Did Burton really called that one Stiletto? Well, it´s about performance and not names, right? If you like the name or not, what you get is great performance wrapped up in the Burton Stiletto Snowboard Binding, specifically made for women.
Manufactures spend ages in researching and fine tuning their gear to make it perfect. The smallest adjustments can make a big difference and therefore it´s important to have a binding that is NOT just a smaller version of men´s that comes in different colours. Lady´s, you´re different, thank god (or whoever) for that. That´s why Burton makes specific bindings 😉 Actually, not just bindings: Women’s-Specific True Fit™ Design ensured that everything goes together really well. From you board to your boots, of course the bindings and even the straps! Everything is made for a perfect fit – and if it fit´s, it´s fun!
Burton Stiletto Binding Review
The new Burton Stiletto has now a medium flex and is a all-mountain binding for the intermediate rider. It gives you more performance and more response than the Burton Citizen, but is more mellow than the Scribe. The happy middle for a reasonable price and made to be more comfortable than the shoe it´s lend the name from.
The Stiletto comes in two versions, the Re:Flex model and the EST model. Burton has their own mounting system called the channel and the EST models only fit on those boards – nowhere else.
In return to get more freedom in choosing your stance, an improved footbed with more cushioning and your board has more room to flex, since the contact area between binding and board is smaller!
You don´t mind being committed to Burton? Then go for the EST version. In case you might want to mount your bindings on a different board at one point – stick with the Re:Flex.
Who is it for?
The Burton Stiletto is a good choice if you are comfortable on your board or want to finally get away from spending day after day on rental gear. Not like in the years before, it has a medium flex now what really makes it a all-mountain binding. If you are not sure where your focus is, the solid Stiletto got you covered for a good price.
The right choice if you:
want good performance in the mid-price range
- less flex than the beginner focused Burton Citizen and easier on your wallet than the Scribe.
want to step up your skill and need more response
- soft bindings can be great to ride but to get a good feeling and improve your riding, something more responsive might be what you need
You don´t prefer any terrain, just go out there and ride
- The Stiletto does the trick. You can totally ride that binding in the park, too. Throw anything at it.
Look for a different one if you:
spend your time free riding
- Get yourself something stiffer with more performance. You´ll have to spend a few more bucks but it also will be worth it
Just started snowboarding
- If you´re totally new, you are going to have the most fun with a soft binding. Although, if you are a confident beginner, the Stiletto can be an option.
As always, please let me know if you need further help with your decision. Drop your questions in the comments and I will get back to you! We will find the right one for you!
The features in detail
The binding comes with the right mounting disc for every system out there. If you have a Burton Snowboard with the Channel system, get the EST version of the binding. They are specifically designed for the Channel to let your snowboard fully flex from tip to toe
A happy medium Binding Flex around 4. Great performance on the whole mountain with enough play for jumps and jibs as well as enough response to go carving.
Light and durable polycarbonate Re:Flex baseplate. Less material than competitors and designed to let your board fully flex, even right under the baseplate. The foot bed is cushioned from heel to toe for great comfort and you always can access your mounting system through a trap door.
“Re:Flex™ offers more flex, feel, and cushioning than traditional disc bindings, in a package that’s universally compatible with all current mounting systems, including 4×4, 3D® and The Channel®. The minimized, cored baseplate with Living Hinge™ disc not only reduces the weight and footprint of the binding, but also bends freely for a more natural feel that unlocks the board’s true flex“
Made out of one material to give you the response you need to go fast while leaving the rest of the binding more flexible for full all-mountain performance. Basic but solid engineering paired with the MicroFLAD technology, which let you adjust your forward lean to the millimetre without any tools.
Something you are going to appreciate is the canted design that follows the natural stance of your legs! More comfort and more control! It´s also fully cushioned and even wraps around the top to ensure you don´t have any pressure points on your boots caused by the highback.
Women’s-Specific True Fit™ Design: Just like the rest of the gear, the binding comes with it´s own version of the Reactstrap™. A proper fit of the straps is crucial for comfort and ultimately, the fun we have riding.
Ever heard of FlexSlider? Don´t worry if not, but you are going to love it. Most of the new Burton Bindings come with that little extra and you are going to love it. All it does is popping the ankle strap out-of-the-way which makes is so much easier to get back in.
Glide in super smooth and aluminium ensures a long life. Not as fancy as the double take buckles on higher priced bindings, but they do the trick.
– Upshot –
solid binding for under 200 dollars
I don´t want to call anyone an average snowboarder but I feel that would be the right description for any potential buyer 🙂 The Stiletto does not sit at the top end of the performance range but it´s also listed far under 200 bucks! And for that price tag you will have a binding that keeps you happy until you change your way of riding! Unless you are going to focus on free ride in the upcoming season, you can´t really go wrong with Burton´s Stiletto. Not made for the catwalk but for something that´s actually fun and loaded up with Burton´s years of experience in the industry.
Michelle from the-House.com gives you another quick overview
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Have you got a Stiletto mounted on your board and are you happy with it? Let us know! Do you think it´s crap? I´m curious to hear why!
I appreciate any kind of input and of course, If you have any questions, drop them below and I will get back to you!
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