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Velvet Gnuru

EC2 BTX All Terrain Freestyle/Freeride

SIZES 139 143 147 150 153

  • 2015 High Cascade – Campers Choice
  • 2015 TransWorld Snowboarding – Good Wood

$449.95 USD

$469.95 CAD

€449.95 EUR incl. VAT

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Fun focused, this board is a performance freestyle/freeride quiver killer. Smooth, luxurious and amazingly easy to ride without sacrificing quality. From beginner to master the Velvet Gnuru is ready to travel with you on your spiritual journey to the next level of shred mastery.

Art by Christina Burtner

Weird Science

  • EC2 BTX Image EC2 BTX Icon

    Easy / Perfect

    Rocker between your feet combined with mellower elliptical cambers out to the contact. The perfect middle ground between BTX and C2 BTX. Kills everything!

  • Mini Magne-Traction® Icon

    Mini Magne-Traction®

    A mellower serrated edge gives great edge hold with a bit more play in your turns

  • Twin Icon


    Twin all terrain freestyle/freeride.

  • Construction Icon


    Every Gnu snowboard is handbuilt in the USA by snowboarders with jobs. Keep riding snowboards built by snowboarders.

  • Core Blend: Light

    A strong Aspen spine with Golden Poplar on either side for a strong and light core with a crsip pop.

  • UHMW Sidewalls

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

  • Co-Extruded Topsheet

    A tough and eco-sublimated topsheet.

  • 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.

Made in Usa

Sizing Information

Contact 103

Side Cut 7.6

Nose Width 26.1

Waist Width 22.6

Tail Width 26.1

Min-Max / Set Back
17"-22" / 0"

Flex 4

Weight Range 40-120 +

Contact 105

Side Cut 7.7

Nose Width 27.2

Waist Width 23.5

Tail Width 27.2

Min-Max / Set Back
18"-23.5" / 0"

Flex 4.5

Weight Range 50-140 +

Contact 107

Side Cut 7.8

Nose Width 27.6

Waist Width 23.9

Tail Width 27.6

Min-Max / Set Back
19.24"-24" / 0"

Flex 5

Weight Range 60-150 +

Contact 110

Side Cut 7.9

Nose Width 27.9

Waist Width 23.9

Tail Width 27.9

Min-Max / Set Back
19.24"-24" / 0"

Flex 5

Weight Range 70-160 +

Contact 113

Side Cut 8

Nose Width 28.1

Waist Width 24.1

Tail Width 28.1

Min-Max / Set Back
19.24"-24" / 0"

Flex 5.5

Weight Range 80-170 +

  • Ian

    My girlfriend is about to purchase this board. She is intermediate rider. Boot size is a salomon 8. She is 5’7″ and 135lbs. Would the 147 be right for her?

  • Gnu

    Yeah either the 147 or the 150 will be prime for her!

  • Bridget Backhurst

    Hello, I’m looking to get my first GNU but am having trouble deciding on the board. I ride in the park 95% of the time. I currently have a Salomon Gypsy and I love the lightness and flex (flex 5) of that board. I mainly jib – boxes and I have just started riding rails. I hit the small jumps in the park as well. I would LOVE your advice on the best flexy and light Jibbing board please. Also….size advice… I’m 170cm- 52kg. Thank you in advance!!!

  • Gnu

    Hi Bridget,
    Thanks for reaching out! If you’re stoked on your Salomon Gypsy, but you’re looking for something different that will be awesome for jibbing I’ve got a few recommendations for you:

    1. Gateway in 146: I think this is the board for you. It has our Banana base contour (reverse camber) so it will feel loose and playful like your Gypsy, while still being really poppy and stable at higher speeds and on jumps. It’s also got a kicked up nose and tail for easy pressing and buttering.The sintered base is fast and durable and the sidewalls glow in the dark. Magne-Traction will also change your life, even if you detune your edges and ride them dull you’ll be able to effortlessly hold an edge. Lastly, it has Pickle Tech; a deeper sidecut on the heel edge and softer core makes turning and spinning feel more natural and intuitive.

    2. Velvet Gnuru 147: An awesome and easy board for riding everywhere. Its not our jib-specific board, but you won’t have any problems riding this thing in the park…or anywhere else on the mountain! The EC2 base contour on this will feel slightly more aggressive and less forgiving than the Gateway, and this one does not have Pickle Tech or a sintered base. But some camber underfoot will add a bit of snap and stability to the board.

    3. Ladies Choice 145.5: The most tech-packed ladies board we make! Has all of the greatest features of the Gateway and Velvet Gnuru, with some added ones as well–mainly a lighter/damper core, asym tip and tail for lighter spin weight and shorter contact edge on the heelside.


  • Bridget Backhurst

    Totally appreciate your detailed reply!! You guys are the best! So cool of you to take the time to help me out. Going to check the boards out today in store.. Excited!!!! Thanks again, you guys rule!!!

  • Anna Richards

    Hey, I need some help! I just learned how to snowboard this season and I loved it! I barrowed a new Burton Lipstick 149 consistently for 7 full weekends and I would say I picked it up fairly quickly. I was mobbin’ on blue square runs by our 2nd trip to the moutain. I’m looking to buy a board for future seasons but have been getting all kinds of amature advise and I’m seeking someone with more professional experience. I’m 6′ tall and weigh 160 lbs. I enjoyed the shorter Lipstick board because it seemed easy to flip around but everyone thinks it’s too short for me. I plan on shredding mostly trough trails, I’m not into parks that much. I’ve been looking for a twin directional and camber/rocker/camber type of board. I’m 19 years old and don’t think I’ll be growing anymore. What size board do you recommend? Also, I’m very interested in the GNU Velvet Gnuru or B-pro. Would one of those give me a better ride?

  • lb

    Hi – Whats the main differences between this board and the Ladies Choice. I loved the Ladies Choice board, but I don’t ride the park at all. mostly looking for an all mountain board on and off piste and for both groomed and powder days. I prefer the lighter board. I’m 5’1 and have a super small foot size 5.5 in boots.

  • Gnu

    Both boards have our EC2 base contour (banana between the feet, mild elliptical camber underfoot), but the Velvet Gnuru has a more basic core and mellower Magne-Tract. The Ladies Choice has Smart ASS Pickle Tech, which means more pronounced Magne-Traction on the heel edge, soft and more flexible wood on the heel edge, deeper heel sidecut and an asymmetrical tip and tail.

    Both boards will be awesome and easy to ride anywhere on the mountain, the Ladies Choice is just a higher performing, upgraded snowboard.

  • Gnu

    Hi Anna,
    I would HIGHLY suggest the Velvet Gnuru–it will feel a lot more forgiving, fun and easy to ride than the B-Pro which is a super heavy duty, aggressive, camber-dominant board. I think you could ride the 150 Gnuru, but I might steer you towards the 153, as it will offer more stability and allow you to ride more aggressively as you progress your skills!

    Though I would note that both of these boards are true-twin, the Lipstick is too, though. And we actually do not make any directional twin boards. But by adjusting moving your bindings back an insert in the front and back, you can give yourself some setback!

    PS: sorry for the delayed response, it’s a busy time of year for us and our customer service team is tiny! (really, we have one person responding to every comment on our website)

  • Anna Richards

    Awesome…hey thanks for getting back to me. No worries on the delay mate, I understand. And I was thinking about getting the teal b-free bindings. Do you think those are a good match for the velvet gnuru?

  • Gnu

    Yes, absolutely!
    The B-Frees will be on the stiffer, more responsive end of the spectrum…so if that’s what you’re looking for, they’ll be a great fit. But if you’re looking for something a bit more forgiving and flexy, you should check out the B-Real.

    All in all, bindings are pretty universal. So go with a flex that matches the aggressiveness of your riding, and also make sure that the bindings comfortable fit your boots and are easy to get off and on–nothing is worse than having bindings that hurt your feet or get stuck!

    But one big advantage to Gnu bindings is that they’re rear entry, and insanely easy to get on and off!

  • jen

    hey there, i’m a total beginner, and looking at buying the velvet gnuru 143 OR the smart pickle 144.
    i’m 5 feet 6 inches, and weigh 112 lbs.
    which of these two boards would be easiest for me to learn on?

  • K

    Hi, I have been boarding for 8 years now and can keep up with the guys in regards to speed and but, I want to start doing some park. Im currently riding a Burton Feather size 153 that is pretty old (and heavy for me). Im looking for a board that I can is great for going fast down the mountain that dosent catch any edges, is light and can be used on park. Im 5’7 to 5’8 and weigh about 156. Would you recommend this board and if so what size? I was hoping I could go down a size from my currently board that is a 153.

  • D

    Hello! I’m intermediate rider! I’m 5’9” and 125 lbs. Now I have 151 K2! What size of Guru do I need? 150 or 153?

  • Gnu

    If you like the feel of the 151, go for the 150–you probably won’t notice a 1cm difference in length.
    However, if the 151 feels a little small and squirrely, you’ll probably stoked on having a little board board be stoked on the 153!

  • Gnu

    I think the Smart Pickle will be easier to learn on–the Gnuru has some camber underfoot, which means it will feel a bit more grabby and harder to intiate turns with. The Smart Pickle has BTX (flat underfoot) and the asymmetery (deeper heel side cut, softer heel flex and more heel Magne-Traction) will be more intuitive,

  • Sara Kim

    Hi so i demo’ed this board up at sierra and i absolutely loved it, but i forgot which size i got! Im 5’8 and about 130lbs, would i be 143 or 147?

  • GNU

    Hi Sara,
    First of all, I am so stoked to hear that you loved it!
    Secondly, I think 147 would be the perfect size for you…so I’m guessing that’s what you rode.

  • Sara Kim

    Dope, thanks!

  • Rachel

    Hello!! I am thinking about purchasing this gnuru! I am 5’6.5″ and I weigh 110 lbs. I currently ride a 147 Libtech but looking to switch to a gnu. Should I stick with the 147 or should a change size??

  • GNU

    Hi Rachel,
    I think you should definitely stick with the 147!
    Unless you’re riding a lot of deep snow there is no need to size up to the 150.
    If you were to size down to the 143, I think you would find it to feel too small and sketchy.

  • Rachel

    thanks a lot!! I tried a 143 beginning of the season, and it definitely felt a little sketchy! Thanks for the help!

  • Fiona

    Hi, I’ve been looking at the Velvet and Ladies Choice boards and not sure which one to go with. I don’t ride park and i’m 166cm, 63kg and size 9 boots. Which size board would be best? Thanks

  • GNU

    Hi Fiona,
    I would probably recommend the 147 Velvet Gnuru or the 148.5 Ladies Choice for all-mountain riding.
    However, if you often find yourself in deeper snow and more aggressive terrain, you may want to size up to the 150 or 151.5!

  • Fiona

    Thanks! :)

  • Sampa

    Hey there I’m currently riding a Arbor Element 155 which is a great board but I think it’s a bit too heavy and stiff for me. I’m wanting to swtitch to something smaller and lighter however I’m 177cm tall and weigh 84 kilos and am a size 10 boot, would the velvet gnuru in 147 be too small? I’m a beginner/intermediate and ride all mountain. Thanks! :)

  • GNU

    I think you’ll be a lot more satisfied with the 153 Velvet Gnuru–the extra length will provide a lot more stability and confidence.
    But it will still feel a lot more light and lively than your current board!

  • Kirby Roper

    Hello, We are looking at the gnu velvet gnuru snowboard for a 15 year old Australian Race club for all mountain riding weighing 50-55Kg. is it possible to get in or to Australia? and is it too heavy for her.thanks

  • GNU

    Hi Kirby,
    We use really light materials on all of our boards, so I don’t think you’ll need to worry about weight! We also have a distributor in Australia, so even though we cannot ship online orders to Australia, there are boards in your country. If you need help locating a specific model/size, you may find it helpful to contact them, here’s a link:

  • Tina


    I’m 162cm tall and weigh about 50 kgs and boot size 7 or 8.
    for Velvet GNU my board size would be 150 or 147?

  • GNU

    Hi Tina,
    I think the 147 will be perfect for riding everywhere on the mountain.
    The 150 may feel a little but cumbersome for someone your size.
    If you spend a lot of time in the terrain park, you could also consider sizing down to the 143.

  • Tammalee

    Hi I am interested in the GNU velvet. I recently had a demo run on the Burton Social 151 and loved the flatness, however it was too short.I’d like something that is quite forgiving on the bumps and smooth effortless riding. My current board I seem to be constantly on the edge which can be hard work. I am currently riding a 158 Academy Collective and ride most of the mountain excluding parks. I am 183cm tall and 85kg. My foot is a men’s 11. Do you think the velvet 153 would ride similarly to the social with a bit more length.



  • GNU

    Hi Tammalee,
    The Velvet Gnuru will probable feel different than the Social, but I think it will be a really awesome board for you,
    Rather than being flat, it has Banana between the binding inserts with some mild, elliptical camber underfoot. The Banana (reverse camber) gives the board a forgiving and easy feel, but the camber will add some stability and response. I think you will find that it sustains speed really well and is still easy and fun to ride absolutely anywhere on the mountain! We also make our boards by hand right here in the USA using environmentally friendly materials.

  • Ed

    Hi, I was thinking about purchasing this board for my girlfriend as a present. She an intermediate rider and is 5’4″ a 120 lbs with a size 7.5 boot. Would a 143 be good for her or would you recommend something else? Thanks!

  • GNU

    Hi Ed,
    Yeah! This board performs incredibly well in all terrain and it’s a great one for intermediate riders looking to progress.
    The 143 will be good if she’s into freestyle riding, or is a more playful rider.
    But you may want to consider the 147 for a more versatile board, or if she needs a board with some extra power.

  • Katerina Safonova

    Hello! I’m a girl, 158 sm, 45 kg,6 US boots. I have a board special for park ride. But this winter i’m going to the mountains and now i need a board special for mountaine (powder) ride. Could you recommend me a board and right size??? Waitinf for your reply))))

  • GNU

    Hi Katerina,
    If you’re mainly going to be riding off the groomers and in deep snow, I think you’ll like having a board with extra length–it will feel more solid and provide more float in deep snow. The 147 seems like it will be the best option for you.

  • Natassja Pherigo

    Hey, I’m a girl weighing about 100 pounds, I’m 4’11 and I wear a size 6.5 boot. I’m looking for a board that is going to be a little bit more riding but still fun for park. I was looking at the b pro 2016 but the sizes are a tad to big I think. Around what size would be perfect for me?

  • GNU

    Hi Natassja,
    I think something in the 139-143 range will be solid for you!
    139-141 will be easiest to maneuver and control and boards in the 142-143 range will offer more stability and power, but take a bit more effort to turn and get on edge.

    I think the Velvet Gnuru in 139 or 141 could be really great options but you should also check out the Klassy 142–both of these have some camber underfoot, which will add some pressure, pop and precision to the ride, but still be fun and more forgiving than the B-pro which has our mega aggressive C3 base contour.

  • Irina

    Hey, I’m a girl weighing about 130-132 pounds, I’m 5’58 and I wear a size 10 boot. I’m looking for a board with ride style “all mountain”. Around what size would be perfect for me?

  • GNU

    Hi Irina,
    I think the 150 will offer the most versatility for riding anywhere on the mountain.
    It’s long enough to float through powder, but still short enough that you can play with it in the park.

    If you spend a good amount of time in the park and want something more jib-friendly, the 147 might be more suitable.