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Riders Choice


SIZES 151.5 154.5 157.5 161.5 158W 162W 166W

Bases come in random colorways

  • 2017 – 2018 Whitelines – Snowboard 100
  • 2015 TransWorld Snowboarding – Good Wood

$569.95 USD

$629.95 CAD

559.99 EUR incl. VAT

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A staple in the line, with a design that continues to advance. The Gnu team’s go-to, and the secret weapon in any conditions, the Riders Choice snowboard has vast utility. The board you ride is your choice, make the obvious one. The Asymmetric C2 Riders Choice.


Un basique de la gamme, avec un design toujours avant gardiste. Le choix du team et l’arme secrète dans toutes les conditions, la Riders Choice est une vraie polyvalente. La board que vous ridez est votre choix, faites le bon. La Riders Choice asymétrique C2.


Dieses Board ist ein echter Klassiker, der sich ständig weiter entwickelt. Und als Liebling des Gnu-Teams so vielseitig wie es unterschiedliche Terrains und Fahrer gibt. Welches Board du fährst, ist immer deine Wahl, also triff die richtige – mit dem asymmetrischen C2 Rider’s Choice!


La tabla básica de la línea, con un diseño que sigue avanzando. La Riders Choice es la tabla de elección del equipo de Gnu y el arma secreta para cualquier condición. La Riders Choice Asymmetric C2 es tu mejor opción.


Art by Erik Otto

Blake Paul

Weird Science

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    Rocker between your feet combined with radial cambers out to the contact. Freestyle freedom and carving for a more aggressive ride.



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






    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
Made in Usa

Sizing Information

Contact 113

Side Cut 7.9 / 8.2

Nose Width 29.2

Waist Width 25.1

Tail Width 29.2

Min-Max / Set Back
20" - 26" / 0"

Flex 6

Weight Range 120-200 +

Contact 116

Side Cut 7.7 / 8.1

Nose Width 29.3

Waist Width 25.2

Tail Width 29.3

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

Flex 7

Weight Range 120-200 +

Contact 119

Side Cut 7.8 / 8.2

Nose Width 29.9

Waist Width 25.5

Tail Width 29.9

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

Flex 7

Weight Range 130-210 +

Contact 119

Side Cut 7.8 / 8.2

Nose Width 31.2

Waist Width 26.8

Tail Width 31.2

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

Flex 7

Weight Range 130-220 +

Contact 122

Side Cut 8 / 8.4

Nose Width 30.2

Waist Width 25.8

Tail Width 30.2

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

Flex 7

Weight Range 140-240 +

Contact 122

Side Cut 8 / 8.4

Nose Width 31.3

Waist Width 26.8

Tail Width 31.3

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

Flex 7

Weight Range 140-250 +

Contact 124

Side Cut 8.1 / 8.5

Nose Width 31.3

Waist Width 26.8

Tail Width 31.3

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

Flex 7.5

Weight Range 150-280 +

  • Cookie Puss

    Thanks for the advice! For the record I ended up picking a 154 RC. Just hopping around the living room with it I can tell it’ll be an amazing upgrade from the carbon credit which I still recommend to anyone looking for a first board.

    While my son drools over the t.ripper and dreams of being TR it’s Gnu all the way for me!

  • GNU

    You’re going to love it!

  • Jake Grifone

    i recently had a go on the Forest Bailey Pickle PBTX and I’m looking for a board that is similar to that because it suited my style very well. How does this board compare to that? if its not any similar then what other boards would you guys suggest?

  • GNU

    Hi Jake,
    The Head Space will be most similar! It’s got the same easy/jibby asym BTX shape as the Forest Bailey Pickle.
    The Riders Choice is a more aggressive board with pretty camber underfoot and a stiffer flex.
    The Space Case is the middle-ground between those two boards, it has mild camber underfoot to add power and stability, but because the camber is subtle and elliptical it still has a fun/playful feel.

  • Loren

    Hello , I am interested in purchasing a Rider Choice , and I would like to know what size is right for my height and weight. I am 173cm (5’8″) and weight 89kg(197 libras) ( my boots are 9), the board 157.5 is good for me or better the 161.5?

  • GNU

    Hi Loren,
    I think the 157.5 is going to be more suitable!
    You could ride the 161.5, but because you’re not very tall and your legs are probably not super long it might feel like a lot of board to control. The 157.5 will provide enough float for riding off piste, yet still be maneuverable.

    If your boots are US size 11+, you should definitely consider the 158W instead…particularly if your boots are BIGGER than size 11.

  • Cam

    Been riding the 2010 riders choice for a couple too many years. Would this have a similar feel?? Love that damn thing but she’s getting a little stinky…

  • GNU

    I think the measurements are probably very similar/familiar.
    BUT, this one is packed with more technology and high quality materials…so I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

  • Moritz

    Hi there ! I am 175cm and my weight is 68 kilos. What size would you say is perfect for me?

    Greetings Moritz

  • Joshua Wiebe

    You could really go with any of the 151, 154, or 157. It’s going to depend on what kind of riding you want to do. If you’re looking at mountains and pow, go for the 157, park and street the 151, but that is going to be pushing it on the low end. Personally, I’m 178cm 97kg, I ride a 156 and it works great for all arounf riding. If I were you, I would probably go with the 154, it’s probably going to give you the best all around feel.

  • Moritz

    Thx a lot !

  • GNU

    Yeah, 154.5 will be great–definitely the most versatile size!
    Smaller will be good for parks and jibs, and the 157.5 will be great in deep snow and high speeds.

  • Kire Bo

    Hi! I’m 177/70kg. I look for the 157 or 161.i go most in freeride my question is the 157 is floating good in pow? Thanx 😉

  • Dino

    Hello! I’m 192cm, 95kg and i wear 11,5US boots. I don’t go to the deep powder, i almost always go on truck. I also don’t like the speed so much but i enjoy the curving. I m almost ready to buy the GNU Riders Coice ASS C2 PBTX 2015 161,5. You think this size is ok or i need the wide one? Thanks!!!

  • Rebholz

    Hi! I mostly ride groomers and pow. Is this a good choice ?

  • GNU

    For a fun yet aggressive all-mountain riding, the Riders Choice is the BEST CHOICE.

  • GNU

    Hi Dino, with size 11.5 boots I’d suggest the 162W

  • GNU

    At 177cm and 70 kg, I think the 157.5 will offer plenty of flotation in powder!

  • Dino

    Thank you! And a last think, this board i can ride with both directions? Cause i use my left foot in front and i don’t know if this board matches me…

  • GNU

    Yes! The board has a designated heel and toe side edge, but because it is a true twin you can ride it in both directions!

  • Andi

    Hi! I’m 178 cm , 85 kg and 10 US boots . I like to ride in deep snow , but want one board for everything. Is this a good for me? But first be well in powder.

  • Andi

    What size is good for me?

  • GNU

    157.5 will be awesome in powder, but still suitable to ride in any other terrain imaginable!

  • Sepp

    Hi guys, I’m almost same size and around 80kg, size 9. If there is powder I take it but the rest of the time I like fooling around on the slope and a bit in the park. Would the 154 fit or should I go with the 157 too? Thanks

  • GNU

    You’ll honestly be able to ride either board without any issues!
    The 154.5, will definitely feel smaller and more nimble/maneuverable, but it will be more difficult to float through powder with and won’t feel as sturdy and stable as a bigger board.
    The 157.5 won’t feel as playful or maneuverable, but it will be easier to ride in powder and offer more stability.

    If your priority is a playful, easy to ride board, go 154.5.
    But if you’re looking for something more solid and powerful, go 157.5

  • Daniel

    Hi, I´m thinking about getting a riders choice board. I´d like a playful but allround board for slopes, powder, park. I weigh 62 kg, 170 cm…will the 151,5 be to stiff? Should I go for another board?

  • GNU

    Hi Daniel,
    The 151 Riders Choice or 150 Space Case will be the two most suitable boards for you, I’m thinkin!
    The Riders Choice will be the more aggressive one of the bunch, due to the increased camber underfoot.
    The Space Case has a more subtle, elliptical camber, which has a more easy/loose feel.

    We rate both boards as a 5 on our flex scale, but the more camber a board has, the more pressure you will feel underfoot and the more they will want to be on edge. Either one will be a great option for all-mountain freestyle riding, but they each have their own unique feel.

    I’d recommend scoping them out in person–standing on the boards at a shop will give you a good taste of them and can help you figure out the most suitable option.

  • ross

    Hi looking for a riders choice I’m 168lbs 188cms with us 13 feet I’ve had a 165 skunk ape last year couldn’t get on with it and a 162 burton custom before which I liked. Never gone as low as a 158w thinkin 162w but like going fast on groomers, carving up not bothered with park and pow when around at an inter/ advanced level not pro what would you suggest would be right for me?

  • Frost

    Hi, i’m looking for riders choice, and i cant decide whether i need the 161,5/162W/166W
    I’m 75 kg’s, 196 tall, using a size 12.. pow pow is always my favourite..
    Gnu can you guys please help me!
    Shoutout to the boards your making! fantastic work boys!

  • GNU

    Hi Frost,
    The Riders Choice is somewhat narrow, so with size 12 boots you should go with a wide!
    The 162 will be quicker to turn and feel a little more playful, versatile and maneuverable.
    The 166W will offer extra float and stability…but at 75kg’s you might find it to be a bit harder to control.

  • GNU

    If you loved your 162, I don’t think it’s necessary to size down and I’d suggest the 162W!
    But if the 162 felt cumbersome and hard to control, you’d love something a little smaller and the 158W would be awesome for you.

  • Matias Emaides

    Hi. I got a new 2014 Rider’s choice 154.5 as a gift. I weight 169lbs and I am 1.77 (meters) tall. My boot size is US 11 (29cm). gGiven the fact that the season is over here in the south emisphere so I won’t be able to test my new bord for the next 10 months, I’d like to know if there’s a chance of too much teo and/or heel overhang. I use a duck stance at the center of the inserts. Please give me some advice, because if there’s much overhand I may have to get a new board, which would be very sad by the way. Thanks!!

  • GNU

    Hi Matias,
    That’s really difficult to predict, as everyone has different riding styles, bindings have different base heights, and everyone rides with different angles on their stance.I’d recommend standing on the board with your boots with your desired stance width, and also comparing the waist width (24.8) to other boards you’ve ridden in the past. It is definitely a narrower board, so you are at risk for toe/heel drag–but depending on your setup you might be fine.

    You could also talk to your local board shop, I’m sure they will have advice for you if you’re still feeling unsure.

  • Matias Emaides

    Thanks for the quick reply and advice! I wish there was a local store her, the board was purchased in the US 🙁 How would the binding base height affect? an higher binding base would help prevent toe/heel drag or a lower base would? How much toe/heel overhang is bearable (in centimeters if possible) Thanks again!

  • frost

    Thank you su much for the quick reply!
    I think i will go with the 162 then!
    Peace out!

  • Andrew Debiec

    Hey guys! The best board Ive ever owned was a riders choice from about 12 or 13 years ago. The white and blue one with the robot arm coming down and the eye in the palm of the hand. Anyway- i just scored a ski lease in Lake Tahoe for the winter and need some new gear. Im 6 feet tall and weigh 175 pounds. My boot size is 11. Im trying to decide between the 158W, the 161.5 or the 162W. Sometimes I go through different phases of stance preference and toe drag has been a problem in the past (but not on that last riders choice). Any advice you can give would be appreciated. Thx!

  • Esben

    Hey there.
    I’m wondering what would be the best board for me, got pretty hooked on the Riders Choice, but all so thinking about the Metal Gnuru. i’m 182 and around 100 kg and and 10-10,5 in boots. i’m thinking the 161,5 ore the 162w but don’t know if the 162w will be to wide.

  • GNU

    Hi Esben,
    With your boot size you should be able to ride a standard width board without any issues–I don’t think there’s a need for a wide.
    The Riders Choice is a higher end board, so it will feel more nimble, damp, solid and aggressive than the Metal Gnuru. It also features some of our Asym Tech, meaning it has a softer wood, more sidecut and shorter contact angle along the heel edge. This means the board will feel more intuitive and ergonomic.

    The Gnuru is still a killer board, but it is not Asym and will have a bit more of a forgiving feel due to the mellower Magne-Traction and more subtle camber underfoot.

  • GNU

    Hi Andrew,
    I would probably suggest a wide for size 11 boots, as the Riders Choice is on the narrower end of the spectrum. You’ll be able to ride the 157.5 or 161.5 without any trouble.
    Shorter boards are easier to control and more playful, while bigger boards offer more stability and edge hold.

    I’d recommend going with the length closest to your old board, that way it won’t be as much of an adjustment.

    PS: thanks for the support and kind words, you rule!

  • Esben

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Will be the Riders Choice and some Gateway bindings.
    Can’t wait to get back out there.

  • Nedim

    Hello gnu team,
    Also looking for new snowboard this year and it is definitly not so easy to choose 🙂
    I am riding now an burton custom 162w, perfect for fast riding and good in pow..
    Now i am looking also for an good powder and playful board ans some centimenter shorter. 162 is something very difficult for fast turns..

    The riders choise seems to be something what i am searching for…

    1. I am riding 60% pow/backcounty, 30 % ski run, and a little bit jumps
    2. I am 1,79 cm / 74kg / boots 11 (44 EU )

    I think that the 157,5 or 158w is the best choise, more 158w instead of my boots 11.

    What do you thinking? The right board and the right size?

    Thanks for support and greetings from germany


  • ZMO

    Man I long for the days I could get a full cambered board 161 in length with a 7.8-8 m sidecut board in stiff flex w/ MTX. Alas, I’ll have to keep riding my 07 RC . Will you Guys ever bring back the full cambered board…..? People are finally going back to boards that are precise, yet are freestyle oriented. Look at the Burton Custom X…full camber, tight sidecut. Capita NAS….same.
    Here’s to hoping next years RC has these attributes.

  • GNU

    If you’re a die hard camber rider, you should check out the Billy Goat!
    Or Lib Tech Hot Knife or Dark Knife!

    These are all boards with a stiff flex pattern and camber dominant base contours with generous sidecut. Our C3 profile features some very mellow camber between the binding inserts that will bring life to the center of your board and handle carves at all speeds. Traditional camber boards just used ski technology, which is intended for one foot (and one pressure point) in the mid-section. Our C3 profile is built for SNOWBOARDS, with two pressure points towards the outside of the camber.

    But the Riders Choice is going to stay C2, is our team board model and all of the team folks agree that C2 is the way to go, you get the benefits of camber (stability, power, response) as well as Banana (float, playfulness, ease).

  • Nedim

    Hey guys you have any comment for me? Thnx

  • GNU

    Hello hello!
    If you’re looking to downsize, go for the 158W! The Riders Choice is a killer board and will definitely meet your needs all over the mountain and you’ll have tons of fun on it. But with size 11 boots, a wide board will eliminate the possibility of toe drag.

  • Nedim

    Thanks for quick answer..

    With boots size 11, 157,5 is better choise?


  • Kevin

    Im lookin to get on the new board this year, liked the riders choice and was wondering what size you would recommend for me. I’m an all mtn rider 5’10” 178lbs with size 11 boot.

  • Michael Rosenthal

    Besides graphics, any difference between the 2014/2015 and the 2015/2016?

  • GNU

    I believe graphics are the only difference!

  • GNU

    I think the 158W is a probably going to be a more suitable board, it will eliminate the possibility of toe drag.