The classic Banana Rocker profile featured is perfect for beginners-to-intermediate riders because it's fun, floaty and easy to initiate turns on. The asymmetrical shape can be felt as you turn into your heelside edge, with a tighter sidecut radius that gives you better edge hold. To increase this effect the board actually features lighter core materials on this side as well, which changes the way the board flexes. If you're looking for a softer, more forgiving all-mountain board that kills it in the park, this award-winning twin is the one you want.
- BTX Banana Rocker Profile
- Asym Sidecut: Balance Through Asymmetry
- Asym Level 1
- Magne-Traction Serrated Edges
- Aspen/Paulownia Core
- UHMW External Sidewalls
- Bi-Axial Glass
- Tri-Axial Glass
- Eco-Sub PBT Top Sheet
- Eco Sublimated Co-Ex Base
BTX Banana Rocker Profile - Mervin's revolutionary original all terrain freestyle banana blend. Rocker between your feet blended with flat-to-mild camber to contact points. Focuses pressure between your feet for easy turns, great edge hold on ice and a mild amount of pressure to the tip and tail for excellent float, jib oriented style, and catch-free turns.
Asym Sidecut: Balance Through Asymmetry - Asymmetric Sidecuts and construction balance the different turning mechanics required for heel-side and toe-side turns. Your body is asymmetric, which means your snowboard should also be asymmetric. Ride better and have more fun through asymmetry!
Toe Side: More finesse through your toes and precise fingertip like edge control. Increased angle of edge attack can be achieved through cumulative articulation of the toe, ankle and knee joints. Essentially: balance.
Heel Side: More power through the heels. A lower angle of edge attack and more power can be achieved due to natural joint mechanics, there is a straight line from the heel up through your leg to the strongest muscles and body mass. Essentially: stomp.
Asym Level 1 - You'll still feel that heelside turns are easier, but it won't define your experience. With level 1 Asymmetrical technology the core wood used on the heelside of the board is a touch softer making your carves smoother. The sidecut is also a bit deeper on the heelside edge which is what you'll notice right away, you'll be working less to transition to your heels which translates to a more natural feeling as you connect your turns.
Magne-Traction Serrated Edges - Replaces the “two contact point” ski theory that conventional skis and snowboards have. Gnu's Magne-Traction boards have seven! Seven is more than two. With Magne-Traction, when your two outside contact points lose grip, you’ve still got five more to take over, which means you won’t fall as much. Control and turn initiation comes from under your feet, not a foot and a half to either side of your feet. Better edge hold. Climbs icy pipes! Turns ice into powder and rides like a skateboard!
Aspen/Paulownia Core - Gnu builds boards with fast growing farmed eco woods selected specifically for their long fibers, light weight, strength, long lasting pop and great feel. This particular board uses the following woods:
Aspen: Light, strong and lively long fibers.
Paulownia: Light, strong and poppy.
UHMW External Sidewalls - Ultra High Molecular Weight exterior sidewalls made from soy-based elastomer are laminated to five internal wood layers for totally bombproof sidewalls. Fast, rugged, hard, waterproof.
Bi-Axial Glass - 2-way fiber orientation. Engineered to make the difficult easy.
Tri-Axial Glass - 3-way fiber orientation. Engineered to make the difficult even easier.
Eco-Sub PBT Top Sheet - Sounds technical right? It just means the top sheet is made from sublimated polyester material that's great for vibrant yet durable graphics, which means a long lasting image. When the graphics are as good as Gnu's you'll be glad you have it.
Eco Sublimated Co-Ex Base - Perfect for beginners and park riders, this base keeps you moving fast and is easy to repair. All those dings your board gets over the season are like battle scars, but they also slow you down so repair your board to help your setup feel like it's new again, and again, and again.
1 Year Warranty - Covered under manufacturer warranty for 1 year from the time of purchase. Warranty includes structural defects only and DOES NOT cover impact damage, abuse, misuse or normal wear and tear expected from aggressive riding.
Sorry folks, but bashing your board on a rock or rail does not qualify as a "manufacturer's defect" and will not be honored.
Handbuilt in the USA - Every Gnu is handmade by snowboarders with jobs in the USA.
Mervin Made: EcoUNREAL Manufacturing - The world’s most EnvironMENTAL board-factory ensures maximum performance and minimum impact on Earth. Mervin Manufacturing utilizes wind and water generated power. ZERO hazardous waste.
Eco Processes – Eco Sublimation and Bio Solvents used to print graphics.
Eco Materials – Low VOC expoy resin, FSC certified wood cores, UHMW sidewall/ tip material used to build.
Recycling – On site wood dust to soil repurposing, plastic & wood recycling.
|Suggested Boot Size (US):||8.5 & under||9 & under|
|Waist Width (cm):||23.8||24.0|
|Stance Set Back (in):||0||0|
|Sidecut Radius (m):||8.1 / 7.9||8.2 / 8.0|
|Effective Edge (cm):||112.0||114.0|
|Tip Width (cm):||27.8||28.0|
|Tail Width (cm):||27.8||28.0|