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GNU Beast C3BTX Snowboard - Blem 2014

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Find your inner spirit wolf floating pow fields amidst face shots the size of KIAs with the GNU Beast C3BTX Snowboard. This directional freeride guru is designed for the aggressive, experienced rider who wants to focus on freeride bliss and crushing new snow. The tapered nose and tail zen out this board for more freestyle terrain freedom and float in the thick. *Note: This is a factory blem board and may have slight cosmetic damage.*

Product Details

Rocker Type

C3BTX Agro Performance Camber / BananaThe new C3BTX is camber the way it should have been designed, with aggressive, dominant cambers out to the contacts and mild rocker between your feet. C3BTX gives skilled riders precise tip and tail control, maximum end to end stability for big, high speed lines, takeoffs and landings. Subtle banana rocker gives freestyle freedom, float and incredible carving.

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)7

Shape

Directional Freeride / FreestyleThis is a directional shape, slightly tapered from tip to tail with a wider and longer nose to help you float through pow.

Core

Sustainable Natural FiberGNU builds boards with fast growing farmed eco woods selected specifically for their long fibers, light weight, strength, long lasting pop and great feel. Wood is Nature's fiberglass.

SNF CGA1Columbian Gold, Aspen

Sidewalls

Fast, rugged UHMW sidewalls

Base

Sintered BaseCompression hardened amorphous UHMW skived from the billet to create the toughest, fastest, best wax holding base material around. This base slides best and fastest when waxed regularly to match local snow conditions.

Die-cut BaseBase color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.

Edges

Magne-Traction™The hot commodity in edge-technology; Magne-Traction maximizes your edge hold between your feet so you have better control and stability even on the iciest slopes. Magne-Traction varies in the serration depending on the board; regardless it will deliver a catch free ride any day. Magne-Traction™ features 7 strategically located and sized bumps along each side of your sidecut.

Topsheet

Co Ex TopPolyester topsheet material

Graphics

A collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills, this artwork is from their Shared Spirits Blanket.

Additional Features

*Note: This is a factory blem board and may have slight cosmetic damage.*

Binding Compatibility

4x4 insert pattern

Specs

  • Terrain: Freeride, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Edge Tech: Magne-Traction
  • Athletes: Temple Cummins
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Made in the USA: Yes
Size (cm) 158 161
Effective Edge (mm) 1190 1220
Tip Width (mm) 297 300
Waist Width (mm) 256 258
Tail Width (mm) 294 296
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.3 8.5
Stance Setback (in) 2.5 2.5
Stance Range (in) 19-24 19-24
Rider Weight (lbs) 120-210 120-210
Width Regular Regular

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GNU Beast C3BTX Snowboard - Blem 2014
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

GNU Beast C3BTX Review

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from Bethlehem, Pa

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Good Flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Stability
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GNU Beast C3BTX Snowboard - Blem 2014:

      This board simply tears through everything. I am not a park rider, so it was perfect for me. I love to ride everything from deep powder, tree runs, back bowls, and smooth groomers. This board conquered it all.

      The wide base is great, there is plenty of effective edge if you hit some nasty stuff.

      Rips through deep powder. Great board, nice and light. Another perk is that its made in the United States.

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      4.0

      Best freeride board Mervin makes???

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      from Outsidea Denva

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carving Ability
      • Fast
      • Lots Of Pop
      • Smooth Stability
      • Tough
      • Well Balanced

      Cons

      • Boo On The Graphics

      Best Uses

      • Freeriding

      Comments about GNU Beast C3BTX Snowboard - Blem 2014:

      Was waiting for the day Mervin would go back to both working with camber and also tweaking what was the tapered, directional snow mullet. Really like this result. Personally, I like either reverse camber (for jibbing, dinking and dunking), but otherwise I'd take camber all the way for freeriding, don't like the C2 stuff at all. This is as close as you can get in the Mervin lineup right now to a tapered, directional freeride board with some muscle in it! The board is somewhat stiff, but still snaps you out of turns with the right torsional flex. So not so stiff its a kitchen door, but stiff enough to not worry too much about being shifty all over with your balance. Works quite well in pow I have to say, really minimal backward lean required. Rocket on groomers and knocks through crud no bother. Would love to see a Lib/Gnu HP version of this with a shave more rocker in the nose and available as a split, and keeping the camber in the tail! Really good board, solid 4/5 stars!

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