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  1. #11
    I agree with ginsumagic, if you are really charging hard you definately want that fixed up right. I had a strap pop off once, and somehow miraculously saved myself from a serious tumble down the hill.

  2. #12
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    If Burton doesn't want your bindings to fit the board, they wont. They have done plenty of work to ensure that, and there is no way to get around it, except to buy some new bindings. I hit the same problem last year, and did plenty of research and went to plenty of shops. They ensure the the base-plates that fit their boards, dont fit into any bindings that they don't want you using, hence forcing you to buy a nice new expensive pair of bindings. Its an ahole move but it makes them a lot of money

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by dmonster View Post
    If Burton doesn't want your bindings to fit the board, they wont. They have done plenty of work to ensure that, and there is no way to get around it, except to buy some new bindings. I hit the same problem last year, and did plenty of research and went to plenty of shops. They ensure the the base-plates that fit their boards, dont fit into any bindings that they don't want you using, hence forcing you to buy a nice new expensive pair of bindings. Its an ahole move but it makes them a lot of money
    I myself am moving away from Burton products. I've been riding Burton since the beginning and they've just become a "rich boys toy" The only reason I've been riding Burton so long is because I have a connection to get deals on them.

    I've never owned a pair of burton boots that have lasted long than one season. Binding buckles on the high end bindings strip out quickly and the boards are only designed to last 80-90 days of riding.
    Talked to a Burton rep once about it his quote "If we built them to last you wouldn't be new stuff as much"

    I've been very happy with Arbor boards, Ride bindings are OK, I just need to find a good boot with a small footprint.

  4. #14
    While were on the subject of snowboards. I do have a Brand New, Still in the wrapper, Burton Custom X 160 2008 Model that I'm thinking about selling.

    Yes despite what I just said about Burton this is one of my favorite boards, I have three of them. I just don't think I'll use it anytime soon, been spending more time surfing than riding.

    Any one interested?

  5. #15
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    To the OP - the Burton discs are easy to find, not sure why everyone else had such a hard time. Every binding company makes a separate disc with Burton's hole pattern, most shops will have some that work or else you can find them online or from the binding manufacturer pretty easily.

    As for me I've never been into Burton products, way overpriced for the quality. I currently have a Technine board and bindings, I've been really happy with the board but will prob try and find a pair of Union bindings for this season to replace the Technines, they aren't bad but I'm not thrilled with the fit.

    Ginsu - check out ThirtyTwo boots. I've had a pair of Lashed for the past couple seasons that I love, they are pretty beat up since I ride a lot but they are super comfy.

  6. #16
    this is why i hate burton products. they are expensive and they back you into a corner so you have no choice but to buy their stuff. the brand is so over hyped. there are so many other brands out there that make equal if not better products without the head ache and huge price tag. Personally im a Gnu fan but thats just me.