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Old 09-15-2009, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help a mom! - Gnu Street Series vs. Nitro Sub Pop Snowboard

I want to buy my son a snowboard for his birthday but I don't know what to get him. I looked at his current board and it's a oxgygen 149cm. My other son says he enjoys 'jibbing' most of the time and an occasional free riding at a mountain that gets a little icy at times. My only two options are the GNU Street Series for $280 & Nitro Subpop for $180.

Are there any differences?

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Old 09-15-2009, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am pretty sure Oxygen is another Lamar or Morrow brand type of board. Basically your average piece of crap.

Out of the boards you are looking at, the Gnu is probably the best. Others should have some opinions for you on what would be a good board.
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i'd lean towards the GNU, but that's not really a super attractive price
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Out of the boards you are looking at, the Gnu is probably the best.
Thanks for the fast reply guys. Can you elaborate why the GNU would be better?
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magnetraction grips on ice

the street is stiffer and will hold up better outside of the park than the subpop
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The GNU is going to have magnatraction will (as has been said) hold it's edge on the ice much better. It also has a form of reverse camber which will be great for him jibbing. And in my opinion the GNU is just a much higher quality board.
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The gnu street series is an extremely fun board. I demo'd one at mammoth mountain and had a blast on it. Fun for jibs, great for ground tricks, and not a complete noodle. It is a little bit shakey though, I found that on some of the double blacks and larger jumps I would get some chatter/shakey landings. This might not be a big deal for your son though.

Go for the gnu, he will have a great time with it.
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Is the magnatraction worth an additional $100?
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Yes, that technology really is on the "cutting edge" for the last few years, but moreso the board is actually something respectable, Nitro...not so much.

Its like getting a Honda Accord as a kid is awesome, its no BMW or anything..but atleast your not driving a Dodge Neon or Ford Focus or something :0

I woulda been very happy if my parents bought me such a board when i was a kid ;d
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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First off, dont kid your self, talkin like a 3rd person, just say you need help pickin a board... the way you type is kinda weird,
you seem to know alot about snowboarding then more parent do, and 2nd you dont even mention their age or weight or nething that really relates to your sons.. im assuming they're full grown kids? altho i hope there not but all wells some ppl are mamas boys for ever, neways... if your kid is gonna jib all or more then %90 of the time, u dont need to spend xtra $100.
and gnu street series more stiff then subpop and is more of all around then subpop, where is subpop is pretty much noodle that doesnt have even decent amount of pop <--- (ask what pop and noodle is to your kids they'll tell you)

lastly i dont even know why im replying to this??? seems like your kids should know a thing or 2 about boards, if 1 of your kids loves jibbing so much just ask your kids what they want, instead of asking ppl online?????????????? im still skeptical about you.. :/
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