"Solid mid-level women's binding"
- Name: 2009 Burton Stiletto Womens
- Skill: Intermediate
- Pros: Adjustability, Boot hold, Lightweight
- Fit: fits fine
The 09 Stilettos are a good choice for the intermediate female shredder who doesn't want to break the bank. The Stilettos come in a nice variety of colors, allowing the rider to choose from the old standbys or hop into something a little more flashy. I rode the "purple rain," and while not my style I did get several compliments while standing in the lift line. The patent-leather look of the straps really pops out and can bring a simple topsheet to life.
These provide a solid ride, as would be expected from the Burton name. The straps are well-padded, although not as soft/flexible as I prefer. The bindings have a nice responsive feel for the beginner to intermediate rider, but more aggressive riders may choose to upgrade to the Escapade or higher end men's binding. Ratchets are solid (again, as one would expect from a Burton binding) and the bindings themselves are highly adjustable so you can tune right in.
I rode these paired up with an 09 Blender (gray) (which looked especially awesome), making for a fun ride.