GNU Velvet Guru EC2BTX Snowboard - Blem - Women's 2013

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GNU - Velvet Guru EC2BTX Snowboard - Blem - Women's 2013
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The GNU Velvet Guru EC2BTX Snowboard is GNU s first women’s board with elliptical camber in the tip and tail, which rides halfway between Banana Tech and the less subtly cambered C2 boards. This quiver-killing shape is buttery-smooth in all snow conditions and features a jungle animal graphic scheme by Christina “Pika” Burtner. Note: This is a factory blem board and may have slight cosmetic damage.

Product Details

Rocker Type

EC2 Banana Technology (EC2 BTX)EC2 rides halfway between Banana Tech and C2. Rocker between the feet, elliptical camber at the tip and tail: It effortlessly floats the pow, kills the jibs, and has the pop and tip-to-tail stability to stomp whatever you launch.

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)4

Medium flex handles everything from corduroy, powder, to big mountain obstacles. It's built for riders who enjoy plentiful response but still need a forgiving board for progressing skills.

Shape

True TwinTwin (equal length and equal width) tip and tails combined with a centered radial sidecut rides equally well in both directions with a focus on freestyle. Park, powder, pipe: perfect.

Core

A.5 Sustainable WoodcoreFull Aspen with EISS 5 edge pop / strength

Laminates

Bi-Axial Glass2 way fiber orientation is engineered to make the difficult easy.

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

Stay current with your jungle animals by looking at this smooth Christina "Pika" Burtner graphic.

Additional Features

NoteThis is a factory blem board and may have slight cosmetic damage.

Specs

  • Terrain: Freestyle, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Edge Tech: Magne-Traction
  • Snowboard Awards: Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 143 147 150 153
Effective Edge (mm) 1050 1070 1100 1130
Tip Width (mm) 272 276 279 281
Waist Width (mm) 235 239 239 241
Tail Width (mm) 272 276 279 281
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.7 7.8 7.9 8
Stance Setback (in) 0 0 0 0
Stance Setback (mm) 0 0 0 0
Stance Range (in) 19.24-24 19.24-24 19.24-24 19.24-24
Rider Weight (lbs) 50-140 70-160 80-170 90-180
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

GNU products can only be shipped within the United States

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GNU Velvet Guru EC2BTX Snowboard - Blem - Women's 2013
 
4.5

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4.0

Velvet guru

By 

from Sacramento

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Freeriding
  • Park
  • Powder
  • Tricks

Comments about GNU Velvet Guru EC2BTX Snowboard - Blem - Women's 2013:

I really like this board! It arrived within days and I didn't notice any blemishes. I am used to a super stiff camber (2006ish salomon ivy) and the velvet guru has a totally different feel. Really fun to ride and I can butter and Ollie on this board and have taken it to the park for small jumps. I did notice it was washy when I am strapping in and going slow, but that is the trade off for banana. the magnetraction was awesome on steep runs, making it a good all mountain board. I rode in powder last weekend and it felt great. A little slow in slush but what isn't? Bottom line: I did a ton of research on rocker and hybrid boards and transitioning from camber to reverse, and decided on this board for the value and its versatility. The ride was what I expected (trade off of stability for surfy fun) and I am very happy with my purchase. I will definitely keep riding a full camber when I want to keep up with my buds on skis though.

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5.0

Can't go wrong!

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from O.C.

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Park
    • Powder
    • Tricks

    Comments about GNU Velvet Guru EC2BTX Snowboard - Blem - Women's 2013:

    This is an around great board....buy it!

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