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Review: 2012 Gnu Danny Kass

Oct 7, 2011

Author: Richard Hillier, with files from the SBC Grade EH Testers

Size Tested: 158cmGnu Danny Kass 2011 2012 snowboard review snowboard canada Grade Eh Board tests

Conditions and Terrain: Powder, Groomers, Hits, Trees All

Camber: Hybrid, “Banana” Rocker Camber

Core: Wood

Base: Sintered

Shape: True - Twin

Available Sizes: 153, 155, 158

Local Shop Price: $539.95 USD

GNU’s Danny Kass pro model was popular among our testers and is a guaranteed good time. Solid, loose, fairly light, nimble and easy to ride right from the start, the DK is an all-in-one package that will keep you having fun on the mountain.

The DK rocks a combination of both rocker (inside) and camber (outside) to keep things floaty and classically poppy. Using their patentend Magne-traction edge tech, you’ll find no better board to hold your aggressive turns. A note should be made of the board’s variable edge-to-edge response that can be a little tough at times, and getting into your turns may take a little more effort.

But if you’re on the search for a board that’s really fun on snow and in the air, which is after all what we all want, the GNU Danny Kass is a solid investment.

 

WHAT THE SBC TESTERS ARE SAYING:

Great edge hold, great pop, nimble and agile, stable.

“A super fun and loose board. Fun in the air!”

“It was awesome. Nimble yet stable, easy to ride right from the get-go”

Turn initiation a bit slow, edge-to-edge could be quicker.

“Just a little squirelly and slow edge-to-edge.”

 

Cool Tech Features

-       C2 Power Banana Tech

-       Magne-Traction

-       AG2 Sustainable Woodcore

 

For more information on the tech features used in the GNU Danny Kass, GO HERE

Check out the other all-mountain freestyle boards we tested HERE

 

Snowboard Canada's GRADE EH Board Award tests took place at:

   Red Mountan, B.C.           


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