The Velvet Gnuru is a "know it all" -terrain snow sensei. Feather the throttle of this freestyle/freeride multi-utility masterpiece as you charge berms of Mt.Baker's Legendary Banked Slalom. Pop, float and carve with an effortless elegance on all terrain. Its quiver killer shape and contour speed progression and rip everything, while the asymmetrically balanced design reduces fatigue and improves the performance. This easy riding C2e performance /progression driven dream board is characterised by the Gnubian Proverb "Unreal Snowboarding". Enlightening visuals by Adam Friedman.
For fun seeking Ladies focused on park riding that want a board for beginner to advanced freestyle moves that can handle powder and hardpack equally well.
The Velvet Gnuru is built with Banana Technology C2e, an easy hybrid contour that rips everything delivering control, precision and float. It features rocker between the bindings and camber outside of your feet. The rocker brings to life the middle of your board, adding float, improving carving and power and delivering a perfect edge hold. The cambers out to tip and tail fine tune the pressure map, add pop and tail stability, precision and control.
The human body is asymmetric. Turn mechanics on a tow and heel side turn are completely different. Gnu builds in asymmetric balancing concepts to each side of your snowboard harmonising with nature and creating a more efficient, less tiring, unreal ride. The Velvet Gnuru is built with Level 1 Asym: asymmetric wood core, which means softer flexing on the heelside, and asymmetric sidecut, which means deeper sidecut on the heelside.
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 soft-medium flex of the Velvet Gnuru makes this board suited for everything. Rip pow, press your way through jibs, spin your body in weird ways and carve up everything, from slush to ice.
The Asym Unreal G1 Construction features Aspen/Asym Columbian Gold Alloy Core, which is balanced, light, sustainable, FSC certified, strong and poppy! The Tri-Ax / Bi-Ax Glassfibre is strong, light and poppy, while the Eco Sublimated Verzure Poly Topsheet is tough, sheds snow and adds traction. The Co-Extruded Base is fast and easy to maintain. The UHMW, the Ultra High Molecular Weight exterior sidewalls, are made from a soy-based elastomer and are tough and fast.
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.