Asymmetric weirdness that works.
The Gnu Forest Space Case EC2-PBTX Snowboard not only shreds the entire mountain with a fun, freestyle-specific feel, but it does so in a harmonious, asymmetric fashion. Gnu weirdo Forest Bailey rocks this asymmetric twin for his far-out freestyle riding, but it caters to anyone looking for a fun, poppy deck with astounding balance and edge hold.
The Forest Space Case offers four asymmetric differences that'll have you riding more balanced than ever before. Normally the board's heel and toeside edges have the same contact length—i.e. the edge length that bites into the snow. However, this board has a shorter heelside contact edge to allow for easier heelside turns. Combined with its deeper heelside sidecut (shorter radius) and softer heelside flex, you'll be able to crank heelside turns with unprecedented precision. Add in asymmetric tip and tail shapes and you have one radical board that works with your body for easier turning.
The board's EC2 PBTX profile caters to all-mountain freestyle riders looking for the fun, playful feel of Gnu's original banana rocker (BTX) with just a bit more bite and responsiveness. Basically, there's a rocker between the feet, which allows for enhanced float in powder and a buttery, jib-friendly feel. Starting just before the inserts, the board offers elliptical camber that runs to the contacts. Having these camber zones underfoot adds response when carving at high speeds, plus it enhances snap off big kickers and freestyle features.
Inside the guts of this asymmetrical freestyle board, you'll find a Pickle Barrel Blend of incredibly lightweight Polonia, and strong, snappy Aspen wood. There's reinforced Space Bars along the center to combat heavy abuse from slamming onto rails, jibs, and park features. Soaking up bumps, uneven terrain and sketchy landings, the board's Liquid Crystal Polymer fibers are incredibly strong, effectively smoothing out the board's ride while delivering an extra dose of pop. Add in mellow Magne-Traction .5 edges and you have an all-terrain freestyle deck that can carve, jump, and jib with the best of 'em.
- Twin asymmetric shape (asymmetric edge contact, sidecut, flex, tip & tail shape)
- EC2 PBTX (rocker between feet, elliptical camber from inserts to contacts)
- Pickle Barrel Blend (Polonia, Great Lakes Aspen, Rocky Mtn Aspen)
- Space Bars reinforced center
- Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) fibers
- Magne-Traction .5 edges
- UHMW sidewalls
- Sintered base
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everything is awesome about this board rode it for a solid year and almost bought another one this board is weird just like its support to be and feel i love the asymmetrical shape and side cut nd the magnatration makes it that much better if your looking for a board to rip around in the park or the street this is the board, feels like heaven
A close up look.
Plenty of reviews and tech specs are out there for this board. This video is nothing more than a close up look of the artwork.