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Old 10-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Burton genesis 2014. Opinions?

Hallooo...
Struggling to find a review of these (probably because the seasons yet to start )
Was wondering if anyone has them and has tried them out?

I'm thinking of sticking them on a proto hd but had some concerns about the 'flimsy' highback that has been rumoured...

Thoughts much appreciated.
And I've done a search and seen a couple of mentions but no real reviews or anything. If I've been a tool and missd it, let me know.
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I have used the 2013's quite a bit and love them. The high back is most definitely not flimsy. The bindings are great, probably the most comfortable bindings i have ever used and they are still very responsive. Now i dont have any experience with the 2014's and the new hammock strap but the ankle strap on the 2013's is great so i would imagine this new hammock strap is awesome. I'll be using the 2013's on my proto hd
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the 2013s and I love them. Great all around balance of flex and responsiveness. I've owned every Burton binding and these are my favorite yet. I have them on an Aftermath and with my Ions its a super responsive yet fun setup.
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I have used the 2013's quite a bit and love them. The high back is most definitely not flimsy. The bindings are great, probably the most comfortable bindings i have ever used and they are still very responsive. Now i dont have any experience with the 2014's and the new hammock strap but the ankle strap on the 2013's is great so i would imagine this new hammock strap is awesome. I'll be using the 2013's on my proto hd
Ah nice. That's good to hear...
Have you tried cartels in the past? That's what I ride at the moment (2011-2012) and am happy to go a little less responsive but not a lot.
What stiffness do you find the genesis to be at? thanks
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I have the 2013s and I love them. Great all around balance of flex and responsiveness. I've owned every Burton binding and these are my favorite yet. I have them on an Aftermath and with my Ions its a super responsive yet fun setup.
Awesome... It's hard to find much about them on google which is why I turned to SB forum

How do they compare to cartels?

I'm a 50/50 freeride/freestyle kind of rider...
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like them a lot more than the cartels. I think the design is better allowing for a more flexible "feeling" binding while not compromising responsiveness. I used to ride Co2s and these Genesis are just as responsive in my mind but achieved through design rather than just a stiff ass binding. I ride pipe, park, steeps and this is the first time I feel like all of this EST bologna is finally paying off. I finally notice a more responsive ride all the way around without feeling like Im riding an old bomber setup. Get them you'll notice the upgrade.
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I like them a lot more than the cartels. I think the design is better allowing for a more flexible "feeling" binding while not compromising responsiveness. I used to ride Co2s and these Genesis are just as responsive in my mind but achieved through design rather than just a stiff ass binding. I ride pipe, park, steeps and this is the first time I feel like all of this EST bologna is finally paying off. I finally notice a more responsive ride all the way around without feeling like Im riding an old bomber setup. Get them you'll notice the upgrade.
Nice to see the comparison with the Co2s. I was riding those, then got the Prophecy's, which I thought was a nice upgrade and plenty comfortable. I wonder if the Genesis continues the trend... I'm just looking for something that is just as responsive but a bit more playful.
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I had the Prophecy too and I thought there were just too soft. I was kind of disappointed in those and that was one of the reasons I was hesitant to buy the Genesis. But the Genesis are way better and didn't let me down as far as response. Im really pleased with the Genesis, best Burton binding yet in my opinion.
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I had the Prophecy too and I thought there were just too soft. I was kind of disappointed in those and that was one of the reasons I was hesitant to buy the Genesis. But the Genesis are way better and didn't let me down as far as response. Im really pleased with the Genesis, best Burton binding yet in my opinion.
You had a chance to try the 2014's yet? The high back tech looks like it'll either me amazing or gimmicky.
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They look super nice, buddy who's a burton rep schooled me on them......and they are definetly worth getting. awesome new double sided teeth on the straps
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