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Old 01-19-2015, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2015 Burton bindings = garbage.

My main riding buddy and I bought genesis and malivita EST bindings for this season as we wanted to try out some Burton/endeavor boards.

Long story short. We have both broke toe ladders AND toe mounting straps each.

Had a chance to ride revelstoke this weekend and both had replaced toe straps already.

Day one. I break a toe ladder.
Day 2. My buddy breaks a toe mounting strap. (Pow day)

Easy to replace and Burton shops have given us stuff for free which is nice. But it's kinda silly that we have to carry spare parts with us so that we don't have to end our days early.

When they are working the genesis bindings are decent. IMO

Both of us rode Union bindings last season with 60 and 40 days out. Never an issue.

End of rant.
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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stop standing on the ladders when you strap in
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I know you're talking about 2015 Burton bindings, but I gotta say - I've been riding Burton bindings since I've started and each set of bindings has gone through multiple seasons of 30-40+ days with zero issues. When I was leaving the slopes yesterday, I saw a buddy in the parking lot and we started talking about our setups - he pointed out my Burton bindings and says "those bindings look sweet, but Burton? Really?" Hahaha...I let him know I got them used for a great deal, they've already been through close to 25 days with me, and they have been amazing through it all - 2014 Escapades. Though I do want to branch out with my next set and try some Rome Madisons or something from Union.
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Complete agreement. I ride 100+ days a year on Cartels. Bought two new sets for this season, was skeptical because of the changes to the high back and few other things. I have maybe 40 days so far this season on one pair and they started coming apart after maybe my 5th day. My biggest gripe is the shite footbed keeps popping off when I am kicking out to strap in. The old gas pedal came down over the front of the plate, this new one is way less substantial and solid. Total crap. Burton has lost me. The other new set I have is going on ebay, got two new pairs of Now Odrives headed hear to hopefulyy save the day.
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stop standing on the ladders when you strap in
"Hey, my iPhone 4 loses reception when I hold it in my hand"

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I don't think I stand on my ladders when I strap in. And even if I did a bit, they should take it. They are bindings.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I know you're talking about 2015 Burton bindings, but I gotta say - I've been riding Burton bindings since I've started and each set of bindings has gone through multiple seasons of 30-40+ days with zero issues. When I was leaving the slopes yesterday, I saw a buddy in the parking lot and we started talking about our setups - he pointed out my Burton bindings and says "those bindings look sweet, but Burton? Really?" Hahaha...I let him know I got them used for a great deal, they've already been through close to 25 days with me, and they have been amazing through it all - 2014 Escapades. Though I do want to branch out with my next set and try some Rome Madisons or something from Union.
I hear you. I don't blame in on all burton bindings. Just something they must have done this year. 2 different models, both the same straps. And we aren't dropping 50" cliffs or anything. And after these issues, I wouldn't trust them to drop 5' cliffs......
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I remember when i got the Now drives this yr I was looking at the Malavitas and Cartel limited and the shop guy made so many bullshit statements about Burton bindings that i almost bought Cartel Ltd just out of spite. I didn't walk out just because it was the last day of a 15% sale.

There is a common attitude towards Burton where most people give the same kind of comments as Radiomuse gets..... i dont really care, but i do know every single Burton item i've owned has been perfect. Above aberage in both quality and 'intended' performance.

One thing for sure is that Burton bindings leave a gap between Cartel and Diodes. Which is the gap most other bindings are capitalizing on. Capo, Drive, Union Factory, etc.......
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I Like the adjustment that my genesis provide. But I ride a lot and I just don't want to have to worry about straps constantly snapping.
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I Like the adjustment that my genesis provide. But I ride a lot and I just don't want to have to worry about straps constantly snapping.
Constantly snapping?
Nobody wants to worry about that.

However, MOST people ride Burton bindings and very few have to worry about that. Like... i think they are the most common bindings on the slopes and i don't hear many complaints from people actually using them. On the contrary.

Yours is the first example of this constant snapping i've ever heard. Let's wait and see if more people come in with similar problems....
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yea im a fan of burton and been using their bindings for quite some time now. never had one snap or break.

On another note, i hit up revy this last sunday (18th) and it was phenomenal. Best day of my snowboarding career yet.
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