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GNU Smart Pickle 2016

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The GNU Smart Pickle is an all-mountain freestyle snowboard that is built for intermediate to advanced riders that prefer as asymmetric ride. Underneath its colourful top sheet, GNU built a soft reverse camber profile. This set-up enables an easy and forgiving ride. Over the last two years this board has gained stability and remains chatter free at high speed. It can get a bit squirrely but only when you’re flat basing. The board’s solid pressure between the feet allows for easy and fun turning. Carving goes well and when it comes to edge hold this board grips really good, even on hard icy surfaces.

With its medium-stiff flex this board will fit a variety of conditions, from riding on groomed runs to powder. It also handles more tracked up snow quite well. Because of the board’s Twin Shape and asymmetrical side cut, it’s easy to ride switch. The light wooden core gives a lively feel with a nice amount of pop. When approaching a kicker this board will keep you stable while offering a decent amount of spring. Overall the GNU Smart Pickle is an amazing deck that will be appreciated by all types of riders.

Ratings

Summary

Pros
  • Offers an easy, forgiving but fun ride.
  • Riding it becomes effortless instantly.
  • Good edge hold on hard icy surface.
  • Lightweight and strong wooden core.
Cons
  • Gets a bit squirrely when riding fast.
  • Can feel a bit washy when carving.

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Specifications

Board weightNormal
Riding styleAll Mountain, Freestyle
Ability levelIntermediate – Advanced
Available sizes147 | 150 | 153 | 156 | 159 | 153W | 156W | 159W
Flex ratingMedium-stiff
Board widthRegular, Wide
Board shapeAsymmetrical Twin, True Twin
Camber profileHybrid Camber
Board stanceCentered
WarrantyOne year
GraphicsArt made by Jolby
ManufacturerGNU Snowboards