Burton Malavita Bindings 2013 Sneak Peek
Burton Malavita EST® and Malavita Re:Flex Bindings
Love to man-handle the mountain the right way? Then you probably already know and love the Burton Malavita EST® Bindings. If not, listen up! Back for another round the 2013 Malavita Bindings are the holiest of holy with the best technology, comfort and feel possible. Dual-Component EST® technology is the first wow factor of the Malavita: by removing the baseplate from beneath the feet and replacing it with the AutoCant SensoryBED™ Cushioning System, EST® offers ultimate flex and feel and endless stance adjustability. If you haven’t ridden with EST® yet, then you’ve hardly experienced snowboarding. Another killer feature of the Malavita EST® Bindings is the Heel Hammock that cradles your boot and magically offers amazing response in turns. Wait, there’s more; The Hinge technology moves and flexes dynamically with your leg so you can more or less crack a proper ollie.
And for those of you who aren’t ready for the awesomeness of the Malavita EST® Bindings, Burton has provided a nice little backup in the form of the Malavita Re:Flex™ Bindings. Built with Re:Flex™ technology, the baseplates of the Malavita Re:Flex feature a Single-Component 30% Short Glass/Nylon composite baseplate with Re:Flex AutoCANT FullBED Cushioning System with B3 Gel. That may sound like a mouthful of tech but this minimized, cored baseplate effectively reduces the binding weight and increases board flex underfoot for more direct board control, natural stance positions, and less fatigue.
Regardless of which Malavita you call yours, EST® or Re:Flex™, Burton has you covered in its attempt to get the very best out of all your gear and really feel the board beneath you. Even the most hardcore of men have feelings.
By: Maggie Boler