Gnu Riders Choice Magne-traction
Best of season 06/07: Gnu Riders Choice Magne-traction
After riding the Burton Custom for the last couple of years (every available length from 155 up to 158) I decided to try something else. And after some incouraging tips and a lot of thinking I finally bought the Gnu Riders Choice Magnetraction 161.5. I must say that I was a bit skeptic in the beginning. Magne-traction – what’s the deal? I mean it just looks really weird…
But after scanning the internet for tips and reviews I began to understand that this must be the shit!
After just one or two days with my new board I realised that I’d probably stick with magne-traction as long as possible. It’s so amazingly good!!
It holds really good on the slopes as well as on more icy parts. It’s light, got a lot of pop and is really stable even at high speed. The only problem I’ve had with my Gnu is that it doesn’t really do well in powder. While riding almost a meter of fresh pow pow in Val Thorens I really had to work hard to make the board turn. In that condition I must say that my Custom 158 from -05 performed better. But otherwise, you can’t really beat my new Gnu!