Tag Archive for The Channel

The Channel is a binding mounting system that is used on Burton and Endeavor boards. Rather than the standard inserts, they use a flexible channel that allows bindings to be used in any number of stance widths and angles. They work best with EST bindings, but almost all new bindings will work on Channel boards.

Burton Kilroy Pow

The new Kilroy Pow is based on the Stun Gun shape, but has a few features changes to keep the price down. A good value option for someone who doesn’t want to spends too much, but still needs the features of higher end boards.

Burton Deep Thinker

The Deep Thinker is the directional, set back brother to the more freestyle focused twin Free Thinker. It was a board that I was really hoping that I would like, because I had heard good things from friends who have a similar riding style to me, and I like the way it looks, but it isn’t for me.

Burton Free Thinker

Burton Free Thinker 2020 Review The Burton Free Thinker is a medium flexing, traditional camber twin board, which is exactly the type of ride I like. It is one of the two of Danny Davis’ boards, while the other Deep Thinker has a directional shape and directional camber. These sit in the middle of the Burton range, with decent features,…

Burton Skeleton Key

Burton Skeleton Key 2020 Review The Burton Skeleton Key is a directional shaped board, that has a pretty good mix of camber and rocker which makes it a good board for all-mountain riding.

Pros and Cons of Burton Re:Flex Bindings

There are two main types of burton bindings that you can buy now, EST and Re:Flex. While EST bindings are only made to work on Burton and Endeavor boards with The Channel, Re:Flex bindings are made to work with any board. There are a few situations where you might want to get Re:Flex bindings: You are set on buying Burton no matter what…

Burton Feelgood

Burton Feelgood 2017 The Burton Feelgood is a directional, traditional camber board with plenty of pop that suits aggressive riders.

Burton Social

Burton Social Review The Burton Social is a loose and fun snowboard that is really god for riders wanting to progress and learn new tricks.

Burton Lip-Stick

Burton Lip-Stick Review The Burton Lip-Stick is a freestyle all mountain board, that is made for a more aggressive rider who wants a fun board.

Burton Genie

Burton Genie Review The Burton Genie is the easiest board in Burtons range, made for beginner riders to advance their riding skills.

Burton Flight Attendant

Burton Flight Attendant 2017 The Burton Flight Attendant has a freeride shape, that is made to do just as well on groomed runs as it does in powder.

Burton Feather

Burton Feather 2016 Review The Burton Feather is a smooth and easy to turn snowboard, that has a soft flex and a stable feel.

Burton Antler

Burton Antler Flying V 2017 The Burton Antler Flying V is a high performing, lightweight board that is made for people who don’t need a board as aggressive as the Custom X. Made to get a good ride, without being super unforgivable and aggressive.

Burton Custom X

Burton Custom X 2017 The Burton Custom X is a stiff flexing, regular camber, directional board. It is the sort of board you will see being used in icy superpipes, and big air competitions.

Endeavor New Standard

Endeavor New Standard 2014/2015 The Endeavor New Standard is part of the All Terrain Freestyle range. From Endeavor’s site: The goal for this deck was simple: to create a completely new style of board that is stable yet loose, aggressive yet fun and soft yet poppy. Wider than the average deck, this board is designed to be stable on landings and…

Burton Pile Driver Review

The Burton Pile Driver, or its full name – the Family Tree Pile Driver is a combination pow surfer/no board. It only comes in one size – 140cm. It has a couple of uses, as a regular powder board, or use the rubber pads ride it as a noboard with no bindings. Mounting bindings is just like on a normal…

Are my bindings compatible with my snowboard?

There are a two major types of mounting systems for snowboards, the regular 4×4/4×2 and The Channel. The Channel is used by Burton (and now Endeavor) Everybody else uses the standard mounting system. If you choose to go the Burton route, you will have a Channel board, which works best with EST bindings. The idea with the Channel is that rather…

Burton Custom

The Burton Custom is one of the most famous and longest running snowboard models. It is a freestyle board, that has a traditional camber profile, a directional shape and a medium flex rating.