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Simple question, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Are Burton boards (Clash) compatible with only Burton bindings or are other bindings possible?

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The problem is the baseplate, not the bindings themselves. You need a 3D baseplate (a 3 holed fitting to screw the binding onto the board) to fit onto a Burton board, but most binding manufacturers and outlets will provide you with one of these for free if you ask when buying. All other board manufacturers use a more standard 4 holed system for fixing their bindings. Does anyone know why Burton insists on doing this? 4 screws must be stronger than 3?

 

You can buy plastic 3D baseplates for quite cheap if you already have your bindings.

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burton invented the 3d (3 screws) system and saved the patent for it. so the other manufacturers had to pay or to invent another system.

 

i guess it's just the stubborness of burton, cause they didn't get theyr inovation paid.

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Your welcome pdr! thanks ivo! By the way ivo, how's the season going in CH this year? I hear better in the east than the west but still not good. I used to live and slide there, but now after discovering Japan powder there seems no going back... Still, Verbier's terrain and size has to be seen to be believed!

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Originally posted by Twiki:
By the way ivo, how's the season going in CH this year? I hear better in the east than the west but still not good.


it's getting better,i usually don't expect the big dump before new year...
but i noticed that there are a lot more people in the backcountry, even if the conditions aren't good, than 2 years ago...

if i can't get enough pow this season in switzerland, i will come for a week or two to japan again this year!!!! (be aware!!)

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snowboards use to have inserts, to fix the binding with screws on the baord

a burton snowboard (3D system) looks like this:

 

nose -> ( .:.: .:.: ) <- tail

 

(the dots should show you the inserts wink.gif, the single insert would be in the middle...)

 

all the other snowboards (4x4 system) looks like this:

 

( :::: :::: )

 

 

the distance between the holes are standart and should be on every board the same (kissmark might be special smile.gif )

 

hope you understand this...

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the three-hole system makes sense because by overlapping the triangles, burton has created between-triangle slots by moving down a slot and flipping the triangle. It sounds complex, but it means there are more available positions per threaded hole, thus meaning it's a simpler machine. It irritated me for a while too before I realized that. ps Burton rocks the house.

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