GNU Essential Service Snowboard - 2021/2022

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The GNU Essential Service snowboard is an easy-riding resort ripper that's equally at home carving up groomers, blasting through pow stashes and off side hits or skipping sketchy features in the park.

  • Features

    • C2 hybrid contour features rocker between your feet and camber toward the edges for carvy, floaty, catch-free performance
    • G2 Eco construction features an aspen/paulownia core with triax/biax fibers and an eco-sublimated poly topsheet for a light, strong and poppy ride
    • Magne-Traction® strategically places edge serrations to provide unreal edge hold and control in all conditions
    • UHMW sidewalls provide tough, fast performance
    • Sintered base is tough, fast and holds wax well
    • Snowboard art by Shawn Bishop
    • GNU donates a portion of proceeds from every Essential Service board sold to the Service Board (tSB)
    • The tSB mission is to help teens conquer personal and cultural challenges through public service and outdoor adventures like snowboarding
    • Snowboard deck and base colors may vary from online photo

    Made in USA.

    Some manufacturers provide recommended rider weights as a general guideline. Additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding snowboard sizing, please visit a sales specialist at your local REI or contact us at 1-800-426-4840.
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  • Technical Specs

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    Recommended Rider Weight

    155 CM: 120-200 pounds

    157 CM: 130-210 pounds

    159 CM: 140-240 pounds

    160 CM Wide: 140-240 pounds

    Board Dimensions

    155 CM: 30 / 25.3 / 28.9 centimeters

    157 CM: 30.3 / 25.5 / 29.1 centimeters

    159 CM: 30.5 / 25.5 / 29.3 centimeters

    160 CM Wide: 31.5 / 26.7 / 30.3 centimeters

    Effective Edge

    155 CM: 115 centimeters

    157 CM: 117 centimeters

    159 CM: 119 centimeters

    160 CM Wide: 119 centimeters

    Sidecut Radius

    8.2 meters

    Stance Setback

    1.5 centimeters




    Triax/biax fiber

    Bolt Pattern







    Contains Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified materials

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