The Curated Take
The GNU Gremlin is a hard-charging and aggressive board that will suit the all-mountain needs of an intermediate to expert snowboarder. I tried this board at Crystal Mountain and ended up taking the board home with me. The board is volume-shifted back, allowing for a ton of rocker nose to keep you afloat through deep powder. While the board shines in powder, it does not hold back all around the mountain. This board will eat up crud or chopped-up conditions with its magnet-traction edges and stiffer build. It loves to hold its edge and stability, ripping groomers at high speeds. I do wish the board had a little more play for the sticky days spent on lower mountain, but with enough push, you can get it to do a lot. I'm 5'10 and chose the 155cm model as I like the added stability and aggressiveness, but a shorter model might have more play. Overall, I recommend this board for an aggressive rider looking to charge through pow or chop and hold a strong edge through afternoon ice.
- Eats up icy groomers
- Stability at high speeds
- Hunts for deep pow
- Not the most playful board
- Stiffer and wider than most
- Not the easiest learners board
The GNU Gremlin Snowboard 2023 is the perfect one-board quiver for intermediate to advanced snowboarders who want to stand out on the slopes. With its floaty nose, camber body, and sintered base, this board is designed to handle any terrain with ease. Whether you're shredding through powder or racing down the mountain, the Gremlin has got you covered.
- Floaty Nose: The Gremlin's floaty nose design allows for effortless powder riding and smooth turns.
- Camber Body: The camber body of this snowboard provides excellent pop and stability over skiers and ropelines.
- Sintered Base: The sintered base of the Gremlin is durable enough to withstand scratches from rocks while providing a fast ride down the mountain.