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GNU Carbon Credit VS. Nitro Sub-Zero??

Hey everyone, my name's Doug. I'm 22 years old and rode for about 4 years when I was a little younger. I love the sport, and i'm in a position now where I can afford to get back into it.

I'm 6' tall, 205lbs and wear a 13 boot. I'm looking for a board to use in the park and also just generally riding around the mountain with friends. I've narrowed it down to the GNU CC or the Nitro Sub-Zero. I ride in South Western PA, which is a lot of hard packed snow and ice.

I like the fact that the Gnu has magnatraction and banana tech to help control it on the ice, and also like the flexibility of the board.

I like the Nitro because my brother has last year's model and I got to ride it a few times, and loved the way it felt.

I'm looking for the better board of the two for park and general riding. My concerns are durability and overall control on hard packed surfaces. Thanks in advance for your opinions.
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The SubZero is soft as a dinosaur. If you want to ride everything, its not the right board. Something better from Nitro would be the Rook.

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The SubZero is soft as a dinosaur. If you want to ride everything, its not the right board. Something better from Nitro would be the Rook.
I haven't seen that one. I'll look it up now. What about the Gnu?
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i wasnt aware that nitro made the sub zero last year... i rode the 09/10 one and the thing was the softest board ever. i weigh 190 at 6' and the thing was rediculous (and i prefer a soft board)!. i would own it as a rail board only. for any kind of speed the thing would skip around like soggy cardboard.
nitro came out with the haze this year that will have a little more stability for you. i went with the swindle myself.
sorry i know nothing about the carbon credit

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def the rook was more of a one board quiver. could also think of the t1

from softest-stiffer twin boards nitro goes like this...
subzero haze swindle t1 rook

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i wasnt aware that nitro made the sub zero last year... i rode the 09/10 one and the thing was the softest board ever. i weigh 190 at 6' and the thing was rediculous (and i prefer a soft board)!. i would own it as a rail board only. for any kind of speed the thing would skip around like soggy cardboard.
nitro came out with the haze this year that will have a little more stability for you. i went with the swindle myself.
sorry i know nothing about the carbon credit
Last year's model was called the Sub pop, however Sub Pop records sued Nitro for copyright infringement, so they changed it to Sub Zero.

Anyways, sounds like the Sub Zero is a bit soft.

Any other boards that will do well on hard pack and ice?
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An NS Evo-R. Vario grips as well as MTX without the "bite". Or for softer the pricepoint look at the Circuit-R. Really good board for the price.

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