GNU Snowboards 2009-2010
17 Feb, 2009
Handbuilt in the US by snowboarders with jobs is GNU’s claim to fame. Even though it’s under Mervin Manufacturing, these boards don’t really have the following of Lib Techies. The GNU rider is a different breed and it comes out in the boards. There’s one board for every type of rider and the quality over quantity is proved with GNU Snowboards.
GNU releases a new board called the Park Pickle for 09-10, the Pickle features asym sidecuts but with a deeper sidecut on the heelside edge. Many might think this is more marketing crap than actual tech that works (it’s come back from the past) but I can vouch from having ridden the board that it makes sense and once you ride it, your heelside turns are stronger and more defined.
GNU Snowboards remain consistent which is nice in the ever changing “what’s new” market. Here’s how the 09-10 boards are looking.