The Gnu Pickle PBTX Snowboard is what you get when the Gnu crew throws every assumption out the window to build the ultimate park oriented freestyle shred stick. It's built on a rocker profile and a twin shape, for unleashing your deepest jib fantasies. Plus, it has an asymmetrical sidecut that works in conjunction with your asymmetrical body. We're not sure where these guys come up with this stuff (seriously, how gross does a pickled banana sound?) but it works like a champ, so we're glad that they did.The Pickle is built on Gnu's PBTX rocker profile. That's another way of saying that there's rocker between the feet, with a flat/slightly cambered tip and tail. That nets you insane float and freestyle fun, with plenty of edge hold for ripping turns between hits. It's a true twin, so this pickle shreds switch just like it does regular. It gets better with Magne-Traction edges, which place seven strategic bumps along the edges. The bumps are bigger between the feet, which concentrates most of the grip there for a ride feeling that's really close to skateboarding. But the weirdest thing going on is the asymmetrical sidecut. Think about it, your body is symmetrical left to right, but it's asymmetrical front to back. That's why the Pickle runs a tighter sidecut on the heel edge, for responsive turns at a lower edge angle, and an open radius side cut on the toe edge, since you have more ankle articulation on toe side turns. We know, it sounds strange, but the Gnu crew have been revolutionizing snowboarding since the 70's, and those guys know what's up.The asymmetrical AP1 core uses a blend of Aspen and paulownia for light weight and snappy response. UHMW external sidewalls kick up the impact resistance. The sintered base runs fast like a cheetah, and holds a bunch of wax. Best of all, you can clear your conscience knowing that your snowboard was built with eco-friendly materials by snowboarders with jobs.