Gnu Ladies Choice
Yes. Hel Yes - Women's
Arbor Swoon Rocker
Never Summer Aura
GNU Klassy
Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $579.95 at Backcountry$499.95 at Amazon$459.95 at REI
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Overall Score
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Pros Unmatched pop, great edge hold, supremely stableFantastic all-around board, great in powderTons of pop, super playfulGreat stability, tons of floatGreat value, supremely stable at high speeds
Cons Not the best board for powderNot the best beginner boardDoesn’t have the best edge hold, could be more stableSecond-rate pop, so-so playfulnessNot as much pop as other boards
Bottom Line Earning one of the top scores we have seen to date, we highly recommend this boardThis is one of our absolute favorite all-mountain boardsThe Swoon is a super fun playful board but it lacks the stiffness if you really want to send itThis stiffer big mountain board is great for carving or for anyone who likes to scream down groomersIf you want a top-notch all-mountain board without paying a premium price, the Klassy is the one for you
Rating Categories Gnu Ladies Choice . Hel Arbor Swoon Rocker Never Summer Aura GNU Klassy
Edge Hold (25%)
9
9
7
9
8
Powder Performance (20%)
8
9
8
9
8
Stability (20%)
9
9
6
9
9
Playfulness (20%)
9
9
8
8
8
Pop And Jumping (15%)  
10
9
9
8
8
Specs Gnu Ladies Choice . Hel Arbor Swoon Rocker Never Summer Aura GNU Klassy
Shape Asymmetrical Directional Directional twin Directional Directional
Camber/Rocker Hybrid Hybrid Rocker Hybrid Hybrid
Flex 4/10 6/10 3-5/10 6-8/10 6.5/10
Tested Length 148.5 155 148 150 155
Measured Weight (Tested Length) 5.6 lbs. 5.4 lbs. 5.8 lbs. 5.7 lbs. 6.2 lbs.
Available Lengths 142.5, 145.5, 148.5, 151.5, 153.5 146, 149, 152, 155 144, 148, 152, 156 143, 146, 148, 150, 152, 155, 157 145, 148, 151, 155
Construction Type Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich
Core Material Aspen/ Colombian Gold/ Polonia (Wood) Wood Single Malt Core (Poplar Wood) NS SuperLight Wood Core Aspen/ Paulownia
Waist Width 24.2 24.5 23.6 23.7 24.7
Radius 8.2/7.9 7.3 7.4 7.42 8
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