The Gnu Weird Men's Snowboard Binding will change your perception of how a binding should feel. It has a canted baseplate and footbed that may feel strange at first but that actually allow for a more natural stance that increases control and lessens fatigue. It also has an Easy Rider quick-entry system that will make you never want to deal with straps and ratchets again.
The Weird starts with Gnu's lightweight FT-3 nylon baseplate. The ergonomic FT-4 Asym Highback is matched perfectly with the baseplate's flex, which Gnu rates a 6 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 asymmetrical ankle strap and Thin Fit toe strap 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 Weird 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.
- Medium flex (6 out of 10 on Gnu's scale)
- FT-4 medium-flex asym highback
- FT-3 lightweight nylon baseplate
- Triple-damping baseplate
- Canted baseplate with padded footbed
- Asym inverted Tri-Panel extra-large ankle strap
- Thin-Fit oversized toe strap
- Micro buckles with pressure relief button