In 1985 Burton created its first buckle binding — an impressive innovation for the time but nothing compared to the goods the brand is putting out today. New for 2013, the Genesis integrates some of Burton’s proven technologies and some of its finest new ones. It has Re:Flex for increased flex and feel and a Zero-Lean Kickback Hammock Hi-Back. Basically serving as a double highback, the inner of the two moves with your boot like built in suspension. The baseplate is lightweight and super cushiony with its Re:Flex FullBED Cushioning System and B3 Gel. The React Strap and Gettagrip Capstrap is an updated and refined version of the secure and comfortable ankle and toe cap strap combo that Burton has been utilizing for years. As an added bonus, there is an eco-friendly element to this binding’s baseplate, which is made from re-ground materials.