Snowboard Review: 09-10 GNU B-PRO C2 BTX
05 Mar, 2009
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Bluebird with hardpacked groomers.
Setup: I rode the GNU B-PRO C2 with Union Forces and my Rome Vamps size 8.
First Impression: I liked this ride a lot better than when I rode the dark with C2, I think the detuning improved it for me a lot more.
Weight: lighter than average
Flex: It felt like a stiffer board than last years, but just a tad stiffer and more torsionally. I still wouldn’t classify it as a stiff women’s board, it’s on the high end of medium flex. I found it still easy to press the tail of the board and with the stiffer nose it made it a really stable ride when going through chop and charging, never noticed the nose being unstable. Over the really bumpy, bad crud I noticed it wasn’t as stable but that was the only time I encountered that.
Turning: Despite it being the B-pro, Barrett Christy pro model it’s an easier ride than it seems especially when turning. Easy to initiate turns and it’s stable during long radius turns but you can still really carve it into shorter turns with no issues. The magne traction helps with the edge hold and I like mine detuned so it’s less grippy, less holding me into the turns when I ride.
Stable: The B-pro is already a really stable board for women and with the C2 it makes it more freeride focused and less freestyle but offers up better stability for charging the mountain.
Pop: I didn’t any problems with popping off small rollers on this board. It was still pressable on the nose and tail, definitely a little less pressable than when it was just BTX.
Switch: Didn’t have riding switch be an issue, easy to transition around into switch and no catching motions when riding.
Overall Impression: I think the C2 definitely makes this a better board, still very stable and a fun ride. It just charges which is great for women riders to have a board like this.
Shay’s Honesty Box: I love the B-pro, it’s one of my favorite women’s boards and a board I love riding at demo’s even when it’s a smaller size. I never feel like it’s that small and it still impresses me when I charge with it.
*This Review was done in February 2009, please be aware that products may change.