GNU Becomes First Magne Traction Licensee

Just in time for an early winter release and a preview of what’s to come, Lib Tech has granted a license to Gnu to use its patented Magne Traction Technology. Now available is the Transworld Top Ten Good Wood award winner Gnu Riders Choice, with Magne Traction. “Who better to trust to properly build the latest in snowboard innovation than Gnu, our inbred cousin, says Pete Saari, co founder of Mervin Mfg. “And the price was right. No details on licensing fees were discussed at press time. The Riders Choice Magne Traction 157.5 and 154.5 are available now by calling your Mervin rep or the sales team at Mervin. “There are more Magne Traction believers worldwide everyday and we’re hustling to keep up with demand, comments Greg Hughes, Mervin Sales Manager. This new board is just a glimpse of what’s to come as we introduce more models throughout our brands with Magne Traction technology.

The Riders Choice is Gnu’s Team designed Pipe/Park Freestyle board. Magne Traction enhances the design and makes it the ultimate board for rails, pipe, parks and everything else on the mountain.

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