Choosing the Gnu Choice Men's Snowboard Binding is an easy decision. It crushes everything from pipe to pow thanks to an ultralight and responsive aluminum baseplate and an asymmetrical highback that is designed to work with your leg for better control and less fatigue. It also has the Easy Rider entry which makes it a breeze to get in and out of your binding so you're not always wasting precious shredding time fiddling with straps and buckles.
The Choice binding starts with Gnu's lightweight FT-2 aluminum baseplate. The hyper-cored aluminum baseplate is stiff, responsive, and extremely lightweight. The cored, ergonomic FT-3 Asym Highback is matched perfectly with the baseplate's flex, which Gnu rates an 8 on its 1 to 10 scale. The triple-damping shock-absorption system that's built into the baseplate takes the edge off big drops and flat landings. Gnu's Comprex toe and ankle straps feature a large area to spread shock and absorb binding pressure. Gnu also added its Micro Buckles, which allow you to quickly adjust strap tension.
As with all of Gnu's bindings, the Choice is equipped with the Easy Rider Speed Entry Binding System. The highback reclines for quick entry and exit, so you only need to adjust the straps once and then you're good to go all season. If, for some reason, you do need to make some minor adjustments, it also has a micro-adjustment buckle for on-the-fly tweaks. The auto-open lever makes entry and exit even easier by opening automatically once the highback is lowered. Finally, the binding has a pressure relief button that reduces strap tension quickly on the fly for instant comfort with no hassle.
- Stiff flex (8 out of 10 on Gnu's scale)
- FT-3 mid-stiff asym highback
- FT-2 Hyper Cored lightweight aluminum baseplate
- Triple-damping baseplate
- Canted footbed
- Comprex extra-large ankle and toe straps
- Micro buckles with pressure relief button