BURTON STEP ON | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


BURTON STEP ON 

SNOWBOARDING’S NEXT EVOLUTION 

by Jesse Fox

photos @miraecampbell

You’ve seen the social media jump on #StepOn and you already have opinions and preconceived reactions. Now stop thinking what you’re thinking. And don’t say nothin’ until you’ve stepped on and spun a few laps. And then and only then, we’ll talk about it. Until that time comes here’s what you need to know.

We were fortunate enough to spend two days riding Step On with a few VIP’s. Canada’s elite Burton accounts, Rob Sprague the head of Step On prototyping, Burton’s president John Lacy, backcountry boss Mikey Rencz and the one and only Mark Sollors.

It most of our first time seeing, understanding, and riding this new generation of step in technology. Honestly, coming in with an open mind was difficult. Leaving with one wasn’t. Keep in mind there’s a whole generation of riders that have never seen or ridden a step in binding before.

I spent two days riding Burton SI back in ’99 and two days this week with Step On. After 25 years of strap in snowboarding I’m not ready to give a full review of the product but wouldn’t hesitate to spend another of my precious riding days figuring out if this is my new set up.

“I trusted the Step On after the first run when I realized I had just charged choppy moguls at full speed with no straps and had no problems” – Mark Sollors

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a good look at the black on black photon boot and binding

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EVOLUTION

• Almost 3 years in design

• Over 18 months of on snow testing

PRODUCT

• Performance, performance, performance. This product will preform great for beginners, but it wasn’t designed specifically for them. The goal was to make Step On it ride as good or better than Burton’s boot / binding system

• Compatible with both 4×4, The Channel & 3D

Men’s Offering

• 2 Boot options: Photon Step On & Ruler Step On 

• 1 Binding: They’re just calling it, Step On

Women’s Offering

• 2 Boot options: Felix Step On & Limelight Step On

• 1 Binding: Step On

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mark sollors Stepping On in pow town

HOW IT WORKS

• Three connection points. One in the heel and two at the toe. On the toes of each boot’s forefoot, Toe Cleats keep the toes securely fastened in the Step On binding

• Designed with the same locking teeth found in traditional binding buckles, this component found
on the heel of all Step On boots acts as the primary retention component for the Step On system.

• Exit the binding easily using the quick release lever. Once disengaged, it instantly resets the lock for hands-free re-entry.

“The most intuitive boot to binding connection for riders of all abilities, Step OnTM delivers the utmost of power and board control in an incredibly simple system. It’s Step On and go.” – BURTON

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just step on. simple.
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