GNU Snowboards 2011-2012

14 Mar, 2011


Inside Mervin Manufacturing’s umbrella lies GNU Snowboards, handbuilt in the US by snowboarders with jobs and designed for snowboarders who rip pow, parks and pipes.  Both the GNU women’s and men’s line-up is dialed with models that work for a variety of riders featuring a variety of technology from straight up BTX for the park rats to C2 for the freeriders, to EC2 for those wanting something more.

For 2012, there is a new board on the block with the impossible series featuring EC2 (only GNU board to have it), the riders choice gets an asym version and Forest Bailey gets his pro model with the Forest Bailey Psych Pickle.

GNU Danny Kass

Danny’s favorite twin freestyle banana, C2 BTX banana camber combo with magnetraction, twin geometries, mervin ag2 sustainable woodcore, quasi glass, sintered base, Flex=6-7.  Art by Jeremy Fish.

Sizes: Shark 153, Shark 155, Peace 158

GNU Riders Choice

Rider designed all terrain freestyle, C2 BTX banana camber combo with magnetraction, traditional twin geometries, new twin asym geometries, mervin ag1 sustainable woodcore, quasi glass, sintered base, regular flex 4.5-6, wide flex=5.5-7.  Art by Second World/Pinski

Leather Sizes:  151.5, 154.5, 157.5, 161.5

Black Denim Wide Sizes:  158W, 162W, 166W

Blue Denim Pickle Sizes:  151.5, 154.5, 157.5, 161.5

GNU Carbon Credit

Banana tech BTX with magnetraction, twin geometries, mervin sustainable woodcore, bi-axial glass, flex=4-5, wide flex=6-7.  Art by Tim Karpinski.

Sizes:  147 Purple, 150 Orange, 153 Red, 156 Blue, 159 Green, 162 Red

Wide Sizes:  156W Red, 159W Blue, 162W Orange, 165W Orange

GNU Billy Goat

Temple’s freeride tool, C2 BTX banana camber combo with magnetraction, directional twin, asner sheet dampening, merin BA sustainable woodcore, sintered base, flex=8.  Art by Adam Haynes.

Sizes:  156, 159, 162, 165

Splitboard Sizes:  159, 162

GNU Dirty Pillow

Twin park – pow banana, banana tech BTX with magnetraction, floaty width/ profile and shape, mervin ag1 sustainable woodcore, double sintered base, for fun days only, flex=6.  Art by Tim Zimmerman

Sizes:  156, 159, 162

GNU Impossible Series

New!  magnesium asym elliptical banana, twin asym freestyle geometries, glow in the dark sidewalls, EC2 BTX banana camber combo with magnetraction, magnesium fiberglass, columbian gold woodcore, bio-bean topsheet, sintered base, flex 6-7.  Art by Matt French.

Sizes:  152, 155, 159

GNU Altered Genetics

All terrain freestyle/freeride, C2 BTX banana camber combo with magnetraction, directional twin, altered genetic sustainable woodcore, vectran martian fiber, beans bio polymer topsheet.  Flex=7.  Art by Adam Haynes.

Sizes:  155, 159, 162

GNU Impossible Series and Altered Genetics

GNU Park Pickle

Twin asym, banana with magnetraction, balance through asymmetry, asym toeside and heelside specific sidecuts, asym mervin ag/aspen core, sintered base, flex=5.5-6.  Art by Tim Karpinski

Sizes:  147, 150, 153, 156, 159

Wide Sizes:  156W, 159W

Forest Sizes:  150, 153, 156

GNU B-Street

Jib focused twin freestyle, banana tech BTX with magnetraction, mervin a.5 sustainable woodcore, bi-axial glass, sintered base, flex=4.5-5.  Art by Print Mafia.

Sizes:  149, 152, 154, 157

GNU Park Pickle and B-Street

GNU B-Pro

Barrett’s power freestyle freeride board, C2 BTX, twin geometries, beans bio polymer topsheet, sintered base, mervin ag2 sustainable woodcore, flex=4.5-6.  Art by Hannah Stouffer.

Sizes:  146 purple, 149 pink, 152 blue, 155 green

GNU Park Pickle

Twin asym banana, balance through asymmetry, duck stance supremacy, banana tech BTX with magnetraction, asym toeside and heelside specific sidecuts, asym mervin ag/aspen core, sintered base, flex=4-6.  Art by pinski

Sizes:  140, 144, 148, 152

GNU B-Street

jib focused twin freestyle banana, 2 graphic options with russian or french, banana tech BTX with magne traction, bi-axial glass, sintered base, mervin 4.5 sustainable woodcore, flex 4-5.5.  Art by Nick Russian or Matt French.

Sizes:  141, 145, 149, 153

GNU B-Nice

Easy to ride all terrain, freestyle banana, 2 graphic options with fumi or yellena, banana tech BTX with magnetraction, twin geometries, bi-axial glass, mervin 1.5 sustainable woodcore, flex=4-5.

Sizes:  145, 148, 151, 154

L-R: Park Pickle, B-street French, B-street russian, B-nice fumi, B-nice yellena

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3 Comments

  1. Francis
    March 14, 2011

    Hi
    Riders Choice in twin asym geometries is that a good thing?
    Last year model on 161.5 is flex rated 7 on the Gnu Scale with a radius 8meters
    For 2012 is flex 6 with toe radius 8 meters and heel 7.3 Meters radius?
    thanks

  2. Keither
    March 15, 2011

    Soooooo stoked on the new line.
    Weird how much the Forest Bailey Pickle looks like the Stepchild Jibstick.
    Shay, what’s the width on the 155 Impossible?

  3. j
    March 16, 2011

    Note that they’re using the UW alum started and Seattle based Karakoram board clips instead of the usual Voile gear. Props to them, looks like next year is going to be big