GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard - Blem 2013

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This all-terrain freestyle pickle was designed with a focus on park. C2 Banana Camber combo geometries provide confidence building end to end stability on big park and backcountry booters. Float in pow, have you control in critical situations, slide through rails and pop on anything you can pop. Your jib board is now your pow board and your pow board is now your park board with the GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard. Note: *This is a factory blem board and may have slight cosmetic damage.*

Product Details

Rocker Type

C2 Banana Camber Technology (C2 BTX)This combines rocker underfoot with radial camber to contact points for perfect carved turns and edge hold on ice, plus pop and stability for air and landings.

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)5-7 (depending on size)

Shape

Twin AsymmetricSymmetrical nose and tail shape, asymmetric sidecuts in middle

Sidecut

Pickle TechnologyAsymmetric sidecuts and construction balance the different turning mechanics requires for heelside and toeside turns. There is a deeper sidecut on your heel edge. Your body is asymmetric, your snowboard should be asymmetric.

Core

AG1 Sustainable WoodcoreA perfect combination of Aspen, ultra lightweight genetically altered wood core, and EISS 9

Laminates

Quasi Glass4 way fiber orientation 0/45/45/90: Triaxial and biaxial glass combo provides max pop and control. Vectran liquid crystal polymer was developed as the fiber foundation for inter-planetary Mars lander tires and has 10 times the strength of titanium.

Base

Sintered 9900 AlloyContinuous compression formed for molecular elongation, preserving its amorphous polymer structure, for maximum wax absorption, and durability: It's tough and fast.

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.

Graphics

Graphic by Portland-based best buddies and design duo: JOLBY

**Please note that base colors will alternate and may not arrive exactly as pictured.

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4

Specs

  • Terrain: Freestyle, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 151.5 154.5 157.5 161.5
Effective Edge (mm) 1160 1180 1200 1225
Tip Width (mm) 285 288 292 295
Waist Width (mm) 245 248 253 254
Tail Width (mm) 285 288 292 295
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.6/8 7.7/8.1 7.8/8.2 8/8.4
Stance Setback (in) 0 0 0 0
Stance Setback (mm) 0 0 0 0
Stance Range (in) 20.25-25 20.25-25 20.25-25 20.25-25
Stance Range (mm) 514.35-635 514.35-635 514.35-635 514.35-635
Rider Weight (lbs) 100-170 120-200 130-210 140-240
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

GNU products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard - Blem 2013
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well balanced (6)
  • Carving ability (4)
  • Lots of pop (4)
  • Fast (3)
  • Good flexibility (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (6)
  • Freeriding (5)
  • Park (5)
  • Powder (4)
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4.0

Jack of All Trades, Master of None.

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lots Of Pop
  • Well Balanced

Cons

  • Dings Easily
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Park

Comments about GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard - Blem 2013:

I ordered the "blem" version of this board, which arrived without the zippered sleeve, and faint scratches on the base. I found it very acceptable and made bigger scratches on the base just by taking it out on the snow for the first time.

Magnetraction works very well on ice, but the board's C2BTX rocker/camber combination has some quirks. Turn initiation is very easy (going both forward and switch, heelside and toeside, thanks to the "pickled" asymmetric sidecuts), and the board has pretty good pop for doing ollies. However the board feels a bit squirrely and eager to turn, so it does not feel stable when bombing down the hill. Staying on your edges helps a little, but I weigh 155 lbs, riding the 151.5 Riders Choice (which is 3cm shorter than my usual 154, as suggested in the marketing literature) and I just don't feel in control on steep groomers. If you want to feel more stable at high speed, my suggestion is to stick with your normal riding length, and do NOT size down 3cm.

Overall, I can feel that this board is very lively and has a lot of overall riding potential, but you have to ride it a certain way, it's not that forgiving...

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5.0

Great all around board, ice to pow!

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from Boise, Id.

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Good Flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Lots Of Pop
  • Smooth Stability
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Park
    • Powder
    • Speed
    • Tricks

    Comments about GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard - Blem 2013:

    Great board, carves through icy runs with ease. Lots of pop. Just a good all around board.

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    5.0

    Worth Every Penny

    By 

    from New Mexico

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding
      • Park
      • Powder

      Comments about GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard - Blem 2013:

      I got this product in "New Blem" condition and if there wasn't a sticker pointing out the 'defect' I wouldn't have noticed at all. It is like night and day going from my old traditional camber board to this hybrid camber/rocker and vas very forgiving. Riding all over the mountain even in large powder drifts was so much easier and comfortable. I usuall had to pull my tip up hard to not bog down in powder and this board eliminated that. Riding switch occasinally I would catch an edge with my old board, but not with this one. I couldn't help but notice how much every bit of tech improved my riding satisfaction. The 'magne-traction' held the edge on the ice where i would have normally had a choppy skid. The assymetrical heel edge made turn initiation and switch riding seem so natural. I've never been one to have the newest or best gear, but this purchase was by far the best I've made when it comes to snowboarding... after lift tickets :-)

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      5.0

      GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard

      By 

      from Lake Tahoe, NV

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Freeriding
        • Park
        • Powder
        • Speed
        • Tricks

        Comments about GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard - Blem 2013:

        Asymmetrical side cuts (pickle technology) is the way to go. This really helps initiate those quick and hard turns and carving. The rocker underfoot with radial camber to contact points improves balance. Floating in pow was easy. Magne Traction held me up in icy conditions. Awesome all-around board!

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        5.0

        Awesome all around board!

        By 

        from Seattle, wa

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smooth Stability
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Powder

          Comments about GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard - Blem 2013:

          This board is awesome! Switched out my skate banana cause it was a little on the short side, but I am glad I did! This board is smooth and natural feeling, and on a pow day it will just float. I'm 6' 175 and the 161.5 is perfect.

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          5.0

          SICK RIDE!!!

          By 

          from The World

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Fast
          • Good Flexibility
          • Lightweight
          • Lots Of Pop
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Freeriding
            • Park

            Comments about GNU Riders Choice C2PBTX Snowboard - Blem 2013:

            LOVE this board, magnatraction holds the earth below you, you will not wash out on edges. Gas peddle for turns crazy keeping em easy and allowing you to be as nimble as you want, or stomp your knee in and feel it switch gears. Rocker lets you keep control and the camber under your feet gives you plenty of pop, I used to ride the 06 version of this board and love the new specs.

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