So the muted blues and blacks of this board don’t look so hot against the Starburst flavored Flux RX-30s but don’t let that sway you. Gnu’s Carbon Credit series (also available in wides) is designed to be an all-mountain freestyle killer. Let’s see how it holds up.
Stance:24″ regs 15/-15
Bindings: Flux RK-30
Dave’s stats: 6′ 210 lbs
Leo’s stats: 5’9″ 180 lbs
Conditions: Boyne Mountain cold, overcast. 17 degrees not too windy. dust on crust about 1″ of natural snow but mostly hardpacked groomers. Small amounts of sidepow but nothing to write home about. Decent test conditions for a variety of boards.
Dave says: Slightly stiffer than middle of the road flex, 6 out of 10-ish. Some give through the center but slightly stiffer outside.
Leo says: Hair past mid flex for me too. Pretty lively underfoot which I like.
Dave says: The Carbon Credit definitely had pretty good pop for a full rocker and it consistently delivered with minimal effort. Plenty to get you up on to that rail in your park or over that shrub line.
Leo says: No real complaints from me here. Not outstanding either though. That’s pretty much the norm for me for Libs and GNUs though. There are definitely poppier boards out there.
Dave says: General cruising it was stable at speed and quick to transition edge to edge. With the added MTX and slightly stiffer through the tips I thought the edge hold was really awesome for a rockered board.
Leo says: Magnetraction is my favorite for hardpack/icey conditions. It just bites allowing you to lay that edge down. Does it turn cruddy conditions into powder? Not by a landslide. Magnetraction just makes it a more pleasant experience.
Dave says: I had a lot of fun on this board, you could jib it around,rocker profile lends well to general buttery shenanigans and you could get pretty reliable pop for the natural stuff, too.
Leo says: Definitely a fun board to mess around on. Not the best presser, but nothing to cry about. I took it on a wide box and it felt good underfoot. I wouldn’t recommend this for a jibkid though. More like the all-mountain shredder that laps the park here and there and doesn’t do anything insane on the jibs.