Several Burlington locals have reported bright flashes and maniacal laughter emanating from the Burton RD lab late at night over the past year. Many speculate that it was Burton's mad scientists working on the X Base Snowboard Binding. While we can't confirm that, we can tell you the X Base is the lightest and strongest binding in Burton's line, designed to deliver lightning fast response and ultimate control anywhere on the mountain. The Carbon Composite Ultra highback is seriously stiff and strong, yet incredibly lightweight, and the same goes for the 50:50 carbon fibernylon composite baseplate. The result is insanely fast response and efficient energy transfer for total control in any terrain. ThinBED cushioning is super low profile for optimal board feel, yet still absorbs shock and smooths out vibrations in variable conditions. The 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. The new Flex Slider keeps the straps out of your way when you're trying to put your foot in the binding, and they just so happen to enhance strap strength at the same time. 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.