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Old 08-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah, I don't think it would be that great for riding hard pack. On top of that, you are stuck with whatever forward lean the boot offers. That is it. No customization.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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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.
Having been on the channel for a few years, and now back on a 4x4 board I strongly disagree. I'd be thrilled if everyone started copying the channel and started making EST/ICS bindings to go with. It just makes so much more sense than having a degree wheel secured by 4 screws under your foot.

That's like saying quick lace systems solve a problem that didn't exist. Sure with laces you can do your boots up, but with quick systems you can do it faster, and sometimes with better adjustability (dual zone, etc.)
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I actually don't find the EST system better. I much prefer the 4x2 hole pattern at this time.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Everyone prefers using ICS till you're in the air on a 20 foot jump and your front foot decides it wants to shift forward 4 inches and rotate 30 degrees. Then suddenly 2 x 4 looks a lot better.
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Bah, I've had a screw come loose a couple times on 4x2 and once on ICS/EST. Just torque them properly and it's no worry.

I just don't like the fact that with 4 hole setups you're limited in fine adjustability to either toe/heel side or forward/backward. I wouldn't specifically buy a board because it was channel based, but if two identical boards were for sale and one were the channel, I'd buy that over traditional disc style.
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