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Smart Pickle

BTX Freestyle, Balance Through Asymmetry

SIZES 147 150 153 156 159 153W 156W 159W

Bases come in random colorways

$499.95 USD

$399.96 USD (20% off)

$529.95 CAD

$423.96 CAD (20% off)

€499.95 EUR incl. VAT

€399.96 EUR incl. VAT (20% off)

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The human Body is Asymmetric. Turn mechanics for toe and heel side are completely different. The angle of attack you can achieve on a toe side turn is much steeper than what is possible on a heel side turn because of ankle, knee and hip dynamics. Your toes are like fingers offering much more refined micro managed edge control on a toe side turn. Your heels line up directly under your ankle and legs offering a powerful direct connection to the heel side edge.

Points of Pickle

  • Smart Formula Asymmetric Magne-Traction
  • Deeper Heel Side Sidecut
  • Asymmetric “Pickle Barrel” Core, Softer Heel Side Flex

We have built the Smart Pickle in harmony with nature and around how you activate your snowboard. Think with your Pickle!

Art by Matt French

Weird Science

  • Gnew!

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    New for the 2014/2015 winter season!

  • BTX

    BTX Icon

    Rocker between your feet combined with flat to mild cambers out to the contact. Easy riding and turning, great jibbing and epic float in pow.

  • Smart Magne-Traction

    Smart Magne-Traction Icon

    A special asymmetric Magne-Traction, Finesse Serration (toe side) a Power Serration (heel side), has been fine tuned for greater harmony with nature and snowboarding!

  • Twin

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    Twin all terrain freestyle/freeride.

  • Construction

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

  • Asym Core: 1

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

  • UHMW Sidewalls

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

  • 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 108

Side Cut 8 / 7.2

Nose Width 28.1

Waist Width 24.6

Tail Width 28.1

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

Flex 5.5

Weight Range 70-150 +

Contact 111

Side Cut 8.1 / 7.3

Nose Width 28.6

Waist Width 24.9

Tail Width 28.6

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

Flex 5.5

Weight Range 80-160 +

Contact 114

Side Cut 8.2 / 7.4

Nose Width 29.2

Waist Width 25.2

Tail Width 29.2

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

Flex 6

Weight Range 90-170 +

Contact 114

Side Cut 8.2 / 7.4

Nose Width 30.3

Waist Width 26.1

Tail Width 30.3

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

Flex 6

Weight Range 95-190 +

Contact 117

Side Cut 8.3 / 7.5

Nose Width 29.4

Waist Width 25.5

Tail Width 29.4

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

Flex 6

Weight Range 110-200 +

Contact 117

Side Cut 8.3 / 7.5

Nose Width 30.4

Waist Width 26.5

Tail Width 30.4

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

Flex 6

Weight Range 120-220 +

Contact 120

Side Cut 8.3 / 7.5

Nose Width 29.8

Waist Width 25.5

Tail Width 29.8

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

Flex 6.5

Weight Range 140-250 +

Contact 120

Side Cut 8.3 / 7.5

Nose Width 30.8

Waist Width 26.5

Tail Width 30.8

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

Flex 6.5

Weight Range 150-270 +

  • http://www.gnu.com/ Gnu

    Yes, but we have modified the asymmetrical tech on it, thus making it smarter than the original!
    We also changed the name, because it dominates the entire mountain, not just the park.

  • http://www.gnu.com/ Gnu

    You should be just fine!

  • Alex Burgess

    Howdy,
    I currently use a Gnu 2012/2013 altered genetics 162 for some all mountain slay-age. I’m looking for something to have some fun with in the park doing some jumps and jibbing etc. Is this smart pickle the board for me?
    Cheers.

  • Евгений Пахомов

    Dear creators of this awesome boards, i need your advice. i am 5’8″ inches and 137 lbs. I need board for freestyle (without jibbing/street) just for kickers and for butter tricks (flat). In addition i would say, that i able to buy only a few sizes of snowboards in my city, which of the following boards and it’s sizes better for me and my style:
    1) GNU Danny Kass (Torpedo) 153cm
    2) GNU Smart Pickle 150cm.
    Waiting for an answer. Thanks!

  • http://www.gnu.com/ Gnu

    Hi Alex, the Smart Pickle is a suuuuper solid option for a more playful jib, friendly board.
    But because the Altered Genetics is such an aggressive board, it might feel a little too loose for you. I’d also recommend checking out the Space Case and Metal Gnuru, I think you might be stoked on having a bit of camber underfoot.

  • http://www.gnu.com/ Gnu

    Go for the Torpedo!
    I think you’l appreciate the pop and stability of the XC2 base contour and 153 will be a much better size for you.

  • Michael

    Hello , my name is Michael from germany . I am boarding for over 20 years . 80 percent on the slopes , 20 percent in powder. Not in the park. Drive very fast on the edge and make flat tricks . Can you recommend me this board ? Or they have an alternative for me?

  • http://www.gnu.com/ Gnu

    Hi Michael,
    The Smart Pickle board sounds ideal for your riding style!
    You could also check out the Riders Choice, which will feel more aggressive due to the caber underfoot, but with that board you will sacrifice some playfulness and it may be more difficult for flat tricks.
    The Space Case is another option, and it is kind of happy medium between the Smart Pickle and Riders Choice.

  • JB

    Hey Gnu,

    Quick (and stoopid) question about the Smart Pickle please. If the serration is different heel/toe edge but I ride goofy, do I just spin the board around and almost ride it backwards? I know it’s a twin so guessing there’s no downside in terms of flex.

    Thanks!