GNU Velvet Gnuru 2017 Award

GNU Velvet Gnuru 2017

“Ride with ease and grace, from the backcountry to the park!”

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Smooth and stylish. The 2017 GNU Velvet Gnuru snowboard is a versatile all-conditions deck that makes progression a piece of cake. When it comes to designing for female snowboarders, GNU’s credentials are second to none. This board is build to guide everyone, from beginners to experienced riders, along their snowy mountain adventures. Like with all of their boards, efforts have been made to limit the impact on the environment. All the wood in the board’s core comes from sustainable sources.

This board’s profile features a unique blend of rocker between the bindings and camber outside the bindings. This particular set-up makes turning much easier and prevents you from catching an edge. The extra contact points along the edge of the board also provide extra hold on icy surfaces. Combined with a mellow, less grabby feel. On snow, this board offers lots of stability between the feet. It feels similar to the Never Summer boards we used. It rides all-mountain really well, with enough room for freestyle. When it comes to your turns, this board goes easily from edge-to-edge. Also a fun board for carving.

On deep powder, you will need to put in some effort to keep it afloat. In general, it planes nicely. Although the board’s base isn’t that fast it does a good job moving forward. It holds pretty well and remains stable on uneven terrain. Jumping is fun as this board has definitely some pop to it. Overall, the 2017 GNU Velvet Gnuru is a crowd-pleaser that will work wonders for your riding game. It’s a great choice for women who are looking for a reliable snowboard that pushes them to have fun.

Ratings

Summary

Pros
  • Versatile profile and forgiving flex.
  • Great snowboard for progression.
  • Core made from sustainable wood.
  • Pushes you to have even more fun.
Cons
  • Not the most poppy but can jump.
  • Less grip than the Ladies Choice.

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Specifications

ManufacturerGNU Snowboards
Available sizes139 | 143 | 147 | 150 | 153
Riding styleAll-Mountain, Freestyle
Ability levelBeginner – Intermediate
Board shapeAsymmetrical Twin
Board camberHybrid Rocker
Board widthRegular
Board stanceCentered
Board flexMedium
Board weightHeavy
Mounting system2 x 4 Insert Pattern
Warranty1 year