By Kailee Bradstreet
January 9, 2012
GNU has launched a new board, the Impossible Asym Sym Sync Pickle, which centers around the concept of balance through asymmetry, combined with Mervin Mfg’s latest technological innovations. The board, which will debut at the SIA Snow Show January 26-29 in Denver, Colorado, is set to hit retailers in Septebmer 2012. The details from GNU follow:
Seattle, WA (January 5, 2012) – GNU re-evolutionizes snowboarding with the most technologically advanced snowboard ever, the new GNU Impossible Asym. Sym. Sync. Pickle, arriving in stores in September 2012. Balance through asymmetry is taken to the next level, with the Impossible’s new asymmetry for ducks, which is then combined with Mervin Mfg’s latest and greatest technological innovations. Customized core construction, sidecuts and contact angles are designed to allow the body and board to synchronize into perfect harmony through nearly “imperceptible perfection.”
In addition to Asym Sym Sync, elliptical EC2 camber/banana with Magne-tration underfoot creates a fun, all-mountain ride. Impossibly strong, ultra-lightweight magnesium fiber, rugged Bio Beans topsheet material, glow in the dark sidewalls, lightweight Columbian Gold eco wood core and a sintered base combine are brought together in the Gnu Impossible for the most technologically advanced snowboard being built today.
Asym Sym Sync is designed with the body’s asymmetry front to back, but symmetry side-to-side in mind. Snowboard turn mechanics are completely different on your toe side than on your heel side. The Duck Asym of the Asym Sym Sync balances the amount of board contact behind and in front of your feet for stable balanced pop and float.
On the heel side, a shorter contact length allows for turns and reactions with power that are taken at an inherently lower angle. A softer flexing core construction on the heel side allows the board to flex into a tighter arc at a lower angle. On the toe side, anatomically its possible to tip a board up into a very aggressive angle of attack. The Asym Sym Sync’s mellower toe side sidecuts and longer contact are designed to balance this asymmetry creating toe edge stability and a range of turning arcs that align perfectly with the heelside turns. A firmer flexing core on the toe side provides added stability and control necessary with finely tuned toe side turn mechanics.
Twin Asym Sym Sync. Freestyle
Shape and Geometries
EC2 BTX Eliptical Banana Camber combo
Asym Columbian Gold eco core
Bio Beans Topsheet
Glow in the dark sidewalls
Flex 5.5-7 Depending on length
Price: $799.95US, $849.95CDN
In Stores: starting fall 2012