Snowboard Iskola

Board: Gnu T2B

Size: 158

Camber Option: C3. Mervin’s new age camber with a hinge point in the camber section and then flat out towards the upkick in the tip and tail.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 wide 15 negative 12 goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Loveland Ski Area

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, a little wind, warmer temps, some corduroy with mostly chunder, ice, and slush everywhere else.

Flex: Just a hair past middle of the road. This has an all mountain flex to it but slightly on the stiffer side which makes it able to charge more. You do have a every so slightly softer nose and it progressively stiffens back up to the tail. There’s some torsional flex and it does its job well enough to let you drive and twist the board.

Stability: Now that they added C3 to this board it’s a lot more stable than it was. You get some chatter in the nose but it never resonates back under foot. In rutted out terrain this board just cuts through it with ease and never washes out. Overall this board can charge through most anything now.

Ollies/Pop: The snap is there when you initiate the camber section and push into the flat section off the tail. Is it a board you will boost to the moon? No, but it will get the job done with ease. So go out and send a sidehit.

Butterability: This takes more work and you’ll notice that right away. You have to really press into it and it will fight you all the way. So go fast, press hard, and pray to the altar of snowboarding that you’re going to butter.

Carving: This board is zippy when you get it on edge. It doesn’t rail a hard carve but more so holds on and lets you just plow through everything in your path while on edge. It’s best for medium carves and short quick turns. The long hard deep drawn out ones you need a lot of space to get it to full engage and really lay it over.

Rider in Mind: All mountain rider that wants something that can handle it all but is stiffer.

Personal Thoughts: Well now that they got rid of the BTX camber profile this board is riding exactly how it should. Talk about a drastic improvement. This as actually fun to ride and just charge through chop and chunder without worrying if it would buck me.

Comparable Boards: Ride Berzerker, Yes Standard, Endeavor Clout