Out of this world performance.
We're not sure if the folks at Burton used hard work and innovation to design the X-Base EST Snowboard Binding, or if they just sold their souls to the devil, but this light-as-a-feather binding incorporates space-age materials and a leave-the-fluff-behind EST baseplate to roll out a responsive, lightweight feel that'll make you feel like you're flying. The combination of a single-component EST baseplate, lightweight 50:50 carbon fiber/nylon composite highback, and cushy, secure straps ensure that your day on the mountain is spent in total comfort and control.
Dispelling the notion that the baseplate has to be one of the heaviest parts of a binding, Burton made this one using a carbon-fiber blend for an ultralight feel and dampened yet consistent response that dominates the entire mountain. That, paired with the lightweight and responsive Carbon Composite Ultra Highback, gives these bindings a noticeable weight reduction while increasing their strength. Meanwhile, ThinBED Cushioning gets you as close to your board as possible while still softening impact.
The Hammockstrap ankle strap is cored out to keep it lightweight, and it has a nylon strip running down the center that gives you a direct connection to your board at all times. Plus, the laterally supportive shape is reversible to allow you to choose between power or mobility. The Gettagrip Capstrap is made of grippy rubber and has a 3D-curved, triple-axis construction to deliver extra support and a firm hold when charging hard all over the mountain. Double Take buckles use tracking teeth and Insta-Click engagement to increase cranking power, resulting in both greater strength and easier usage. Flex Slider technology makes the ankle straps move out of the way to allow you to step into the bindings without obstruction.
- An ultralight, strong, and responsive all-mountain binding
- Stiff flex for enhanced support and power
- Carbon blend baseplate is featherweight and hyper-reactive
- Carbon composite highback is ultralight and responsive
- Hammockstrap provides direct connection at all times
- ThinBED cushioning won't inhibit board feel
- Flex Slider keeps strap out of way when stepping in
- Works exclusively with Burton Channel snowboards
- Item #BUR01MR
- Q & A
Burton's Stiffest Binding
I've used the X-Base Re:Flex & EST and these are Burtons top binding for the guys looking for one of the stiffer options. It'll be these and the Genesis X's but these win out for being the stiffest with the Burton Diodes going away. Overall these were highly responsive and the carbon highback really helps keep these light weight while maintaining the stiffness. For me these are just a tough too stiff. But great for the guy that wants a stiff binding for all-mountain riding.