- Price: £510 / $580
- Category: Park/Jib, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 139.5, 142.5, 148.5, 151.5, 153.5
- Flex: 4-5.5/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: Hybrid
- Base: Sintered
The Ladies Choice is one of the three Jamie Anderson inspired snowboards in Gnu’s lineup. It’s aimed at the all-mountain rider but with a hybrid camber and twin shape, its not hiding its freestyle abilities.
Most of the Ladies Choice’s character comes from its hybrid camber profile which, in this case, means rocker between the feet and camber on either side. The C2X (no prizes for guessing the x stands for X-TREME!) version has more pronounced rocker and camber sections, equating to more performance throughout the board’s running length. More manouverability from the middle and more power from the nose and tail during a turn. When riding in the park the rockered side of its personality gives it press-ability on features and forgiveness on landings, and the camber helps to lock rails underfoot and hold a line on take off.
“Most of the Ladies Choice’s character comes from its hybrid camber profile which, in this case, means rocker between the feet and camber on either side”
Any all-mountain snowboard worth its salt is comfortable laying down some carved turns and to that end Gnu have made the Ladies Choice asymmetrical. By shortening the sidecut and making the heel edge softer you can get the same carving performance from the heel side as you normally expect from the toe edge.
Everything else you would expect from a high-end board is packed into the Ladies Choice. The wood core is made lighter without softening the mid stiffness flex by adding balsa to the paulownia and aspen mix. The Eco-Sublimated sintered base is fast and as good at retaining wax as it is for the environment, and of course the serrated Magne-Traction edges give you crampon like hold on the ice.