Sets the freestyle standard.
The Burton Malavita EST Snowboard Binding sets the bar in hard-charging freestyle response, unmatched board feel, and ergonomic comfort, thanks to continual improvements in strap shapes and Burton's EST baseplate. Its mid-stiff flex is optimal for hard-charging freestyle riders looking to take their tricks to the entire mountain.
Standing for Extra Sensory Technology (EST), the binding's EST baseplate only mounts to Burton boards equipped with The Channel. This next-level mounting interface significantly increases board feel and response by removing the "dead spot" associated with a traditional mounting disc. This allows Burton to place low-profile B3 gel padding where it's needed most, smoothing out the binding's ride when you're hammering over choppy snow and coming up short on huge park kickers.
This binding gives you two highback options, which are essentially the same, except for the hinged design that wraps around your calves for extra leverage when you're pressing on rails, tweaking grabs, and buttering through the park. Go for the Reaper colorway if you'd like the extra leverage and control of a winged highback. Otherwise, the remaining colorways feature the same Canted Living Hinge highback. This highback features Burton's Living Hinge, which rolls laterally, much like you'd experience when snapping the tail of a skateboard. The end result is higher ollies and boosted freestyle performance when you're sending side-hits and park kickers.
New for this year, Burton upgraded the Malavita with its Asym Hammockstrap. Previously found only on the space-age Genesis, the Asym Hammockstrap removes all unnecessary materials for a lighter overall weight and better fit around your ankle. In fact, you'll find it snugly wraps around your ankle without the unwanted pressure points of thicker, heavier straps, thanks to its cored-out, 3D-curved design. Another update for this year, Burton overhauled the Capstrap, giving you the Super Grip Capstrap for a stickier, snugger fit for the utmost in response and comfort.
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If you've got any Burton, Malativa bindings, snowboard set up or any other gear questions, hit me up. Best way to contact me would be to email (please include the best phone number to call you at).
I've used these in the Re:Flex and EST and put these on the lower end of the mid-stiff spectrum in regards to flex. I put these just below the Genesis bindings in regards to flex. These are definitely a bit more oriented to the park/freestyle rider that wants a bit more give in their bindings without them being a pair of noodles. Overall they handle super well on hardpack and hitting kickers. I put these as Burton's truest "all-around" binding.
If you've got questions about compatibility or sizing, drop me an email and I'll see how I can help.
Shoot me an email anytime you have questions about these bindings or if you'd like to compare bindings or work on a full snowboard set up! Best way to contact me would be to email (please include the best phone number to call you at).