In the X8, Burton brings the baseless binding backwith major improvements. Thanks to a cushioned platform, you get the main benefit (incredible feel) without the usual drawback (it has unlimited stance options). The deck's negative core profilethin underfoot for more flex, thick everywhere elseenhances the hair-trigger response, while its true twin shape and tapered tip and tail make spinning switch effortless. burton.comBonus: Burton's Infinite Ride technology breaks the board in for you.Bummer: The binding system (called E.S.T.) uses only two screws; bad news if one comes loose.