Hello and welcome to this GNU Pro Choice review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Pro Choice as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Pro Choice a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other women's freestyle snowboards.
Board: GNU Pro Choice
Flex Rating: Medium-Firm
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 86.4/100
Compared to other Women’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 17 women’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Pro Choice’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Pro Choice’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Rocker but mostly camber. GNU's "C3" camber.
True Twin - Asymmetrical
Sintered (Sintered Knife Cut)
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Pro Choice Best Suited To?
The Pro Choice is a great choice either as a dedicated freestyle board, particularly if you like to go big for freestyle (think Jamie Anderson!) or an all-mountain-freestyle board.
It's a board that's a little more aggressive - without being super aggressive or anything - it's still got some playfulness to it.
Also a great option for anyone who needs a board that performs well in icy conditions.
Not for beginners, but should be fine for intermediate riders with good technique and great for advanced and expert freestyler's as well.
The Pro Choice in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Pro Choice is capable of.
Board: GNU Pro Choice 2022, 148.5cm (242mm waist width)
Date: April 9, 2021
Conditions: Snowing! Visibility around 70%
Temperatute -4°C (25°F) - so quite cold for April!. -9°C (16°F) with wind chill.
15kph (10mph) winds.
24 hour snow: 15cm (6") (and more snow while we were testing)
7 day snow: 20cm (8")
On Groomer: Was a little crunchy and even icy in patches to start, which was really surprising given the snow. But it was good in other patches. Then as the day wore on, the snow got softer and softer.
Off Groomer: Pretty good but a little crunchy with some icy patches on steeper slopes to start. As the snow kept falling it got better and better though, until it felt like a proper pow day by the end.
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 530mm (20.9″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 250mm (9.84")
Weight: 2640g (5lbs, 13oz)
Weight per cm: 17.78g/cm
Average Weight per cm: 17.12 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 20 women's boards that I've weighed in 2020, 2021 and 2022 models. The Pro Choice is a little heavier than normal but pretty close to normal. Jade found it to feel normal on snow.
Rider Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Rider Weight: 145lbs (66kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US6.5 Thirty Two Exit
Bindings Used: Burton Lexa, Medium
We only had a small amount of powder to play in - and the Pro Choice felt good in what we had, but not enough to feel how it would go in deep powder.
However, the specs are very revealing when it comes to deep powder performance and the Pro Choice wouldn't be great. Very little rocker in the profile and that rocker is between the feet, plus it's a twin - so no taper, no big nose or anything like that. Not made to excel in powder.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Great carver, particularly for a freestyle board. That camber dominant profile, definitely helped and it's not super soft or anything either.
Turning: Good spring out of turns and just felt like a nice balance between being easy to initiate turns on, but also gave back, when you pushed it, as well.
Maneuverability at Slow Speeds: More maneuverable than expected. Could get those shorter/sharper turns going well.
Skidded Turns: Not super punishing of skidded turns, but not super forgiving of them either.
This board can handle a good amount of speed and remain stable. Never going to be an out and out bomber, but that's not what it's made to be - but certainly enough speed for approaches to large jumps.
Crud: It can get a little bucked around in crud, but it's not something that gets thrown off super easy. When you do get thrown off a little, it's pretty easy to correct on.
Bumps: Nimble enough to weave well in between bumps and forgiving enough to hug the bumps going over (when not wanting to launch off them!).
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Great pop and just the perfect balance of everything, making it essentially the perfect jumping board.
Pop: Plenty of pop and that pop is easy to access. A lot of pop with little effort, but then still gives back a little more when you wind it up.
Approach: Nice and stable for faster approaches, but something that you can speed check and maneuver on easily for when you need to adjust or for those trickier side hit approaches.
Landing: Again strikes that perfect balance. It's solid enough that you can really stomp your landing on it. But it still has forgiveness when you get it wrong - so you can adjust a bad landing or hit the knuckle or an uneven landing off a side hit or the likes.
Side-hits: Good, easy pop, easy to maneuver on the approach and does well on uneven landings.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Everything! But seriously, medium to large is probably it's forte, but small jumps are just as good, really.
As good as it gets. This thing is so good for riding switch.
Has it all really - nice easy pop for take offs, lands and sets up switch beautifully and pretty easy to get the spin around in the air.
A little stiff to be ideal for jibbing. But the setup and dismount are all good with the Pro Choice, so you can definitely jib with it, particularly if you're a seasoned jibber or if you're not a seasoned jibber, but not doing anything too complex.
Butters better than the average board, but just a little less buttery than the Pro Choice's sister board, the Ladies Choice.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The Pro Choice is a great semi-aggressive freestyle to all-mountain-freestyle deck that can handle the rest of the mountain almost as well as it does the park.
For the serious park rider or the intermediate all-mountain freestyle rider.
Not great for deep powder, but can handle icy conditions very well and shallow powder, soft-pack and hard-pack are all no problem for this board.
It's not easy on the wallet, but it has the performance to justify the price tag.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare the Pro Choice to other women's freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.