6 SKI INNOVATIONS FOR 2017-18

1. Burton Step On boot binding

Snowboard pioneer Burton launches new strapless, step-in Step On boot binding system, after five years of intensive R&D, and they’re available this season!

We’ve all been waiting years for a step-in snowboard boot-to-board connection system that really works, and now Burton, no less, has launched one that you can ride this season – and pre-order now.

Called the Step On – no doubt for the fact that you do just that, placing your foot on top of the strapless, open platform and highback – Burton’s system delivers completely hands-free clipping in that takes just seconds to engage.

The product is the result of five years of development, after Jake Burton, Founder and Chairman of Burton Snowboards challenged his engineers to solve the snowboard binding problem.

“Personally, I was sick of sitting down to strap in,” said Burton, “and knew we needed more convenience, which is one area where skiing has been ahead of us.”

The binding uses three connection points to lock your boot in – a curved lug either side of the toe and a serrated flange above the heel, which slots into a groove in the highback and then self-tightens with a ratchet mechanism. By doing so, the binding retains the same flex characteristics of Burton’s strap bindings.

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