The Burton Binding Channel System

The Burton Binding Channel System

Not long ago, Burton boards commonly used the old 3D binding mounting system and if you haven’t purchased a new snowboard in a while you might be surprised when you see a new Burton Board. Today, almost all Burton snowboards use the Burton Binding Channel System because of its supreme technical ability and universal compatibility. Not to mention, its ease of use.

Burton Channel System History

The Burton Binding Channel System is nothing new. Burton first developed this technology in 2005 as a way to mount your bindings easier and have a wider range of stance options. They’ve been perfecting this technology ever since and it is now one of the premier binding mounting systems in snowboarding.

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Mounting Your Bindings Using The Channel System

Burton EST Bindings

Burton EST Bindings are designed to work specifically with the Burton Binding Channel System. The benefit of this is to eliminate dead spots that are caused by traditional binding baseplates. This allows the board to flex more naturally with the rider’s movements. *Pro Tip* When setting up your new Burton board and Bindings, make sure you do not throw away the hardware that is attached to your board in the cardboard shown below in the photo.

Watch our video with Jake from Burton on how to correctly set up your Burton EST Bindings!

Burton Re:Flex Bindings

You do not need Burton EST bindings to use the Burton Channel System. This is one of the amazing benefits of this system – most bindings are compatible or have an optional disc that will work. Below is a video that shows how to set up Burton Re:Flex bindings to the Burton Channel system using the more traditional baseplate.

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