If you're a fan of GNU and looking for a snowboard under $500, check out this list of Curated Experts' top most recommended GNU decks within this budget. Note, however, that we don't believe in "best of" lists here at Curated – everyone is different and we believe in finding the best gear for you and not generally for the masses. Be sure to chat with a Snowboard Expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations on the best snowboard for your needs.
- GNU B-Nice Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- GNU Riders Choice Snowboard · 2021
- GNU Gremlin Snowboard · 2022
- GNU Riders Choice Snowboard · 2022
- GNU Essential Service Snowboard · 2023
- GNU B-Nice Snowboard · Women's · 2021
- GNU Head Space Snowboard · 2023
- GNU Headspace Snowboard · 2021
- GNU Rcc3 Snowboard
- GNU Billy Goat C3 Snowboard · 2020
GNU B-Nice Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Anyone who is looking for a forgiving board! Whether you are a rider who is learning or you're an experienced rider who is looking for a fun park board! The GNU B Nice has something for everyone!!
GNU Riders Choice Snowboard · 2021
Park weapon and all-mountain slayer for sure. That magnetraction is huge on the East Coast. The c2 profile gives you the surfy feel of rocker when you're in the trees, but the camber zones under your feet give you that stability and response you want when you're laying into a carve.
The Riders choice is a true all rounder! This board can be ridden basically anywhere in any condition. Tons of pop and snap between turns and stability at speed.
Hitting jumps and rails, tight tree lines, groomers, and a bit of powder.
GNU Gremlin Snowboard · 2022
Another killer deck from Mervin Manufacturing, this thing is handcrafted to give you a good time. Mervin's C3 camber-rocker-camber profile provides aggressive control, precision, and power to go along with the Magne-Traction that digs into those icy conditions. Similar to the Ride SuperPig, this deck is volume shifted, which allows you to size down a few centimeters and be more nimble. Floaty nose stays above the powder, the shorter sidecut radius lays out carves, the camber pops from turn to turn, and the magne-traction keeps you where you want to go!
This board is an amazing all-mountain /freeride machine! The directional shape and hybrid rocker/camber profile are amazing for floating through powder, weaving between trees, and slicing through groomers. Stiffer flex keeps you very stable at faster speeds this board is super smooth. Great for riding all-mountain terrains this board rides everything and excels in powder. Has a set-back stance that keeps your nose above the snow with ease.
Here's another option from Lib Tech's Mervin cousins, Gnu! Fit with the C3 hybrid camber profile, magne-traction, and a shape that blasts through powder, you'll want to go with this option if you hunt for powder stashes after a fresh storm. The C3 camber and stiff build will be responsive for you anywhere on the mountain. A full mountain ripper that will shine in powder. You'll be just as happy in the park and around the resort.
GNU Riders Choice Snowboard · 2022
Medium-flex board featuring Magne-Traction edges which give insane edge hold in icy/crappy conditions. Features C2x camber which has a widened camber/short rocker/widened camber profile. This gives it tons of pop and plenty of edge hold. Would take this board anywhere, it can do anything. Oh and on a powder day? No problem.
GNU Essential Service Snowboard · 2023
Versatile all-mountain performer in the Mervin lineup. Features a C2 hybrid profile so you get the perfect balance of mild rocker between the bindings and camber zones underfoot. Medium flex gives you control riding steeps to laps in the park. This one features a sintered base for speeed and of course, magne-traction for added stability on uneven terrain and ice. Great all rounder!
Friendly enough to handle easily across groomers and mellower terrain. It floats well in the powder, rides loose and nimble in the park, and easily steps up or down to whatever level of aggression you're bringing to the day. Rocker between your feet with powerful cambers to the tips and tails give this board a nice surfy feel with loads of pop and stability.
The perfect board for a high-level snowboarder who wants one board to conquer the whole mountain. Rocker underfoot with camber at the tip and tail, this board provides the rider with a slow transition into camber riding while also being a board that provides great pop and power. Can handle alot of fresh snow and basically anything else on the mountain.
GNU B-Nice Snowboard · Women's · 2021
Good for cruising groomers and some freestyle if you want to go there. Its softer flex and rocker profile is a little more freestyle oriented for beginner to intermediate riders, but would be nice and mellow for riding with the kiddos and just getting out on the groomers.
This is a really fun board you can take all over the mountain. It's very light and super jibby. It will be a blast for park laps as well as pow days!
This is a very forgiving snowboard. Something that you can have a playful time on.
GNU Head Space Snowboard · 2023
A freestyle board built for the park rat and ride looking for every side hit and bump around the resort. True twin with an asym side cut enhancing heel side edge turns and stability. Camber dominant with the C3 camber, is fast, aggressive, and a touch of rocker in the middle to add a playful feel when needed. Magnatraction for added edge hold in the ice.
GNU Headspace Snowboard · 2021
ANYTHING FREESTYLE:) , charging groomers, uneven terrain, and executing highspeed carves! This is a high-end park board that is very stable at high speeds and is geared for hitting bigger size jumps and carving up icy pipe walls. This board features traditional camber all the way through from tip to tail and is a true twin. This allows for explosive pop on those high ollies and a very consistent snap when exiting a carve switch or regular. It has a medium flex, so it will still press on rails and butter when you need it too! The asymmetrical sidecut allows for deeper heel side carves with less effort and evens out the playing field on toe vs. heal edge response. The magnatraction is revolutionary at maintaining an edge on ice and will still work even if you like to detune your edges!
Super fun in the park, responsive in the trees, stable for bombing groomers, and just a blast to take anywhere. magne-traction edges give insane edge hold in icy/crappy conditions. I rode the 2020 version a bunch this season and it's fun as hell. Locks into rails really well in the park, responsive in all terrain, plenty of pop, and did surprisingly well in like 8 inches of pow. I would take this anywhere.
Great for all-mountain and freestyle riding. Will fit well going down groomer's and all around resort riding.
GNU Rcc3 Snowboard
C3 camber is the most aggressive camber profile from Gnu. Medium to stiff flex (6-8/10) board with mellow reverse camber between the feet to allow for some pivot action and help in the powder. Aggressive camber underfoot to ends will make this board a more solid ride and be more responsive when turning as the ends still touch the ground like a standard camber board. Signature asymmetric shape because our bodies are asym. True twin so you can ride switch no prob and it will feel the same. Magne-traction for added grip on uneven terrain.
GNU Billy Goat C3 Snowboard · 2020
C3 technology with aggressive dominant cambers well suited for an increased edge-to-snow contact. This has a more medium firm flex to stay in control at higher speeds. Overall mountain destroyer for the expert rider.
The Billy Goat from Gnu is a mountain destroyer! Advanced/expert level deck. All-mountain directional twin with a traditional camber and C3 BTX edges. This is built for stability, carving, and hard charging!
Floaty directional nose and secret speed flow hidden within -- this board will navigate advanced terrain with precision and unique power!
GNU Head Space Worble Edition Snowboard · 2022
- Skate-inspired board for freestyle flow and all-mountain mania
- C3 Camber balances high energy grip with smooth sweeping turns
- Medium flex is easy to handle yet still plenty powerful
- Asymmetrical shape uses differing edges for a natural feel
- Biax/triax laminates blend together for a predictable ride
- Magne-Traction edges have a serrated design for superior hold
- Sintered base has deeper pores to hold wax and keep it fast
GNU Ladies Choice Snowboard · Women's · 2023
All mnt freestyle for the lady ripper who wants a versatile deck for exploring the whole mountain and loves hitting jumps and other freestyle moves. The Ladies Choice has secured its place in snowboarding history with over a decade of collaboration with the most decorated female snowboarder, Jamie Anderson. Her balance between progression and playfulness is reflected in the progressive asym technology, perfectly tuned for freestyle flow. Bringing Jamie's eco-minded sensibility to our construction materials and process, the Ladies Choice is built with a clear nylon topsheet made from bio beans that shows through to the sustainably harvested FSC-certified wood core. Eco-sublimated graphics by Sarah King continue the decade + partnership with this all-mountain freestyle work of art. Ride the Ladies Choice and channel some JA magic!
GNU Nuzoid Snowboard · 2020
Everything. GNU made the Nuzoid as their all-mountain killer. It also has a true twin shape to allow for easy switch riding and park riding. This is a different take on an all-mountain board. The Nuzoid uses a shorter, wider base with a rocker/camber profile and a mid flex to give it the ability to be at home in any conditions or terrain. The asymmetrical shape makes turning more natural and easier also. This is a really fun board in an exciting shape.
Super fun board that's volume shifted so you can carve and will be great on that leftover pow in the trees! Effortless heelside turns and Magne-traction will tame that groomer ice!
GNU Airblaster Gremlin Collab Snowboard · 2023
Any advanced rider looking for a all-mountain, any condition, powder slaying, hard charger of a board. Mervin's C3 camber profile delivers a ton of pop, and stability, along with that "camber feel" while still being able to turn in super tight spaces on a dime. Magne-Traction edges will keep you carving on ice, and this beautiful shape will float in the deepest fresh snow. Bomb steeps, get nipple deep in powder, carve up groomers, weave through trees, pop off of everything around, or just cruise the resort. This board loves it all!
Mid to stiff flexing board on a limited edition collaboration. This powder quiver will find it's home in some untouched snow at the resort or hiking around the back country. Ideal for an intermediate to advanced rider who wants a playful yet responsive snowboard. Magne-Traction will keep your edges gripping on the worst terrain while mild rocker in the center of this board and camber under foot will leave you smiling with joy while playing in the powder!
Medium-stiff flex, C3 camber and Magne-Traction make this volume shift option an absolute ripper all over the mountain. Whether you're chasing powder stashes, ripping trenches in the groomers, or blasting off side hits, this thing will scream for more.
GNU Asym Ladies Choice C2X Snowboard · Women's · 2020
Asymmetric board built for Jamie Anderson! This board is great for treating the whole mountain like your terrain park. Hybrid rocker/camber and Magne-traction for grip on icy days!
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