The following is a quick overview of the 2022 GNU snowboards lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2021-22 season, and any old 2020-21 boards that aren't returning with a 2022 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best.
New 2022 GNU Snowboards
The new boards for 2021-22 are:
Exiting 2021 GNU Snowboards
The 2021 boards that aren't returning with a 2022 model:
All 2022 GNU Snowboards by Category
Below I have categorized GNU's 2021-22 lineup. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how GNU might label them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
GNU BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
GNU PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
GNU ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
GNU AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
GNU ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
GNU FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
GNU POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
GNU SPLIT BOARDS
GNU YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2022 GNU snowboards.
Quite a bit of change and an overall reduction of models, with 8 dropping out and 4 new ones coming in.
Out with the Old
From the men's side the Mullair/Essential Service, Billy Goat, 4 T2B and Carbon Credit all drop out (though the latter is essentially the new GWO).
From the women's side the Klassy and Whip are gone.
The kids' semi-gloss is also gone, but with one of the sizes moving under the Gloss.
In with the New
The new Banked Country goes a ways to replacing the hole left by the Mullair/Essential Service and Billy Goat.
Whilst you might think the Essential Service would be a replacement for the 2021 Essential Service, in reality it's quite a different board.
Though certainly not the same board, the new Ravish fills the gap left by the outgoing Klassy.
Changes to Existing Boards
No major changes for the existing boards, but a few tweaks and sizing changes, such as:
- The Head Space drops it's 152W size
- The RC C3 gets 2 new sizes - 158W and 162W
- Core of the Gremlin looks to have changed from Balsa/Aspen/Paulownia to Aspen/Paulownia
- Gremlin gets 3 new sizes - 148, 152 & 158
- The Hyper Kyarve was renamed simply the Hyper, but is otherwise identical
- The Gloss steals the 130 size from the outgoing semi-gloss
- The B-Nice looses it's asymmetry but is otherwise identical
- Barrett gets new size - 155
I was able to test a good number of GNUs 2022 collection and I'll release my reviews for those through the year.