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Old 08-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I kinda figured that would be the basic suggestion, it's just ever since I saw the Burton infinite channel system I've thought it was pretty darn genius, so I'm kinda obsessing over it at the moment. Are there any other manufacturers with a similar design?

I've looked pretty hard and can't find anything but I SWEAR I saw something with a dual channel system, somebody suggested it in a "unique board design" topic. I just gotta find it again! <_< >_>

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Old 08-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I kinda figured that would be the basic suggestion, it's just ever since I saw the Burton infinite channel system I've thought it was pretty darn genius, so I'm kinda obsessing over it at the moment. Are there any other manufacturers with a similar design?

I've looked pretty hard and can't find anything but I SWEAR I saw something with a dual channel system, somebody suggested it in a "unique board design" topic. I just gotta find it again! <_< >_>
Channel boards have been around for 14 years (give or take a year). The reason you don't see more of them, is it's solving an issue that doesn't exist. The channel also effects the way the board flexes. Whether that's a good thing, or a bad thing depends on who you're talking to.

The channel is great if you don't have an adjustable heelcup, and effected by stance limitations. We make channel compatible disks and actually sell quite a few, proving it's a viable option.

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And there you go. UIH giving you a definitive answer...
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hmm well thank you both for your wisdom ^_^ i'll have to do some research on these "adjustable heel cups".

Not sure if it matters, but i actually DO have a minor stance limitation due to my arthritis. It affects my hip flexors and lower back flexibility. It kinda forces me to ride "duck stance", which is common and im comfortable with, but thats why im trying to find equipment that makes strapping in and adjusting, fast and flexible. Some days i feel stiffer than others and it forces me to change up my stance just a little. So, for some reason, i have a feeling that a combination of these easy-go options will make my snowboarding experience effortlessly more enjoyable

it sux being 25 and to have arthritis -__-*
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hmm well thank you both for your wisdom ^_^ i'll have to do some research on these "adjustable heel cups".

Not sure if it matters, but i actually DO have a minor stance limitation due to my arthritis. It affects my hip flexors and lower back flexibility. It kinda forces me to ride "duck stance", which is common and im comfortable with, but thats why im trying to find equipment that makes strapping in and adjusting, fast and flexible. Some days i feel stiffer than others and it forces me to change up my stance just a little. So, for some reason, i have a feeling that a combination of these easy-go options will make my snowboarding experience effortlessly more enjoyable

it sux being 25 and to have arthritis -__-*
I'm not totally sure, but I believe you can still get the Clicker system from K2. Could be a good solution. Maybe one BA or Nivek know something about this?

You gotta figure out how to remedy your arthritis man!
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Hi KrazyKoreanKid,

Sorry to hear about your arthritis, but stoked to hear you are still out there snowboarding!
You assessment of getting some Flow bindings is very wise, as they are indeed a lot easier to get into. You do not have to bend down as much as for two-straps, and it's only one pull on the hiback for each binding instead of closing and ratcheting two straps per foot.

The Flow NX2 and Fuse series models all come with Multi-disks, which are designed to be totally compatible with the Burton Channel-system.
For the other Flow models there is a separate Channel-disk available just like UnionInhouse said.

But I would look into the NX2 or Fuse series models; they have the new NASTY Active Strap system, which makes it even easier to get in&out!

Enjoy!
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I'm not totally sure, but I believe you can still get the Clicker system from K2. Could be a good solution. Maybe one BA or Nivek know something about this?

You gotta figure out how to remedy your arthritis man!
Pretty sure you're closer to that landfill full of Clickers up in the NW than we are.

There is the Kwicker system but that's for splitboards and as I haven't tested it yet I'm not sure how practical it actually is. Nor do I think even with some DIYing could you get it to work on a solid board.

So you have arthritis. It's not the end of the world for you, I have it. In fact it's flaring right now in my hips as I type this due to the fact I'm positive it's snowing up the street from me. The best way to mitigate it is to exercise, stretch, and look into supplements/enzymes that can help you. Or just don't snowboard. Harsh reality but the truth.

Solucien is right there is an EST compatible disk for the Flows and that could be an option. I would rule out attempting to bother with the K2 Cinch tech as it's a pile of shit. The APO Dual Tech though could be an option as well.

But honestly don't sit down to strap in do some yoga, do some exercise, and learn how to bend at the knees, hips, waist, and back to strap in. It's not that hard. If my geriatric ass can still do it a couple hundred times a day I'm sure you can too.
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I think the Kwicker would work with those solid board adapter pucks. I am not sure why though. I find it interesting K2 did not go to their own athlete, Kyle Miller who spends close to 200 days a year on his split and get advice.

I can tell they were thinking about the design, but it seems they didn't quite punch it all the way through to me. Then again, I could be wrong. Time will tell.
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I think the Kwicker would work with those solid board adapter pucks. I am not sure why though. I find it interesting K2 did not go to their own athlete, Kyle Miller who spends close to 200 days a year on his split and get advice.

I can tell they were thinking about the design, but it seems they didn't quite punch it all the way through to me. Then again, I could be wrong. Time will tell.
I know next to nothing about the Kwicker, but I'm under the impression that the boots are based on the original system?

I was thinking he could buy the new boots and find some old Clicker bindings online.

OP - Call K2 customer service and ask.
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I know next to nothing about the Kwicker, but I'm under the impression that the boots are based on the original system?

I was thinking he could buy the new boots and find some old Clicker bindings online.

OP - Call K2 customer service and ask.
There's tweaks to it that lead me to believe there won't be any compatibility.
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