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Gnu Headspace 2016-2019 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Jib / Street
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in USA by Mervin
Shape Asymmetrical Twin
Camber Profile Mostly Camber
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Poor
Turning Experience Average
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Excellent
Jumps Good
Jibbing Great
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Icy Snow

Gnu Headspace 2019 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The Gnu Headspace is a soft almost full camber asymmetrical twin that is mainly a park ride but like most Gnu boards pretty fun everywhere except when it comes to powder. It’s got a competent grip that I think a lot of people that ride in hard places might appreciate, it butters well for a camber board, pops well and it can lay out a pretty hard carve on it’s way to the park.

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.

Size: 155
Days:  1
Conditions: Some good groomers but mainly harder snow with some flat lit ugly park riding.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Tim and Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton SLX,
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Bent Metal
Set Up
: 22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back

Gnu Headspace Past Reviews

The Gnu Headspace is a small buttery little jibber that’s got a confidence inspiring ride many will like. We liked it so much that it unseated the Box Scratcher as a favorite. The Box Scratcher is still a great board but the Asymmetrical tech got us off a little more.


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Gnu Headspace 2016-2019 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

Apr 07, 2019 by Danny
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: Freestyle • 
Days You Ride A Year: 50 

Had the 2017 Model. It's a good board if your looking for a park board that is good on rails and jumps. It has a "lock in" feel on the edge and pops very good. I only give it a 3 out of 5 rating because my board broke after 3 weeks of riding. I got the space case as a replacement which is much more stiffer and doesn't feel great on rails and jibs. The space case broke as well (no damage on the base due to rocks or other scratches) and I know other people who had similar problems with their Marvin Boards. So I hope not all people have issues with their GNU Boards, but keep in mind that these aren't the most durable boards on the market.

Gnu Head Space 155

Oct 20, 2018 by Schizo
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: All Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 10 - 15 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6 ft 200lbs size 11 usa 

I love this board for icy conditions and in the park. It did much better in powder then I thought. I prefer a board with more rocker and much bigger for my body size and wight in powder ( never summer proto hd or ripsaw 160 wide) I down size on my park boards. Super stable in icy condition which I ride alot in the Midwest. A little grabby toward tip and tail of the board but not too much, that is just how camber dominate boards are. Overall great board, good enough in all areas to be a quiver killer.

2018 Gnu Headspace 155cm - super stable at speed for a light rider

Feb 13, 2018 by Justin Hellings
Ability Level: Upper end of Intermediate • 
Riding Style: All mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 13 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5' 9", 123 lbs, UK 8.5 

I demoed the 2018 155cm board for half an hour. I prefer a 154 board when I'm just messing around at low speeds and under these circumstances the Gnu felt just a little less manoeuvrable than I like. When I go it up to speed though, it was fantastic. Super stable and very friendly. I could carve this board all day and have fun doing it.

3.7 4.0 3 3 Had the 2017 Model. It's a good board if your looking for a park board that is good on rails and jumps. It has a "lock in" feel on the edge and pops very good. I only give it a 3 o Gnu Headspace 2016-2019 Snowboard Review

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