riz4573719 wrote a review of Burton Mission EST Snowboard Binding on April 19, 2011
I purchased these bindings after switching back and forth from rental Ride bindings and Burton Cartel bindings. Most of the other reviews are spot on when they say that the Missions are just a step down in stiffness from the Cartels. They are perfect for me because although I like stiff bindings for increased responsiveness, the surfer side of me wants to have just a bit more flex in them to pull off those nice wide Shralps in the pow pow. The canted highbacks are great as the make the bindings feel more ergonomically appropriated to the skate/surf stance. I wasnt really a fan of how the Cartels would make you "lean" forward, but if you have a more aggressive style I would choose the Cartels. The missions are great for first time bindings, or even if you're a beginner looking to progress into some new gear. The straps can feel a little tight at times but they are pretty easy to adjust on the fly. After a few laps smashing down the mountain its pretty quick to forget about. Rather have them nice and snug than too loose. The EST setup make adjusting the bindings super easy, probably pne of the most innovative ideas Burton has put out. Plus lime green looks badass. :) great binding if you know what you are looking for.