When performance is what matters most, there is no substitute for the Diode, the lightest weight and most responsive binding in Burton's lineup.
The platform of choice for powerful slayers such as Müller, Jones, and Oksanen, its instant reactivity is a result of the fine-tuned flex of a new ultra-light, super minimalist hi-back and serious wrap of the NEW Hammockstrap™. NEW Double Take buckles with Insta-Click get you strapped in fast and dropping first. Offered in two versions, choose the across-the-board compatibility of Re:Flex™ or pair the EST® model (upgraded with the fluid mobility of The Hinge) with a Burton board featuring The Channel for the ultimate in flex, feel, and adjustability.
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EST® Baseplate Construction
By removing the materials from beneath your feet and replacing them with cushioning, we are able to drastically reduce weight and explore entirely new designs. With EST®, the possibilities for flex and feel are infinite, and so are the stance options. Get it all without ever sacrificing the edge-to-edge power you know and trust.
This Burton-exclusive technology utilizes a dual-component baseplate construction that flexes dynamically with your leg for increased foot roll, less fatigue, and easier ollies. Featured on the Diode EST®, Genesis EST, Malavita EST, and Cartel EST.
Rides Exclusively with Burton Boards Featuring The Channel
Experience ultimate flex and feel, plus the ability to customize performance by choosing between various interchangeable BEDs. Get endless stance adjustability, a truer flex from your board, and more cushioning, feel, and control than ever before. Compatible exclusively with Burton boards featuring The Channel.
NEW Ultra-Lightweight Hi-Back
The Diode’s ultra-lightweight hi-back provides heightened responsiveness and a nearly levitating feel. The rational explanation for the riding sensation is a high-grade material matrix that harnesses a single-component nylon for drive and durability at an absolute minimum of additional grams. An anatomically correct design mirrors the natural stance and an elliptical heel keeps the entire boot perfectly in the pocket when charging lines or sticking landings.
The higher the Forward Lean angle on your hi-backs, the quicker your heel-edge turns. Crank ’em forward for icy hits in the pipe like Danny does, or back ’em off for jibbing like Ethan. For mind-blowing micro-adjustability, check out the tool-free DialFLAD™ and MicroFLAD™ systems that give you twice the options of our traditional FLAD.
Zero Forward Lean HI-Back
Riders who prefer a more playful and relaxed feel will dig the Zero Forward Lean design on select hi-backs. As always, you can still choose to crank ‘em forward for quicker control when carving or climbing icy pipe walls.
Reactstrap roots in a stitch-less construction for ultra-response with minimal materials.
Lightweight Gettagrip Capstrap™
Super Lightweight EVA. 3D® Curved, Triple Axis Spine. Ultra-Minimized Capstrap™ Construction with True Wrap Toe Window. Grip Fit. Conformable as Capstrap or Toe Strap.
NEW Double Take Buckles Featuring Insta-Click
Be the first to drop in with the rapid ratcheting of Burton’s NEW Double Take Buckles. Helical teeth and a complete rethink of the entire package results in "Insta-Click" immediate engagement, faster uptake, and fewer cranks to tightness. The result: vastly improved strength, speed, and ease-of-use.
Removable ShredBED™ 3.0 Cushioning System
Minimized EVA cushioning with the added edge control of an optional Gas Pedal for accelerated handling. Featured on the Diode EST®, Genesis EST, and Escapade EST.
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