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Zoid

DIRECTIONAL ASYM FREESTYLE/FREERIDE PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE DIRECTIONNELLE FREESTYLE/FREERIDE ASYM
DIREKTIONALE ASYMMETRISCHE FREESTYLE/FREERIDE PERFORMANCE
DISEÑO ASIMÉTRICO DIRECCIONAL FREESTYLE/FREERIDE

SIZES 159

Bases come in random colorways

  • 2016 Snowboard Canada Magazine – Grade Eh Award
  • 2016 Transworld Snowboarding – Good Wood

$599.95 USD

$719.95 CAD

649.99 EUR incl. VAT

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Taking Asymmetry to its pinnacle, at the resort, deeps or groomers. The C2x Zoid reigns supreme. The shapeshifting, stance specific freeride innovative shape finds balance across various terrain, making for a dream ride on hardpack or chest deep days. The directional trapezoidal contact imprint synergizes stance and turn mechanics for more effortless fun on hill!

  • BALANCED FOR EFFORTLESS CONTROL AND EPIC CARVING
  • ASYMMETRIC REGULAR AND GOOFY OPTIONS

L’Asymétrie à son apogée, pour la station, la poudreuse ou les pistes. La Zoid C2x règne en maître. Son shape innovant avec son stance spécifique au freeride trouve son équilibre sur tous les terrains pour un ride de rêve sur neige dure ou profonde. Son contact trapézoïdale directionnel intègre le stance et la mécanique des virages pour plus de fun sans efforts.

  • ÉQUILIBRÉE POUR UN CONTRÔLE SANS EFFORTS ET UN CARVING EXCEPTIONNEL
  • OPTIONS GOOFY ET REGULAR ASYMÉTRIQUES

Ob im Resort oder im Backcountry – Asymmetrie ist immer genial und das C2x Zoid ganz besonders optimal. Der innovative, stance-spezifische Freeride-Shape funktioniert in unterschiedlichstem Terrain und macht auch vor Hardpack nicht Halt, sondern transformiert Buckelpisten in Traumlandschaften. Das direktionale Design mit trapezförmig angeordneten Kontaktpunkten beflügelt jeden Turn und verschafft dir bei weniger Kraftaufwand bedeutend mehr Spaß am Berg.

  • MÜHELOSE KONTROLLE FÜR LEGENDÄRE CARVES
  • ASYMMETRISCH FÜR REGULAR ODER GOOFY

Diseño asimétrico para llevar tu rendimiento a otro nivel. La Zoid C2x es la reina de la línea. Su forma innovadora centrada en el freeride se adapta a la postura de tu cuerpo y encuentra el equilibrio perfecto para que puedas atacar cualquier terreno ya sea nieve polvo o hielo. ¡Su construcción trapezoidal y direccional en zonas de contacto se armoniza con tu postura y la mecánica de tus giros para que disfrutes bajando sin esfuerzo!

  • EQUILIBRADA PARA UN CONTROL SIN ESFUERZO Y UN CARVING POTENTE
  • OPCIONES ASIMÉTRICAS PARA REGULARS Y GOOFYS

Art by GNU Art Dept.

Weird Science

  •  Image

    Tight radius rocker between your feet combined with radial cambers out to the contact. More tip and tail control than C2 but maintains its freestyle freedom. For more aggressive riders.

  • UNREAL CONTROL

    BANANA TECHNOLOGY

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

  • UNREAL TURNING

    ASYMMETRY

    BALANCE THROUGH ASYMMETRY

  • UNREAL EDGE HOLD

    MAGNE-TRACTION®

    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
  • SIDEWALLS/TIP TAIL: UHMW
Made in Usa

Sizing Information

Contact 119 / 117

Side Cut 8.2 / 8

Nose Width 29.7

Waist Width 25.5

Tail Width 29.5

Stance
Min-Max / Set Back
20"-25" / 2"

Flex 7

Weight Range 120-240 +

  • Craig White

    Is this primarily a directional board? How will it ride switch? Is it a good all mountain board?

  • Gnu

    Hi Craig,
    This board is setback 2 inches, and we have a designated shape for goofy and regular riders…so I would definitely say that it is directional. You can ride it switch, and you could adjust the stance to make it more centered but it won’t feel like a twin. I think the Zoid really excels in freeriding situations and you can take it all over the mountain, but it won’t be the most ideal for park/jibs as it is a directional board.

  • Craig White

    Sweet. Definitely will consider it. I have the Space case now and love it.

  • Steve Gould

    where does one find this in store in the san francisco or tahoe area?

  • keak
  • Steve Gould

    doesnt show me what stores actually carry this board

  • Gnu

    I think right now, most of the Zoids we built are up in our Canadian shops, but we are working on building more right this very second. I’m sure your local dealer will be stoked to special order one for you, and we can get it shipped to them as soon as they’re done in production.

  • Steve Gould

    thanks guys!

  • Warren

    The ZOID is amazing. Anyone that actually likes to turn a snowboard should get one!
    I’ve been Zoidified!

  • Gnu

    Thanks for the positive feedback, Warren! We’re stoked on the Zoid as well.
    Hope the rest of your winter is UNREAL!

  • coloradoeagle

    Will there be a mid-wide or wide next season?

  • Gnu

    This board is an early release for the 15/16 season, and since it’s such a specific, niche board I believe we’ll be offering the same sizes next season.

  • Brad

    Any plans on making a 162 or longer for the bigger folk?

  • Gnu

    This board is an early release for the 15/16 season, and since it’s such a specific, niche board I believe we’ll be offering the same sizes next season. But if you’re looking for a fun Asym board, you might be stoked on the Riders Choice.

  • Paul John Balderston

    depending on your boot size and boot you could ride this as a 255 mm waist is a mid wide.

  • William

    Would this be a good pow board? Looks like it would be great on groomers and such. Also will these be pretty available this season? Most shops I’ve talked to keep telling me it won’t be out till next year.

  • dmahoney12

    When do you think the next production run of Zoids will be available for purchase online?? Can you preorder?

  • VadavialQ

    Any chance to have the Zoid with a normal width (i.e. around 248 mm)?
    I really miss the old Billy Goat C2BTX 156/159. Best freeriding stick ever for light (under 70kg) and small footed people (7.0 U.S.) like me.

  • Gnu

    Hey!
    Most of our wide boards have a width of right around 26.8cm, so any waist width in the 25cm neighborhood is considered standard/normal. We built this board in a middle of the road size with a standard width to adapt to a wide range of riders–I realize this significantly wider than the 156 Billy Goat, but I don’t think it will be to wide of a board for you to ride and control. The Asymmetry makes it insanely easy to initiate turns, and the extra width will add stability and float.

  • Gnu

    We are building more now, so keep an eye out! We are unable to accept pre-orders online, but your local Gnu Club Collection dealer may be able to reserve one for you…!

  • Gnu

    This is an early release for the 15/16 season, so they WILL be available in limited quantities this season.
    This board will crave like a dream on the groomers, but due to the setback stance and EC2 base contour, it will also perform reallllllly well in the powder!

  • Wilderbeast

    I know this sounds like a daft question,but how well does it ride switch?

  • Dmahoney12

    I see regulars are now avail. What about goofy??

  • Gnu

    Deep on the Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, the Mervin factory is busily krafting up weird, magical…and GOOFY snowboards.
    We’ll have them done as soon as possible, but there are some currently in progress!

  • Gnu

    It will definitely feel wonky switch, but it’s do-able!

  • Devon

    I own the 2012 (old) billy goat C2BTX 159 and i agree…it is the best snowboard i have ever ridden. That being said, i am gonna freakin zoid the shit outta my mountain.

  • Gnu

    Thanks for the kind words and support, Devon!

  • Jack

    Can you custom order a 151 sized Goofy Zoid?

  • Gnu

    Hi Jack,
    Unfortunately we don’t have the resources or tooling necessary to be building complete custom boards for people.
    …But the women’s version is a 149!

  • Joseph Mallillin

    I demo’d this board yesterday. Simply put…AMAZING!!! I’m a heavy guy (5’10”, 230 lbs, size 10 boot) and this board rode super smooth! I’m sure someone heavier would have no problem on it. I felt like i was on a surfboard, slashing back and forth on the mountain. I don’t know how GNU did it, but heel side turns felt sooooo good. This board was so much fun!!!

  • dmahoney12

    How was it on the groomers?

  • Gnu

    It’s incredibly on the groomers.
    I’ve never ridden a snowboard that turns and carves the way the Zoid does!

  • dmahoney12

    On the website it says regular magnetraction however when I got my board it was mag .5 or very mellow. Was that a misprint on the website? I was really looking forward to the full mag on the east coast. Still a great board though.

  • Grant Rasmussen

    Why does it only come in one size?

  • GNU

    Because it’s available as goofy and regular, we wanted to keep it simple by just making one size, and 158 is a size that works for a wide range of people.

  • Christian Myrvang

    Hi!
    I am looking to start a quiver, after having a RC 11 and a CC 14 before. I like the mag tech as I ride in small resorts on the coast and at sealevel, it can get icy at times. I want a board that I can carve groomers with, that is stable at speed, and can be used in pow both in and besides the slopes whenever the possebility present itself. I have been searching for reviews on the Zoid, as it looks like a fun deck with some exciting new tech. How does this board handle, how does it grip, what are the strenghts and limitations etc. I am 6″2, 190-200lbs and use 10,5 size boots. Could this be a quiverboard? I am looking to replace the CC as the playboard, maybe for the SC, but not this year as I really dont dig the graphics this season..

  • GNU

    Hi Christian,
    The Zoid makes a great addition to any quiver. It’s directional, asymmetrical, carvy and so fun it’s UNREAL.
    Because of the asym/directional shape with mild, elliptical camber underfoot, it will excel at high speeds, carving, floating through snow and having a wonderful day.

    You probably won’t enjoy it as much in the terrain park or on extremely steep Alaskan cliff lines/chutes.

    It’s a nice blend of aggressive and playful and it will carve like nothing you’ve ever ridden, because the shape mimics the human body’s natural asymmetry.

  • Christian Myrvang

    Sounds like you might have made a sale.. My main concern is that it will be stable at speed and grip icy conditions. Dont worry, I have no plans for taking it in the park, that sort of gives itself. What kind of binding do you recommend for the Zoid in terms of stiffness?

  • GNU

    The EC2, or elliptical camber underfoot will definitely keep you feeling confident at high speeds–the camber will add some pressure and power underfoot, and when paired with the Magne-Traction you’ll get unbeatable edge hold and control.

    Binding stiffness is really up to the individual!
    I don’t think I’d recommend a soft binding, because it won’t offer much response for carving. But anything with a mediium-soft to stiff flex will be great.

  • Bulat Tha Boss

    Why only one size? At least make 155 or 156..

  • Benjamin Clarkin

    giggity

  • GNU

    wahooo!

  • GNU

    Hello there!
    We just made the Zoid in one size, because it’s so directiona and it’s a new modell–we just wanted to keep it simple and make a size that’s fun for a wide range of people.

    You might be pleasantly surprised with the 158–if you have a demo in your area this winter, be sure to take it for a rip!

  • Kyle T

    I just ordered a Zoid. Has anyone taken this thing out in deep powder? Any comments on the float, turning etc?

  • GNU

    I have not ridden it in powder, because it was a pitiful winter in the Northwest last year…but holy cow, cruising and carving the slushy groomers on this thing was GLORIOUS. I would imagine it will be equally amazing (if not more) in deep snow.

  • Irwin

    The 158cm seems a little large for me – I’m about 140 lbs and 5’7”. Are you guys planning on releasing a smaller size this season?

  • Christian Myrvang

    Anyone got any input and or experience on how this board should be set up? Slight forward stance for carving og slight duck for assym? Got this beauty in my livingroom, just need some snow now…

  • GNU

    We don’t have any plans for more sizes at the moment.

  • Matt Renn

    Holy balls what a ride. Just rode this at Loveland on Wednesday after mother nature left us with some powder to shred and shred the powder it did. Cross court carving the whole run, leaning way too far into my edges, it just held on and asked for more, then popped me back onto the other edge to do it all again. I didn’t really get a chance to test the pop, acceleration, or stability at speed because I was having too much fun carving rope to rope.

  • David Stubbs

    I do some snowboarding in Ontario (see – icy shit snow) but most out west. Would this buy be good for both those conditions?