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Park and pow.

The thing about the GNU Riders Choice BTX Wide Snowboard is that you don’t have your board or your big feet to blame when you knock a few teeth out in the park and face-plant in waist-deep pow.
  • Freestyle riders Zach Leach, Dennis Buonjourno, and Nate Ferrell designed and ride the Riders Choice BTX
  • Banana technology adds a pre-bent rocker between your feet for edge hold and carving, and firms tip and tail for stability and float in powder
  • Medium-firm flex for park and full-mountain slaying
  • Magne-Traction uses serrated edges for more edge-hold and tip and tail control
  • Double-sintered UHMW sidewalls up durability for rails
  • Graphics by Soldier Design

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Unanswered Question

I need a new board (or two). Right now i...

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I need a new board (or two). Right now i have a capita indoor survival fk 158 and a wide gnu riders choice 158. I won the capita in a raffle and because i broke my arm...i never got a chance to ride my gnu. So i have never really rode either. I am 6 ft and 185 lbs with size 11-11.5 boots. I want a short park board (mostly for kickers) that is stable at high speeds. I also want a longer all mountain (powder and trees) board that is decent in the park. I believe that both of my 158's probably fall right inbetween the lengths and widths of boards that i want. I think that the GNU might be too wide and the Capita too narrow. I am willing to get two new boards this year, but i want to know if my capita is too long and narrow for a park board and also, is my GNU to wide and short for an all mountain pow and tree board? What boards and sizes would you recomend i buy to fit both catagories if neither of my current boards will work for me?

5 5

Best board Yet

I started riding in '93 and had the old Gnu Dukester back in the day, loved it! Should have been buying Gnu/Mervin all along. I have kinda big feet (11) and was sick of toe/heel drag so I chose this board. Now I am so much happier and can carve much harder than before with no overhang. You sacrifice a little weight for the width but its worth it to me. Only issue is durability, I got a few deep scratches on the base and top sheet but got 'em fixed at the local shop. I could care less how many cosmetic scratches I have on my board so this didn't bother me at all. Such a sick board overall and would suggest to anyone who is frustrated with heel/toe drag and likes to ride fast. Had several pow days with it and several park days and it rips it all.

4 5

I'm torn

Love how it handles...especially carving which is effortless but after 2nd day out I already have a chip in the laminate of my heel-side tail. Should not be the case for the conditions I was riding. Chip runs down the side to near the edge. I'm going to return it for new and give it one more chance as I do like the performance.

5 5

all i gots to say is.....

this board is super dope!

5 5

Just buy it!

By far the best board I've ever ridden. Everybody says that it takes a day to get a feel for it, but that's not the case. It takes about one or two runs to figure out that the board is sick. It's almost effortless to turn under any conditions. It felt a little weird at first because my old board (gnu carbon high beam or any other previous board) required a lot more effort to turn. I just got the chance to try it out in some powder and was pretty impressed. The board did seem to float a little easier at slower speeds, but felt just like any other board at higher speeds. Usually I would go 4 or 5 cm bigger for a pow board, so it's nice not having to travel with two boards. This thing feels like it is on rails when on ice. For somebody like me that lives on the ice coast, the magna traction is a must have. It's scary how well it hooks up on ice. The best thing about the reverse camber is that there is no chatter when hitting the brakes hard. Also took it into the park and was impressed, made rails and boxes pretty easy. No more catching the front lip with the banana board. The only complaint that I have is that is has minimum pop and the nose and tail chip easily. Mervin, do us a favor and put a whole sheet of metal on the board. I can handle the extra 15 ounces of weight.

Unanswered Question

what's the difference between this board...

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what's the difference between this board and the carbon credit btx?

5 5

Couldn't be happier with this board...

Current set-up:

GNU Wide Rider's Choice Board,
Ride MTX Bindings
Thirty-Two Boots

My Stats:

190 lbs
11 Men's Shoe size
I have been riding since I was 6 years old, mainly in Colorado at Vail and other places around there...

First of all, I am a little bigger than the average rider, and am still rocking the 158cm board. It feels small, but responds exactly how I want it to. It is much better than any previous board I have ever ridden. My toes and heels do not hang over the edge (obvious, but w/e). The serrated edges in the middle of the board have a weird feeling I have never encountered, it really responds on ice and really allows the rider to have total control in all conditions on the mountain. The board has a mid to high-flex (it is no super-banana board tho). Basically, this board has everything you could every want in an "all-mountain" snowboard. I would highly suggest this to anyone with the cash to spare...

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I'm currently riding 162w and, I must say, I really like this board. I'm a big guy at 6'5" 230 with a monster size 13 boot. No drag at all! The banana traction is a little interesting feeling to me because I've only ever ridden cambered boards before this one. I feel that it's maybe slightly soft but, it doesn't sacrifice on performance at all. No sloppiness in the edges even at high speeds with 12in of fresh! I haven't had the chance to get it in the park yet so no reports on hardpack landings or presses just yet. Overall though, once I got used to the little extra flex from the banana, butters and presses down the hill were easy and much less demanding than riding a cambered board. So far, I'm very happy!