If unrivaled response and an ultralight feel are what you demand in a binding, then you don't have to look any further than the Burton Diode Re:Flex Snowboard Binding. Used by backcountry heavy hitters, Nicolas Mueller and Jussi Oksanen, the Diode harnesses the power of carbon fiber to shave weight while improving strength and response to create a binding that rides like no other. When you're riding in steep, sketchy terrain and no fall zones, you need your board to precisely follow your every command in an instant. That's why the thin, minimalist highback is infused with carbon fiber to keep it stiff and supportive, and carbon fiber in the single component baseplate reduces weight while creating lightning fast response and a precise ride. This season Burton added a unique translucent polycarbonate construction to give it an eye catching lookThe Hammockstrap ankle strap is cored out to keep it lightweight, and it has a nylon strip running down the center that gives you a direct connection to your board at all times. New this year is Flex Slider tech, which keeps the strap out of the way when you're strapping in so you can get your boot in and out more easily. An over the toe design allows the Gettagrip Capstrap to lock down your boot securely without creating pressure points. Double Take buckles have teeth on both sides to make clicking in faster and smoother, not to mention more secure. Finally, it has a FullBED footbed with minimal EVA cushioning to absorb shock from harsh landings and uneven terrain without compromising board feel.