Gnu Velvet Gnuru Snowboard : Good Wood 2015 Review

Women’s All-Mountain Snowboards

Built in the USA with environmentally conscious materials, the Gnuru is back as a Good Wood winner for being a fun, forgiving, playful shred stick. Rocker between the feet and elliptical camber out to the contact points make this deck catch-free and easy to ride, while Magne-Traction edges allow for solid turns. Aspen and Columbian Gold wood create a responsive, snappy core, creating a true shred guru.

Price: $450

Available Sizes: 139, 143, 147, 150, 153

Tester Comments

"This is a solid all-mountain board with mean edge hold and a soft, playful core. It's smooth off smaller jumps, has rail game, pipe game, and carve game."

Gnu Velvet Gnuru Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test Presented by

How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride on a sliding scale. The park and all-mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.