- Price: £504 / €560
- Sizes: 151.5, 154.5, 157.5, 158W, 161.5, 162W, 166W
- Flex: 6-7.5 (depending on length)
- Profile: Combo
- Shape: Asymmetric Twin
If you’re going to give a snowboard as bold a name as the ‘Riders Choice’, it has to be able to live up to it. Fortunately our testers were left in no doubt of this stick’s prowess.
The Gnu Riders Choice is an asymmetrical twin board that certainly leans towards freestyle, but doesn’t rule out all-mountain exploration. Its shape and mid-range flex allow you to throw down in the park to your heart’s content, and the catch-free nature of the profile – rocker between the feet, camber at each end – makes rails and boxes a breeze.
“Magne-Traction increases the Riders Choice’s edge hold when on firmer terrain”
When you want to grip-and-rip, it’ll do both thanks to the sidecut that’s slightly deeper and shorter on the heel side. Plus both edges feature wavy ‘Magne-Traction’ tech that creates multiple bite points, increasing the Gnu Riders Choice’s edge hold when on firmer terrain.