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Velvet Gnuru

EC2 BTX All Terrain Freestyle/Freeride
EC2 BTX Freestyle / Freeride Tout Terrain
EC2 BTX All-Terrain Freestyle/Freeride
Diseño EC2 BTX freestyle/freeride todoterreno

SIZES 139 143 147 150 153

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

$449.95 USD

$314.97 USD (30% off)

$469.95 CAD

$328.97 CAD (30% off)

€449.95 EUR incl. VAT

€314.97 EUR incl. VAT (30% off)

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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.

Joueuse, une tueuse freestyle / freeride performante. Souple, luxueuse et incroyablement facile à rider sans sacrifier la qualité. De la débutante à l’experte, la Velvet Gnuru est prête à t’accompagner dans tous tes voyages spirituels jusqu’à la maîtrise totale du ride.

Vor allem zum Spaß haben konzipiert, ist diese Freestyle/Freeride Maschine ein echter Quiver-Killer. Hochwertig, geschmeidig und unglaublich einfach zu fahren, ohne an Qualität einzubüßen, ist das Velvet Gnuru zu allen Schandtaten bereit und begleitet dich auf deinem Weg zur Shred-Königin.

Tu arma infalible para un rendimiento freestyle/freeride centrado en la diversión. Refinada, de lujo e increíblemente fácil de manejar, sin sacrificar en calidad. Desde principiante a pro, la Velvet Guru está lista para viajar contigo en tu recorrido espiritual hasta el siguiente nivel de experto.

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

    Twin all terrain freestyle/freeride.

  • Construction Icon

    Construction

    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.

  • Co-Extruded Base

    Hard, fast and virtually maintenance free. A Gnu sublimation system exclusive oddity, that loves a good wax but still slides great even when you forget to.

Made in Usa

Sizing Information

Contact 103

Side Cut 7.6

Nose Width 26.1

Waist Width 22.6

Tail Width 26.1

Stance
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

Stance
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

Stance
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

Stance
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

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

Flex 5.5

Weight Range 80-170 +

  • Natalia Abbazova

    Thank you very much for the quick response! Thus, I’d prefer to get sintered base, no GNU with such base? Then maybe lib tech? For example Banana Blaster 135 or 140. Or its more for kid?
    Thank you in advance!
    haib Banana Blaster 135

  • Jekka Kuhlmann

    Hi there team,

    I’m 5’3, 125lbs and looking to get a board that is easy to maneuver and quick. Believe it or not I’ve been riding a 140 for AGES and tried a 150 and felt that it was much too large to navigate. I’m debating between the Velvet Gnuru or Gnu Klassy. Can you provide some more info against what you think would be best suited for me?

    Thank you for the help!

  • anonymous

    Hi there. I am looking for an awesome all mountain board. I have been
    riding for about 10 years+ and I am 46 , I am 5’9 shoe size 10.5 and
    weight 165. My question is this I consider myself advance. I like to
    cruise the backsides and dont do parks. However being from Northern CA
    we get it all pow, ice, and groomed runs. The backside is where I go
    and within a couple of hours it can be tore up and not groomed. What do
    you recommend
    ?

  • Becky Leach

    I’m 5’2 and 130 lbs looking for a solid all mountain board. Would you recommend the Velvet in the 147 or 150?

  • Nicole Lewis

    Hello, I’m a 5’2″ 120Ib female snowboarder. I want an all mountain board that is mainly for groomers but is still able to hit the powder every once in a while. I’ve only gone snowboarding a few times so I’m definitely a beginner but I picked it up very fast. I want a board that is good for beginners but one that I can also grow into as I become more experienced. What board and length would you recommend?

  • Beth

    Hello Gnu- I’ve never ridden a gnu. I have been trying to find an older Bpro with the c2 btx but no luck. I think the c3 is not enough of a powder-focused or weasel-through-the-trees board. I have been riding almost 15 years- I am out pretty much only on powder days and go hiking when it gets tracked. I ride both tree runs and steep runs. Not a park rider. I am 5’4″, 137 lbs and I would say a strong (as in muscle-y legs) rider. I haven’t ridden anything shorter than a 154 in a long time. Any suggestions would be really appreciated. Thanks!!

  • Beth

    Hello Gnu- I’ve never ridden a gnu. I have been trying to find an older Bpro with the c2 btx but no luck. I think the c3 is not enough of a powder-focused or weasel-through-the-trees board. I have been riding almost 15 years- I am out pretty much only on powder days and go hiking when it gets tracked. I ride both tree runs and steep runs. Not a park rider. I am 5’4″, 137 lbs and I would say a strong (as in muscle-y legs) rider. I haven’t ridden anything shorter than a 154 in a long time. Any suggestions would be really appreciated. Thanks!!

  • Tabitha Bigbee

    I’m really stoked on everything I’ve heard about the Velvet Gnuru! I’m 5’8 but only 115 pounds; however I’m also a ballet dancer so I’m solid and strong. (Don’t tell our director I’m riding – shshshshshsh!!) I ride an old, relatively flexy, 148 Burton at the moment. I am feeling something a little lighter, a little easier to flex. I’m a solid intermediate rider. What do you think? A nice flexy Gnuru 147? Yea or Nay?

  • Alex

    My girlfriend is 172 cm high and 62 kg beautiful snowboarder.
    I’am wondering if 150 Velvet Gnuru is enough for allmountain ride or we should go for 153?

  • GNU

    150 should be fine, but if she is accustomed to riding bigger boards…go 153!

  • GNU

    So sorry for the delay–your secret is safe with us!
    I think the 147 will be money for you!
    It is playful, but still packs a punch.

  • GNU

    It sounds like you’re an experienced/aggressive rider–you might be stoked on the B-Pro with C3!
    But if you’re sure you’re looking for a more hybrid shape, check out the Ladies Choice; it’s got amazing construction that will be able to perform in even the sketchiest conditions, plus our asym technologies and Banana (rocker) between the feet with camber underfoot.

  • GNU

    I think the Velvet Gnuru is exactly what you are looking for.
    The 143 will be good if you want to spend a good deal of time exploring the park.
    Otherwise, the 147 will offer more stability and power.

  • GNU

    147!
    You could definitely ride the 143 as well, but it won’t feel as sturdy.

  • GNU

    Ladies Choice or B-Pro!
    The LC will be more forgiving and playful, while the B-Pro will be more aggressive and powerful.

    I think as an experienced riding, spending time all over the mountain in a variety of conditions, you’ll want to go with a high end board, built with our tastiest ingredients…you’ll definitely notice a step up in performance with either of those models.

  • GNU

    In terms of materials and performance, the two boards are similar!
    But the Klassy will probably feel more aggressive and powerful, while the Velvet will feel a little more playful and forgiving.
    One of the boards isn’t better than the other, they’ll just ride differently.
    As for sizing, you could do something in the middle, like the 143-147 range!

  • Natali

    Hello, I’ve been riding for 4 sesons and now looking for a new board. I am choosing between B-Nice Cc (145 or 148) and Velvet Gnuru (147). I am an intermediate level. I spend most time cruising groomed runs (with carving), but like some bursts of speed as well as tooling around looking for a little fun, sometimes riding powder too, of course. Agressive riding is not what I am looking for and I use park only minimal. I would like to work on new skills – improve carving, riding off piste, switch, ollies, etc. Now I have HEAD 147 and I feel it not stable enough when fast ride, especially on icy slopes, and generally quite „lazy” board. I am 170cm and 53kg.

    Which of these two would be better for my style? Or maybe some other boards would be better? And what about the size? Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

  • Renee

    Hi, I am an intermediate rider and looking to move up from my board now which is a Rossingnol Telsa CYT 2013. Its a bit stiff for me so looking to up the flex. Im loving the Velvet Gnuru EC2. I sit around 140 lbs so do you think the 150? Also do you think it will be the right level of flex im looking for? Thanks!

  • GNU

    So sorry for the delay!
    I’m imagining you’ve figured out your sizing by now, but if not, the 150 will be perfect! And the Velvet Gnuru is a phenomenal option for taking your skills to the next level.

  • Cassandra Anthony

    Hi Gnu,
    I currently ride a 144 gnu smart pickle, love the board through powder and park, I want to move to a stiffer all mountain board that i have more control in carving and speed down groomers and slopes. what would you recommend? thankyou!

  • GNU

    Hello there!
    The Velvet Gnuru or Klassy will be two boards that offer a nice step-up in performance, with a really budget-friendly price tag. Both boards incorporate camber underfoot which will add stability, response and power! If you’re looking for an even more technologically advance board, check the Ladies Choice out–it has a similar shape to the Velvet Gnuru, but also features our Asym Tech (for a more intuitive ride) and all of our finest ingredients. As for size, I’d say 143-146 will great…you probably know more about your size preference than we do…use your 144 as a guide.

    Availability is limited this time of year and we are sold out of just about ever board we make, until next fall/winter! But you may be able to track down what your looking for on Google or at your local shop…visiting a shop is also really helpful if you have any additional questions/concerns. Checking boards out in person is always a good idea.

    Here’s a link to our dealer locator:
    http://gnu1516.staging.wpengine.com/store-locator/