A GNU Snowboard Guide; How Will You Tear Up The Mountain?

When you’re purchasing a new snowboard, finally making a decision on one can be a difficult decision. There are so many different brands, styles, and cambers, how do you finally make a decision on one? My latest blog post is a GNU Snowboard guide. I’ll be pumping these out for a lot of the different snowboard companies hoping it helps you make the right decision.

A few years back I purchased my GNU Riders Choice, and it was a game-changer. There was a slight learning curve because the shape and edges had changed a little bit. My previous snowboard was a Burton Custom X, and that board felt like the exact opposite. However, once I got over the learning hump. I fell in love with the snowboard.

Now whenever I’m headed to Vail, or some other mountain, I always make sure I have my riders choice with me.

This year GNU has an epic lineup and whatever your skill level, they have something for you.

GNU Snowboards; Maneuverable, Fast, And Fun.

GNU has a lot of snowboards to choose from, so be sure to know your skill level and style of riding prior to purchasing a snowboard. This can save you a lot of money from mistakes. If you’re unsure what style or skill level you are, please refer to my article which describes How to Purchase a Snowboard.

I’m placing the mens snowboard list first, not for any reason other than I’m lazy and it was the first list I pulled up.

I’ll be placing some amazon links on each of these. If you happen to click on one it’ll take you to an amazon page where you can make a purchase.

Keep in mind that SnoFallgear earns a small commission of the purchases from these links, and that helps us to continue writing content.

Now without further ado, lets look at some snowboards.

The GNU Money

The money is an epic snowboard for intermediate snowboarders. It leans slightly towards park shredding but can do park or all-mountain with ease. For Flex The board is rated as medium.

  • Terrain Type: Resort & Park
  • Rider Ability: Intermediate
  • Flex Scale: Medium
  • Edges: Magne-Traction

For camber the snowboard is a perfect rocker/camber hybrid, this means it’ll rip everything. I’d even go on to say that it would excel anywhere, however it does lean strongly to park shredding.

I go a little bit more in depth with another blog post on the GNU Money Here.

The GNU Head-Space For Shredding The Park!!!

The Headspace is an awesome snowboard for advanced riders focused more in the park than shredding on the mountain. It has a medium flex rating and on the ASYM scale scores a 1.

  • Terrain Types: Resort And Park
  • Rider Ability: Intermediate & Advanced
  • Flex Scale: Medium
  • ASYM Scale: Level 1

Carbon Credit

The GNU Carbon Credit is a Snowboard I’ve always wanted to try out. It’s fun, floaty, and catch free. That last one is what always makes me jealous.

  • Terrain Types: Everywhere
  • Rider Ability: Beginner & Intermediate
  • Flex Scale: Soft To Medium
  • ASYM Scale: Level 1

It also has Magne-Traction, which to me was an epic game changer. I ride in Minneapolis and it gets icy out here.


And There Shall Be One Board To Rule Them All…

I’m only slightly kidding, but GNU has crafted a masterpiece with the T2B. Asymmetric twin geometries will make your freestyle dreams come true. With this board, they’ll have to kick you off the mountain.

  • Twin Asymmetric Quiver Killer
  • High End Freestyle Performance
  • Epic Precision
  • All Terrain Types
  • Flex Scale: Medium
  • ASYM Scale: Level 1

The Finest

The Finest Is a new addition to the GNU Snowboard lineup this year. Only time will tell if it stands up to the hype, however it’s a board fine tuned for resort and park riding with a firm flex rating. If you’re an advanced – intermediate shredder Check This board out!!!

  • Terrain Types: Park And Resort
  • Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced
  • Flex Scale: Medium
  • ASYM Scale: Level 1

GNU Riders Choice

I’m a little biased, if you’ve read any of my blog posts you’ll know I love this snowboard. However there’s a lot of merit to my love. This board completely changed how I ride, and made it epic, and better.

As much as I’d love to ride other boards, I keep coming back to my riders choice because it’s been designed for epic performance.

  • Built For Riders By Riders.
  • Terrain Types: Shred Anywhere
  • Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced
  • Flex: Medium
  • ASYM Scale: Level 2

The GNU 4

The GNU Snowboard 4 is a directional snowboard. It’s meant to be a go anywhere all mountain board. So feel free to shred the park, or ride some trees, either way you’ll have a great time.

  • Freeride/Freestyler Board
  • Terrain Types: Everywhere
  • Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced
  • Flex Rating: Medium To Firm
  • The SnowBoard Is Directional

Antigravity Snowboard

There’s something about the GNU Snowboard Antigravity that I can’t look away from. It has such smooth lines an epic color scheme and I feel like I can float away on it.

According to GNU this board has been in development for the last 20 years, or maybe it was on their minds. Either way, I need to test this one out first.

  • It’s Directional
  • Terrain Types: All Mountain
  • Skill Level: Intermediate To Advanced
  • Flex Scale: Medium To Firm

Hyper Kyarve

This snowboard has been describes as the perfect free riders snowboard. It is the perfect poppy, carvy, and hybrid count. The addition of Magne-traction gives it a feeling of control like no other.

This is the type of snowboard you’ll wanna have on a powder day in the back country. It is directional but you won’t even notice.

  • Terrain Types: Mountain resorts and back country
  • Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced riding
  • Flex Scale: Medium To Firm
  • Edges: Magne-Traction

The Billy Goat

The GNU Billy Goat is properly named. It’s a freestyle snowboard with epic geometries that give it a floating feeling. Just like the goats on the mountain you’ll be able to navigate advanced terrain with epic precision.

  • Terrain Types: Resort & Back Country
  • Rider Ability: Intermediate – Advanced
  • Flex Scale: Medium To Firm (More On The Firm End)
  • Edges: Magne-Traction

The Mullair

The Mullair is an all mountain directional free ride snowboard. This board will excel at high speeds and deep powder.

  • Terrain Types: Resort & Backcountry
  • Rider Ability: Intermediate To Advanced
  • Flex Scale: Medium To Firm

GNU Snowboards Conclusion:

Gnu makes a great snowboard. Wherever you shred, try one of their boards out. It’ll change your life.

GNU Snowboards is constantly updating their site. So I’ll be updating this as the season gets closer and changing the amazon links as time passes. There’s no telling what’ll be in or out of stock. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can get notified whenever I publish a new post.

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