GNU develops unreal men’s and women’s snowboards, bindings, apparel, accessories, and more. Handbuilt in the USA by snowboarders with jobs.
With the T2B, Head Space by Forest Bailey, Müllair by Nicolas Müller, and the Ladies Choice by Jamie Anderson as submissions at our inaugural STOMP Summit in Aspen, GNU confirmed the reality of their unreal snowboards.
Sizes: 152, 155, 155MW, 158, 158MW, 162
A one board quiver, GNU's T2B is ready to rip the entire mountain from top to bottom. Whether testers were cruising the groomers, navigating through the trees or lapping through the terrain park, this twin-tipped, asymmetrical freeride deck was geared and ready for handling everything in its path. Featuring Mervin's C2 camber profile, which is a predominantly rockered outline with positive camber beneath the feet, the T2B backed up its quiver-killing claims – providing plenty of play in the park while still retaining an aggressive enough nature for the rest of the mountain.
Head Space by Forest BaileyMSRP: $449.95
Sizes: 149, 152, 155, 155W, 158
GNU's Head Space harnesses the style and spirit of Forest Bailey and translates it into a twin-tipped freestyle masterpiece. Oriented for park riding, but proving capable of handling the demands of any resort riding, this medium-flexing deck is built around a mellow rendition of Mervin's C3 camber profile. And when combined with their asymmetrical design and ice-devouring Magne-Traction, the result was a lively, smooth-carving deck that knew nothing short of a good time, regardless of conditions. The only problem was getting the thought of the Head Space out of our testers' own heads.
Müllair by Nicolas MüllerMSRP: 599.95
Sizes: 155, 159, 159W, 161, 161W, 164W
If you like your powder deep, your methods cranked, and your carves at high speed, then look no further than the Müllair from GNU. Built to meet the demands and style of Nicolas Müller himself, this directional deck proved to be an all-terrain freestyle powerhouse. Its C3 camber-dominant profile and stiffer flex allowed for aggressive riding both in the park and out, and the mild taper shape with an elongated nose created plenty of float when conditions got deep. If you're a hard-charging rider who likes everything from sidehits to backcountry lines, then this is your dream board.
Ladies Choice by Jamie AndersonMSRP: $569.95
Sizes: 142.5, 145.5, 148.5, 151.5, 153.5
With award winning construction endorsed by a gold medal winning rider, the Ladies Choice by Jamie Anderson has proven time and time again to be exactly such – the board of choice for women riders everywhere. Designed to handle the full spectrum of terrain – from the park to the backcountry – this mid-flexing, C2-cambered deck offered unmatched control, precision and float all while being constructed with eco-friendly materials. And thanks to an asymmetrical design that creates an effortless, progression-enhancing ride, you could soon be on your own path to the podium.
This past spring, TransWorld SNOWboarding hosted the inaugural STOMP Summit. With Aspen as the venue, STOMP set out to provide an engaging platform for brands, retailers, and media to interact, offering each the opportunity to experience and understand this season’s most sought after gear firsthand, on the mountain. Featuring products from the brands in attendance, every item has received its chance to shine on-hill, as we took over one of the world’s most iconic resorts.