Gnu Velvet Guru Snowboard

In tandem with the men’s snowboard test last March in Crested Butte, Colorado, 20 female testers strapped on their boards to find these top candidates.


“The only negative: most other boards I rode couldn’t live up to it,” one tester scribbled after a test run, during which she noticed how nimble and lightweight the Velvet Guru was in the park. Its camber-rocker-camber profile (the inverse of the Scarlet) and soft flex give it tons of pop and a low, fun swing weight. We were surprised at how well it plowed through chunder, but as expected, it was too noodly to hold an edge on hard-packed steeps.

Brand: Gnu $450
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