The Burton Malavita EST Snowboard Binding sets the bar in hard-charging freestyle response, unmatched board feel, and ergonomic comfort, thanks to continual improvements in strap shapes and Burton's EST baseplate. Its mid-stiff flex is optimal for hard-charging freestyle riders looking to take their tricks all over the mountain. Standing for Extra Sensory Technology (EST), the binding's EST baseplate only mounts to Burton boards equipped with The Channel. This next-level mounting interface significantly increases board feel and response by removing the "dead spot" associated with a traditional mounting disc. This allows Burton to place low-profile B3 gel padding where it's needed most, smoothing out the binding's ride when you're hammering over choppy snow and coming up short on huge park kickers.