I just bought a Yes Basic 155 on saturday and took it out on sunday. I took it down groomers and some powder runs. Also took it on a run through the park and did a couple jumps and rails. I like the board a lot. I haven't rode an GNU CC so I can't tell you how to compares. I think if you buy it you won't be disappointed. I don't know what bindings to recommend because I'm looking for bindings myself. I rode it with Burton Customs because I had a pair lying around. Unfortunately I couldn't use my Mavalvittas because they are EST.