|Riding Style||Alternative Freeride|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Manufactured in||USA by Mervin|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Gnu Fun Guy 2021 - 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Gnu Fun Guy takes the Mullair, shortens it, gives it shorter sidecut radius 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.
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How This Review Happened: We had a few laps at a frantic manic demo day.
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
Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 18 front -3 back. Close to Reference.
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
The Gnu Fun Guy has a tapered directional shape with almost full camber from the tail to just a little bit of early rise before the nose. In the middle there is a passive rocker that doesn’t touch the snow.
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.
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.
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.
Great ride for those that see hard to icy snow.
The Gnu Fun Guy is pretty slow edge to edge but once you get the sidecut engaged it turns a pretty normal sized circle.
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.
No powder to speak of but it seems like it will do pretty well when set all the way back.
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