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Gnu Ladies Choice 2017-2018 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Price: £504 / €560
  • Lengths: 142.5, 145.5, 148.5, 151.5, 154.5
  • Flex: 6-7
  • Profile: Combo
  • Shape: Asymmetric Twin
  • gnu.com

The Gnu Ladies Choice women’s snowboard is a female twist on the excellent Gnu Riders Choice. With perhaps one of the most respected riders in the world, Barrett Christy, heading up the Gnu Girls division, you can rest assured that no shortcuts have been taken.

“The asymmetrical construction of the Gnu Ladies Choice is perfect for those who love the turn”

It too is a high quality asymmetric twin that leans towards freestyle but is more than competent beyond the park – much like its famous patron, Jamie Anderson. The combo profile has been proven to grip the hard-pack when you need it to – aided by Magne-Traction edges that offer multiple contact points – but also makes floating in powder and pressing rails a breeze.

The asymmetrical construction of the Gnu Ladies Choice is perfect for those who love the turn. Thanks to changes made to the heel side (tighter sidecut, softer wood and altered contact points), this turns more efficiently than a standard twin. Whether you’re cruising on the piste or setting up for a frontside 7, you can’t fail to notice the difference.

Other than the occasional plug for gas-guzzling vehicles, Jamie’s quite the advocate for the planet. Hence the Gnu Ladies Choice features recycled sidewalls and a topsheet made partially from beans, which scores highly on the the sustainability meter.

Finished off with a sintered base, the Gnu Ladies Choice is a masterpiece in female-specific freestyle.

Tester’s Verdict

Charlotte Strachanhideout-hostel.com

Ladies, choose this if you want a do-anything, go-anywhere board that’s worth every penny of the price tag.

“It’s stable and fast on piste, poppy and fun in the park, and it rips in the powder.”

There is no mistaking that this is a top end board! The Magne-Traction gave me confidence that I wasn’t going to slip out on hard and icy conditions, while the asymmetric shape, and high-quality base are both fantastic.

And that’s not to mention how fun it is! It’s stable and fast on piste, poppy and fun in the park, and it rips in the powder. A true all-mountain board – and if it’s good enough for Jamie Anderson, it’s good enough for the rest of us

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