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12-28-2012 12:36 PM
My Gnu B (very) Nice!

Originally Posted by Bones View Post
Whatever you decide, could you post up your impressions, thoughts, etc.?
So I'm a happy camper. Whitewater is having a great snow season - over 300 Cm of snowfall in December so far. And did you know we won Powder magazines Snow town throw down? But I digress.

Some of my problems are just plain gone. This board simply doesn't do catchy for instance. It's longer (148) but it weighs less so its more comfy on the lift. A problem i didn't even know i had until it went away.

Other problems are now clearly identified as idjit operator not equipment. My gnu knows which end of the board is supposed to go downhill. If the rear of the board starts to come around the board itself helps me correct that. Well i say that but now that I'm used to this board that never happens!

Toe edge turns I can't do now are totally the result of my fears. I barely have to think I should turn now and this board is on its way. When I can't turn is all about me riding my heel edge, looking at the steep and being unable to commit.

Overall I find this board responsive and cooperative.

Thanks to you all for your counsel! Have a great winter
Blessings & Good Cheer
11-10-2012 11:11 PM
Originally Posted by Deeplyfelt View Post
So I've chosen the gnu b nice. Rocker camber rocker with scalloped edges. Eco friendly wood inside. Graphics are meh, but I'm not meant to care about that right? Good reviews. Hubby and son both think it's a good choice. Price point midrange. First weekend is not until Dec 1 unless Ullr & KlionÍ get busy! Down payment today. Full fitting and set upon Tuesday. C'mon ye gods where is my snow?
I had a old 155 cambered btx b-nice...cause of my hellish small feet; anyway loved that thing til I stupidly snapped the was a very fun board, could bomb, had good pop and could rail carves. I've been on a hunt for another old cambered b-nice in a 155.

fwiw if any board feels squirrely either cruising, bombing or getting off the lift; just shift your hips sideways toward the nose to slightly weight the nose...the squirreliness is because your weighting the tail more than the nose.
11-10-2012 11:00 PM
Deeplyfelt Awh don't scare me!
11-10-2012 09:47 PM
firstx1017 You'll have to let me know how you like the B-Nice as it is Rocker between your feet with a nearly flat profile from outside the bindings to tip and tail. I've had the Rocker between the feet and I found I preferred the camber between the feet for my riding groomers blues and blacks. Getting off the chairlift was always tricky even after riding that board for a year - really squirrely. Crossing my fingers you like it and not many falls!!!
11-10-2012 09:27 PM
Deeplyfelt So I've chosen the gnu b nice. Rocker camber rocker with scalloped edges. Eco friendly wood inside. Graphics are meh, but I'm not meant to care about that right? Good reviews. Hubby and son both think it's a good choice. Price point midrange. First weekend is not until Dec 1 unless Ullr & KlionÍ get busy! Down payment today. Full fitting and set upon Tuesday. C'mon ye gods where is my snow?
11-05-2012 04:50 PM
firstx1017 Helen, just to clarify, the Ollie Pop was not the 5% flat rocker board. It was a Sims Board - similar to the Rome Low Rize Rocker board and it had no mangatraction. The Ollie Pop is rocker between the feet, camber under feet and rocker back at the tips and has magnatraction. The Rossignol Diva is camber between and under the feet, rocker at the tips and has magnatraction.

Let us know what you finally decide and review it on here for us!!

11-05-2012 04:26 PM
Hello there, I'm another "older" learner here! I decided I would continue on this I got a 5% flat rocker board. I progressed a lot and rarely caught any edges, but the thing was scary as heck on ice - which is what we have here in SoCal.
So glad to hear from you! I consider this my 3rd season too - that first one only lasted long enough for me to coach the bug! I have a pass for Whitewater, known for it's extensive powder. I'm only 20 minutes from the lift so if I get up there and it's icey or snow cement I head home. I guess I'm on the slopes about 3-5 days a week though not necessarily for the full day each time.

Based on this I will rule the Ollie pop out. Thanks for that - narrowing the field helps. I'll have a look at the rossignol diva for sure. Toe side turns have always been my nemesis but I thought it was my fear. Could be it's also my board?

wanted to try a directional board as I only ride groomers and am a slow rider also. Wish you lived out here - my hubby and I can't find anyone our age to board with - they all have bad backs or knees or some ailment to prevent them from coming with us. We have no active friends!!! We need new ones!!!
C'mon up up to Canada for a visit. The hill opens dec 1 weather permitting and it promises to be a huge poder season again this year!

Blessings & Good Cheer
11-05-2012 01:00 PM
firstx1017 Rossignol Diva Magtek Snowboard - Women's 2012 | evo outlet
11-05-2012 12:50 PM
wrathfuldeity come on up, there are retired locals 60's-70's they come up hit the goods m-f in the am and then do lunch back at home or at the lodge. 50's are great the kids on their own, I can now drink a beer and they drive me back home
11-05-2012 12:27 PM
firstx1017 So true Donutz! At this age you need to KEEP active to keep loosened up and mobile - otherwise everything "stiffen's up" - and not in a good way!!! lol!
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