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Gnu Carbon High Beams Freeride Review

Gnu Carbon High Beams


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Review Date
January 27, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
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Reviewed by: Fred ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
Classed as a freeride board, the CHB is nowhere near stiff enough. It's more like all-mountain freestyle for East Coast terrain or a big park board. The core isn't full length - you can see it ends well before the nose - and the board is prone to chatter and doesn't hold its edge well if you're carving steep groomers or tracked out/icy hardpack. So not forgiving at speed, and generally not what you want in a FR board. The edge ends as the tip begins, so anything you run over (or any dumb-ass running you over with skis) will take chunks out of the nose of the board. On the plus side, the flex means low-speed handling is pretty good.


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Review Date
January 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

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Reviewed by: markhr ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
Bought a 167 wide with Agency Implant large bindings and Vans Hi-Standard boots US13 because the rest of you are short, skinny and have small feet. Just joking, I'm 1.81m tall, with UK13 EE/EEE feet and weigh 95kg (Lean mean fighting machine). Seems like quite a good board so far. Quite easy to spin despite looking HUGE the first time I strapped it on. Fit's my feet very well with minimal overhang in regular 0/15 degree set up and using the normal binding points on the board. Ok riding both regular or switch and no noticeable speed wobble yet. Quite snappy and stiff and a stable tail press/nose press is quite easy even for a newby. I got a bad deal on the price. Wait till the end of season sales before you buy.

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I got a bad deal on the price. Wait till the end of season sales before you buy.

Similar Products Used:
floppy, narrow rental with @?!$*& clicker bindings


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Review Date
December 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: schmidthorn ,  Intermediate

Summary:
I'm reviewing the 2002-03 High Beam. I got this board last season as a beginner, and it rocks! Turns easy, lightweight, easy edge to edge. This board has taken me from bunny runs to black runs, groomers, moguls and fresh powder. As I've progressed, I've found that it is a little sketchy at high speeds, and sinks a bit in deep pow, but that could be that I need a longer board (i ride a 53).

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Crappy rentals
K2 Reconn Riser 157


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Review Date
June 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: RPC ,  Advanced , from Niagara falls

Summary:
This is a great board for anyone
its hella forgiving and its great on rails. I can nosepress soooo easily with this. chatters a bit at high speed though

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Rentals, Lib tech jamie lynn


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Review Date
January 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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6-15

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Reviewed by: Derrick ,  Intermediate , from Atlanta, Georgia

Summary:
Actually it's the 02/03 GNU Carbon High Beams I've reviewing. Solid construction, light weight, decent flex, wood core ends about 1.5 inches from the nose and tail of the board, aggressive sidecut and decent looking graphics. Laminated top sheets for awesome look and protection. Conventional 4 holes bindings (unlike the funky Burton's 3 holes). This board comes in a bunch of sizes so you can find one that would fit you.


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