Gnu Women's B-Nice BTX Snowboard:
Forgiving and predictable. While those two characteristics might not be everything you're looking for in a soulmate, it is what every new rider should want in an entry-level snowboard. The Gnu B-Nice BTX is an ideal choice for new and progressing intermediates who want to master the entire mountain on an easy learning curve. This season Gnu also made their forgiving B-Nice snowboards in a broader selection of lengths to appeal to female riders in all sizes. The Women's B-Nice features the same Banana Tech BTX camber that Torah Bright used on her snowboard to win the halfpipe competition in the X Games and the US Open. Banana Tech is a snowboard-specific camber that Gnu adopted from Lib Tech, a snowboard R&D company that created the Banana camber. Because the camber in skis and the camber in snowboards are completely different, someone needed to optimize the snowboard shape because riders have both of their feet on a single board, while skiers put one boot on each ski. Banana tech livens the traditional camber dead space between your snowboard boots for complete and consistent edge hold, so you enjoy a far more responsive ride on a variety of terrain. It also lightens the loads on the tips and tails so you're less likely to catch an edge in those places. The B-Nice BTX features a lively Mervin A.5 core made from durable aspen wood and reinforced with biaxial fiberglass to maintain a predictable and forgiving flex. If your pre-season goals include having fun and learning fast, the Gnu B-Nice is a great choice for making the most of your winter fun.