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Burtons channel system...

Seems to me like a smarter system than the standard 4x4 deal. I dont know how new this system is, but will other brands eventually use this system too, or is it burton only forever?
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Re: Burtons channel system...

Burton most likely have patented this and probably will charge an huge amount to license it to another company, much like what happened in 1993 with the 3D pattern.
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I thought I saw some pics of a new K2 split board with a channel looking thing.


EDIT: Here's a pic
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Makes sense that they would want to keep the channel system for themselves, unless the can cash in big time licensing it. I just dont know how patents, etc works.

(That split board system looks interesting)
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Re: Burtons channel system...

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I thought I saw some pics of a new K2 split board with a channel looking thing.


EDIT: Here's a pic
Really does look a lot like Burton's system.
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Its is a better system. One thing u will notice is board feel. One thing u can do when adjusting the binding is center the binding between heel and toe. This will even the over hang depending on your stance angle. Of course this is minor.
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I don't know any details of when the patent runs out, if they can renew, etc. All I know is I like it and can't wait for the day well all move on from the 4x4 system...

If I were hand building a board I'd probably try to find some trashed burton boards and take the ICS/EST channels out of them. It's just better!
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What is it that you like so much about it?

I've got it on my Directional Nug and don't really notice too much, but maybe I just don't know what i'm looking for while riding.
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Everyone feels the binding / board relationship differently. That said, for those who do adjust their binding settings more frequently, the channel is so much quicker and easier. There is nothing else on the market right now as easy.
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What is it that you like so much about it?

I've got it on my Directional Nug and don't really notice too much, but maybe I just don't know what i'm looking for while riding.
I don't notice it at all while riding, it's just the setting up that makes so much more sense. With 4x4 and discs you're restricted to a couple few notches of the disc, and slots forward and backward.

With the channel you can get the exact stance width and angle you want, and the boots can be perfectly centred over the board. It's just easier...
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