Forums Bindings Burton Step On Bindings Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts November 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm #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. 🙂 November 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm #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. November 29, 2017 at 8:08 am #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 November 29, 2017 at 3:05 pm #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. November 30, 2017 at 3:45 pm #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 November 30, 2017 at 9:31 pm #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. Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.