- Sizes: 147, 150, 153, 156, 159
- Flex: 6-7
- Profile: Combo
- Shape: Asymmetric Twin
- Price: £509 / €579
The Gnu Space Case is the brainchild of snowboarder, artist and “leader of the bearded youth” (their words, not ours) Forest Bailey. For the last few years he’s been one of the leading figures in urban snowboarding, and his signature deck is well equipped for the streets.
It still boasts the ‘C2X’ profile, which combines a pronounced rocker section of base through the middle of the board, transforming to camber sections under the feet. When unweighted, only the very centre of the board will touch the ground, but get your feet into it and there’s plenty of effective contact with the snow.
“There’s a strong asymmetrical element to the design of the Gnu Space Case”
So what does that mean for the ride? Well, there’s plenty of grip available when you need it thanks to the extra contact points created by the change in profile – aided by the wavy edges that grip the snow at multiple places along the sidecut when you lock in a turn. In short, when you need to rely on the Gnu Space Case to hold an edge, it won’t let you down.