- Price: £520 / $600
- Category: Park/Jib, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Sizes: 154.5, 157.5
- Flex: 5.5-6/10
- Profile: Hybrid
- Shape: Asym Twin
- Base: Sintered
- New for 2020/21 season
Why we chose the Gnu RC C3 Snowboard: A new, C3 cambered model based off Gnu’s flagship all-mountain freestyle deck. ‘Nuff said.
Gnu have taken their all-mountain freestyle snowboard, the Riders Choice, and turned it up to 11 by giving it their aggressive C3 camber profile. The result is the RCC3, a high-performance freestyle board that isn’t for the faint hearted.
The RCC3 has the same DNA as the Riders Choice. It shares a twin shape, a tough sintered base, the ice defeating technology of Magne-Traction wavy edges, as well as an aspen wood core that has a balsa stringer down the centre and paulownia stringers running parallel to each edge. The result is the same poppy feel, both in the ollie and the turn, easy switch riding and top speeds without repeated trips to the board tech.
“Cutting through the waffle what does this mean? Simply put, it makes it easier to get your heel edge turns as tight as your toes”
Similarities also lie in the black magic of their asymmetric shapes. By making the snowboard asymmetric down its length, the RC C3 compensates the physiological differences humans have between balancing on their heels and toes. Not only is the flex softer on the heelside of the snowboard – making it easier to manipulate the flex and bend of the board on your weaker side – it also features a shorter sidecut radius and contact length. Cutting through the waffle what does this mean? Simply put, it makes it easier to get your heel edge turns as tight as your toes, you don’t have to crank over as far to start turning on the heel edge (making it easier to balance).