The Burton Malavita EST Snowboard Binding sets the bar in hard charging freestyle response, unmatched board feel, and ergonomic comfort, thanks to continual improvements in strap shapes and Burton's EST baseplate. Its mid stiff flex is optimal for hard charging freestyle riders looking to take their tricks to the entire mountain. Standing for Extra Sensory Technology EST, the binding's EST baseplate only mounts to Burton boards equipped with The Channel. This next level mounting interface significantly increases board feel and response by removing the dead spot associated with a traditional mounting disc. This allows Burton to place low profile B3 gel padding where it's needed most, smoothing out the binding's ride when you're hammering over choppy snow and coming up short on huge park kickers. This binding gives you two highback options, which are essentially the same, except for the hinged design that wraps around your calves for extra leverage when you're pressing on rails, tweaking grabs, and buttering through the park. Go for the Reaper colorway if you'd like the extra leverage and control of a winged highback. Otherwise, the remaining colorways feature the same Canted Living Hinge highback. This highback features Burton's Living Hinge, which rolls laterally, much like you'd experience when snapping the tail of a skateboard. The end result is higher ollies and boosted freestyle performance when you're sending side hits and park kickers. New for this year, Burton upgraded the Malavita with its Asym Hammockstrap. Previously found only on the space age Genesis, the Asym Hammockstrap removes all unnecessary materials for a lighter overall weight and better fit around your ankle. In fact, you'll find it snugly wraps around your ankle without the unwanted pressure points of thicker, heavier straps, thanks to its cored out, 3D curved design. Another update for this year, Burton overhauled the Capstrap, giving you the Super Grip Capstrap for a stickier,...