For the aggressive rider who likes to get weird in all terrain, the GNU Mutant Snowboard Bindings are your new best friends. Full support and solid response is brought to you by the FT-2 Lightweight Aluminum Baseplate, as well as the FT-4 Asym Highback. Comprex ankle and toe straps lock your boots in for a solid ride, and can easily be adjusted with the Micro Buckle technology. Strap in and get weird with the GNU Mutant Snowboard Bindings.
Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) 8
FT-2 Lightweight Aluminum Baseplate This baseplate is an engineering achievement of hyper cored aerospace aluminum, stamped and formed for mind reading response and unmatched light weight. This baseplate enables Mervin to make one of the lightest bindings in any category.
Comprex Grip Toe Straps Oversized surface area for extra stability and control. Compression window allows shape to conform and flex under the high loads for increased comfort. Lower rubber strap conforms to the shape of your boot for an extra secure grip.
Comprex Ankle Straps Extra large surface area provides maximum support while a compression window absorbs any boot biting pressure.
Micro Buckle With the Micro Buckle, a rider can easily adjust strap tension on the go.
FT-4 Asym Highback Designed for instant response, delivering the most precise edge-to-edge control. The radial shape and added surface area creates a comfortable and supportive highback. Inward slanting highback angles create bio-correct ergonomic support.
Triple Dampening Wrap Shock and Vibration Absorption System
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Comments about GNU Mutant Snowboard Bindings 2015:
Had both flow and k2 rear entry and these are by far better all the way around. Super fast in and out. Well made. Pretty light and adjustable.
Comments about GNU Mutant Snowboard Bindings 2015:
You may notice the headline and some contradictory pros/cons. Let me explain. I currently own and have used (several times already) the new Mutant, and I previously owned, and totally abused K2's CTX model. Here are my thoughts. And this is keeping in mind that after my K2's I thought that the Mutants could only be that much BETTER being from GNU.
The Mutant has a great footbed, pretty good highbacks, amazing straps, are pretty responsive, and super stiff. This would get you thinking "That sounds amazing! Sign me up!". But there ARE potential problems... problems that are actually the entire point OF making a rear entry binding. And they can be deal breakers. They are for me, and I'm looking to swap back to K2's or even Flow rear entry's for my resort bindings now.
The Mutants might be great for someone who doesn't really like their ankle straps very tight, but if you do this is the scenario that plays out from chairlift to ride: You slide into the bottom, you fold your rear leg's highback down and the ankle strap pops open making your foot easier to rip out. So far so good. You go to pop that "pressure release latch" on your front foot... It's nearly impossible with gloves. It'll tear the heck out of them. Even with no gloves that stupid little pyramid is just not going to happen. So now you choose a bloodless foot OR unlatch and release the ratchet "erasing" your "setting" OR pop your front highback down so it cams the "release" and then you snap the highback back up. So becoming a hassle... You ride the chair and get off at the top. You step into your rear binding and flip the HB up super easy (it IS easier than the CTX's) Awesome! But now you've got two "release" systems to snap down (Front AND Rear), and the very act of bending over flexes your boot, which puts pressure on the strap which has now made it nearly impossible to operate and latch this system at all. So ummmmmm now we're thinking of sitting down again?!? Or wasting a good 15 seconds of blind riding to fiddle with them on the move?!? Ridiculous.
In short, the entire "release" system is terrible IF you like your ankle tight. If you ride with it snug-ish, then I suppose you're probably fine. But then why buy such an expensive binding...
In comparison with the K2's: at the bottom to release pressure you just popped whatever pressure was on the the buckle for some "relief" like a standard binding and it's super easy to make 2 clicks at the top or even while on the move. And the rear leg is ONE step. Flip the HB up and DONE. No adjustment ever needed. The only flaw was that after cranking and beating on them for over a season I broke a handle on one ratchet... I'm going to replace that ratchet if possible.
The straps and some elements are "nicer" on the Mutants (ex higher-grade material and build quality), but then the entire system is just so "janky" that I've already listed them. Am entirely unsatisfied with the GNU Mutant.
When I had the CTX's and I rode with skiers they never even noticed I was a snowboarder is respect to chairlift dismount-to-ride-time or skating-a-flat-to-ride-time. Using the Mutants I'm almost as slow as using straps...