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.

GNU Riders Choice
GNU Danny Kass
Topsheet
GNU Danny Kass
Base
GNU Altered Genetics
GNU Street Series and GNU Billy Goat C2BTX
GNU Park Pickle
GNU B-NICE (Sunshine Graphic)
GNU B-NICE (Floral Graphic)
GNU B-PRO
GNU B-NICE Binding
GNU Catalog


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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 17, 2009

    Hi shay:
    thanks for the gnu post. Just curious: does the temple cummins board only come in 162 next year and I heard that danny’s board will come with the option of mtx, btx, or c2btx.
    any truth to this?
    thanks again

  2. fouganza
    February 17, 2009

    Hey Shay, you said : “There’s one board for every type of rider”. In a few words, what can you say between :
    # Altered Genetics
    # Rider Choice
    # Billy Goat
    Thanks 😉
    PS : what sizes available for the Billy Goat (only 162)?

  3. Shayboarder
    February 17, 2009

    Temple Cummins Billy Goat comes in a 162cm for 09-10.

    Danny’s board comes in a 153, 155, 158 BTX. It doesn’t look like it comes in MTX or C2, just BTX.

    Fouganza. All mountain boards for every type of rider with more freestyle focus, to freeride focus to big mountain focus.

  4. Anonymous
    February 17, 2009

    i ride the 08 billygoat 162 last year before they went btx..i was looking at the new 2010 goat and being it has the btx c2 i deff would like to size down to 159cm being the btx 159 would ride and float etc like a 162..i hope they didnt really make the 2010 in only a 162>? the old 162cm goats are for hard charging agressive riders,the normal sloprider may have trouble unleashing its true shredding power do to it being a damp board and stiffer flex.temple's boards have killed it for many many years and only now are people looking into them< glad to see gnu,temple and the goat getting sum luv 😉

  5. fouganza
    February 18, 2009

    Sorry for anonymous, it was Fouganza on last comment…

  6. fouganza
    February 18, 2009

    @ Shay : is it true? :

    # Rider Choice : freestyle focus
    # Altered Genetics : freeride focus
    # Billy Goat : big mountain focus

    It is a strange offer to only have Billy Goat in 162, not?

    Thanks

  7. Señor Pantalones
    March 16, 2009

    hey shay,

    if you have a minute to elaborate, i was wondering if you could mention some of the differences between the altered genetics and the snow mullet. since these things are pretty much un-demoable (sold out everywhere) i’m going to have to preorder one for 2009-2010, and advice would be great.

  8. Analise
    March 25, 2009

    Will GNU put out the B-Street series? Any pics?

  9. ElieScap
    June 09, 2009

    Hi shay
    Im looking to buy the danny kass again, I just need to know if the sizes and width changed, what I need is exactly a 158 with a width of 26 BTX just like last year, and what is the width of the riders choice if they did it again

  10. Anonymous
    June 09, 2009

    Hi shay
    Im looking to buy the danny kass again, I just need to know if the sizes and width changed, what I need is exactly a 158 with a width of 26 BTX just like last year, and what is the width of the riders choice if they did it again

  11. Shayboarder
    June 09, 2009

    I added the spec sheets for the men's and women's boards to the post.

    Also the Danny Kass is coming out in C2 BTX.

    Senor, both the spec sheets are up to compare the Snow Mullet vs Altered Genetics. I haven't rode either so I can't compare from how they ride, but they are different rides depending on your style/conditions you ride.

    Elie, Danny Kass is coming out in the MTX and C2 BTX in the same sizes and looks like same widths. The width of the Riders Choice 157.5 is 25.3