Living the bad life has never felt so good.
The Burton Malavita Re:Flex Snowboard Binding is what you get when the king of binding innovation decides to build the ultimate park binding. Re:Flex technology keeps the binding bending with the board, instead of creating dead-spots in the flex pattern. There's the asymmetrical heel strap and comfortable Capstrap toe strap, and the AutoCANT padded footbed doesn't hurt either. You can run the highbacks straight up for jibbing freedom, or crank up the forward lean for extra heel edge control. But it's the Heel Hammock that really sets the 'Vita apart. By using a rubberized web, you get insane heel-hold, without having to crank down on your straps, and that means more control and comfort every time you drop in.
- Canted Zero-Lean Hi Back with Heel Hammock
- Re:Flex baseplate with 30% short glass/nylon construction
- Removable AutoCANT FullBED cushioning system
- Reactstrap asymmetrical heel strap
- Gettagrip Capstrap toe strap
- Smooth Glide buckles
- Tool-free forward lean adjust
- Compatible with 3 and 4 hole snowboards
Share your thoughts
Are these good enough to be an all-around...
Are these good enough to be an all-around binding? I know they are park/freestyle focused, but they're a 6/10 stiffness. I like my park days but I like to hit the groomers/pow just as much. Thoughts?
I have women's boots size 8, but accidently...
I have women's boots size 8, but accidently bought this men's binding size M. Would they fit? Do I need to exchange to size S?
My girlfriend rocks a pair of men's k2 bindings and there is nothing wrong with that. If you are in Women' size 8 there is a chance you could get these to work out in the mediums but you are likely going to have to size down to the smalls.
When your binding comes in and if they don't work out please give us a call and we can set you up with the size small.
Would you recommend the winged highback...
Would you recommend the winged highback or just the regular on these bindings (I do a lot of park)
I also ride park and I like the winged ones, especially since they come in a sweet navy and gold colorway. But mostly since the wing makes it easier to control presses in my opinion. You can really push your front foot down and under since the wing sits right on your boot.
Great Lightweight bindings
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are awesome lightweight bindings, great for the park but can really handle any terrain. They seem very durable with great construction and nice padding on the straps, which is pretty true of most Burton bindings. Like another reviewer said, you unfortunately can't adjust the bindings through the baseplate holes, like moving them a little bit more inward or outward like you can in many other bindings, but that's probably the only negative. Other than that, the Malavitas are a great purchase and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a lightweight durable binding!
i'm thinking of getting the malavitas, but...
i'm thinking of getting the malavitas, but i have union forces right now, should i stick with the forces or get these?
I would personally go with the Burtons, I had forces a few seasons ago and they are great bindings, but the Malavita's are better. The toe strap fits better, the ratchets are smoother and easier to remove. And with these they have the hammock system which makes your boot fit better inside the highback. My 2 cents.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These bindings are sick, I have the all black 12/13 models, but nothing has changed with this years. I love these bindings, cruising around the mountain or stomping around in the park, they handle it all. The winged highback makes pressing and butters a breeze. Burton also has a great warranty policy so if anything breaks that isn't abuse related they replace it quickly and easily. (I seem to beat up ratchets on any binding for some reason) The ReFlex baseplate is pretty cool and gives your board a more consistent flex pattern because the baseplates also flex. The only bad thing I can say about this binding is I'm not a fan of the hammock system in the highback. It "worked" great with "worked" being the keyword. For some reason mine got torn up and broken within a season's worth of use. This isn't a big deal though because the highback still works as a regular highback just no hammock system effect. My local board shop said that they have never seen anything like that and have talked to the Burton rep in the Rockies about it, so I should hear more about that. I would have given 5/5 stars if the hammock had lasted at least 1+ season.
how do you take the sole out in order to...
how do you take the sole out in order to attach them to the snowboard
You can pop out the AutoCANT FullBED cushioning system on the heel side of the binding. You will need to apply a little pressure, but it will come loose.
Chillin in the Hammock
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Right off the bat, these really are great bindings. I rode the winged highbacks, which doesn't add a whole lot, but they are fun. These bindings really stand out, though, through the Heel Hammock. It will really hold your foot down well, and helps a lot with keeping those ladders from getting chewed up- which is awesome. My biggest gripe doesn't have to do with these bindings in particular, it's across the whole board with Burton Re:Flex bindings. The Re:Flex baseplate does not allow for many stance options- basically you can put them in the pre-drilled holes in your board, but no fine tuning. Which is a bummer, as few people's stances really fall into that area. Overall, I did like the bindings though. They seem well built and ride well- great for a ride in the park.