In 2006, Burton created innovative snowboard bindings that wrap up the entire toe to create a tight fit for the snowboard boots. Discover more innovative bindings, such as in-and-out binding systems, with information from an experienced snowboarder in this free video on Burton snowboarding equipment.
Hey, what's going on? My name is Matt, here at Ski N See, here in Sandy, Utah. I've been in this industry for about 18 years now, surprisingly enough, and we're going to talk about some of the differences between Burton bindings from today, and a few years in the past. Some of the major innovations that have been made in bindings, a couple of quick examples over the past few years, is a lot of bindings now come with what's known as a cap strap, so instead of having the traditional strap over the top of your foot like that, what Burton did, is they started this little cap strap feature, so that when you put that in, it actually encompasses your whole toe. It wraps your whole toe up, it pulls your heel back into the boot, and gets a nice tight fit for your boot. A couple of other big advances, like with this P1 binding, are the simple in and out entry systems. This guy, you just pull that up, unlock yourself, stick your boot in there, close yourself in, and then you're just going to pull that tight, and let go. What that does, is it gets a really custom fit to your boot, the exact right amount of pressure. It's a great system, so those are a couple of the big major innovations over the past few years in snowboarding, as far as bindings go. Again, if you have any questions about that, you could check out utahskis.com, if you've got any questions, or looking to pick up a pair.