GNU Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard - Women's 2016

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GNU - Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard - Women's 2016
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One snowboard to rule them all, the GNU Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard. Gnuru because you'll follow this board anywhere, from the park to the backcountry to perfect corduroy - it'll rip it all with grace and ease. With Gold Metal Technology incorporating Magne-Traction, Banana Tech and Asymmetry throughout, the Velvet Gnuru will guide you to stability, precision, and FUN. Learning a new rail trick? No worries, hang-ups suck but your edges will stay pristine with extremely durable UHMW sintered sidewalls and tip/tail protection. Take the GNU Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard on a spiritual odyssey of shred perfection and feel the bliss.

Product Details

Rocker Type

EC2 BTXMade for easy riding, EC2 BTX places rocker between your feet combined with mellow elliptical cambers out to the contact points. This is the perfect rocker profile if you want to slay everything!

Flex

Flex Rating: 4 - 5 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)This snowboard has a mild flex rating making it easier to press rails and slide boxes. This is also a great flex for riders who are just starting out because soft snowboards are more forgiving.

Shape

True TwinA true twin snowboard shape is ideal for riders who want to ride switch or play in the park. The nose and tail are identical and the flex is evenly distributed throughout the entirety of the board. True twins are perfectly symmetrical.

Core

Eco-Unreal Light Core BlendA powerful, lightweight and strong Aspen spine is sandwiched between FSC certified Golden Poplar - a fast growing, fibrous wood who's resin is known to have powerful medicinal properties. This combination makes for a light, lively wood that reduces weight but adds a crisp pop.

FSC Certified Wood CoresFSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

Laminates

Bi ax / Tri axThis is a glass and fiber reinforcement combination to give the snowboard a long life and plenty of pop.

Sidewalls

UHMW Sintered SidewallsUltra High Molecular Weight exterior sidewalls made from soy-based elastomer are laminated to five internal wood layers for totally bombproof sidewalls.

Base

Eco-Sublimation Co-Extruded BaseEasy to maintain, durable, and fast base material.

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

Edges

Magne-Traction®Strategically located serrations on your edges that create confidence-building, fatigue-reducing, edge hold all over the mountain especially on hard pack and ice.

Topsheet

Eco-Sublimation PBT TopsheetThis is a unique water-based graphic process that uses no toxic solvents or curtain coats in the manufacturing process. In exchange, you have a durable, classy looking top sheet that was made environmentally-friendly.

Graphics

Art by Christina "Pika" Burtner

Additional Features

Eco-Unreal ConstructionGnu environmentally minded construction, principles and applied science has been combined together to deliver hand-built USA made snowboards in a sustainable and less environmentally harmful way than other snowboards on the market.

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Insert Pattern

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Beginner-Intermediate More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Shape: True Twin
  • 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) 139 143 147 150 153
Effective Edge (mm) 1030 1050 1070 1100 1130
Tip Width (mm) 261 272 276 279 281
Waist Width (mm) 226 235 239 239 241
Tail Width (mm) 261 272 276 279 281
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 8
Stance Setback (in) 0 0 0 0 0
Stance Range (in) 17 - 22 18 - 23.5 19.24 - 24 19.24 - 24 19.24 - 24
Rider Weight (lbs) 40 - 120 50 - 140 60 - 150 70 - 160 80 - 170
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

GNU products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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GNU Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard - Women's 2016
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good flexibility (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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4.0

Great board!

By 

from Anchorage, AK

About Me Advanced

Pros

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

Cons

  • A little slower than stiff boards

Best Uses

  • Freeriding
  • Tricks

Comments about GNU Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard - Women's 2016:

I went from a pretty stiff board to the opposite spectrum when I got this for Christmas, and I'm glad I did! It's a totally different ride but super fun and "poppy" so the description by Gnu is on point as far as that goes. It's really responsive and easy to ride in powder and a fun trick board. It's pretty stable on groomers and carves well but I don't think it's as fast. Other than that, it's pretty epic. I would definitely buy again.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Fun and Responsive

By 

from Puyallup, WA

About Me Intermediate

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Powder

    Comments about GNU Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard - Women's 2016:

    This is a really great all-around board. It handles a variety of terrain and is highly responsive. It carved well on groomers and floated on powder like a champ. I loaned it to a friend for a day for their first time snow boarding and they were able to ride remarkably well with it. It's a great board for any day.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Winter can't come soon enough!

    By 

    from JH WY

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain

      Comments about GNU Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard - Women's 2016:

      Very lightweight; Awesome graphics!
      Can't wait till the snow hits!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I can't wait to ride this board ! Service was fantastic

      By 

      from Albuquerque ,nm

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about GNU Velvet Gnuru EC2 BTX Snowboard - Women's 2016:

      Haven't had a chance to ride it yet

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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