The Burton Triad—more cushion for the pushin'.
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I wish I could get my hands on another pair of these. I rode the snot out of mine until I finally broke a high back on a tree. Stupid fricking trees. Super cush, super responsive, super fun, super light.
Not for those who break things...
After an initial recommendation from a Burton rep., I decided to rock these bindings during the '07-'08 season. As a rider who tends to break lots of equipment, I must say that I was pretty disappointed with the Triads' construction. Although way light, and seemingly responsive, these bindings fell way short of my expectations and I broke the brittle highbacks within a week of riding them at The Bird. When my finances told me that a new set of bindings wasn't in the cards for the rest of the season, I rigged them with a set of old P1 backs and now they are sufficient, but certainly not worthy of sending solid big mountain lines with confidence. If you like to take laps in the park, and occasionally hit a cliff or two, buy the Cartels instead, otherwise do yourself a favor and get on some Rossi binders or some Flux stiffies. Your feet and your ego will thank you...
My favorite binding for 2008.
I have spent an entire season on these bindings at Snowbird. They are super comfortable, but still very responsive. The high back fits your boot really nicely, and the baseplate is just the right stiffness. ha The straps are luxury, you never get pressure points. You can really ride all day in these bindings and never get tired. With all the traversing you have to do at Snowbird to get to the goods, these are the bindings to have for sure.
Super comfy binding, and the white/gold binding is straight Cadillac pimpin. Love the binding but hate the fact that the high back adjustment broke before I even took it to the mountain! They are still 100% ridable, but i cannot adjust the high back. But, i love the looks, ride quality and feel, so they still get 4 stars.
the last bindings i had always froze and i ended up riding up lifts with both feet still strapped in, these bindings have already had 30 sessions in as many days and not one complaint!!!!!!!
Triad are weak plastic poo.
If you like tight, quick response don't waste your time with these. I tried them on a full day of pow in Tahoe. They ruined an otherwise epic day! They are very slow and hard to move. You need to use the whole body to get response. I have been riding for 12 years now and Burton seems to always let me down. I had to adjust 4 times to even make them ridable!
In their defense they are made for all-mountain which is why there is some flex. I just think they are much more geared towards park and pipe. They are definitely comfortable as advertised.
I got them for a great deal (Under 200) and still returned them.
I'm going for some Nitro P8's or Ride SPI's sorry Burton, but I have no love for you.
Burton Triad is Tight
What a good set of bindings....very responsive...no slosh no slack... it goes where I steer it... my only gripe is that the 4 hole replacement disc for my Stepchild board didn't have the cushion pad on it like the 3 hole Burton disc...JR
i love em they perform awesome control great and after 13 hours there still comfy .
theyre the greatest bindings i rode
These bindings are very comfortable. I like the easy of adjustments with the straps, and the fact that they came with other binding plates to put these on non-burton boards. They are very responsive on the slopes. A few things i didn't like about them: I don't know if it was my error but the toe strap would slip off the boot once in a while. And the forward lean adjustment broke after 4 days of using it. The bottom part of the pin came right out of the heel of the binding. So I have returned them for a different brand of bindings. They would get 5 stars if they did not break.
Burton Triad Lounge!!! Please Read!!!
Just purchased the new Burton Triad Lounge a few days ago and tried them out today. They sure look pretty and match perfectly with my Burton Sabbath boots and Never Summer Legacy Board. People were staring at them all day. They are extremely comfortable but the bindings have a few fatal flaws which is leading me to try and take them back or write Burton for an exchange. First, the cap strap rides up and ends up resting on the top of the foot instead of the toe where it's suppose to be. Kind of annoying when riding down the mountain and you can feel the board become loose because you are no longer securely strapped in. Second they aren't very responsive at all and are heavy... You have to really shift your weight around to get these babies to turn. Also disturbing considering that the binding on a snowboard is like a steering system on a car. If it's loose and sloppy, it's no fun to drive and can be dangerous. Lastly, after my third run down the hill I looked down to strap in at the top of the mountain and there was a big tear on the top of the binding back in the synthetic leather. This was the last straw as this kind of wear and tear should not have happened a few hours into owning them. I am scared to see what happens after a full season. Imagine buy a new car with beautiful leather seats and as you get out of it for the first time you notice that the leather started tearing. Not a pretty picture and you would probably take it right back to the dealership...
I've had these bindings for about a month and they have shown no wear or tear. These are great bindings for every type of riding. I use them everywhere.
I'm a big fan of aluminum bindings. This year I figured i've heared alot from Bro's about these puppies and i'll give em a shot. man theses are perrrrrrrrfect!!!!! the right amount of stiff/cush and bling. they handle hard turns, tweaked out jibs, and hard overshot landings. oh and did i mention CUSH? soo freaking comfortable! i'm alittle worried about the longevity of them because of a little bity peace of plastic right along the heel cup on the high back it so skinny i'm beeting if they break thats where it's going to be. but it's still super early in the season we will see in about 20 more days.
Burton is all about Rider feedback, they were def. listening to their riders on this binding.
Plain and Simple, the Triad binding has the CO2 Highback and the Cartel Tray. Added with comfy ankle and toe straps this binding is great. You'll be able to tackle any part of the mountain you want with confidence in these bindings.