GNU Klassy; An Epic Freeride Snowboarding Review

The GNU Klassy is an all mountain/freeride snowboard. It’s got a directional base which means riding switch is more difficult, but cruising is more epic. The board give a smooth ride when carving between edges, and riding pow feels like a dream. This is the snowboard you want when you’re in the back country, there’s >12″ of snow, and the chalet is at the bottom of the mountain.

In addition to that, this GNU snowboard isn’t super expensive. At the time of this writing it’s under $500 on most sites, and has some epic positive ratings.

If you’re a deep powder female snowboarder. You should check this snowboard out. GNU makes really awesome snowboards, and this one has been built with Klass (see what I did there?) and style.

GNU Klassy Overall Rankings:

  • Deep Powder: 4.5
  • Turning Feel: 4.5
  • Carving Experience: 4.5
  • Speed: 4
  • Switch Riding: 2.5
  • Pipe: 2.5
  • Jibbing: 2.5

Aggregate Score: 3.57

The snowboard itself excels at its birthright, which is shredding resorts and back country areas. I didn’t rank it very high in the park, and that’s because it won’t be utilized to it’s greatest abilities there.

To have an epic time on this snowboard you’ll need to be riding in deep powder, drop into a bowl, or shred some trees. While I know there’s someone out there who will use it in the park. I wouldn’t recommend it. There’s plenty of other park boards out there that’ll give you a better time. Two Snowboards that come to mind are the GNU Gloss, which is an excellent beginner board, the higher end GNU Pro-Choice

Snowboard Review

  • Terrain Types: Resort/Back Country
  • Rider Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Flex Scale: Medium/Stiff
  • CAMBER: C2X: Control/Precision/Float (What Is This?)

The GNU Klassy is an excellent snowboard for a mountain shredder that loves pow and trees. It’s easy on the pocket book and GNU makes solid snowboards. You really can’t go wrong with this snowboard, unless you wanna shred the park.

and even if you do, it might still work, it’ll take some extra effort.

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