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All about the Gnu Essential Service

The Gnu Essential Service is a versatile freestyle snowboard with an advanced C2X build and asymmetric design for playful performance and unmatched control both in the park and on the mountain.

 Gnu Essential Service All about the Gnu Essential Service

Magne-Traction is a patented technology that creates wavy cutting edges on snowboards for improved grip on icy and hard snow. These waves provide additional contact points that increase stability and control.

 Gnu Essential Service All about the Gnu Essential Service

The Gnu Essential Service is a freestyle snowboard that excels in both park and powder.


Gnu Essential Service is an Allmountain snowboard with a good cause!

The Gnu Essential Service is not just another snowboard; it is a powerful companion that will take your snowboarding experience to new heights. This freestyle snowboard feels right at home in the park as well as in powder, making it the ideal choice for riders who love versatility. The advanced C2 build, a sophisticated combination of camber and rocker, creates a perfect balance between playfulness and performance. This makes the board suitable for a wide range of riders, including those looking to improve their skills. The rocker between the feet makes turning a breeze, while the two C2 camber profiles under the bindings provide stability, power and pop. Whether you want to try new tricks in the park, glide smoothly through powder or master technical descents, the Gnu Essential Service is ready to inspire you and enrich your snowboarding adventure.

Maximum grip with Magne-Traction

Magne-Traction is an innovative edge technology developed by Mervin. It includes strategically placed wave-like indentations along the edges of the snowboard, creating additional contact points with the snow. These notches provide improved grip and edge grip, especially on hard surfaces and icy conditions. The benefit of Magne-Traction is that it gives snowboarders more control and stability when carving and turning, allowing them to make more aggressive turns with confidence and maintain grip even on more difficult surfaces. This enhances the overall riding experience and offers a greater sense of safety and control on a variety of terrains.



Size (cm) 158W 161W
Effective Edge (cm) 117 119
Tip Width (cm) 31,3 31,5
Waist Width (cm) 26,5 26.7
Tail Width (cm) 30,1 30,3
Sidecut Radius (m) 8,2 8,2
General specifications
About this snowboard
Freestyle / Park
Steep and technical terrain
High speed carving
Grip on ice
Banana Technology C2 rocker
 Gnu Essential Service Banana Technology C2 rocker
Magne Traction
 Gnu Essential Service Magne Traction
Technical specifications
 Gnu Essential Service Technical specifications

Technical specifications

Founded in 1977 by Mike Olson and Pete Saari, Mervin Manufacturing is the leading manufacturer of Lib Tech snowboards. With a focus on environmental friendliness and local manufacturing, the company is based in Sequim, Washington, and remains the last major board factory in the U.S.

Base Sintered Base Knife Cut

Hard and fast!

Core G3 Eco Construction

Aspen/Pauwlonia - FSC Sertified, Lighter, Stronger & Poppy

Glass Tri-Ax & Bi-Ax

Stronger and more pop

Topsheet Eco Sublimated Bio Beans

Topsheet made of environmentally-friendly materials

Profile C2

Lib Tech 's C2-profile combines camber and rocker for precision control, grip and playability in a variety of terrains.

Shape Directional twin

A snowboard with a symmetrical outline and flex, but with a slightly offset setback binding position

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