Chocolate pizza. Bathtub moonshine. The sight of Batman and Superman punching each other for three hours. Some things seem like a great idea on paper, only to end up a monstrous disappointment.
For a long time, you could also file step-in bindings in that category. While everyone wanted a quicker transition, few were happy with the extra stiffness and weight that a step-in system entailed. They certainly had their fans – a few dusty setups unearthed in the shop I worked at back in 2010 were snapped up by fanboys for an eye-wateringly large sum – but the consensus was that the two-strap system was still the one to beat.
However, that could be about to change. Burton have announced a new ‘Step On’ system for 2017. Our colleagues at Onboard spied Terje trying it out in Riksgransen last spring, and with the big man speaking highly of its performance, we knew that we’d better expect a comeback.