What Is the Burton Channel?
The Burton Channel is a mounting system that contains two channels in the board (one for each foot) that run parallel to the edges. Traditional boards have binding inserts where the channel is located. The Channel allows nearly infinite and customizable stand-width and angle adjustments. With the rider’s feet closer to the board and less inserts in the board, the board will fully and naturally flex as it was intended. Traditional mounting systems do now allow the board to flex beneath the rider’s feet, creating a “dead spot.”
Check out the clip below to get a visual of how The Channel works. While disc bindings from some other brands are compatible with The Channel, the natural board flex will best be felt with Burton EST or Reflex bindings. Such bindings have an EVA foam pad beneath the foot as opposed to plastic, which will enable the natural flex of the board beneath the rider’s feet. The Burton Channel System is a pretty sweet technology. Check it out!
The Burton Channel System focuses power through a central connection that acts as a backbone for the board’s internal tech. It also lets you easily micro-adjust your stance-width and angles with EST, Reflex or Disc bindings. The Channel is compatible with bindings by Forum, Drake, Union, Flow, Flux, Ride and K2.
This has been a part of the Burton Technology articles.