GNU Men's Riders Choice 2018 / 2019 Snowboard

815828
815828
£499.99

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LEGENDARY TEAM FAVOURITE ALL TERRAIN FREESTYLE CHARGER

Gnu's Riders Choice has earned itself a formidable reputation over the years. Combining the balance and feel of a high-end freestyle board with the ride anything versatility of an all mountain charger, it's no wonder it's the go-to choice for so many of Gnu's riders. Built around a state of the art twin tip chassis it utilises one of the most advanced asymmetric shapes on the market. This allows Gnu's designers to dial in a level of balance and control that you wouldn't expect for such a versatile board. Now add to this some of the most up to date construction techniques available, and what you have is an utterly stunning snowboard that will make you rethink what and how you ride.

Rider Style
Experienced riders who are looking for a high-performance board that perfectly balances freestyle and all-terrain riding.

Shape Overview
Heading up the Riders Choice is the state of the art Asymmetric Twin chassis. This innovative shape has been designed to offset the bodies inability to drive energy into the heelside as efficiently as on the toeside. Utilising an asymmetric wood core for a softer flex on the deeper heelside edge and revised contact angles and length, this state of the art design delivers a level of control unlike any other board in its class. Now one of the things that you'll notice when you ride this board is just how solid and stable it is on edge. This is in part due to the Magne Traction sidecut which places seven strategically located edge serrations along the length of the sidecut. These add extra traction points ensuring that you get unrivalled edge hold and control.

Profile
As the Riders Choice is all about versatility, Gnu fit it with the C2 hybrid Rocker/Camber profile. This places mild rocker between your feet with powerful cambers to the tip and tail delivering the perfect balance of power, pop and precision while enhancing float in deep pow. Also, those aggressive cambers work in perfect harmony with the Magna Traction sidecut to give a stable and confidence inspiring feeling through the turn.

Construction
Heading up the Riders Choice's state of the art construction is the innovative G3 Asym Core. This unique wood core constructed from a combination of aspen, paulownia and balsa is designed to work in total unison with the asymmetric shape. By increasing the % of softer flexing paulownia onto the heelside of the core, you create a softer flex on that side of the board. This enables the rider to drive the heelside sidecut deeper into the turn without sacrificing the overall pop of the core. To this Gnu then add structural layers formed from a combination of tri-ax and bi-ax glass. This delivers the perfect balance of torsional strength but with a more freestyle flavoured flex through the length. Finally, Gnu also adds additional bio fibres which help dampen out the board, ensuring that not only does the Riders Choice deliver exceptional performance, it's also great to ride all day long.

Base
To ensure that the Riders Choice lives up to its billing, Gnu fit it with their sintered base. This fast and tough base material has excellent wax hold and delivers great performance across a broad spectrum of snow conditions.

Additional information

Length

Waist Width

Sidecut

Taper

Effective Edge

Tip Width

Tail Width

Min Stance

Max Stance

Setback

Weight Range

157.5

25.5cm

7.8/8.2m

0cm

119cm

29.9cm

29.9cm

51.5cm

63.5cm

0cm

130-200lbs / 59-82kg

Features

  • Asymmetrical Twin
  • Asymmetrical Core
  • Magne Traction Sidecut
  • Tri-Ax/Bi-Ax Glass
  • Bio Fibre Dampening
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • Eco-Sublimated Bio Bean Top Sheet
  • Recycled UHMW Sidewalls
  • Sintered Knife Cut Base

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