Nicolas Müller can’t promise you anything, but if you strap in on the Müllair it will sure help you ride more like him, and isn’t that what we all want? Methods to the moon, nose butters for kilometres and blown up powder muffins, that’s what you get with this stick. Gnu’s design crew and Nicolas worked together to create this dream snowboard for soulful powder surfing and boosting out of transitions.
We won’t claim you will achieve the flawless style of Mr. Müller by buying this board. However, if you are an advanced rider inspired by his riding and you want to do the same stuff, this could certainly be the perfect board for you. This board will allow you to drop cliffs, take massive airs, butter over powder and slash wind-lips like no other. It will have no problems with carving down icy slopes thanks to the C3 camber profile and Magne-Traction, but its focus is definitely on powdery terrain.
The Müllair is pretty directional, it has a fair amount of setback and a wider nose than tail. This boosts the board’s performance in deeper snow. The narrower tail will make turning in powder easier, while the wider nose and setback keeps you afloat through the deepest and steepest. Take advantage of the Magne-Traction edges to effortlessly link turns that look and feel nice whether they are at high speeds or slow and controlled. The Magne-Traction serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain, especially on hard pack and ice. They turn ice into powder.
The C3 performance hybrid camber profile features a mild rocker between the feet while the rest of the board is profiled like a standard camber. This profile offers an aggressive ride that provides a lot of control and response in every terrain. The mild rocker will give the board just a little bit more playfulness and float than standard camber profiles, while not compromising the positive properties of camber. Some benefits for the advanced riders are precise edge control, maximum stability for high jumps and landings and fast lines.
The Flex on the Müllair is a touch stiffer than medium, this gives the board a balanced feel. It’s hard enough to stay in control on hard charged mountain lines or bigger kickers, but still, has enough flex for advanced powder buttering.
The Sintered Base is compression hardened amorphous UHMW skived from the billet to create the toughest, fastest, best wax holding base material around. Slides best and fastest when waxed regularly to match local snow conditions. The core consists of a strong Aspen spine with Columbian Gold on either side for a crisp pop and Paulownia on the toe and heel edges for Gnu's smoothest riding core with reduced weight, enhanced strength and pop. Bi-ax and Tri-ax Bio Fiber surrounds the Woodcore and adds the needed stiffness and durability with additional dampening. The Ultra High Molecular Weight exterior sidewalls made from soy-based elastomer are laminated to five internal wood layers for totally bombproof sidewalls. Finally, the Bio Beans Topsheet features a tough and eco-sublimated layer to complete the construction.
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.