A Gnu snowboard was the first board I ever rode. A Gnu Dukester 144 I believe. I had a bunch of fun on the slopes of Brian Head, UT that day. I thought I was such a natural. Well 20 years later, I still snowboard, and I still like Gnu boards a lot. Gnu boards are out of the Mervin factory in Washington, which is probably the best snowboard factory in the good old USA, or in the whole wide world.