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Cosmic asymmetrical pickle-nana from everyone's favorite weirdos.

The Gnu Pickle PBTX Snowboard is what you get when the Gnu crew throws every assumption out the window to build the ultimate park oriented freestyle shred stick. It's built on a rocker profile and a twin shape, for unleashing your deepest jib fantasies. Plus, it has an asymmetrical sidecut that works in conjunction with your asymmetrical body. We're not sure where these guys come up with this stuff (seriously, how gross does a pickled banana sound?) but it works like a champ, so we're glad that they did.

The Pickle is built on Gnu's PBTX rocker profile. That's another way of saying that there's rocker between the feet, with a flat/slightly cambered tip and tail. That nets you insane float and freestyle fun, with plenty of edge hold for ripping turns between hits. It's a true twin, so this pickle shreds switch just like it does regular. It gets better with Magne-Traction edges, which place seven strategic bumps along the edges. The bumps are bigger between the feet, which concentrates most of the grip there for a ride feeling that's really close to skateboarding. But the weirdest thing going on is the asymmetrical sidecut. Think about it, your body is symmetrical left to right, but it's asymmetrical front to back. That's why the Pickle runs a tighter sidecut on the heel edge, for responsive turns at a lower edge angle, and an open radius side cut on the toe edge, since you have more ankle articulation on toe side turns. We know, it sounds strange, but the Gnu crew have been revolutionizing snowboarding since the 70's, and those guys know what's up.

The asymmetrical AP1 core uses a blend of Aspen and paulownia for light weight and snappy response. UHMW external sidewalls kick up the impact resistance. The sintered base runs fast like a cheetah, and holds a bunch of wax. Best of all, you can clear your conscience knowing that your snowboard was built with eco-friendly materials by snowboarders with jobs.

  • PBTX profile (rocker between the feet, flat/slight camber tip and tail)
  • Twin shape
  • Asymmetrical sidecut
  • Magne-Traction edges
  • Asym AP1 core (aspen/paulownia blend)
  • Sintered base
  • Note: colors and graphics on diecut bases vary; we can’t guarantee what one you’ll get

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5 5

Crispy Pickle

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer


This board is great. Mervin is the best board maker.Nice flex and sharp response,holds edges nice.edges catch early being assemetrical makes nice carves in pipe , jumps, ice. Get this board

5 5

Great Deck

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The park pickle is nice. I didn't notice an overwhelming difference with the asymmetric edges, but the concept makes sense. It rides very smooth in all conditions, and is a great park board too. No complaints!

5 5

The must have.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this board Fri and hit the slopes the next day. Our style is pretty much all mountain. We will hit the park then bomb a few long runs.

I paired this board with some Union Contact Pro Bindings.
Its light weight and made doing spins, rails, and jumps easy.
This board bombs the trails super fast and carves the mountain.
Great flex and can butter with a breeze.

I'll never ride another board.