Burton Snowboards showed us some goodies that were released in the 2008 season. The thing that lifts the most dust is the new E.S.T. snowboard-to-binding interface.
E.S.T. snowboard-to-binding interface
Riders that already tested E.S.T. are the Burton Global Team Riders. Jeremy Jones had this to say about the new system “I rode E.S.T. up at Mt. Hood, and it was killer, the set up was easy, adjustments were brainless…I’m stoked! I was hyped, and my feet stayed comfortable as well. It’s strong, it’s functional and it’s what everyone is gonna want.”
What Exactly is E.S.T. binding system?
E.S.T. snowboard-to-binding interface is a new technology that completely changes the way bindings are mounted on snowboards. E.S.T. offers the riders a limitless stance options. Good board feel, cushioning and stance versatility is what we like to hear. The secret is in the new SensoryBED, which is a replacement for the old rigid baseplate that is usually found on traditional bindings. SensoryBED is a super cushioned, removable platform that transmits more information up to your boots and absorbs absorbing impacts and vibrations fro the ground before they ever reach your body.
The specially designed E.S.T. binding mounts exclusively to the X8, Stria, Jeremy Jones and un..inc 2008 Burton snowboards. A retro-compatible E.S.T. disk is also available, allowing riders to enjoy the advantages of infinite stance adjustability with any Burton binding.
Limitless stance options?
So how do you set your stance angles with E.S.T., the system that was under top-secret development for the last three years? The E.S.T. interface between the snowboard and the bindings in totally different. The binding skips the traditional hole patterns completely. Instead, the E.S.T bindings fits into a channel that frees the board from previous three degree angle limitations. With just a pull of a cord you can adjust your stance angles, setback and width without even stepping out of the binding. No tools needed.
At times like these also people in charge of Burton Snowboards get their say. Scott Barbieri, VP of Burton Hardgoods: “At Burton snowboards, we always listen to our riders and do our best to bring their ideas to life on the hill. All of this new technology is the result of rider feedback and years of research, testing and development. With more R&D resources than anyone out there, we are happy to bring snowboarders new, breakthrough technology that will make their day on the hill more fun than ever.”