GNU snowboards are handbuilt in the USA by snowboarders with jobs out of Sequim, Washington. With a constant mindset of experimentation since they first joined the snowboarding world back in 1977, this environMENTALly snowboard company has taken GNU snowboarding and its technology to reliable, wild and magical places.
Are GNU snowboards good? Well, if you haven't had the chance to experience the tech and pro rider influences in a GNU snowboard first hand, consider their awesome reviews and 20+ Good Wood Awards as proof that yes; your next board should be a GNU.
GNU's team of pro riders (like Nicolas Muller, Jamie Anderson, Forest Bailey, Barret Christy, Danny Kass, Temple Cummins and Kaitlyn Farrington) are some of the top names in the snowboard industry. And a huge perk of being sponsored by GNU? GNU has their pro line riders critique and assist in the design of their boards. With a ski hill located around the corner from the factory the GNU snowboard team can design, build, and test out new concepts within the same work day.
GNU has grown a lot since the '70s and currently offers some of the best technology in the snowboarding industry. Their most recognized breakthroughs include their ability to create strong, light, and earth friendly snowboards that are full of exclusive tec like Banana technology, Magne-Traction and Asymmetry.
Zumiez carries a large selection of the latest GNU snowboards like the GNU Carbon Credit (Danny Kass's freestyle ripper), the GNU Headspace (Forest Bailey's all affordable ride, for all abilities) and the GNU Ladies Choice snowboard (courtesy of the queen of slopestyle herself, Jamie Anderson).