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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 04:18 PM
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What's with Burton's proprietary 3 hole system?

I don't get it. Besides doing it so you'll be more inclined to buy their bindings/boards what's the point?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 04:20 PM
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market control YAARRRRRRRRGH!
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 04:49 PM
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Who the Hell Cares, as long as you have a board to go down the Mountain with then everything is all good.


But If they have some kind of 3 hole system, you should be able to just buy the disks and use it in another binding.
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Well I care because I was going to get a Custom and then I realized I'd have to go out and buy new disks for my bindings.

I was wondering if there were any technical reasons why they went 3 hole instead of 4.
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I was wondering if there were any technical reasons why they went 3 hole instead of 4.
technically, they wanted market control...
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Who cares Just buy the disks and stop your bitching and be happy and just board, If your bitching about the money you have to spend then you picked the wrong sport!
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They've had the 3D system for years. My sister has a '97 A deck, it has the 3D system, and i'm pretty sure they had it a few years before that.

Compared to the 4x4 setup, 3D is pretty comparable as far as stance options. Now the 4x2 setup is waaaayy more customizable than both.

The idea of the 3D setup is that it uses the least number of inserts, and takes up there least space, thereby in theory, affecting the flex pattern of the base the least.

Almost every binding company out there makes discs that will fit the 3D setup, and most will send you them for free.

Hell I've got Rome bindings on my Custom
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i love burtons dominant, but i cant ride their boards anymore. i cannot get my desired stance at all. i would love to ride some of their boards, but just cannot do it.
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i love burtons dominant, but i cant ride their boards anymore. i cannot get my desired stance at all. i would love to ride some of their boards, but just cannot do it.
What stance can't you get?
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i have owned both burton and non-burton boards and bindings, and never suffered any incompatability of any combination of parts.

however, some out there do struggle to know how to fit 1 and 1 together and so now Burton provides for free, a 'converting disc'.

so this whole hole configuration issue is hardly one of 'proprietary' is it?

Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
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