List Price US $299
Burton Lexa 2010-2020 Snowboard Binding Review
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Quick Release No
Manufactured in China
Canted Footbed Yes
Burton Channel Compatible Yes
Mini disc No
Approx. Weight Feels Light

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Flex

Medium/Stiff

Boot Support

Firm

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Buttering

Easy

Binding Adjustability Good
Stance Adjustability Poor
Comfort Good
Ratchet System Great
Shock Absorption Excellent

Burton Lexa 2017 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton Lexa has been around for a long time. They make for one of the more well rounded Burton bindings in the women’s line. The Lexa fits a wide range of riders and riding styles. It is versatile enough to ride all mountain and even park. The Lexa has a pretty comfortable feel, and you get a lot of ankle/heel lock which kind of depends on the boot you are wearing if it is just right or too much. Sometimes it is difficult to step out of when you unstrap your binding.

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Days: 1 for Steph, 30+ for Paige

Riders: Steph & Paige

Boards: Salomon Rumble Fish

Boots: Vans Ferra Pro

Flex: The Lexa has a pretty aggressive high back but it doesn’t quite have the sharp response that usually comes with a high back of this type.  It gives you a lot of support on the inside and the outside is a little softer.

Adjustability: Pretty good adjustability and tool-less options as well. The heel cup and toe raps are not adjustable however.

Comfort:  Very Comfortable ankle strap.  Every ankle and foot is different but this makes a wide variety of riders comfortable. It has consistent pressure on the heel that you can feel through your boot so you know you are locked into the binding. Some riders like this, some don’t. The heel cup is sometimes difficult to step out of when you unstrap your bindings. I have a hard time getting my boot all the way back sometimes when I put them on as well.

Turn Initiation:  The edge to edge response is very good. It feels pretty smooth for its flex and it makes the board feel a little softer underfoot. Therefore it turns a little easier edge to edge without feeling super responsive. The best way to describe it is smooth.

Buttering:  The Re:Flex tech is pretty good here and it’s one of the better women’s bindings for getting a good flex underfoot.

Boot Support: The wider ankle strap provides a lot of support without feeling constricting. The high back is canted and comfortable as well. It has good support without feeling too aggressive.

Ratchet System:  The ratchets are smooth and easy to use.

Shock Absorption:  Great for dealing with hard uneven snow or for that horrible flat landing.  It creates a nice barrier between your body and the gear under your feet. Plenty of foam between the boot and the board, also comes with a canted foot-bed to help with foot fatigue and knee/hip pain.

Overall: The Burton Lexa binding can ride all over the mountain. But can also be forgiving enough to play in the park. It has a medium but responsive feel to it. It has a heel lock that keeps your boot in place. But you can feel the pressure on your boot the whole time. Sometimes it is difficult to step out of the binding. They are tough bindings that can last for many seasons. It is a good binding choice for intermediate to advanced riders.

 

Paige’s Perspective

The Burton Lexa binding is a sturdy binding with a medium-stiff flex that can take you anywhere on the mountain. These bindings provide a nice mix of control and comfort. The binding as a whole seems to be built to last. However, after about a couple of months of use, the foam on the high back began to show wear and the finish on the buckles began to rub off. The durable wide ankle strap provides a surprising level of comfort and support.

The ladders ratchet and release smoothly, and having teeth on both sides of the ladder increases their longevity. The ankle strap folds outward allowing for you to step into the binding without the ankle strap getting in the way. The toe strap is quite stiff but fits well over the two boots I have worn it with (Burton Sable & Vans Ferra Pro). For those out there that love the feeling of having your heel locked-in, this may just be the binding for you. The heel cup locks your boot into the binding and while riding you always feel the pressure around your heel. When you are trying to step out of the binding the heel cup will sometimes refuse to let go of your boot.

Occasionally, I will have to give a little kick to release my foot. The Lexa can also be difficult to get into, making for multiple attempts to get your heel all the way back in the binding. Other boots may be more compatible than others with the Lexa bindings. For instance, the Burton Felix is a bit narrower than the Vans Ferra Pro so this boot may be more fitting for the Lexa. The foam and gel in the footbed allows for great shock absorption for hard landings or icy conditions but doesn’t fully block out all feeling underfoot. The footbed also flips up to allow access to the baseplate without having to use a screwdriver.

All in all, the Burton Lexa’s are able to handle fast speeds but can feel a bit playful while cruising around, which allows you to take them all over the mountain. They have a quick edge-to-edge response, allowing you to initiate turns quickly. These bindings are well suited for the intermediate to advanced rider.

 
Burton Lexa Past Reviews

2017 Burton Lexa– The Burton Lexa has been around for a while and is well-liked among a broad range of snowboarders. Here is a quick summary of the improvements over the last few years.

The Burton Lexa has been around for a long time and makes for one of the more well rounded Burton bindings in the women’s line. It fits a wide range of riders and riding styles.

2015 Burton Lexa– The 2015 Lexa has a very similar ride to the 2014.  Actually pretty much the same.  The only real difference is an upgrade to the ratchets which are smoother and easier to put on.  Also, there is a little more going on with shock absorption with the extra padding under the binding.  It’s nice to have this tech but it’s not a major improvement over the 2014.

2014 Burton Lexa– So the 2014 Lexa has the same larger slightly asymmetrical ankle strap as the Men’s Burton Cartel and that is a really good thing.  This gives better boot support and leverage making it for sure the call over the 2013 model.

Flex: The Lexa has a pretty aggressive high back but it doesn’t quite have the sharp response that usually comes with a high back of this type.  It gives you a lot of support on the inside and the outside is a little softer.

Adjustability: Burton just makes very easy bindings to dial out. It would be nice to see the whole thing tool-less but

Comfort:  Very Comfortable ankle strap and all around a comfortable binding. Every ankle and foot is different but this makes a wide variety of riders comfortable. It has a consistent pressure on the heel that you can feel through your boot. The heel cup is sometimes difficult to step out of when you unstrap your bindings. I have a hard time getting my boot all the way back sometimes too when I put them on as well.

Turn Initiation:  The edge to edge response is very good. It feels pretty smooth for its flex and it makes the board feel a little softer underfoot. Therefore it turns a little easier edge to edge without feeling super responsive. The best way to describe it is smooth.

Buttering:  The Re:Flex tech is pretty good here and it’s one of the better women’s bindings for getting a good flex underfoot.

Boot Support: The 2014 Burton Lexa model might have a slight improvement edge to edge with the new larger ankle strap but the boot support for sure is much better.  There is a much more secure feel. The ankle strap is the smaller old school one that hasn’t changed much over the years and it isn’t as supportive as the newer models like with the Escapade.

Ratchet System:  Practically perfect compared to Burton’s competitors.  it really is easy to crank down and to get off.

Shock Absorption:  Great for dealing with hard uneven snow or for that horrible flat landing.  It creates a nice barrier between your body and the gear under your feet.

2013 Burton Lexa– The 2013 Burton Lexa is pretty much the same as the 2012.  We would of loved to see a hand me down ankle strap from the 2012 Escapade but no. It looks like women riders will have to wait another year.

Regarding Re:Flex Tech: Re:Flex Tech really changes the way the board rides for the better but it has one minor issue that should be addressed.  Most 4 hole Discs can be aligned tip to tail or heel to toe but the Re:Flex Disc can only be aligned heel to toe. This isn’t a big deal because most align heel to toe but some like to turn their discs side ways to reduce or increase their stance width to a size that the binding holes won’t allow. If you do this make sure your board has the stance width you desire.

A quick look at How Re:Flex Tech Works

2012 Burton Lexa– Re:Flex Tech came to the Lexa binding and this is a great thing.  This 1 year old tech makes for better flex/response under foot and it now rides much closer to the Lexa EST.  If you only ride Burton boards then the EST will have a little better performance but we feel the call for every other rider is the new Re:Flex. We are big fans of this new tech and feel it’s a big improvement over the 2011 and 2010 models. There is also a new high back that offers a slight bit of improvement response wise over the 2011’s. There is also a bit of a cant in the footbed to line your legs up better with the board and reduce stress on the ankles/knees/hips The cant isn’t noticable from looking at it but the foam on one side is softer than the other so you angle in a bit.  We would of liked to see the larger asymmetrical strap that’s now on the 2012 Burton Escapade but still there are some improvements over the 2011’s.

2011 Burton  Lexa– For 2011 the Strap was fixed and is more like the older straps and that is a positive.  It grips very well over the toe or in the old school way.  In 2011 many of the top mens snowboard bindings like the Burton Cartel, Prophecy and Co2 have a new completely re-vamped base plate.  It improves response that makes for a great ride. It sucks that the women’s models are devoid of any of this new tech.

2010 Burton Lexa– Burton’s best upgrade on the Lexa is the channeling out of the back part of the base plate to allow a lot of cushioning like the top of the line Burton bindings. The more cush the better. The toe strap from 2010 is problematic and we liked the older version instead of this new hybrid strap. We have noticed more than 3 of the riders have had the strap come loose at the end of the run no matter how much they crank it down. It also sucks that you have to cut the plastic lead into the toe strap to make it work right.

 
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Great all around bindings

Oct 06, 2015 by Jade
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: Not embarrass myself too bad • 
Days You Ride A Year: 20+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'6" 140+ 7.5 women's boots 

I used the 2015 version of these bindings with my Rossignol Diva board for about 20+ days of riding around Tahoe. I ride all of the runs and sometimes go off the jumps in the parks. I thought they were great! I forgot to adjust them before my first day of riding and they were much too snug against my boots, but it was fairly easy to adjust on the mountain at one of those tool stations. I have a bad knee and was never too sore after riding on an icy day -- the combination of these bindings and my Burton Supreme boots provided nice shock absorption. I felt very locked in and am looking forward to using these bindings again this season. They help up very well and I should get at least another 20+ days of riding in.

The only thing I didn't like was the color. I ordered the "crime scene red" online and it felt too much like Spiderman, but I didn't want to waste the money/time to swap them out for a different colorway.


Great bindings, but go for the larger size if you're on the edge

Aug 08, 2015 by Tara
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: All Mountain, Aggressive • 
Days You Ride A Year: 10 

Love these bindings. Great lightweight design, with a really solid ratchet system. The easy adjust tools are great if you need to tweak your staps a bit on the mountain. The shock absorption is fantastic all around.

The only thing I'd warn is that if you're right on the cusp of a larger size, go with the larger size. I have a size 8 K2 boot, and while the Women's Medium is meant to fit up to a size 8, it's a really tight fit. I think it'll be fine once the boots have worn in a bit more, but if I could go back in time, I'd order the size Large instead.


Excellent product

Apr 10, 2015 by Jacqueline
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: Freestyle • 
Days You Ride A Year: 30 

I have tried many bindings. I even have the Union Trilogy and they suck compared to Lexa. Lexa is very light and respond very quick. Super comfortable and adjustable If they were lighter and would love them even more.


4.7 5.0 3 3 I used the 2015 version of these bindings with my Rossignol Diva board for about 20+ days of riding around Tahoe. I ride all of the runs and sometimes go off the jumps in the park Burton Lexa 2010-2020 Snowboard Binding Review

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