Considering he calls Mt. Baker his home, it should be no surprise that legendary ripper Temple Cummins loves pow. And with more and more people descending upon his sacred stomping grounds every year, he needed a way to get to pow stashes that he could count on to still be untracked days after the last storm. Enter the Gnu Billy Goat C2 BTX Splitboard. A pow-friendly profile and flex make this board perfect for missions to secret stashes and rumored powder playgrounds.
A proven C2 BTX profile has rocker between the bindings for float in powder and camber towards the tip and tail for snappy turns and stability on packed snow. Magne-Traction edges are serrated to slice through ice likes it's fresh corduroy when you hit wind-scoured patches, and a directional twin shape and slightly set-back stance give you greater control when you're pointing it without compromising your ability to ride switch. You can also ride easier knowing that the lightweight and strong aspen wood core comes from sustainably harvested trees so you're not destroying the very places you love to ride. Karakoram clips pull the halves of your board together to reduce slop in the seam so your board feels more like a solid snowboard when you're shredding.
- Camber zones at the tips with rocker between bindings
- Directional twin shape with setback stance
- Magne-Traction edges
- Anvitex dampening
- Billy Goat Formula aspen wood core
- Sintered base
- UHMW sidewalls
- Karakoram split clips
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not half bad.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
although I blew the edge out 2 weeks in... not sure if the construction is to blame or the shark... ill never know exactly. board rides great, edges well, and shreds pow just fine. Stoked on the board except that the edge blew out in my opinion kinda easy.. but say what you want. GNU sent me another half that was a defect but who cares, they took care of me and that was last winter. it held up in AK and the low tide Mtns of Eastern Sierra. Got over 40 days on it and shes still shredding. Just bagged North Col. on Red Slate 2 days ago, 20+ mi. Bottom Line: Its a worthy board and id buy another.
A Beast of A Board...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have last year's version of the Billy Goat Split in 162cm and it's a beast in a good way. The board is sturdy and strong and a blast to ride in all conditions. The Magne-Traction helps on days that leave something to be desired while the rocker/camber combo helps you stay afloat in the powder we all desire. When split into tour mode it's totally solid and provides a pleasant climb up the hill.
I'd highly recommend this board to anyone who is looking for a solid split and who doesn't want to lose the feel of a solid Mervin board between their feet.