The Diode snowboard bindings from Burton Snowboards are back and better than ever with a new, ultra-minimized highback to decrease weight. The carbon fiber-infused baseplate cuts additional ounces and enhances response at speed, while a Super Grip Capstrap improves wrap and support. The Diode is the lightest, most responsive binding in the line, and promises to deliver the performance aggressive riders need for slaying any side of the mountain.
These are high end bindings that seem to be built for those that go through gear. The light weight materials used leave me thinking that these might break if I use them for more than a couple seasons. Time will tell. Extra precaution will have to be used with the use of carbon as any impact with a rock, branch, or even when unloading from the car could result in damage in the fibers internally. If you can actually see the damage, it's fairly significant. It should also be noted that the flexibility Burton built in to the base, to bend with the board as you go over bumps, ends up limiting the angular positions you can use. Granted this probalby won't be a problem for most, but this was a limitation for me on my older board. So far I'm not all that impressed, but next season will be the true test. I'll be rocking these with a Rosignol Experience.