The Riders Choice is the first choice of many Gnu team riders. No wonder - this board has already proven itself many times. The freestyle all mountain board does pretty much everything you have in mind. From tricks in the backcountry to carving on groomers and small hits in the park, the asymmetrical Riders Choice is simply more fun.
For intermediate and advanced riders who want a confident, inspiring freestyle board that allows them to perform at the highest level.
The Riders Choice features Banana Technology C2x. C2x means rocker between your feet combined with camber out to tip and tail. Kills everything! Aggressive perfection in turning, jibbing and unreal float in pow combined with a tip to tail control, power, and pop of camber.
The human body is asymmetric. Turn mechanics on toe and heel side turn are completely different. Gnu builds asymmetric balancing concepts to each side of your snowboard harmonizing with nature and creating a more efficient, less tiring, unreal ride. The Riders Choice is built with Level 2 Asym: asymmetric wood core, which means softer flexing on the heelside, asymmetric sidecut, which means deeper sidecut on the heelside, and asymmetric contact angles and length, for a shorter heelside contact.
This board also features Magne-Traction® Serrated Edges that deliver unreal edge hold and turn ice into powder. The serrated Steak Knife Technology consists of 7 strategically located and sized edge serrations that provide unreal edge hold and control in all conditions: entry serration, mild serration and deepest serrations between the feet.
The medium flex of the Riders Choice is perfect for all aspects of freestyle riding, supportive and responsive enough for taking big kickers and forgiving and flexible enough for jibbing around.
On Mt Weird, GNU continually tests new nature and science applications to improve their board design. Eco-unreal construction incorporates these successful applications, to create snowboards which are environmentally minded, stronger, lighter and longer lasting. The Rider Choice is built with Asym Unreal G2 Construction. The Core is made with Aspen and Paulownia to create the lightest, sustainable, FCS certified core that is strong and poppy. The Tri-ax and Bi-Ax Bio Fibre Dampening is smooth, durable, light and poppy. The top sheet of the Rider Choice is made from Eco Sublimated Bio Beans - smooth and environmentally friendly! The Sintered Knife-Cut Base is tough, fast and holds wax well, while the recycled UHMW Sidewalls are environmentally friendly.
Gnu have been around since the birth of snowboarding, claiming weird, open minded experimentation to be their job. They have worked with mysterious materials, bizarre geometries, contours and board shapes, far out art and colors, odd terrain and freakish riders to create fantastic progressive snowboards that have helped take snowboarding to wild and magical places. A brand we are happy to call one of the family.