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Burton Step On 2018-2019 Snowboard Bindings Review

Now that the hype has died down, a clearer picture of the Burton Step On snowboard bindings has emerged. Other than one minor teething problem with the heel cleat on the boots, its initial limited release appears to have gone down a storm.

So it’s back for more, of course, and the system has been left unchanged. A full breakdown of the Burton Step On system can be found here, so we’ll keep it brief; get the heel cleat of your boot into the highback, then press down on your toe edge to engage the anchor points. When you want to step out, a small lever at the side gets it done.

“Instead of heavy, rigid metal underfoot there’s some plush padding, and the highback is just as tech as what you’d find elsewhere in the B’s range”

The big advantage to previous step-in systems is the fact that the material directly under your foot is no different from a standard binding. Instead of heavy, rigid metal there’s some plush padding, and the highback is just as tech as what you’d find elsewhere in the B’s range.

A Step On version of the Burton Ion has been added to the men’s range this year, joining the Ruler and Photon. As before, female riders have the choice of the Felix and the Limelight.

For the first time, there’s also a kids’ version of the Burton Step On bindings available this year. It’s a great idea, given that young ‘uns have more trouble with fidgety ratchets than just about anyone. There were none available in time for our kids’ snowboard test, but if they work as well as the adult version then expect your grom to love them.

Tester’s Verdict

Tom Copseyonboardmag.com

“The inherent physics of being locked in by the heel cleat and the two forefoot clips, means there’s a tonne of drive and response powering you through turns whichever boot you choose.

“I can now report that after several days’ riding in deep, light Laax pow with them, they definitely work in fresh snow”

Getting in/out hasn’t changed since year one so everything we wrote about the pros and cons of the system still stand, however I can now report that after several days’ riding in deep, light Laax pow with them, they definitely work in fresh snow. Perhaps not quite as well as regular bindings in such conditions, but I had no harder time getting in after hiking around than my two-strapped compadres.

Though the jury might still be out for apex-level shredding, for regular-level riders whose feet fit the boots, like the idea of convenience and don’t mind dropping the cash required for the system, they are perfect.”

Tester’s Verdict

Matt Higsonsnowboard-asylum.com

“This system is worth it for the head-turning and jealousy of your mates when you get off the lift and nab the first line of fresh before them.

“Once you have mastered putting your heel into the system first, it’s very easy to get in and out”

I’ve been riding the Step-On bindings with the Burton Process and they’ve worked flawlessly. Once you have mastered putting your heel into the system first, it’s very easy to get in and out, and feels very secure when you’re riding.

Only downside – if you don’t fit a Burton boot you’ll struggle…. Not a problem for me, i’ve always ridden them.

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