|Entry Method:||Conventional Strap, ComforTEC|
|Ankle Strap:||3D Profile|
|Toe Strap:||Toe Cap|
|Baseplate:||Polycarbonate, UniTEC Pro baseplate|
|Baseplate Warranty:||1 Year|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Artec Gus Snowboard Bindings
Influenced by Gus Engle, Artec has designed the Gus binding specifically to suit the needs of the man himself. This incredibly comfortable and convenient binding explores the freedom of no high-backs that many riders are choosing to implement today. What this binding lacks up high, it makes up for down below. Artec's Gus Pad on the heel cup fills in the gaps and creates an optimal fit between your boots and bindings. These street inspired bindings are light in weight and in price. If you don't want a high-back, don't pay for one. Get the Gus.
The binding material is made of a solid plastic composite, not the cheaper material of other bindings. I was also worried that this binding would consists of screws and other hardware that could loosen throughout the day. The only screws to be found on the binding are located on the disc which attaches to the board. I have used these bindings for a few days and have had no doubts regarding the structural integrity of the Artec Gus binding.
I do feel the no-back allows for more freedom. Maybe it's more subconscious than an actual feeling of freedom; but this 'feeling' allows for more agility and control.
I always check/tighten screws a couple times a day when I shred.