Fans of the Triad Rejoice!
The Burton Triad was easily my favorite Burton binding of all time. When the model was discontinued I was pretty bummed and heard a lot of the same from many of the people I work and Ride with.
When I saw this binding at SIA last year I knew I had to give it a try and see how it rode compared to the Triads with the Highback coming back. I took it out on the Sherlock board and was pretty impressed. The highback is just as great as it was on the Triad. Torsionally it's got some play to it so you can dork around and tweak things out. But when you lean straight back on it to drive a hard heelside turn its solid and you turn on a dime.
The straps are comfortable, easy to adjust and soft enough for play when carving toeside but still responsive enough to get you through tight trees with ease. As for the flex disc, I'm not going to say that I felt some amazing/noticible difference in flex with the board. But it's a solid disc that you don't really think about while you're riding.
I rode these with a size 10 boot that has a reduced footprint and the mediums were perfect. If you have a boot with Burton's shrinkiage tech or similar tech from another company in a 10 I highly suggest going with the medium as well.
If you're a fan of the old Triad you'll love these bindings.