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2014 GNU DANNY KASS
$549.95 USD
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TWIN POWER FREESTYLE FROM AN AMERICAN HERO
Danny Kass is an American hero and has one hot mid wide Banana! Danny spent years riding super taco’s all over the world and polished his Banana to perfection, in an environment where carrying a fast line through the flat bottom is the difference between victory and defeat and controlled pop off the lip is the difference between progression and the hospital. The two time Olympic silver medalist and five time US Open champion’s mid wide twin XC2 BTX with new Liquid Crystal Polymer is a high-tech smooth riding banana that will take you places you never imagined. Camber at each end for pop and stability on landings, Banana between your feet for float in powder and incredible edge-hold and carving control on hardpack and ice.
Bases Come in Random Assorted Colorways!
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BOARD DETAILS
WEIRD SCIENCE
BOARD SPECS
RIDER INTERVIEW
XC2 BTX
CONTOUR XC2 BTX
SIZES 151, 153, 155, 158
SHAPE TRUE TWIN
ABOUT THE ART
San Francisco artist /story teller Jeremy Fish and Danny worked together on his latest graphic which represents Danny’s reverence for Native American traditions, culture and customs and features Danny’s Spirit animal the bald eagle is beautifully depicted on the tail. More at: Sillypinkbunnies.com
CO-LAB BINDING
MUTANT

BOARD TECH
XC2 BTX
Xtra Agro Performance Banana/Camber
New XC2 BTX! Tight radius rocker between your feet combined with radial cambers out to the contact. Aggressive riders: Unreal tip and tail control, power and pop combined with the float, freestyle freedom and carving of rocker between the feet. Even more tip and tail control than C2 but maintains its freestyle freedom. Great for aggressive pipe and park riders but still rips everywhere.

MAGNE-TRACTION .5
“Turns ice into powder”
Serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain especially on hard pack and ice!

CORE: CGA2 – ASPEN / COLUMBIAN GOLD
LCP – LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER FIBERS
Liquid crystallinity is achieved through the heating of a polymer past its melting point, during the cooling phase polymers form highly organized linearly aligned self- reinforcing structures resulting in incredible mechanical properties. Strength, chemical and fire resistance. Strength in a fiber allows us to use less material to achieve the desired physical performance translating into a lighter weight composite. LCP also has a very low vibration frequency and with 10 times the strength of titanium LCP was used as the foundation for interplanetary Mars lander tires. Built into a Gnu snowboard these strong light, damp aramid polyester fibers quiet chatter from rough terrain and create an incredibly smooth, poppy, lightweight ride.

SINTERED BASE
Compression hardened amorphous UHMW skived from the billet to create the toughest, fastest, best wax holding base material around. Slides best and fastest when waxed regularly to match local snow conditions.

CO-EXTRUDED TOPSHEET
UHMW SIDEWALLS
Ultra High Molecular Weight exterior sidewalls made from soy-based elastomer are laminated to five internal wood layers for totally bombproof sidewalls.

HANDBUILT IN THE USA
Every Gnu snowboard is handbuilt in the U.S.A by weirdos with jobs. Gnus are built with tough and fast UHMW external sidewalls and impact resistant end grain internal sidewalls. Ultra-light weight rugged “polymer bumper” sandwich tip and tails are standard on all Gnus. Steel edges “tucked in” just past the contacts for minimum spin weight… heavy unnecessary steel edge is eliminated from the tips and tails. Bi Ax, Tri Ax and exotic reinforcement fiber blends are used individually in combination to tune each board for its intended rider and terrain. Keep riding snowboards built by snowboarders.

 

Gnu Danny Kass C2 BTX 2013

MAGIC CARPET RIDE! POWER FREESTYLE TWIN C2-BTX BANANA!

NEW! Danny Kass is an American hero who’s Banana is pretty awesome! He spent years in the pipe refining it to perfection in an environment where carrying a fast line through the flat bottom is the difference between victory and defeat and controlled pop off the lip is the difference between victory and the hospital. The two time Olympic silver medalist and five time US Open champion’s mid wide twin C2 BTX with new Liquid Crystal Polymer is a high-tech smooth riding banana that will take you where ever you want to go. Camber at each end for pop and stability on landings, banana between your feet for float in powder and incredible edge-hold and carving control on hard pack and ice. Danny just wrapped up season five of Danny and the Dingo and will be floating over a mountain near you on his magic carpet.

  • SIZES 153, 155, 158
  • WIDE SIZES
  • SHAPE TRUE TWIN
  • CONTOUR C2 BTX
  • ABOUT THE ARTGraphic by San Francisco based artist and designer Jeremy Fish. Fish is a storyteller whose tales combine humor, social observations and personal experience through illustration, painting, screenprints, murals, and sculpture. He loves a cold Tecate and all things Lebowski. Sillypinkbunnies.com

BOARD TECH

HANDBUILT IN THE USA

Every Gnu is handmade by snowboarders with jobs in the USA.

C2 BTX

C2 Floats the pow, kills the jumps and steeps and has the pop and tip to tail stability to stomp whatever you launch. Banana Tech Rocker between your feet, camber at the tips and tails. The perfect solution for aggressive power snowboarding.

SINTERED BASE

Compression hardened amorphous UHMW skived from the billet to create the toughest, fastest, best wax holding base material around. Slides best and fastest when waxed regularly to match local snow conditions.

MAGNE-TRACTION

“Turns ice into powder”
Serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain especially on hard pack and blue ice!

LCP – LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER

Liquid crystallinity is achieved through the heating of a polymer past its melting point, during the cooling phase polymers form highly organized linearly aligned self- reinforcing structures resulting in incredible mechanical properties. Strength, chemical and fire resistance. Strength in a fiber allows us to use less material to achieve the desired physical performance translating into a lighter weight composite. LCP also has a very low vibration frequency and with 10 times the strength of titanium LCP was used as the foundation for interplanetary Mars lander tires. Built into a Gnu snowboard these strong light, damp aramid polyester fibers quiet chatter from rough terrain and create an incredibly smooth, poppy, lightweight ride.

TRUE TWIN GEOMETRIES

Twin (equal length and equal width) tip and tails combined with a centered radial sidecut. Rides equally well in both directions with a focus on freestyle. Park, powder, pipe: perfect.

MERVIN AG2 SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE

MERVIN AG2 SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE: ASPEN / ALT. GENETICS / EISS 9
– Lighter / Stronger. A perfect combination of Aspen, even more ultra lightweight genetically altered wood core and EISS 9. Perfect for freestyle domination.

Wood Core Weirdness! 
The world’s fastest growing trees in the Gnu Eco Timber farm benefited from a combination of moist evenings, diffused daylight sunshine and being on the north American avian flyway…abundant natural nitrogen from goose and duck droppings resulted in a exceptional harvest of long fibered lightweight poppy woods that we call “nature’s fiberglass”. This very exceptional crop has been carefully seasoned and built into cores and is the light poppy center of our Gnu Snowboards.

QUASI GLASS

4 way fiber orientation 0/45/45/90. Triaxial and biaxial glass combo for max pop and control.

Gnu Danny Kass C2 BTX 2012

DK is an American Hero! He can have anything he wants and he chooses to do it and ride Gnu. The two time Olympic and five time US OPEN champion Danny Kass chooses C2 Banana Magne-traction Technology to get the job done on his powerful highflying pro model. C2 BTX The perfect combination of camber at the tips and tails for pop and take off / landing stability with banana between your feet for float, crazy jibbing and unreal carving on hardpack and icy pipe walls. Danny’s Banana is one awesome shredding Banana. Mid wide waist widths, explosive twin shapes, fast growing eco wood cores, handbuilt by snowboarders in the USA at Mervin Mfg. This board is guaranteed to get you a sick video clip if you do some awesome tricks and your friends film them and put together a short edit. Danny likes it when you wear
Grenade Gloves.

MSRP: $539.95 USD

SIZES

Shark: 153, 155
Peace: 158

ABOUT THE ART

Graphic by San Francisco based artist and designer Jeremy Fish. Fish is a story the art: teller whose tales combine humor, social observations and personal experience through illustration, painting, screenprints, murals, and sculpture. He loves a cold Tecate and all things Lebowski. Much more at Sillypinkbunnies.com.

CONSTRUCTION

  • – C2 POWER BANANA TECH.
  • – MAGNE-TRACTION
  • – TRUE TWIN SHAPE
  • – SINTERED 9900 ALLOY BASE
  • – QUASI GLASS
  • – AG2 SUSTAINABLE WOODCORE

Gnu Danny Kass C2 BTX 2011

Danny Kass C2-BTX

Description:

Power Freestyle, Twin C2-BTX Banana!

Two time Olympic pipe silver medalist Danny Kass has added new C2 Banana Technology to his pro model. The perfect combination of camber at the tips and tails for pop and take off landing stability with Banana in between your feet for float and unreal carving on hard pack and ice. Danny took this board to the US Open and won the Pipe event for the 5th time. Awesome shredding on one ripping Banana! Mid wide waist widths, explosive twin shapes, fast growing farmed eco wood cores, handbuilt by snowboarders in the USA at Mervin Manufacturing. This board will help you make a great video part if you do some sick tricks and your buddies film them. Grenade’s Danny Kass says “It’s one amazing Banana! There is

nothing better you can get on than a Banana. You gotta just do it!”.

Sizes: Sword – 153 Knife -155, 158

About the Art:

Graphic by San Francisco base artist and designer Jeremy Fish. Fish is a storyteller whose tales combine humor, social observations and personal experience through illustration, painting, screenprints, murals, and sculpture. He loves a cold Tecate and all things Lebowski. Sillypinkbunnies.com

Construction:

C2 Banana – Camber Combo w – Magne-Traction Shred Tech.  – Sandwich construction

Sintered 9900 alloy base -Double sintered – UHMW sidewalls – Quasi Glass

Mervin AG2 Eco farmed wood core – True twin shape

 

Gnu Danny Kass 2010

Transworld Good Wood

Two time olympic pipe silver medalist Danny Kass has added C2 Banana Technology to his pro model. The perfect combination of camber at the tips and tails for pop and take off / landing stability with Banana in between your feet for float and unreal carving on hand pack ice. Danny took this board to the US open and won the Pipe event for the 5th time…awesome shredding on one ripping banana! Mid wide waist widths, split personality twin shapes, fast growing farmed eco wood cores handbuilt by snowboarders in the USA at Mervin Manufacturing.

 

  • C2 Banana / Camber combo w/ Magnetraction shred tech
  • Sandwich construction
  • True twin shape
  • Double sintered UHMW sidewalls
  • Quasi Glass
  • Mervin AG2 Eco farmed wood core
  • Sintered 9900 alloy base
  • Art by Tim Karpinski

C2 Power Banana is designed for aggressive all terrain freestyle riders and features Banana Tech rocker between your feet combined with cambers at each end of the board.