If you’re new to snowboarding or mainly looking to ride the park, it’s better to opt for a softer flex. These will be more forgiving and easier to tweak when doing tricks.
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BURTON STEP ON®
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BURTON STEP ON®
Burton Step On® is snowboarding's next evolution. Secure and ready for the entire mountain, the Step On® boot-to-binding connection offers unprecedented convenience and performance so that the moment you're ready, it's time to ride.
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You may have heard that Burton Step On™ is snowboarding’s next evolution. But what does that even mean?
We could tell you, but we’d rather let you hear it from the riders who’ve tried it. From pro snowboarders to magazine editors and industry leaders, everyone is raving about the most intuitive boot-to-binding interface. Here’s what they had to say about Burton Step On.
Burton Rapid Prototype Engineer, Chris Doyle proudly running the product of many years of research and development.
"I trusted Step On after the first run when I realized I had just charged choppy moguls at full speed with no straps and had no problems. "
“At no point did I feel too much or too little connection. It wasn’t loose, it wasn’t stiff. Honestly, I just felt like I was snowboarding.” – Pat Bridges, Creative Director, Snowboarder Magazine. Read the full review at SnowboarderMag.com
“Jake (Burton Carpenter) is convinced he snowboards better with it. It's designed to feel just like what you are used to.” – Chris Cunningham, VP of Product, Burton. Read the full interview at Transworld Business
How To Choose A Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Combo 0
Matching your set-up correctly
It’s important that your board, bindings and boots all match your ability level and preferred style of riding.
Your first priority should be to find a comfortable pair of boots. Ex: Burton Highline
Aggressive riders focused on speed, big jumps and quick turns should opt for a stiff boot. These offer more support and more instant response. Ex: Ride Insano boot.
Next up, the snowboard. Don’t judge them purely on looks or price. Again, the crucial factor is flex. Softer models are better suited to learning and tricks – especially rails – whereas advanced riders who are more interested in piste, pipe or powder should look for a stiffer flex.
The final piece of the puzzle is your bindings. If your focus so far is on freestyle then you should opt for a softer model to match the flex of your boots and board. Likewise, rigid bindings featuring aluminium or carbon are a good match for freeride set-ups.
It’s vital that your bindings are compatible with your chosen snowboard. The Burton EST range is designed exclusively for the Burton Channel system; these bindings will not fit on standard 4×4 inserts. On the other hand, most regular bindings featuring disk plates CAN ALSO fit the Channel system if required.
Now that you’ve made a selection, fix the bindings to the board, put on your boots and try strapping into your proposed set-up. Check that the sizing of the binding is correct and that the shape of the straps are a good fit for your boots – you don’t HAVE to buy everything from the same brand, but it’s worth considering matching the binding and boot.