- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 6
- Entry System: Step On
- Price: £229 / €259
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.