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Old 08-31-2013, 12:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't have these in my store, but a connected one does and I got to put hands on them. You can bend the highback backwards like you can with a Hurrithane. It's scary.

I will try to get on these soon or get an answer as to what the new approach is with the new highback.

Until then, unless someone else that actually knows what the hell they're doing has ridden them and can confirm that Burton has managed to make a seemingly softer highback ultra responsive, I suggest holding off on a purchase of the 2014's.

One a positive note, I don't think they're going to be brittle like in the past.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i noticed the same thing at the local store.. i could twist the highback very easily. i like the new buckles but wuts up with the soft highjack?
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i noticed the same thing at the local store.. i could twist the highback very easily. i like the new buckles but wuts up with the soft highjack?
Wait, where in the lower mainland are they already stocking snow stuff???!?!?!
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Wait, where in the lower mainland are they already stocking snow stuff???!?!?!
coastalriders in langley. i was in there a couple days ago for a quick look. I was suprized to see the 2014 diodes already there. mostly summer gear on display but some winter gear. I am selling 2012 burton diodes Medium half price if anyone needs pm me
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a bunch of shops in utah have next years burton stuff, also lib gnu and nitro.
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My go-to shop has a ton of new gear already on the shelves and we're Midwest. No where near mountains. They got all their NeverSummer boards last week.
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been to a shop some minutes ago to compare highback hights (having in mind the warning words that highback hight could be an issue if looking at men's bindings) and this one was presented to me as the Diode 2014
(they look the same as on the burton homepage).

This Diode in M has a very low highback (about the same hight as the Escapade M whereas Cartels M have about 2-3cm higher highback), thus they are on my radar...

But their highback feels like a block of concrete, doesn't bend backwards at all. It does swing left-right though due to the free space between the highback and heel cup, giving them flex sideways (which is intended, as the clerk said). Did you mean that? So this "swing" is new? Bad? Or are there different types of Diodes?
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That is the exact thing I had in my hands. You can take the top of the higback and bend it backwards. And the whole things tortional flex was messed with. Keep it against the heelcup and push on one of the top corners, it twists. Find a 2013 Diode and that wont happen.
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That is the exact thing I had in my hands. You can take the top of the higback and bend it backwards. And the whole things tortional flex was messed with. Keep it against the heelcup and push on one of the top corners, it twists. Find a 2013 Diode and that wont happen.
Ok who else has gotten their hands on one of these? Seems like two very different experiences.

Anyone know of a Toronto dealer with stock, these were on my shopping list.
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Ok who else has gotten their hands on one of these? Seems like two very different experiences.

Anyone know of a Toronto dealer with stock, these were on my shopping list.
Naw, I'm just using the wrong words...
I try again. The highback itself - the entity of the piece of plastic - is very stiff. If you'd have only the highback in your hands, you can't bend it (well, I couln't). But cos it isn't touching the heel cup, it is rocking left right. So if you push at one of the upper corners, theres a lot of torsional movement. The entire entity moves, like a seesaw. So the highback is stiff but due to its fixation it doesn't behave stiff torsionally.
Guess the intention is to reduce pressure points at the corners without makeing the highback itself softer. If you push straight backwards its stiff, if you push at the corners its feels soft, not cos the corner itself is soft but cos it moves away. Hope this makes any sense
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