2016 Burton Freestyle Binding Overview
Hey there, welcome to the Morning Shred, brought to you by snowboards.com. I'm Jenna and this is Levi from Burton and we're going to talk about the Burton Freestyle binding. Levi, this is a great little binding to start off on, tell us a little bit about it. Yeah, the Freestyle is designed for the entry-level rider. It's also great for people as they progress though. It's got a lot of great features packed at a great price. I'd say this is one of the better bindings out there for the price. It's got a lot of awesome features such as a new one for it this year which is the Flex Slider here which allows this ankle strap to flop out of the way so that you can get your foot into the binding nice and easily. It's got great high quality buckles, tons of adjustment on this thing. We've got forward lean adjustment, highback rotation, so you can really dial these in and get them fitting right and feeling right for that user.
Also, something pretty unique to Burton and especially unique at this price point, is a flex system in the chassis of this binding. We call it Re-Flex, where the binding actually flexes under foot so you can actually feel what's happening underneath your boots and really get a full flex of the board. Re-Flex, we get rid of most of the material underneath the binding and actually put a little hinged baseplate in there which allows us to really flex and open up the flex of the board and it also takes away a stress point on the board which can help with board longevity and yeah, this is an amazing binding for any type of rider just getting into the sport or progressing up into the sport. Yeah, I think for kind of Burton's opening price-point, there's a lot of tech on there that's been trickled down over the years from higher-end bindings and so there's really a lot of bang for your buck at that price point. Definitely, and even the toe strap, back a hand full of years ago, most people just wore the toe straps over the top and this one you can still do that but a cool thing here is what we call the Adapt-a-cap toe strap where you can wear it over the front or over the top, so if you're transitioning into a cap strap binding this is a good one to go with as well.
There you go if you're looking for kind of an entry-level binding or just a soft flexing very forgiving binding, check out the Burton Freestyle on snowboards.com and thanks for watching