Beautiful topsheet design on this '23 Custom.
Burton Bindings excel in highback adjustment/rotation, canting, fit, manufacturing quality/componentry, warranty, performance and customer service however this is their one major draw back they have over others manufacturers like Union etc. The movement of the hard unprotected baseplate on the EST bindings whilst turning is creating unsightly compression marks on the topsheet.
The best and simplest way to address this is by making some templates and cutting out some thin adhesive backed felt protection pads and sticking them to the base of the binding. This does not change the binding performance and response any way and 100% protects the topsheet from the marks you have made. This is a 20 minute exercise once the templetes are made for your binding size. Note you have to invert the templetes when doing right to left so mark a side so you don't make 2 the same.
This adds a layer between the binding and the topsheet and will protect your board from damage. You can buy this cheap at Aldi when it comes on sale or go to Bunnings (sold in 300mm x 300mm sheet as well as shaped pieces).
Create some templates by tracing the binding and customising it to the underside of the baseplate. You need to bring felt around from the frame to the underside of the gas pedal area otherwise there will be a 2mm approx gap here.
Cut the felt with scissors and use a scalpel cutter to remove the EST binding screw slot area. With Re-Flex you do not have to worry about this area.
Here is my sons '13 Vapor. It has had around 100 days of riding on it over 8 years. He has always ridden with Genesis EST Large. There are a few scratches on it for one season before I made the felt pads for his bindings. My son (24) is a pretty aggressive risk taking rider always smashing it about.
Here is my '22 Show Stopper which has had 10 days riding on it. The current eco' friendly finishes on newer Burton snowboards are nowhere near as robust as the older polished resin topsheets. There is not a mark or dent on this board. I am around 98kg with outerwear and backpack etc and ride very aggressive AM/Freeride.
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