Gnu vs Roxy-differences?
I will be purchasing my second board today. This will be my third season. I had listened to my ex-boyfriend when buying my gear originally and ended up with a Salomon Tracker 155(2008), Burton Mission bindings(mens) and K2 Raven boots(which I now realize are too big-hence causing unnecessary heel lift. Now that I have been on this board enough, I have realized that it is too wide/heavy/long for me. So, this summer I have researched and researched some more and had narrowed it down to three boards.
2012 Roxy Ollie Pop-151
2012 Gnu B-Nice-151
2011 K2 Va Va Voom-148
I currently ride mostly groomers and some pow(if I am lucky ;-) and will hit the park on occasion, but haven't really done much there, just kinda jibbing around like a moron. I would like a good medium flex board that can hold it's own on hard pack snow and do OK in the park, as I would like to eventually ride more there. I would perfer it to be able to keep up with the boys in the pow pow as well.
So, I have one shop INSISTING I buy the K2, saying that I will have MUCH more fun on a zero cambered board with 20% rocker. Then I have a guy at the local board shop INSISTING I will love the Ollie Pop, b/c of the hybrid camber, so I will still get a little bit of the pop I am used to. I have read NOTHING but perfect reviews on the B-Nice, so that is obviously a board I am leaning towards as well.
The current board I own has developed me into quite an aggresive rider, so I wouldn't get bucked off...it's just WAY too much board for me. I want something I am going to have more fun with.
5'6", 150 lbs
I really need to get the board today, b/c the shop is holding the Ollie pop and the B-nice for me currently and they are selling quick. Thanks guys!