You can spend thousands of dollars on a snowboarding gear, but the best of the best won’t do you a lick of good if you faceplant in the snow every time you hit the slopes. Bindings ensure that boots and board stick together, which is pretty important when you’re relying on both to safely carry you to the bottom of a mountain. Burton is the best at what it does, and the Diode EST bindings are the best the company has to offer. They’re light and they’re comfortable. Sure, they’re pricey too, but what’s a few extra dollars in exchange for the comfort of knowing you’ll reach the base of the mountain with your skull intact?