- Sizes: 142.5, 145.5, 148.5, 151.5, 153.5
- Flex: 6-7
- Profile: Combo
- Shape: Asymmetric Twin
- Price: £499 / €559
The debate about exactly what the hell happened – or perhaps what shouldn’t have happened – at the 2018 Winter Olympic women’s slopestyle event will no doubt continue for at least until the next go-round in Beijing. However, at least one thing from that day can never be argued; Jamie Anderson is an absolute boss.
On that fateful windy day, the reigning champ sailed to another victory, and she did it on the Gnu Ladies Choice women’s snowboard. Her signature model since early on in her days with the brand, her success has helped it become one of the best-known female-specific freestyle sticks around – and it’s well worthy of the attention.
“The Ladies Choice is, at its core, a park board, albeit one that can be taken elsewhere too”
The Gnu Ladies Choice is, at its core, a park board, albeit one that can be taken elsewhere too. We’ll begin by focusing on its freestyle credentials, such as its asymmetric twin shape. Switch riding is encouraged, but whichever way you point it there’s the added benefit of a tighter heel edge sidecut. It’ll come in handy when you’re wanting to add an extra 180 to your frontside spins off the heels, but can be appreciated just as much as you cruise down the drop-in.