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This is gonna feel a little weird at first ...

The Gnu Weird Men's Snowboard Binding will change your perception of how a binding should be. It has a canted baseplate and footbed that may feel strange at first, but it actually allows for a more natural stance that increases control and lessens fatigue. It also has a Fastec quick-entry system that will make you never want to deal with straps and ratchets again.

  • Fastec entry system features a reclining highback for quick entry and exit so you don't have to fumble with ratchet buckles
  • Symmetric highback is cored for light weight and a consistent flex
  • FT3 baseplate is canted to mimic natural leg position to reduce fatigue
  • EVA footbed with Shock Pads dampens vibrations and helps absorb harsh impacts
  • Asymmetric ankle strap increases medial flex while adding lateral support
  • Thin Fit toe strap is low-profile for a snug and secure fit
  • Chair Lift Relief button allows you relax the ankle strap pressure to keep your feet comfy on the lift

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1 5

Bad quality

Good Design. Terrible quality of materials. Both my and my wife's toe strap broke within the first couple of times using these bindings.

5 5

Hybrid Strap + Flow Bindings = Perfect!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I believe as most of the current GNU binding owners, I had Burton strap binding for 10 years before I changed to Flow for 5 years. I am now in the happiest mood where I no longer have to sit on freezing (or wet) snow to put on my bindings; rather, I can ride immediately with my skiing friends without them waiting!

It takes a bit of time to adjust it to the best position, but once it's done, you can fly at no time!

1 5

Fantastic until they broke in half.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got these from Backcountry at the first of the year and rode with them for around 10 days. Initially, I had a little difficulty setting them up as I am used to having everything locked down super tight with my bindings. The Gnus would not release when they were set up in an aggressive/tight configuration. After my initial frustration, I realized that setting the highbacks back a little and not over-tightening the straps allowed me to get in and out smoothly. It took a while to get used to riding a little loose, but I loved the feel and ride!
That is until the base on my front binding broke where the strap buckles to the base! One minute I'm cruising through the trees on 8 inches of fresh, then a POP and I'm suddenly loose and out of control. At first I thought that the buckle had just released, but then I looked down and saw the entire left side of my binding hanging free. I was extremely lucky to not have smashed into a tree or lose control and tumble down a cliff.
I limped my board down the hill with my front foot roped down and swapped out to an old pair of Burtons that I have ridden for years without problem.
The plastic used for these bindings is brittle and downright dangerous! I am 42 years old and not some crazy jibber that abuses his equipment. I just like to cruise through powder where I can find it. I would not recommend these bindings to anyone and will be looking at the K2 cinch instead.

4 5

great binding

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The quick entry alittle nicer then my flows. Binding offers great control and much less fatigue while riding

4 5

Good ideas needs a bit more exwcution

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Like the easy in out like my old flows. Like the way the strap loosens when binding opens
Don't like the way the strap seems to auto tighten as the inner rachet can't be locked in position. It keeps tightening.
Maybe I just don't know how to lock it?
Aside from that bindings are great!!

Responded on

I have also noticed this problem, If you just push down on the ratchet itself it should lock into place. If that doesn't work there is probably some ice stuck in there.

1 5

weird binding

They are hard to get into unless your on a level surface. Mine also broke the first day. The binding broke where the thickest part of the orange plastic is.

Should I get a M or S if I am a women's...

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Should I get a M or S if I am a women's 8.5?

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Should be M
http://www.evo.com/gnu-snowboard-binding-size-chart.aspx

4 5

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  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

too much hassle,still. it doesn't release enough to get your boots out,so you have to adjust the ankle strap everytime.hurts my back. the ankle straps are very comfy tho! I'll be trading for bent metals.

4 5

So far, so good

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Moved to these from Drake Fifty's. The Gnus are definitely faster to get in and out of, though it takes some getting used to. Not as fast as skis, but definitely faster than regular bindings. Now I have to wait for my buddies instead of the other way around.

The binding, itself, is more secure than the Drake, whose toe straps had a tendency to shift around. I liked the quick-release on the Gnus: not having to fiddle with tension adjustments every time was a real time saver. Furthermore, after one season, the ratchets on the Drakes were getting sticky. Won't need to deal with that anymore.

Ankle strap on Gnus were more comfortable than Drake's -- no hotspots. Binding was secure: there was no noticable heel lift.

Things I do not like about Gnus:
- highbacks/anklestraps do not fold down; takes up more space.
- the binding release lever takes considerable effort to open, and often snags mittens when closing.
- highback gets in the way of skating when down.
- release lever gets in the way of highback lowering if not opened all the way -- not really a big deal.
- tricky to get into on sloped terrain -- need room to open binding, and stability to step in.
- ankle strap quick-release can take some effort to open/close, depending on tension setting.
- toe strap clamps can come undone by contact with snow.
- requires above average flexibility to be able to bend down to open/close binding. Not for those with beer bellies.

FYI, I am a beginner/intermediate boarder, riding groomers, exclusively. I'm not that demanding about equipment, performance-wise. For what it's worth, the Gnus are working for me better than the Drakes.