Snowboard Iskola

Board: Gnu Hyper

Buy it here:
The House:
Blue Tomato:

Size: 157

Camber Option: C2X. Reverse between the feet with longer camber sections underfoot.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Overcast skies, high visibility, some wind, 10 plus inches of fresh pow that turned into chowder mid day, ice and crust underneath, and the occasional soft groomer.

Flex: There’s a directional middle of the road all mountain freeride flex to it that is playful yet still gives you some power. This means softer nose progressively stiffening back up to the tail. The torsional flex is noticeable but not overwhelming.

Stability: There’s a level of stability to this board that can best be described as damp and yet playful. You will notice this thing absorbs micro vibrations with the best of them but also does a decent job of killing off hard jarring hits when you slam into a ice mogul or something buried in the snow. It basically cruises over everything in its path.

Ollies/Pop: The snap is super easy to engage due to that C2X and gives some solid pop. It’s not the most mind blowing but it’s consistent so you know what you’re getting. Launch those pillow poppers, side hits, and rollers and forget it.

Butterability: The tail is stiffer so you obviously end up doing more high speed wheelies with it, but the nose has this sweet spot right outside the front camber section that just locks in and holds well. You can nose butter this thing till the end of time.

Carving: The edge to edge transmission is quick and smooth. It feels consistent whether at slow or high speeds. What you will notice is that it engages off the front foot but drives entirely from under and outside the rear foot. The Magne-traction is more pronounced on this board which will give you more edge grip underfoot and through the middle. When you lay it over it locks in and lets you know it’s going to cut through all the crap underneath. When you rail a hard turn and drive it off the tail you feel some exceptional power. The torsional flex is nice in that you can ankle steer this board when just mellow cruising. Short tight quick carves to deep hard aggressive ones it has you covered.

Rider in Mind: Someone that wants to harness their inner Blake Paul while smashing pow and freeriding.

Personal Thoughts: This boards a blast. It’s playful where you want it but powerful where you need it. It’s not overly demanding but it lets you charge when you need. In fresh snow it’s fun for dicking around but you can also send drops with ease. Overall it’s a well balanced all mountain freeride board that has freestyle characteristics.

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Nerd Superposition:
Bataleon Camel Toe:
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Bent Metal Transfer:
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