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Gnu Fun Guy 2020-2021 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating
Riding Style Alternative Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in USA by Mervin
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Mostly Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Skidded Turns

Semi-Hard

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Icy Snow

Gnu Fun Guy 2021 - 2020 Review by The Good Ride

The Gnu Fun Guy takes the Mullair, shortens and widens it. It makes for a short/wide aggressive ride. Its slow edge to edge and we wish they had a smaller size, but once you engage the sidecut it makes some great turns.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened: We had a few laps at a frantic manic demo day.
Size: 154
Days: 1
Conditions: Pretty good conditions
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs) Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Bent Metal

Similar Boards (but not the same)Korua Dart, Yes Optimistic, Rome Pow Division MT, Endeavor Scout, Prior Legacy,  Jones Hovercraft

Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 18 front -3 back. Close to Reference.

Approximate Weight: Feels normal.

Sizing: We wish they made a 151 or 150 and thought they had a smaller size at the time of the review. They only have the 154 for 2020 and 2021.

Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns:

Flex/Pop/Buttering: Pretty medium-stiff between the feet but mediumish in the tip/tail. It was very doable for us to butter with some effort. There is lots of pop and the Fun Guy seems to take most of the good properties of a wood core and accentuate them.

Speed: The Gnu Fun Guy can do a great job when it comes to pointing it. The base isn’t the fastest we have tried but it for sure has an upper-end glide to it that we liked. Thanks to the width, It’s very stable for a 154.

Uneven Terrain: It’s short but not so short that its bucky powering over uneven snow. The Gnu Fun Fuy isn’t vibration-free going over micro bumps but it’s pretty good.

Edge Hold: Great ride for those that see hard to icy snow.

Turn Initiation: The Gnu Fun Guy is pretty slow edge to edge but once you get the sidecut engaged it turns a pretty normal sized circle.

Turning Experience/Carving: The Gnu Fun Guy kept all that we like about the Mullairs turning/carving experience and just put it into a short/wide package. It carves really well and has a good spring out of every kind of turn you make.

Powder: No powder to speak of but it seems like it will do pretty well when set all the way back.

 
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