Less weight and more response than ever before.
Super stiff and seriously lightweight—the Burton C60 Snowboard Binding takes on everything from Alaskan steeps to the world's biggest terrain parks with supreme confidence. The baseplate uses a blend of carbon fiber and nylon with a dampening material for 50% reduced weight and a more comfortable ride than ever before. Gapless baseplate padding and G3 gel cushioning keeps you from rattling the teeth out of your head when you touch down after a 50-footer. The Living Hinge highback's ergonomic shape ensures an angle precisely adjusted to your needs. Burton also added an Ultra Capstrap toe strap to really lock in your feet and help you squeeze out every bit of your board's performance. - Fall 2008.
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dont bother with all the other reviews the reason the c60s break for them is they dont know how to take care off them....iv been thrashin up the parks with these puppys since they came out and they still fell like they just came out of the box the responce you get from these is OUTSTANDING!! you will never go back to your old ones ever...sure the paint chips a bit ond the toe straps where out but hey you get that with and binding and the price is a bit more but to be compleatly honest i would have paid way more for the performance you get out of them.But dont just take my word for it try it out for your self!
BREAKS REALLY EASILY
ok so this bindings high back sucks mega balls.they snap super easy, broke 2 on the after having them a total of a week. have had 3 people come into the shop to have us send it back to burton for warranty but that lasts only 1 year so what are you gonna do after that? it rides well when it works and the new toe strap is butter but thats all, if you buy this binding you are a loser... go romes, go rides, go flux go union. do not go c60.....
Road these all year long in Alaska and had a blast. No problems no breaks.
nothing even comes close
dont buy these just because they are the best, try em once and you will be more than stoked. It's my 4th pair
Looks nice, great control and light weight
It is a great binding. Super light weight and good looks (the blue one). I mounted this on my GNU CHB 07 to replace my Flow pro. My whole setup was significantly lighter. I was going down the slop with much more speed and easier take-off when I tried the jumps. These bindings do supply a better control and boots-hold in comparing to my Flow Pro.
Before I purchased this binding, I read a lot of review about the highback snaps while getting on and off the lift chair. Therefore, I always make sure my highback was folding down before I sat on the chair lift. I have been using these bindings for 4 days and highbacks are still in perfect condition. The only little issue I had was that the highbacks are so long that they are about 2-3 inches over the side edge when they are folding down. When I push myself forward with my back leg, my back leg always got tripped by the folding-down highback. I just need to adjust to a new way to propel myself.
Overall, I love these bindings and I did not spend the whole $399 on these. That makes me REALLY happy.
Stiff & Light
I'm not a fan of Burton bindings, in fact, I mostly hate them. The C60, however, rides very well. It's got stiffness like a Ride ATV (SPi, CAD, NRc) binding but is much, much lighter.
What's very annoying on a pair of $400 bindings is that the 4-hole disc isn't padded. I know Burton is trying to get you to use the 3-hole disc (which is padded) and buy Burton-branded snowboards, but this isn't the type of game that Burton should be playing at the $400 price point. Burton: stop playing stupid games and give riders what they want.
Burton has made some great improvements since my previous P1 Carbon bindings.
Broken after two season
I ride often, 20-30 days per year, and these only lasted 1 1/2 seasons. The back of the base cracked right through, completely broken. I've ridden on them since and they are not as responsive. This was the back binding. To be clear, the loop around the heel of the boot broke at the rearmost point. Despite saying all over the web that these are carbon fiber, ONLY the highback is carbon fiber. Everything else is plastic with a sticker over it that has a carbon fiber weave graphic. They are excellent bindings otherwise, lightweight and sturdy. I paired them with a T6, a good match.
need for speed?
i just grabbed the black c60s and i'm happy to report they are the sickest!!! i'd been riding old school Burton P1.HDs and they were $, but after i screwed on these badboys i never realized what a difference 5 years of technology makes. these are SO light and responsive that my first few runs i was applying the same amount of carve i'd been used to and found myself going over BOTH edges. a few runs later, i settled into their ease of effort and have been destroying it since. not to mention, my board is WAY lighter to carry now. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended.
for those of you reading all the reviews, don't let the negative feedback give you the wrong impression. all the talk of the highback breaking is due to their stupidity. any binding, regardless of brand or performance, will run the risk of breaking if the highback is left upright when loading/unloading. if you drop your stick flush on the highback, it runs the risk again. burton, flow, ride, drake, flux; they all can break in some place in some manner. basically, i'm saying that if you're not retarded, these bindings will prove to be the best set in your lineup. i've been riding these bindings since they made the transition from the cfx to the c14 to the c16 and finally to the c60. that's 9 years on 6 different bindings (i still have my c14 set). all have performed perfectly over 50-100 day seasons and i swear by them. period.
I love them. They are as comfortable as CO2s I had before, but more responsive, appeared to match nicely my (stiff) Lib-tech MTX Original board. By the way, if you're spending a lots of time in the park they're likely not for you...
good binding, cheap quality
First pair i got was last year (cherry wood/white) they somehow broke when i dropped my board after having them for 3 days and not even getting to ride them. Second pair has been nice comfy straps, and ultra responsive. im just scared they will break again.
07/08 Model Cheery White
Be very careful on the hi-back as others have mentioned. My snap on first day first run. I don't think mine got hit by the chair lift either, it just broke. The hi-backs are just easy to break.
Obviously for $400 these bindings are going to provide one sick ride, until the high back just snaps off. I've never been sicker than when I looked down and saw $400 dollars shattered on the snow
Great Bindings, decent craftsmanship (not great). I had the 07/08 white/cherrywood C60's and noticed exposed yellow glue in areas (more to do with looks then functionality). Highback cracked after two years (about 20 days riding). Super stiff and light, but hard to justify the price
very lightweight so a good choice if your into hiking to get some fresh turns. Have held up well, owned and ridden hard for two years straight. As with all bindings - the straps will eventually weaken and break ( plastic ), those with experience know this - so doesn't hurt to have extra replacement straps just in case your out there on a powder day and end up breaking your strap. Hopefully Burton will manufacture more durable plastic in future - keep in mind that I do crank down my straps hard so that I'm tight on the board.
Control from these bindings is excellent. 06' version I think.
My favorite strap binding, but I've broken a few pair
to be fair though break a lot of gear from a lot of different vendors, i charge hard. But The Pair I had two years ago broke withing two weeks, the chair lift breaks them if you don't remember to put your rear highback all the way down the chair will snap them when you sit down. Backcountry.com replaced them twice (same thing happened a month later) no problem and I gave up bought some team flows which are worth every penny off that 500 bucks btw, then I got another couple boards and needed a new pair for my burton vapor and I saw that they redesigned the high back so I got last years model , performance wise I'm very happy with them (and I usually remember to always put the high back down when getting o the chair but not always) I have put about 25 days on them and like the way they are super stiff and super lightwieght, and ULTRA RESPONSIVE!! I ride everyday and love my team flows but I must say, from a strictly performance standpoint, convenience aside, I think this is the best binding on the market for the advanced rider. They are a dream to operate, they never put any preasure points down in weird places and really really cinch down with a minimum of effort even with gloves on. I also like the chatter dampening they give you at high speeds. Yes they are expensive but that is relative too how much money you make I suppose, I think there worth every penny and I can really tell the difference when I ride lesser bindings. You put these on a lightweight board like the burton vapor or a T6 and you have a combo that is an extension of your body, you think, it happens, its that fast. downside is they really cant take a beating like a heavy drake binding can, which are just built sturdier.
I think they have improved the vertical stiffness/crush resistance to the point where its not a problem anymore.
Bought in 06
I have these bindings since 06. No problem except that I make have the replace the straps as they are getting worn from overuse :) The paint chipped off in spots, but they are well used. The bindings in combination with my vapour deck left for a comfortable easy ride. If the price is too much, and you want something that is similar, try the burton customs as an alternative. Otherwise, these bad boys are worth every cent!
Best binding ever!!
Nice and stiff. Wide highback. Excellent for freeriding. Tested the C60, CO2, P1 and Cartel myself. The C60 is definitely the better one. Unfortunately also the most expensive!
Ride every day if only to justify paying that much!
broke on 4th run
This is not a joke they back just snapped of the chairlift like it was nothing if you want to waste 400 why not just eat it?