GNU Carbon Credit 2016
The GNU Carbon Credit is a easy to ride, affordable snowboard that is perfect for people looking to buy their first board. The design of the board means that it rides well on groomers, icy snow, the park and in powder.
The Carbon Credit has the BTX profile, which means that it has rocker between the feet, which changes to a flat/mild camber section from under the feet to the tips and tails.
The rocker section in the middle of the board helps to give the board its loose and forgiving feeling, and to help it float in powder. The flat/mild camber sections on the nose and tail give you a bit more stability.
The edges have Magne-Traction, which has a few differences from normal edges. Rather than a smooth shape, Magne-Traction works like a serrated knife, cutting into ice and hard snow to give you better edge hold. It definitely has a different feel to turning compared to a normal board, but it isn’t hard to get used to the really locked in feeling.
It has a twin shape, so that means that it is a symmetrical design, which will ride the same in both regular direction and in switch.
The extruded base is hard, and doesn’t need much maintenance. Waxing will help, but you can get by with waxing it less often.
Features of the GNU Carbon Credit
- BTX Profile
- Twin Shape
- Co-Extruded Base
- Co-Extruded Topsheet
- UHMW Sidewalls
- 153cm Wide
- 156cm Wide
- 159cm Wide
- 162cm Wide
- 165cm Wide
Who is is good for?
The GNU Carbon Credit is a good board for people starting out and are buying their first setup, or someone who is upgrading from renting.
The twin shape means you can swap from regular to switch and it will still ride with the same feeling. The overall rocker shape keeps turning smooth and easy, and it won’t punish you if your technique is nor perfect. The magne-traction helps give you grip on days when the snow is icy.
While it is also good for beginners, the twin shape, medium flex, loose ride and cheap price make it a good choice for advanced jibbers, or people who ride a lot of rails and don’t want to spend too much on a board they will end up damaging.
There are also 5 sizes that come in wide widths, so for riders with bigger feet (size 11 or above), have a look at the 153, 156, 159, 162 and 165 wide versions.