We're not sure if the folks at Burton used hard work and innovation to design the X Base EST Snowboard Binding or if they just sold their souls to the devil, but this light as a feather binding incorporates space age materials and a leave the fluff behind EST baseplate to roll out a responsive, lightweight feel that'll make you feel like you're flying. The combination of a single component, EST baseplate, lightweight 50:50 carbon fibernylon composite hi back, and cushy, super secure straps ensure that your day on the mountain is spent in total comfort and control. Dispelling the notion that the baseplate has to be one of the heaviest parts of a binding, Burton made this one using carbon fiber for an ultra lightweight feel and dampened yet consistent response that dominates the entire mountain. That, paired with the lightweight and responsive Carbon Composite Ultra Highback, gives these bindings a noticeable weight reduction while increasing their strength, while the ThinBED Cushioning gets you as close to your board as possible while still keeping softening impact. The Asymmetrical Hammock Strap is made of ultra light padding that remains soft in colder temps, and has a triple axis spine for response and flex. Plus, the laterally supportive shape is reversible to allow you to choose between power or mobility. Then the Gettagrip Capstrap is made of grippy rubber, and has a 3D curved, triple axis construction, to deliver extra support and a firm hold when charging hard all over the mountain. Double Take buckles use tracking teeth and Insta Click engagement to increase cranking power, resulting in both greater strength and easier usage, while Flex Slider technology makes the ankle straps move out of the way to allow you to step into the bindings without obstruction.