The day the Women’s GNU B-Pro snowboard came into my life, ice was literally falling from the sky. I had spent the morning on another board- flailing and falling down the mountain. Needless to say, I was miserable.
When I stepped onto the B-Pro, it felt much heavier than my powder board. The only thing I knew about this board was that the Techs at the snowboard shop had assured me that the B-Pro was perfect for today.
Review Women’s GNU B-Pro C2BTX on Ice
The very first ride down the icy mountain was shocking, in an extraordinary way. While everyone else was sliding and falling all over the place, there I was – cruising through the ice and crud as if the sun was shining and the snow was pleasant. I suddenly felt the confidence of a pro rider.
With C2BTX/ Magne- traction “Joy Stick” technology, the GNU B-Pro carved through ice just like a knife and hugged every curve just like a sports car. And crud? It sailed right through it as if it was a powder day. Seriously grippy and stable, this board definitely proved to be the safe ride for the day.
Like speed? Fasten your seat belt, as the Women’s GNU B-Pro will take you for the ride of your life. I soon realized what my job was: strap in, take a direction, stand strong, put my entire trust and faith into this board and just let it fly. The more I trusted this board, the more it purred and the more fun I had. The board was seriously amazing!
Review Women’s GNU B-Pro C2BTX in Pow
I took the Women’s B-Pro out on a powder day recently. I was not sure what to expect again. The fluffy dry stuff had dumped the night before, and fresh tracks were everywhere! Surprised again, the B-Pro actually loved the powder too. It just sailed through it, cleanly, easily and also very fast. Much faster than my powder board.
The only downfall I found was riding through trees and getting through the bumps. The pop factor was low. I had a super tough time popping around and through tight spots. The B-Pro really seems to shine in the big open mountain rides. Not only shine but also purr. But, trees? No.
If you are a serious female rider who likes big mountain riding: high speeds, huge turns and huge jumps, the Women’s GNU B- Pro may just be for you. Super grippy and confident, it has phenomenal handling in ice and crud. It loves speed and purrs the faster it goes. The B- Pro also sails through the freshies. Tight spots like trees and bumps are a “No.” though.
Trust the Women’s GNU B-Pro. The more trust you bestow onto the board, the more fun you will have. This board purrs with confidence. It has the capability to do all of the work for you if you allow it to. If you truly trust the technical capabilities of this board, your ride down the mountain will be one of the best rides of your life.
- Super sturdy and very grippy
- Plows through crud and ice as if it was powder
- Prefers big mountain riding and big turns
- Super grippy, has great stability and purrs at high speeds
- Can do the work for you if you let it
- Very heavy underfoot
- Hard to pop it around trees
- Does not favor small turns
The history of the Women’s GNU B-Pro
Designed by US female Olympic rider- Barrett Christy, the Women’s GNU B-Pro has won more gold medals than any other women’s board out there. Barrett donates a portion of her royalties to Boarding for Breast Cancer- the first Breast Cancer education and prevention foundation for younger people.
The B-Pro and all of the other GNU boards are hand-built at Mervin Manufacturing in the United States. Mervin has been building snowboards and skate decks for over 26 years and commits to using environmentally friendly manufacturing process. Mervin manufactures GNU, LIB Tech and Roxy snowboards.
Board Size Tested: 152 cm
Rider Level: More Advanced to Expert
Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber
Edges: C2BTX/Magne- Traction
Core: Mervin AG2 Sustainable wood core
Shape: Twin geometrics- can ride regular or switch
Flex Rating: Medium (4.5- 6 cm)
Snowboard Awards: Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood