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  • #813289
    powderjunkie
    1665 Posts

    The Development Behind Burton's 'Step On' Binding Is A Great Watch!

    what do ya’ll think? More importantly, when will see a split specific burton step on?

    I’m intrigued, because I’m old and hate bending over to get in and out of strap bindings, but love soft boots. 🙂

    #813296
    permnation
    303 Posts

    I worked at a snowboard shop back when the Step-Ins were new. None of the shop employees rode Step-Ins or even wanted to ride them, but we sold a bunch of them on the sole fact that you didn’t have to bend over or sit down to strap in. That converted a lot of skiers. If the new Step-On system has a nice, comfortable boot and it works as designed, then the new system will be a step in the right direction.

    #813437
    Taylor
    781 Posts

    Yes, cool video. And, if it’s durable, functional and comfortable, it looks to me like a good system for riding ski areas.

    While making these bindings compatible with a split interface doesn’t seem like it’d be a huge engineering leap, the convenience benefits are not nearly that of resort use given that, while splitting, one still has to undergo the ski-to-board switch. I think more important factors would be weight relative to split bindings and boots, and whether the step in boots would be or could be made functional in more of a mountaineering setting.

    @sun_rocket

    #813447
    Scooby2
    597 Posts

    Powderjunkie,
    I use the Yonex accublade step ins with my kids at resorts. It is awesome for teaching kids! They currently only make size 28.0 and smaller though. Boot quality is very high. Not sure why you’d be interested in the Burton system for splitting which is so wide when the K2 system is so streamlined. Every approach has its pros and cons. The K2 compass is very functional and available on the cheap in some sizes, the touring brackets look to become discontinued and will get hard to find.

    #813509
    powderjunkie
    1665 Posts

    the convenience benefits are not nearly that of resort use given that, while splitting, one still has to undergo the ski-to-board switch

    to me this is more reason to want a step in system

    Ya know Scooby, I have never heard of Yonex. Looks more similar to the Burton than the K2 kwicker setup.

    a little search lead me back here

    K2 Compass

    #813521
    Scooby2
    597 Posts

    You can sort of de-fabricate the Yonex system so it is very narrow and run w/o highbacks, it is technical work if you do it the lightest way, but it still costs like three times that of the K2.

    For my little crew, step-ins are kinda like lightweight boards, it is just hard to go back to the hassle of sitting down and strapping at the top or on every flat or creek crossing on the way out. That said plates look pretty easy too.

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