Burton C60 Snowboard Binding Review And Buying Advice
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Burton C60 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton C60 was one of the better bindings in its time but it’s nowadays it’s just not competing with the new tech. It’s more like a Stiff Burton Custom.
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Day’s Ridden 30+
Boards Used- Too Many to remember
Riders: James and a few other riders that aren’t on the site anymore.
For 2011 the Burton C60 has had a few changes. To start off with the C60 is made in EST only and that means you can’t get the 2011 if you don’t have a Burton Channel tech board. This sucks! Second, off they added a new strap set up. The ankle strap is the same as the new Burton Co2. The C60 also has a newer and better toe strap that fits over the toe much better than the 2010 models. The 2010 models were not designed well and had the strap coming through the toe mount and getting in the way between the boot and strap.
The Burton C60 is a smooth stable and very predictable ride at any speed. We were really impressed with every aspect of this binding in the day but nowadays it’s just an average binding with a stiff high back.
Flex- There is a stiff flexing high back and the all-around feel is stiff.
Comfort: Most people find Burton one of the most comfortable companies out there when it comes to binding construction.
Adjustability: All Burton bindings are excellent in terms of adjustability. The high backs, toe straps, toe plates, ankle straps set the standards for functional variation. This can pretty much fit anyone’s riding style. You still need a tool for most of the adjustments but we don’t want to take away any points for having to use a tool. The Flux Super Diamond is a good example of a great tool-less binding but it is still difficult to adjust the binding when your fingers are cold. That is why we give both top ratings.
Heel-Toe Response: It’s very stiff high back felt like there was more response on the heel side than the toe side. The EST model is better here but some like that stiff flexing high back. Most of us preferred a more balanced edge to edge feel like with the Cartels but some really liked this.
Tip-Tail Response: This was before re:flex tech so it was good at the time but now it’s outclassed by even the lower end Burton Models with Re:Flex tech.
Boot Support: At the time the support was pretty good but nowadays it’s not anywhere as supportive as the newer mid-high end models with bigger ankle straps.
Ratchet System: Still outstanding.
Shock Absorption– The non-Est’s have a massive gel insert at the heel surrounded by foam. Instead of hard material underneath the heel, it has some sort of soft plastic/rubber. Again this binding is a year or 2 ahead of most other companies top of the line binding. This binding is beyond 99% of the snowboarding worlds ability. The Est’s are all soft under the board to take shock absorption and dampening to a new level. The only problem with the Est’s is you are committed to only Burton boards from here on out.
– It makes any freeride/all mountain set up better!
All in all the Burton C60 was an amazing ride but technology caught up to the C60 and surpassed it after it was discontinued. As of 2013, I’d recommend a lot of other bindings in Burton’s line before this one.
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