Boasting less material, less weight and increased board feel, Burton’s EST baseplate construction is an industry exclusive. With a few decades of research and development under their belt, Burton engineers have toyed with the idea of a baseless baseplate season after season. Baseless prototypes have been hitting the mountains longer than Shaun White’s claim to fame. It took countless attempts to dial it in perfectly before the idea hit the market. Far from a fad, EST baseplate construction will likely become the norm before too long. With EST bindings and a Burton board constructed with The Channel, the rider can literally feel the board flex beneath their feet. It’s a marriage made in heaven.
If you’re looking at or already own a board with The Channel, like the Custom, Custom X or Joystick, it’s a good idea to pair it up with Burton EST bindings to get the full effect of what the board was designed to do. EST bindings like Cartel EST, Custom EST, Diode EST, Genesis EST, Malavita EST and Mission EST are designed for Burton boards with The Channel.
With Burton’s exclusive EST baseplate construction, the materials beneath your feet have been removed to not only reduce weight, but open up an entirely new realm of design possibility. With EST, the possibilities for cushioning and enhanced board feel are infinite. And so are the stance options thanks to the unlimited adjustability of The Channel mounting system.