- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 6
- Entry System: Step On
- Price: £230 / €260
- BUY DIRECT FROM BURTON
Remember when the world was first introduced to the idea of Step On bindings? If we’re being completely honest, we weren’t too convinced about the concept at first – it was new (and we all know how snowboarders feel about change) and only the thought of looking down at your feet, only to realise you’ve gone and lost your straps, made us feel slightly anxious. Well, Burton proved us wrong, and the Step On success story continues.
If you still haven’t completely managed to wrap your head around how this technology actually works, let us break it down for you. There are three contact points inside the binding, two in the front and one in the back. First, get your heel into the highback and then press down your toe edges to engage the anchor points. As ridiculous as it sounds, stepping into the Step On’s isn’t as easy as you’d think so be sure you do it right, otherwise, you’re guaranteed to have a dreadful time trying to make turns.
“As ridiculous as it sounds, stepping into the Step On’s isn’t as easy as you’d think so be sure you do it right”
Despite the different entry system, the bindings are as good as any Burton bindings. They’ve got a soft responsive baseplate and an easily adjustable strong highback, making the Step On’s ideal for the all-round riders. In addition to that, the bindings are also compatible with all the major mounting systems out there, so you don’t have to own a Burton board in order to enjoy them.
Burton’s still got monopoly on the Step On market, so if you’re considering switching from strap in to step on you might want to try out the Step On boots first, just to be sure there’s a model to fit the needs of your precious feet. We all know how fun it is to be stuck with a pair of boots that make your feet feel like they’re being tortured.