If unrivaled response and an ultralight feel are what you demand in a binding, then you don't have to look any farther than the Burton Diode Re:Flex Snowboard Binding. Used by backcountry heavy-hitters Nicolas Mueller and Jussi Oksanen, the Diode harnesses the power of carbon fiber to shave weight while improving strength and response to create a binding that rides like no other.
The thin, minimalist highback is infused with carbon fiber to keep it stiff and supportive, and carbon fiber in the single-component baseplate reduces weight while creating lightning-fast response and a precise ride.
The Hammockstrap ankle strap is cored-out to keep it lightweight, and it has a nylon strip running down the center that gives you a direct connection to your board at all times. An over-the-toe design allows the Gettagrip Capstrap to lock down your boot securely without creating pressure points. New Double Take buckles have teeth on both sides to make clicking in faster and smoother, not to mention more secure. Finally, it has a FullBED footbed with minimal EVA cushioning to absorb shock from harsh landings and uneven terrain without compromising board feel.
- Carbon fiber Zero-Lean highback with FLAD
- The Hinge heelcup system
- Dual-Component Re:Flex carbon fiber blend baseplate
- Removable ShredBED 3.0 cushioning
- Hammockstrap with Flex Slider
- Gettagrip Capstrap
- Double Take buckles with Insta-Click
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I didn't even make it through my 2nd time on the mountain with these before part of the toe strap snapped turning my very expensive bindings into very crappy bindings. I've been riding for over 15 years and I've never broken a pair of bindings before.
It also doesn't help that pretty much no one carries replacement straps for the new Burton bindings yet so I pretty much can't get it fixed. Backcountry told me to talk to Burton and the Burton factory store can't get me a replacement until January. Now I'm out three hundred bucks and I'm back to riding my old bindings.