The Burton Scribe is the first binding to consider if things are getting a bit more serious. It is quite similar to the Stiletto but slightly stiffer, more comfortable and overall simply better. While the Stiletto is great for beginners and everyone who has a few days on the snow, the Burton Scribe is perfect for everyone from the first turns to advanced riding with a decent amount of snow days! Keep reading for a closer look on the Burton Scribe Bindings.
Burton Scribe Bindings
The Burton Scribe offers great all-mountain performance with a medium Flex, that are suitable for every rider out there. It is that one step before the fancy extras come in, like on the Lexa for instance, but it does have everything you need. Comfortable straps, a great and responsive baseplate and it´s also the first binding in the women range that comes either in the Re:Flex or the EST version.
Once again, I want to give you a quick explanation in case you never heard of the two versions. Burton releases most (or now all) of their boards with their own mounting system called the channel.
The EST version only fits on that mounting system but you get pretty much an unlimited amount of stances to choose of, simply because you´re not stuck to wholes where your screws go in. It also minimizes the contact area between binding and board and therefore reveal the boards full flex!
The Re:Flex is a more classic version with a mounting disc. That´s the reason why it needs a bit more material for the mounting system, while on the EST you have nothing but cushion under your foot. The good thing is, it fit´s on every board out there!
If you are committed to Burton and don´t mind that your bindings won´t fit anywhere else, go for the EST. In case you consider a different board at one point and want to keep your bindings (and there are great boards out there 😉 ), stick with the Re:Flex.
The bindings in the women section from Burton are specifically designed for you lady’s, so stick with them and don´t compromise on men bindings. Burton calls it women’s specific true fit and this is not limited to bindings. Look out for that tag and enjoy the most comfortable gear, especially made for you!
The Burton Scribe is probably the best choice for everyone who does snowboarding for their vacation. You wan´t a solid, comfortable and durable binding without spending heaps of money – and that´s exactly what you get. The medium flex gives you enough tweak for the terrain park while being responsive enough for the steep slopes as well.
Unless you are highly focused on one kind of terrain or you ride a lot and actually need that extra performance and comfort, you can´t go wrong with a pair of Scribe. We will have a closer look on the features further down, but first, let me give you some ideas for who it is.
Who is it for?
A happy medium flex with a medium price tag on it – results in true all-mountain performance for everyone who does not want to spend dollars for extras. Because we don´t need extras – that´s why they´re called extras 😉
This binding can be yours if you:
Ride a decent amount
- You spend at least one week(+) each season on the snow and that every year, then I think it´s a good idea to not get the cheapest bindings. Buy a pair of Scribe, mount them and don´t worry about new bindings for a while!
Mastered your first turns
- Great for everyone who want´s to buy their first own gear. Good choice that keeps you happy for a long time
Ride every terrain
- The Scribe has enough response for going fast and steep and is playful enough for jibs and jumps – the choice is up to you.
Consider a different one if you:
You are focused on a specific terrain
- There are better options! If you want a simple and soft binding for the park, check out the Burton Citizen! If you need more performance for the backcountry, look the Escapade or the Lexa.
You have the spare dollars for a bit more
- We don´t need the extras, but they are nice to have! So if you got some extra dollars, why not get something a little bit better! The Lexa and Escapade sitting a bit higher in the shelf.
You simply ride a lot
- The more you ride, the more you appreciate an overall nicer binding – that´s it.
And as always, this is just to give you an idea. It´s all about personal preference and you pretty much can ride every binding in every terrain. Just drop any questions you have in the comments below and I will get back to you! Really, don´t hesitate!
The features in detail
The Burton Scribe comes in the Re:Flex version that fit´s on every board out there. The Re:Flex disc is designed to keep the contact area between binding and board small and uses less material than other discs.
If you have a board with the channel system or you think about getting one, consider the EST version. They only fit on the channel but have better cushioning, an even smaller contact area between board and binding and you can ride literally any stance.
The Scribe sit´s in the medium range of flex and therefore feels at home in every terrain. Whatever you feel like during the day, these bindings will cope with it.
The baseplate is made of 30% short glass / nylon material for good response. The cushioning vary between the Re:Flex and the EST
- Re:Flex: fully cushioned from tip to toe with some an extra cushioning pad compared to the lower priced bindings like the Burton Stiletto for instance.
- EST: Doesn´t need any material for the mounting system under your foot and therefore has an improved footbed called SensoryBed. Simply a little bit better!
The Scribe has a single-component highback for great response. Delivers the pressure straight onto your heel edge while the canted design results in a more natural stance. That´s more comfortable for your legs and results in more control as well.
You can ride every Burton binding with 0° forward lean and on the Scribe, you can adjust it through a little dial in the highback. Simply twist for more or less forward lean.
On board is the Reactstrap, which is 3D shaped and has an internal spine for immediate response while being comfortable enough for many runs.
The toe strap is the Gettagrip capstrap! It´s made of rubber material to secure your boots and even though it´s designed as a capstrap, Burton says you can use it as a toe strap as well.
Both straps are fully adjustable to ensure they sit centred over your boot. A nice little extra on the ankle strap is what they call FlexSlider. A little hinge makes sure your ankle strap fully flips open, what makes it super easy to get back in.
Nothing really fancy here but nice and big levers to use them even with really bulky gloves. They do come with Burton’s smooth glide technology though, what makes them slide in and crank down super easy!
– Upshot –
go for it – because why not?
The Burton Scribe simply is the right choice! It has the performance you need for hitting every terrain, as often as you want. Solid and durable, easy to use and an overall comfortable binding. Skip the extras and maybe buy yourself a few more lift passes instead – the choice is up to you! But I am sure, the Scribe will make you happy.
Check out what Matt from the-House.com thinks of the Scribe
What are you riding and have you got any experience with the Burton Scribe? Let us know! Also, please don´t hesitate to drop any questions you have regarding snowboarding gear in the comments below. I am happy to get back to you!
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