Space age tech for those who charge hard.
The Burton Diode Re:Flex Binding is the latest in Burton's lineage of insanely high performance carbon fiber bindings. The carbon fiber highback yields incredibly direct feedback, and the crazy-light, super-stiff carbon composite baseplate uses Re:Flex technology to enhance your board's natural flex. It gets better when you factor in the new Hammockstrap, which forgoes bulky padding in favor of an engineered rubber heel strap that's light and comfortable. The helical teeth and Insta-Click technology of the Double Take buckles provide solid heel-hold and precise adjustability. If you're looking for ultimate response and Skunk Works level tech, this is it. The Diode is dialed.
- Ultra-lightweight asymmetrical carbon fiber Hi Back
- Carbon fiber/nylon Re:Flex baseplate
- Re:Flex FullBED cushioning system
- Hammockstrap asymmetrical heel strap
- Gettagrip Capstrap toe strap
- Double Take buckles featuring Insta-Click
- Tool-free forward lean adjust
- Compatible with The Channel mounting system
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Not really sure about these new ratchets
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Burton continues to up the ante in the binding department year after year, unlike their boards which have become heavier, stiffer and have less feel over recent years. I have yet to get off the lift and get these tight enough without having to stop after 2 turns to tighten them down again. Could be a boot issue, but I think the new ratchets might be the culprit. That process of tightening after two turns might not be possible in the backcountry where you can't or don't want to stop after your first couple of turns. Until the rachet design becomes a standard, I'd hesitate bringing these bindings over seas or remote locations without bringing backup ratchets with me.
Inventing a new wheel
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I really wanted a better binding with good ratchets but these are not it if you want to ride real loose and stay out of the top of the mountains then these are for you as for me i wan t mine tighter then most also the rachets are not compatible with the old Burton rachet so if you break one you are sol i am going to send mine back
The child of the C60 and the CO2
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I tried to switch to Union's MC after coming off of a 2009 CO2 binding. I had to go back to Burton immediately. Burton's quality and simplicity and MY familiarity convinced me to back.
6' 2", 210 lbs, 11.5 foot (malamutes), lib T.Rice HP 164.5.
Light weight (but still noticeably heavier than Union MC)
Easy of adjustability (tool free!)
Cored out baseplate with more cushioning foam. Very stiff.
Amazing new ratchets/straps that make tightening a breeze. Release is effortless. The corkscrew design only helps with cranking, not holding the buckle in place.
Beautiful, professionally finished materials and look.
Ankle strap is more durable than it looks and creates ZERO pressure points.
FLAD on the highback again!
Not a feather, but still light.
FLAD takes He-Man strength to open up and adjust. Had to use a knife to leverage it open. Can't imagine doing this in the field on a cold day.
Toe strap with buckle is a little heavy and could be reduced in size/materials.
Ankle strap buckle ratchet is fixed to the strap (not removable). Break a buckle, have to replace the entire strap it appears...
Overall: If you remember 2004 C60 all carbon highbacks and recent version's of the CO2 regarding strength, flex, and weight, this fits nicely in between the two with a slight skew towards being a CO2 upgrade. Quality materials, new design and really superb adjustability. Perfect freeride bindings.