C2X Banana Rocker/Elliptical Camber Profile - This is Mervin's top of the line freestyle blend that performs halfway between original Banana Tech and C3. However, the X stands for 'Xtreme', so this variation of the C2 formula leans on the aggressive foot. Rocker between your feet blended with elliptical camber to contact points. Focuses pressure between your feet for easy turns, great edge hold on ice and a medium amount of pressure to the tip and tail. This provides end-to-end stability and 'Xtreme' pop while maintaining great float and catch-free freestyle.
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!
Mervin Made: EcoUNREAL Manufacturing - All Gnu and Lib Tech snowboards are handcrafted by Mervin Manufacturing in the USA near Canada!
Mervin has been environmentally aware from the beginning for more than 25 years!
Select boards use non-petroleum based bio-plastics made from castor beans.
No cancer-causing toxic automotive lacquer clearcoats.
Soy-based elastomer sidewalls instead of toxic ABS.
Made using renewable forest products for all snowboard cores. Fast growing trees have long fibers and natural pop. Wood is nature's fiberglass!
Made with only low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) epoxy resin systems. Mervin's resin doesn't stink or make you dizzy.
Select boards use basalt fiber laminates, which is additive-free and less toxic than conventional fiberglass.
Mervin uses water-cleansed grinding systems to minimize airborne particulate levels.
The Mervin Factory has 2700% air replacement ventilation systems.
All wood sawdust is recycled as soil additive, plus scrap wood is donated to a local Mood Wood company that packages it as kindling and resells it.
All scrap plastics (base cutouts, etc) are recycled and are then reground and used to make new materials.
Water-based solvents used for cleansing (instead of petrochemical-based solvents).
Canola-based biodiesel heats the Mervin factory and is a renewable resource.
Handbuilt in the USA - Every Gnu is handmade by snowboarders with jobs in the USA.
G2 Columbian Gold/Aspen/Polonia Core - When you want a lightweight and lively board, look no further. 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.
Columbian Gold: Fast growing farmed wood from south of the border. Ultra light, strong, long lively fibers.
Polonia: Super ultra light, strong, long lively fibers.
Tri-Axial Glass - 3-way fiber orientation. Engineered to make the difficult even easier.
Sintered Knife Cut - Aptly named, this base is designed for speed, speed, and more speed. Sintered bases hold wax really well, but to get the most out of your speed machine, we recommend you setup your own waxing ritual for this setup. To stay above the powder and to make a fast, sharp, line down the mountain, get a board with this base.
Bio Beans Topsheet - Earth friendly, bio-plastic top skin made from castor beans that feature the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any top sheet in the industry.
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.
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.
|Suggested Boot Size (US):||< 10.5||< 11.5||10+|
|Waist Width (cm):||25.2||25.7||26.2|
|Stance Set Back (in):||1.5||1.5||1.5|