Excessive play in Burton's reflex tech?!?!
I own two pairs of Reflex bindings, the Cartels and Malavitas, and have them placed on a park board and all mountain board. On both bindings, I can pull up from the heel hoop and there'll be a heelside gap of a few centimetres that increases with force between the binding and board. I take this to mean that there's a loss of responsiveness in toe side turns, which wouldn't happen heelside because you still have that hiback pressuring your heel side.
I bought into reflex tech mainly for the weight savings, extra padding and the autocant and have always been a big fan burton asym straps and ratchets. I've never been able to fully understand the benefit of having the board flex more naturally.
I came to notice the excessive play when I strapped on a similar board, but with rome bindings attached and it just felt more solid and connected to the board and it seemed as though I was able to press a little higher than usual and twist the board a little easier.
Does anyone with reflex bindings notice this?
Can anyone with non-reflex bindings (in particular older full baseplate burtons) pull up on their heel hoops and see if a gap is created heelside between the board and bindings?