Custom Camber 158, Skeleton Key 158, Blur 159, National 156, Stale Fish 153, Alpha 158 - 8 Photon SO
The only bindings you really «lock» yourself out of with channel are union contact pros, its est bindings that lock you to channel not the other way around. Some new baggy ak/mine pants with the elastic cuffs thats not in the pink/purp/flower colorway would be nice.I am more curious about Burton AK for next season than their boards.
I cannot get myself to buy a proprietary board with the Channel and be limited on my choice of bindings.
I like being able to use all my bindings on any kind of board, without having to use an adapter kit just for the Channel.The only bindings you really «lock» yourself out of with channel are union contact pros, its est bindings that lock you to channel not the other way around. Some new baggy ak/mine pants with the elastic cuffs thats not in the pink/purp/flower colorway would be nice.
Many many bindings have their discs suitable for channel systems. My Salomon Hologram's discs can do 2x4 and channel no problem. Either that or they supply you with an additional disc.I like being able to use all my bindings on any kind of board, without having to use an adapter kit just for the Channel.
Plus, Burton already gets enough of my money with their outerwear, accessories and bags. 😆
You just have to email Burton and they will send you the right disk for free. I think they call this a more environmental approach???Most binding makers worth a damn provide universal disks that can be put on nearly any mounting system out of the box, including the channel. But not Burton. #irony
Yeah but that’s not laziness on their part. Their mini discs are super small AND the thinner part of the reflex doesn’t allow for much space for different hole patterns. Switching discs isn’t that big a deal for me if I’m already switching bindings between boards.I specifically mean one universal disc that have holes for the channel and regular 2x4 patterns. Union, Rome, Salomon, Flow, and probably a bunch others include one. Burton gives you different discs for different mounting options. Sure, they work, but I find one universal disc a lot more handy in real world situation. And there is no way Burton's way of including multiple discs is more environmentally friendly...
My gf was looking for a second board and was told to get the Feelgood, but the Flying V. She was used ronger GNU B-Nice with BTX Camber, she want something stiffer, a little more aggresive which she will be able to push her level. Too, the Camber of the Flying V Will be more forgiven than the cambered Feelgood.I agree on the Feelgood graphics!
There seems to always be a few of these left at the end of season in Australia. It seems to probably be a stiff freeride board. I have a Mystery Landlord so thinking it may be an unwarranted excessive purchase, if that's even possible???, but I can get one for around $Au444 ($US328) delivered which is pretty good. They say it's not as stiff as CX so probably be around a moderately stiff ride similar to the Custom. It sort of fits how I ride, but I'd imagine the Mystery Landlord maybe a big step above this.The Leader Board is intriguing because it is supposed to be very aggressive, yet comes at a much lower price than the Straight Chuter or the Custom X.
Maybe Burton does not expect the Leader Board to have mass appeal and not sell that well?