Looking to pick up a new set of bindings this year? The Burton Malavita Snowboard Bindings are everything a boarder could ask for in a pair of bindings, starting with a single-component baseplate. From there the single component canted hi-back with MicroFlad and NEW Air Pad keeps you feeling secure and stable allowing you to extreme carve. The Asym Superstraps and GettaGrip Capstraps will keep your boots nice snug in the bindings for confidence and stability. Oh yeah I almost forgot to mention, Burton isn''t just trying to save the snowboarder here but also the planet by using Re-Ground materials in the baseplate and hi-back to reduce waste. If you want to help keep both your career and the slopes alive, buy some Burton Malavita Bindings.
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I have been riding Cartels(owned 3 pairs) and like these bindings as much or more. I did not feel I was losing any response although I did not get an opportunity to completely let loose on them, however based on my experience so far I think they are plenty responsive. The asymmetrical strap is super comfy and the toe straps are an improvement over the cartel's strap in my experience. The bindings are a really nice blend of response and forgiveness. I highly recommend for someone who likes to ride freestlye all over the mountain
I popped these onto an EST board and thought that they were great compared to the same in an EST model. The only real difference I found was that the EST ones have more cush in the foot bed. The response of the binding seemed the same in both the EST and disc version, and so did all of the other components, like the air high back and the assym straps. Long live the malavita
Recently got some Malavita's and they are really nice. First off you will notice how cushy these things are. With the Asymmetrical ankle strap that is super padded, to the air cushioned highback, to the padded footing with gel heel, these things will help absorb quite a bit of shock. I think if you are looking for a binding with padding this is a great start.
As for the sizing, I ride size 11 Burton Ions with the shrinkage tech and I got a size M bindings. I would probably suggest getting a Large if you are riding 11 or bigger. They fit my boot but I have a small amount of overhang in the front, and since the heel cup is not adjustable the only option was to max out the gas pedal in the front. The straps fit my boot fine however, and have quite a bit of adjustability to them. I was able to get the toe cap to fit perfectly on my boots as well.
They seem quite responsive while also giving enough flex that I believe these are a pretty good all around binding if you are like me, and don't stick to the park or all mountain exclusively.
The only other thing I will mention, which isn?����_�����_��t a big deal to me but may be to you, is when you collapse the highbacks they do overhang the front of the binding a good bit and may even overhand the waist of your board a little.
I would highly recommend picking this binding up, especially for the sale prices they are going for at this time of the season.
I swapped bindings with my friend for the day. He also wears a 8.5 boot and the I could definitely feel the difference between missions and the malavitas. My boot fit was tighter in the binding. no matter how I cranked the straps I still felt comfy in them without any pinch points. It was a warm day with loose snow and some ice in the shaded areas. The bindings responded great when I wanted to bomb the mountain and carve hard. I didnt get a chance to try them on the park with the exception of a few jumps. I honestly forgot that the bindings were there. The landings felt less harsh thanks to the soft pad on the base. The tight grip they had on my boots felt like a giant bear hug given to you by a NFL lineman. Tight and secure yet warm and comfy at the same time. I'm sold on these bindings.
Smooth buckles, nice contruction, comfy and light, these bindings are sick. nice mid flex that works from the park to the pipe. They're supportive yet forgiving, making them good for begginers or intermediate riders. I definatly reccomend these
I got the 2011 back last spring and have put probably around 50 days on them so far. Durability wise they are great, no breakage issues or wear spots to speak of. The flex of these are great for someone who makes the whole mountain their park and does not care for the aggressiveness of the Cartels. Slightly softer than the Cartels and also less natural forward lean than the Cartels. The ankle strap to me is a huge plus. The width of it and it's asymmetrical design really helps distribute the pressure across the strap and eliminate any pressure points. For as comfy as a strap as it is, it is still very supportive. My only real gripe thus far is the toe strap. I replaced mine with the toe-strap from Cartels and like it much better. The fit of the toe-strap will completely depend on the individuals boots, so what i may find didn't fit well could very well fit another perfect. I am also a big fan of asymmetrical high-backs, which is completely preference to the individuals. I highly recommend this binding
I've been using Burton Triad's before I switched over to the Malavita's. The Triad's are great bindings, but in my opinion Malavita's are slightly better with their asym superstraps which are awkward to buckle at first because of their bigger size strap over the standard ones, but once I got used to them they felt much more comfortable and responsive. Just the overall feel of these bindings are gold, I felt one with the board. The Malavita's are hands down the most comfortbale bindings that I have ever tried on with no issues with pressure points even when the buckles are cranked down to the max. If you're looking for super comfy bindings, look no farther. I love these bindings
These bindings are very comfortable and perfect for anyone. The adjust ability on these bindings are very easy as well. The full step pad makes a world of difference. I am in love with these things. Burton has outdone themselves once again.
As of writing this review, these are my favorite bindings that burton offers. The buckles are smooth, the straps are comfortable and the toe strap stays in place. The flex of these bindings is the best part. They are not too stiff or soft, just right for all conditions. They are supportive when railing high speed turns, yet surfy when floating in the deep stuff