Board: Gnu Mullair
Camber Option: C3. Camber under the inserts mild rocker between the feet.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies with a little haze in them, next to no wind, and firm fast snow.
Flex: Stiff and aggressive. True directional flex with a softer nose and stiffer tail with a little bit of torsional flex in between the feet.
Stability: This board is built to be stable and smooth due to the flex pattern and camber profile. Whether you’re in creamy heavy snow, frozen chunder, or as I would speculate deep pow it’s not going to get bucked around. It plows through everything I put it through with ease and a liveliness that was also slightly damp.
Ollies: This board has snap. There’s an ideal sweet spot under the back camber point that if you initiate it, it will boost aggressively. So ride fast, load it up hard, and pop.
Pop On Jumps: This board isn’t designed for park jumps, it’s designed for backcountry jumps and as such it has power and finesse. So send it hard on anything you’re hitting.
Butterability: Well unlike Nico we mere mortals will have problems buttering this. It’s stiff, it’s aggressive, and unless you’re finding some deep snow it’s just going to be a bear to butter. With that said press into it with all your weight and use a lot of speed.
Jibbing: Well I hit some rails and boxes, it wasn’t pretty. If you read the product description you’ll understand. It’s a board meant for hard charging natural terrain.
Carving: This board rolls on edge with ease. The transition is smooth yet snappy. On edge it wants to drive through a turn and while you can center flex the board by engaging the rear camber zone it doesn’t drastically change the arc of the carve. This is a board for those long drawn out thoughtful turns not quick and tight deep carves.
Rider in Mind: Nicolas Muller, or someone that aspires to ride aggressively like him and wants a directional camber dominate deck.
Personal Thoughts: I won’t lie, this is by far not the board for me. It’s aggressive, directional, and stiff. You have to work this deck. You have to be on your game to drive it the way it demands. But what you do get is a deck that rails turns, pops hard, and plows through anything.
Comparable Boards: Libtech Swiss Knife, K2 Joydriver, Ride Berzerker
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