The Gnu Essential Service was developed for the perfect powder session. No matter if you want to grab Methods to the moon from the backcountry kicker, pull endless powder butters or shred the next pillow line. With the Essential you can let your freeride skills run free.
Part of the proceeds from this model will be donated to theserviceboard.org. This is an organisation dedicated to helping socially disadvantaged teenagers to meet personal and cultural challenges through outdoor adventure, environmental and social justice education and public service.
The Essential Service is aimed at the intermediate and advanced rider who enjoys the powder and the whole mountain and is looking forward to a new riding experience.
The tapered directional shape is perfect for all-mountain and freeriding. The nose is slightly wider than the tail for controlled turns in any terrain. The offset of the bindings in the direction of the tail (setback) makes the nose a little longer for even more uplift in powder. The Magne-Traction® technology provides improved edge hold with serrated edges. Especially on icy slopes they unfold their full potential.
The C3 Profile is a classic camber profile with a subtle rocker between the bindings. This provides precise edge control from nose to tail and maximum stability for high airs and landings. The mild rocker makes the board a bit more playful and offers more uplift than conventional camber profiles.
The medium-stiff flex ensures precise control and fast board response.
The G3 ECO construction is environmentally friendly, robust and the lightest construction design from Gnu. The core of balsa, aspen and paulownia wood is very light, sustainable, robust and poppy. Bi- and triaxial fibreglass surrounds the wood core and provides the necessary stiffness and durability. The topsheet is made from eco-sublimated Bio Beans. The sintered base is very fast, but requires careful maintenance.
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.