mountain especially on hard pack and ice!

    Unreal Construction

  • CORE: Aspen/Columbian Gold/Paulownia Alloy
  • GLASS: Tri-ax/Bi-ax
  • TOP: Eco Sublimated Bio Beans
  • BASE: Sintered Knife Cut
Made in Usa

Sizing Information

Contact 113

Side Cut 7.9 / 8.2

Nose Width 29.2

Waist Width 25.1

Tail Width 29.2

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

Flex 6

Weight Range 120-200 +

Contact 116

Side Cut 7.7 / 8.1

Nose Width 29.3

Waist Width 25.2

Tail Width 29.3

Min-Max / Set Back
20.25" - 25" / 0"

Flex 7

Weight Range 120-200 +

Contact 119

Side Cut 7.8 / 8.2

Nose Width 29.9

Waist Width 25.5

Tail Width 29.9

Min-Max / Set Back
20.25" - 25" / 0"

Flex 7

Weight Range 130-210 +

Contact 119

Side Cut 7.8 / 8.2

Nose Width 31.2

Waist Width 26.8

Tail Width 31.2

Min-Max / Set Back
20.25" - 25" / 0"

Flex 7

Weight Range 130-220 +

Contact 122

Side Cut 8 / 8.4

Nose Width 30.2

Waist Width 25.8

Tail Width 30.2

Min-Max / Set Back
20.25" - 25" / 0"

Flex 7

Weight Range 140-240 +

Contact 122

Side Cut 8 / 8.4

Nose Width 31.3

Waist Width 26.8

Tail Width 31.3

Min-Max / Set Back
20.25" - 25" / 0"

Flex 7

Weight Range 140-250 +

Contact 124

Side Cut 8.1 / 8.5

Nose Width 31.3

Waist Width 26.8

Tail Width 31.3

Min-Max / Set Back
20.25" - 25" / 0"

Flex 7.5

Weight Range 150-280 +

  • GNU

    Hi Kevin,
    The 158W will probably be the most suitable option for you.
    If you generally ride narrower boards and you have an angled stance and you don’t get toe drag, you could potentially go for the 157.5. But with the 158W will definitely eliminate the possibility that your toes hang off and cause problems.

  • Jon

    Is there any difference from the 2015/2016 and the 2013/2014 Riders Choice?

  • GNU

    We have refined our asymmetry a bit, and tweaked some of our core materials, Magne-Traction and contact angles.
    But the changes are all slight and the biggest difference will be the graphic.

  • Prince Najee

    6’6 220 Size 14… I ride mostly park and am looking to see which GNU park boards offer good width for my big feet

  • evvvan

    6’5 180pounds, size 13 all mountain rider (pow / park / carving ), whats my best bet for a high end gnu board?

  • Chris Nelson

    Quick question,
    I bought this board last year the 158W and now i have grown to 6’2″ and around 175 Lbs. I love this board and was wondering if you think I should go up to a 162W or just stay at a 158W. Looking for the best possible riding experience.
    I like to ride powder,sidecountry,a little bit of back country, and park and rip groomers.

    Let me know what you think.

  • Chris Jay

    I’m 6’1 205 Do you think I could handle 166w? I ride mostly powder, trees and steeps.

  • GNU

    The Riders Choice is a killer all mountain board, and is playful enough to take in the park. At 6’6″ and 220 with size 14 feet, you’re a big human–so something with camber underfoot will offer more stability and power; the 162W could be really awesome for park riding!

    But if you’re looking to go even smaller you could check out the Pickle in 159W, but you might find that the lack of camber makes that board a little more loose and squirrely than you’d like.

  • GNU

    Honestly, any Gnu board will kill it for all-mountain riding!
    The Riders Choice is a classic, it’s aggressively fun and pretty much the perfect combo of playful and powerful.

    It’s also available in a wide, which will easily accommodate size 13 boots!

  • GNU

    Hi Chris,
    Give your weight and boot size I think the 158W might offer more versatility than the 162W.
    The bigger board will certainly offer a more tank-like, stable ride. But the 158W will be easier to maneuver and a bit more nimble and playful.

  • GNU

    Do YOU think you could handle a 166W?
    I do think someone your size could ride it without issue, but the 162W might be more suitable unless you’re really looking for a big, sturdy, floaty, powerful board. the 162W will definitely be more versatile and forgiving.

    If you’re an aggressive rider and you’ve ridden boards of a similar size, you won’t have any issues.
    But if you ride smaller boards and they perform well for you, I wouldn’t recommend sizing up too much.

  • im thinking about setting back my 2013 riders choice. i know it would help in powder. but would it help or hurt any other aspect of riding? can and should i do this and what can i expect from it? thanks

  • Joe

    Hello, I am considering buying a riders choice but since I am 6’2″ 220 lbs, I’m not sure if I should ride a 158W or a 162W. According to your weight range, I would be limit for a 158W but my boardshop tells me that it doesn’t really matter I would have more control and more playful on the 158W then the 162W. What do you guys at Gnu think? I don’t want the board to slow me down because I’m too heavy for it. Thank!

  • Ben Parker

    i am 6’0” 165lbs shoe size 11 i am wondering about the 154.5? will this be suitable with my shoe size?

  • Andriy Mykhaylyuk

    Hello guys, I’m trying to choose my second snowboard, first one is 167cm wide version.

    I’m 193cm tall and 95kg weight, should I go wide version or I can choose 161.5 or even smaller?

  • Orlin Vasilev

    Hello Guys,

    I’m like 185 cm and 90 kg does 158W will do the job not foot size wise, but length and surface based on my height and weight?



  • Chris Jay

    Went with the 166w and love it. Though I did go with club collection because dopeness. Turning in trees was the only issue I foresaw, but I can swing this badboy easier than I could my old 158w Solomon and the float it gets. Thanks for the advice.

  • Chris Jay

    The float it gets is unbeatable*
    I’m on the Mervin koolaid and lovin it!

  • Igor Nabhan


    Looking for a board to carve (really carve), hit natural features all over the mountain and do some low speed ground tricks.
    I weight 240lbs and wear size 11.5. I am a advanced rider.

    I’ve been riding the 161.5 Riders Choice for 5 years (normal width / last 3 models).
    I’m looking for a new board, and can’t decide between the Eco-Impossible 160 or the new Riders Choice 161.5.

    Could you help me? Thanks!

  • Andy

    It is possible with set back for powder days?

  • Andy

    It is possible with set back stance for pow days ?

  • Shane


    I’m currently riding a gnu park pickle 156W, that I bought in 2012. Since I bought the board I’ve grown quite a bit. I’m 6’6″ I weigh 245lbs and wear a size 13.5 boot size. I’m pretty sure I’ve outgrown my 156W, and I’m looking for a new board. My riding style is moving to an all mountain board more than just park riding, but I still enjoy riding the park. I’m not sure I want to get into a really large board, even though I know my size may require it. Any tips or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Igor

    Hi, GNU!
    Thank you for your work!
    I am 187cm, 85kg, 11,5 US boots. The last 14 year I used 162cm GNU Altered Genetics 2001/2002, and was very happy, but now I want more maneuverable, nimble and playful twin tip board for small and middle jumps on the natural drops and buttering. What choice is better for me 157.5, 161,5, 158W, 162W?
    Thanks for advice.

  • Chad

    I just purchased the 161.5 readers choice board. Can you recommend which bindings will work best with this board?

  • Peter Denny

    Hi there I have been riding my trusted Altered Genetics 158 board since around 2002 or so. Thinking I may want to get a new board after all these years and this looks like it might be a good next board but Im wondering if I should stay a 158 or go one size down like the finder also suggested (said both). Im 5’10 adn160lbs with a size 9.5-10 boot and atomic bindings. Any recommendations? Will a 154.5 gimme better handling and sharper turning than a 158? Not sure what the advantages of one over the other are. Thanks. Peter

  • Max Ivanov

    Hey GNU! I just bought a new R Choice, do I need to wax it or can I go straight to the hill??

  • Pdiddy Dduh

    New boards are good to go. 🙂

  • GNU

    It will work just dandy–we have multiple sets of inserts, so that you can mount your bindings to cater to your riding.

  • GNU

    You might find the 158W to be more suitable, or at least the 157.5!
    Size 11 boots are right on the verge of needing a wide, specifically with smaller sized boards

  • GNU

    Without knowing your boot size, it’s impossible to know what width would be best for you.
    I’d suggest paying your local shop a visit and checking out our Board Finder:

    If your 167 felt good, you might not need to size down too much.

  • Nika

    Hello GNU, im going to buy this board but cant decide i have boot size 10.5 so which will be better 157.5 or 158w?

  • Eladio

    I have space case, but it is dying,
    the rider choise would be a good replacement?differences?

  • GNU

    The Riders Choice is killer and quite similar to the Space Case.
    One thing to keep in mind, is that it has more camber underfoot and it is a bit narrower (with the exception of the wide versions, of course!)

    So the Riders Choice might feel a bit more powerful/aggressive, while the Space Case will feel a bit more playful/forgiving.

  • GNU

    157.5 will be just fine for size 10.5 boots.

  • GNU

    It’s true!
    We wax our boards in the factory after we build them, so they are usually all set to ride a day or two right out of the box! But after that, you should apply some fresh hot wax, using an iron.

    However, sometimes the factory wax can ware off during storing and shipping–so if your base looks dry and has a wood grainy appearance, wax it before you ride it!

  • GNU

    Hey Pete,
    For a more versatile ride, I would recommend the 157.5.
    Shorter boards are more maneuverable and freestyle-friendly, but for riding everywhere and everything you should stick with something a bit bigger–especially if that’s what you know and love.

  • GNU

    Gnu bindings are fantastic and use our unique rear-entry technology.
    The Pysch or would be a great pairing, or the Freedom if you think you would enjoy the freedom of traditional strap entry, too.

    But at the end of the day, you should go with the binding that feels the most comfortable to you, and is easiest to get off and on…nobody wants to fumble around with bindings on a pow day!

    Thanks so much for the support, we hope you love your board!

  • GNU

    You should be fine with the 158W–it will feel a bit more nimble, precise and freestyle friendly than the 162W

  • GNU

    The Impossible is built with higher end materials and you will probably find that it does a better job of absorbing vibrations and perhaps feels a little lighter! It also has mellower camber underfoot, for more of a playful/forgiving ride.

    The Riders Choice has a more sturdy and aggressive feel.

    You can’t go wrong with either board, they’re both UNREAL! But they are different.

  • GNU

    Yeah, set it on back!
    We wouldn’t make so many binding inserts if they weren’t meant to be used.

  • GNU

    It seems like you should size up at least a bit, but honestly–you could ride something a lot bigger without any issue!
    I would absolutely not recommend going smaller than 158W, but I think the 162W would blow your mind and be the most versatile option for you. For a more power-focused ride, you could absolutely go for the 166W and have a blast on it.

  • Alex W


    I have a space case but it’s too small for me. I want something that’s the same level of flex but fits my big feet / heavy ass.

    Is the flex very close to the space case?

    (250lbs, shoe 13us)

  • GNU

    You will probably find the Riders Chouce to feel a little bit more aggressive than the Space Case (more pressure underfoot due to the extra camber and slightly stiffer)–but all in all, it will feel pretty similar!

    And a wide will definitely be more suitable for your size, I think you will be madly in love with it!

  • Mike Hardaker

    doesn’t get much better than the Riders Choice.. checkout our review and photos from the Tetons!

  • POW_D

    158w for your boot size and weight Igor. All around versatile length. If your board is 14 years old you will be stoked on how far ahead board tech went over this time. RC is right choice. 😉

  • Christian Rodriguez

    Found the answer already thank you anyways.

  • GNU

    Ahh we are sorry for the delay, but so happy to hear you got it resolved. Cheers!

  • Nauris

    Hi guys! I`m a big fan of Gnu boards, so thanks for making best boards!! I have been riding Riders choice 2008 model for years now, its 161.5. Great in powder. I would like my new board to be great in powder but also great in park and jibbing, doing butters,cruising in park… I`m 182cm and 78kg. I want to buy new Riders choice model. Should I try 157.5 or stay with 161.5? what would You suggest?

  • GNU

    You should be able to ride the 157.5 without any trouble–you probably will notice that you don’t get quite the same float or stability as you do with a 161.5, but the trade off is that it will feel more playful and maneuverable.

  • Damon Isaacks

    I just inherited a 2013 riders choice. Which end is tip which is tail? Thanks