My first board was the GNU wide. With crappy Ride LX bindings.
THings i hated about it-
2) HEEL cramps all the time, probably because its heavy
3) Stiff, my feet would feel every bump
I am currently riding a K2www Rocker NOT WIDE with mission bindings. Although my rear toe-strap does come off, i need to adjust/check every time i go down a hill. (I used my new board once)
I probably need to adjust it, but the lightness, the noncrampingness makes my riding experience much better.
With my old Wide board, i couldn't make it down a crappy trail at Wyndam wit my heels cramping up.
I rather check my bindings everytime, than to not finish a trail.