The Velvet is a "know it all" - terrain snow sensei. Nothing can stop you with this freestyle/all mountain masterpiece as you charge berms of Mt. Baker's Legendary Banked Slalom. Pop, float and carve with an effortless elegance on all terrain. Rip the whole mountain, while the asymmetrically balanced design reduces fatigue and improves the performance. This easy riding C2 performance /progression driven dream board is characterised by the Gnubian Proverb "Unreal Snowboarding".
For fun seeking ladies focused on park riding that want a board for intermediate to advanced freestyle moves that can handle powder and hardpack equally well.
C2 means rocker between the bindings combined with radial cambers under the bindings. This combination offers good edge hold thanks to the camber underfoot, as well as great float in powder and unlimited freestyle action without hang-ups thanks to the rocker.
The human body is asymmetric. Turn mechanics on a toe 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 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 medium flex of the Velvet 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 Eco Construction features an Aspen/Paulownia Core, which is balanced, light, sustainable, strong and poppy! The Tri-Ax / Bi-Ax Glassfibre is strong, light and poppy, while the Eco Sublimated Textured Poly Topsheet is tough, sheds snow and adds traction. The Co-Extruded Base is fast and easy to maintain. The UHMW Ultra High Molecular Weight Sidewalls are made from a soy-based elastomer and are tough and fast.
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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.