|Type:||Freeride, Freestyle, All Mountain|
|Entry Method:||Conventional Strap|
|Highback:||Asymmetrical, NEW Ultra-Lightweight Hi-Back with FLAD|
|Ankle Strap:||3D Profile, NEW Hammockstrap and Lightweight Gettagrip Capstrap|
|Toe Strap:||Toe Cap|
|Baseplate:||Fiber Reinforced, Dual-Component EST Featuring The Hinge with Carbon Fiber/ Nylon Composite Spar and Carbon Fiber/Nylon Composite Lower|
|Baseplate Padding:||Canted, NEW Removable ShredBED 3.0 Cushioning System|
|Ratchet Type:||Metal, NEW Double Take Buckles Featuring Insta-Click|
|Recommended Use:||Advanced, Intermediate|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Burton Diode EST Snowboard Bindings
If you're looking for a strong stable ride, then the Burton Diode EST Snowboard Bindings are just what you need. These bindings come with a stiff to medium flex that will give you a lot of power and speed. Using these bindings is one of the easiest ways you can increase the speed of your board! The bindings will help with impact reduction and dampening when used properly. The Diodes also come with a removable cushioning system for optional support and comfort out on the slopes. The Diodes are ideal for freestyle and freeride snowboarding.
- BASEPLATE: Dual-Component EST Featuring The Hinge with Carbon Fiber/ Nylon Composite Spar and Carbon Fiber/Nylon Composite Lower
- HI-BACK: NEW Ultra-Lightweight Hi-Back with FLAD
- STRAPS: NEW Hammockstrap and Lightweight Gettagrip Capstrap
- BUCKLES: NEW Double Take Buckles Featuring Insta-Click
- CUSHIONING: NEW Removable ShredBED 3.0 Cushioning System
- Rides Exclusively with Burton Boards Featuring The Channel
- Features Re-Ground Materials to Reduce Waste
Burton EST bindings will only work with Burton ICS channel boards. Non EST Burton bindings will fit any current board on the market today.
That's a pretty tough choice. If you're looking for unmatched response get the Burton Dieode EST Snowboard Bindings. The Dieodes have a very thin footbed for great board feel, but if you want more cushioning underneath your feet get the Burton Cartel EST Snowboard Bindings.
I use my Cartels for everything!
I am leaning towards the Diode due to the responsiveness, but the tech in the Genesis high back is also very appealing. I like the responsiveness of the Diode, but at the same time, the stiffness is scaring me off a little because every review I read or watch makes a point of how stiff and perhaps unforgiving the Diode is. I am not an expert rider, but I would say that I am on the low end of advanced, although I do get a bit rusty each year because I only get one or two week long trips each year.
What's the upside and downside to stiff bindings like the Diode? What would be the upside of the Genesis over the Diode and which binding would you recommend for this board and my experience level and riding style? Cost is not a factor. I am not a millionaire by any means, but I'm just saying that I'm not going to let $70 more or less, drive my decision on something as important as my bindings. I keep going back and forth between these two by the hour. I just need to make my decision once and for all and move on.
Thank you for your thorough explanation, it has given me proper insight. With all seriousness, thank you.
With all that you've written I'm leaning towards the Burton Genesis EST Snowboard Bindings. Both the Diode and the Genesis have a Hammockstrap, a Lightweight Gettagrip Capstrap, Double Take Buckles, and of course a ShredBED 3.0 Cushioning System that you will remove anyway. The biggest difference, as you know, is the highback and the the baseplate.
I suggest the Burton Genesis ESt Snowboard Bindings because the baseplate and the Zero-Lean Kickback Hammock highback will be a little softer and better fit for your preferred terrain choice.
I was fortunate enough to test the Landlord with the Genesis bindings a few years ago, it maybe one of the best combinations I've ever been on.
Either way you can't go wrong choosing either binding, but I'd go with the Genesis if I was you.
*Extra Note - The Hammockstrap will be the most comfortable ankle strap you ever ride.
The DC T. Rice Boots in size 10 fit perfectly with a size Large Burton Diode EST Snowboard Binding.
1). Base plates on the C60 larges are too big - Will at Diode mediums fit better?
2). EST vs Reflex - Am I better off on EST's vs Reflex for free riding and big jumps (no boxes/rails)?