- Sizes: 139, 142, 145, 148, 151, 154
- Flex: 4
- Profile: Rocker
- Shape: Asymmetric Twin
- Price: £369 / €419
Not to be confused with Barrett Christy’s signature board the B-Pro, the Gnu B-Nice women’s snowboard is aimed less at the thrill-seeker and more at the hobbyist. However, it’s not without a few great features that separate it from more run-of-the-mill fare.
For starters, the Gnu B-Nice is asymmetrical in its design. The sidecut is different on either side, to better match how a rider’s body manages heel and toeside turns. As the graphics suggest, though, the ride is exactly the same whichever way you point it.
“The Magne-traction ensures it’ll bite like a hungry salmon when it needs to”
Extra edge performance comes from the Magne-traction edges, which provide more grip on solid pistes and even ice. Given that the Gnu B-Nice features a rocker profile (similar to that of the much-loved Lib Tech Skate Banana), it otherwise might have struggled in such conditions, but the Magne-traction ensures it’ll bite like a hungry salmon when it needs to.
That profile makes this float so well in powder, especially for a twin-shaped deck, and messing about on features in the park is a breeze. Riders wanting to slay the bigger kickers, or the pipe, would probably be better off with Gnu’s other B-board, though.
For everyone else, the Gnu B-Nice women’s snowboard has ‘all-mountain fun’ written all over it.