Burton continue to evolve some of their key products for the 2020/21 season, with particular highlights in the Family Tree Line and upgraded models in the men’s Cartel and women’s Lexa bindings.
Then, of course, there are the Step-On bindings. Some people swear by them, others avoid them like the pla… oh, bad timing. They have polarised the masses and occasionally seem to bring out the inner engineer in a select few, who explain how the product does not work, never has worked, never will work and also that they have, in fact, never tried them before.
For those who swear by them, or for those who were curious but just waiting for a more responsive model to hit the shelves, the new Step-On X binding is made from a carbon fibre/nylon blend will be available for the coming season.
“The big news from the snowboard side of things comes from the Family Tree range. Four new decks have been added, the Sensei, Big Gulp, Pow Wrench and Straight Chuter”
The big news from the snowboard side of things comes from the Family Tree range. Four new decks have been added, the Sensei, Big Gulp, Pow Wrench and Straight Chuter – the latter two, along with the Hometown Hero, will also be available in split versions. All models in this series are now also gender-neutral, focussing on the terrain they’re designed for over the person who’s riding them.
The Skeleton Key – a recent addition to Burton’s family but an instant favourite among its riders – gets an additional specced up “Mystery” model for the coming season. The Killroy Directional also gets a bit of a revamp into the all-new Killroy Pow.
For the conventional bindings, Burton’s two all-time favourites – the men’s Cartels and the women’s Lexa’s – now also come in an ‘X’ version. These feature a lighter and stiffer construction along with an upgraded highback for increased connectivity and response.
Take a look below for a preview of some of the other hardgoods for Burton’s 20/21 season and stay tuned for more in-depth reviews dropping in our Buyer’s Guide later this year.