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The freestyle quiver-killer for girls who do it all.

If you consider yourself of guru of any terrain on the mountain from park to pow, then you'll be at home on the Gnu Women's Velvet Guru EC2-BTX Snowboard. With a perfect balance of power and playfulness, you can find the Velvet Guru everywhere from X-Games pipe podiums to remote peaks in the Rockies.

To ensure it's all-mountain dominance, it features a EC2-BTX profile, which is based on the classic Banana profile but with more aggressive camber at the tip and tail for greater pop off of lips and stability when charging down high-speed steeps. A true twin shape makes taking off and landing switch easier, and the lightweight aspen and Columbian Gold wood core is snappy for crisp ollies and quick turns. Magne-Traction edges are serrated to slice through ice likes it's fresh corduroy, so you can lay down high-speed carves and stomp tricks on icy landings while everyone else is washing out left and right.

  • Rocker between feet with elliptical camber towards tips
  • True twin shape with centered stance
  • Magne-Traction edges
  • Aspen and Columbian Gold wood core
  • Sintered base
  • UHMW sidewalls
  • Co Ex PBT topsheet

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It took me forever to decide on a new board to get. My old board was 6 years old, scratched up, but mostly wasn't supporting me to take my riding to the next level. I went with the Gnu Velvet Guru because of the hybrid build, the grippy edges, the pop, and also because Gnu makes their boards environmentally friendly in the US of A (and, yeah, I really liked the graphic, too). I got the board super fast and took her out just yesterday. Such an awesomely different ride! The board is much lighter than my old one, so easy to transition from heel to toe, crazy grip on ice (which is the condition I mostly ride on here in Central PA)...But the best part was, how do I explain this...well, with my old board, I grew to be able to expect when an edge would catch and the first time that happened when riding this new board, the edge didn't catch at all, the ride was still crazy smooth! Haha, it kept happening throughout the day: I'd feel whatever it was that would make my old board catch, grit my teeth and tense up - but this board kept on riding like butter, er, VELVET, hah! The board feels really, um, playful I guess I'd call it, which I never felt before so, that'll be a really cool adjustment to make in my riding. I can't wait to get out on her again. Thanks for all the help in making my decision, Backcountry Gearheads!