The 2024 Burton Hitchhiker splitboard binding shows its true colours when you need it most. When you're out in the backcountry, miles from civilisation, this is when you really need dependable, easy to use gear. To achieve this, Burton have teamed up with Spark R&D to give you a proven and renowned Spark baseplate combined with Burton comfort and tech in the highback and straps. Save precious grams and time thanks to the incredibly lightweight and convenient Spark baseplate, and experience premium comfort and durability from Burtons high-end construction.
Binding Type: Backcountry / Splitboard
Board Compatibility: Compatible with splitboards using Spark pucks, Spark canted pucks, or Voile pucks.
Pucks sold separately.
Flex (1 - Soft / 10 - Stiff): 7/10
Baseplate: Spark R&D Tesla T1
The Tesla T1 machined aluminium baseplate is pin and cable free, to easily slide into offset touring brackets and locks in place with a snap ramp.
High Back: Burton-Designed Single Component Negative Lean High Back with Quick Adjust FLAD
The Highback on the Hitchhiker binding is responsive for the ride down, and comfortable for the hike up. Featuring a quick adjust FLAD with negative lean, you can make each step go further, and make each turn come quicker, without needing tools.
Buckles: Double Take Buckles
Burtons Double Take Ratchets feature one of the quickest and easiest ratchet designs on the market. Helical teeth and 'insta-click' engagement combine for increased torque per crank, and fewer cranks needed to get to your desired tightness.
The Hammockstrap features a low profile and reduced weight for a more comfortable fit, along with a stitchless construction for maximum response with minimal materials. The pre curved design fits smoothly around your boot and won't be giving you any pressure points.
Supergrip Capstrap 2.0
The Burton Gettagrip Capstrap is one of the best toe straps on the market, with a super grippy interior that holds onto your boot in freezing temperatures, and a design that hugs the contours of most boots.
Whammy Bar Climbing Wire:
A single fatty climbing wire is built into the baseplate with a side arm lever for easy position changes. Easily switch between stowed, low (12°), and high (18°) and back again.
Snap Ramps and Side-Lock Tesla Touring Brackets:
T1 System bindings slide sideways into the offset touring bracket and are locked into place with our snap ramp, negating the need for pins and cables. Integrated Ibex crampon mounting claws on touring brackets make for quick and easy installation and removal.
Slide them on and snap the ramp down, or snap the ramp up and slide them off, regardless of whether you're putting them on or taking them off, it'll be super easy and quick. When used with Spark Tesla system bindings you'll be able to conveniently access puck screws with the bindings in place for precise stance adjustment. Pucks sold separately.
T1 Heel Rest:
The T1 Heel Rest catches the climbing wire in the 12° and 18° positions and is specifically designed to hold the T1 step locker in place.
Need to know how to setup your board? Click here to view the Setup Guide
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