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Gnu Snowboards 2015

Gnu Snowboards started up in the early 1980’s under the direction of Mervin Manufacturing’s Mike Olson and Pete Saari who themselves began building snowboards in 1977.  Mervin also includes Lib Tech and Roxy snowboards.  Gnu, Lib and Roxy have always been made in the United […]

Gnu Smart Pickle 2015

    This week I got to ride the new Gnu Smart Pickle that will be coming out in full production for the 2015 season (there are currently a few floating around some shops here and there).  I picked up a 153 at the Providence winter […]

2015 Snowboards Preview from the Stratton Demos

We just got back from three days of demoing next season’s gear at Stratton Mountain.  We got the inside scoop on all the best that 2014/2015 has to offer the snowboarding world.   While there were some old favorites that we knew we were going to […]

2015 Roxy and Gnu Snowboards Demo Recap

Much of my time at the Stratton Demos last week was spent testing out the new Gnu and Roxy Snowboards. I tried the Roxy Radiance Gnu Ladies Choice Gnu Girls’ Smart Pickle Roxy Torah Bright Gnu Gateway (a bindings mishap with this board makes my […]

Gnu 2016 Snowboards

  Gnu is part of Mervin Manufacturing, which also makes Lib Tech and Roxy snowboards.  Mervin Snowboards has been around for 40+ years when Mike Olsen launched the Gnu brand in the early 80’s.  Over the years, Mervin and Gnu have come up with some […]

Girls’ snowboarding demo of 2015-2016 gear

We just got back from three days of demos at Stratton Mountain.  Day 1 was a day after a powder day, so conditions were pretty darn nice.  It was hard packed in spots, but for the most part, there was still plenty of snow out […]

More girls’ snowboarding gear for 2015-2016…day 2 of the demos

Day 2 we were lucky enough to get a couple additional inches of snow so everything was nice and soft.  These are not exactly ideal conditions for demoing products for use on the east cost.  But they sure were fun! On the docket for day […]

Gnu Beauty, Jones Twin Sister, Arbor Zygote, and Salomon Gypsy…Day 3 testing next year’s snowboarding gear

Day 3 of the Stratton Demos was a powder day- woohoo!   What isn’t fun on a powder day? So it’s a little tough to demo stuff with the intent to carry it in the shop when the conditions are so far removed from usual east […]

Gnu Beauty, Jones Twin Sister, Arbor Zygote, and Salomon Gypsy…Day 3 testing next year’s snowboarding gear

Day 3 of the Stratton Demos was a powder day- woohoo!   What isn’t fun on a powder day? So it’s a little tough to demo stuff with the intent to carry it in the shop when the conditions are so far removed from usual east […]

A week on the snow with the 2016 Gnu Beauty

The reality of testing out next year’s snowboarding gear at industry demo events is that you often only ride a board for a run or two.  You base your buying decisions largely on initial impressions of what you are excited about and what you think […]


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