- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 5
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £175 / €199
After shelling out hundreds of pounds for the perfect snowboard, many a snowboarder has been tempted to then go for a lower-priced pair of bindings. It’s understandable, if not always highly recommended (a bit like buying supermarket own-brand tonic to go with your expensive premium spirit).
If it’s the right call for you, though, the Burton Custom snowboard bindings are as fine an example of a low-priced pair as you could hope to find. While they might not have the tech chops of their premium stablemates, their reliability has long been proven.
“While they might not have the tech chops of their premium stablemates, their reliability has long been proven”
The construction of the Burton Custom bindings is undeniably simpler than the big B’s average, but that’s no bad thing. You can put all of your faith in the polycarbonate chassis, and comfort is assured thanks to the plush ankle strap and boot-hugging toe strap.
The relatively mellow flex will definitely find more favour with the surfy-turns crowd. Freestyle fans will like them too, although they wouldn’t be the first choice of anyone who can boost ten feet out of the pipe.
They’re rounded off with an all-EVA footbed that’s the foundation of any good cushioning system – naturally there’s a bit of difference between the Re:Flex version and the Channel-compatible EST variant, but both flavours of Burton Custom offer up a wealth of performance, without the need for the actual wealth.