Price US $419

Burton Genesis X 2017 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton Genesis X Snowboard Binding offers up a stiffer version of the Genesis.  It’s not a bad choice for those that like the response of the Diode but want the Auto Cant tech and like the feel of the hammock in the high back. After about a week of riding the Genesis X and comparing it to the Diode it edged out the Diode as a Good Ride Favorite.  I hope this sticks around in the coming seasons.

Days: 2
RidersJames
Boots: Burton SLX, Burton Imperial,
Boards: Yes Optimistic, Never Summer West

Flex: Noticeably stiffer than the Genesis and feels slightly less stiff than the Diode.

Adjustability: Same old Burton adjustability that works pretty well for dialing out the boot to the binding and your board.

Comfort: Same great comfort as always and the straps are the same as the Diode and Genesis.

Turn Initiation: Nice smooth but pretty quick turn initiation that gives you a little more speed edge to edge than the Genesis but just a slight bit behind the Diode in my opinion.  Still it’s really close to the Diodes.

Buttering: All three bindings really let the board flex exceptionally well under foot.

Boot Support: Nice supportive straps and I really like the new softer all rubber toe strap.  It holds the boot in place a little better than the older strap.

Ratchet System: Very smooth and easy.

Shock Absorption: Same upper tier shock absorption as you get from the Genesis and Diode.  Love that mellow auto cant as well because it helps your body line up pretty easy to not cause joint pressure.  Well at least it does that for me.

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Burton Genesis X 2016-2017 Snowboard Binding Review SKU UPC Model

Burton Genesis x 2016

Jan 22, 2016 by Tommy
Ability Level: Intermediate advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: Almost every weekend the resorts nearby are open • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6'4" 205lbs Sz 13 L bindings of course 

Great tech great comfort and impact absorption but binding material build quality super low cost actually broke a piece after about 3 hours in off front toe latch rendering them useless burton warranty covers it of course customer service was super nice no questions asked sent replacement but just seems like build quality is diminishing to cut cost thinking about going elsewhere for bindings in seasons to come unless they bring it back up a notch and these aren't cheap bindings 419 dollars


2.0 2.0 1 1 Great tech great comfort and impact absorption but binding material build quality super low cost actually broke a piece after about 3 hours in off front toe latch rendering them us Burton Genesis X 2016-2017 Snowboard Binding Review

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Quick Release

No

Manufactured in

China

Canted Footbed

Yes

Burton Channel Compatible

Yes

Approx. Weight

Feels Light

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Boot Support

Firm

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Buttering

Very Easy

Adjustability

Great

Comfort

Excellent

Ratchet System

Excellent

Shock Absorption

Excellent