Womens Pro Team
Bryn has been riding mervin boards since she was 10 years old. We’re proud to be a part of Bryn’s snowboard life story and we know she has a lot more to tell. She’s grown up riding the parks of southern CA and Mammoth, but she has the natural ability to ride any terrain. Bryn’s riding is pretty well rounded, she’ll get dirty in the streets, ride lines and hit kickers in the pow, or shred the parks with the best of them. She’s got style and strength, and she can run 26.2 faster than you, guaranteed.
Name: Bryn Valaika
Astro sign: Gemini
What year did you start riding: Around age 10, so 2001ish i think?
Stance: 20″ / -11 ̊ Back / 18 ̊ Front
Recent Glog Posts
GNU B-Pro Splits
Girls love pow. Girls have been asking for split boards in their sizes for years and Gnu is proud to present the B-Pro splits for 2012/13. You no longer have to hop on your boyfriend’s splits, you are now empowered by the B-Pro magic to get to all those runs you’ve been looking at and dreaming about but just couldn’t bring yourself to post-hole there. These are designed to take you where you want to go with ease. It’s like instant access to your favorite clubs, with your favorite friends, wearing your favorite shoes, and getting there in your favorite ride. C2BTX, LCP and Magne-Traction keep the split version of the B-Pro riding like the classic model. It doesn’t get better than VIP access on the B-Pro splits!
Gnu Girls Snowboards
From the beginning Gnu has focused on working with the world’s best female riders to create snowboards that make every day on edge a magical experience. From 80's World Champion Amy Howat and 90's X Games and US Open champion Barrett Christy to current u-ditch champion Kaitlyn Farrington, Gnu ladies have amassed more awards and podium appearances than any other woman's snowboard brand over the past three decades.
A family affair, Barrett Christy now oversees the Gnu Girls Division, working closely with the team riders to give our designers and machinists unmatched insight into the subtle nuances that transform women's snowboards from functional to fantasy.
Let's make magic.
Winter Wars 2011 Teaser
Winter Wars from Peepshow released August 2011
Curious Questions and Answers
Tell me a story about a day on your board:
I rode the Pickle as my main snowboard all season, on all terrain, though definitely not a ton of powder since powder was lacking where I was most of the season. I traveled to Japan for the Holy Bowly, an event put on by Krush and Snowboarder Mag, and sponsored by Lib and Gnu. It's a new event, basically a snow equivalent of a skate bowl. The Pickle was ideal in this setting because the Magne-Traction enabled me to carve around and get the pop I needed when I wanted to air out and all. I love my board since it's so responsive to exactly the way I ride! I can only rave about how well it rode in all the different conditions!