The Channel is a mounting system that we choose to use on all of our adult product and a handful of our kids product. So the two major benefits to our Channel system are limitless stance options, so the ability to place your bindings wherever on the board you want, and the ability to change your angles freely. So The Channel visually looks way different than any insert board on the market and that causes people to ask questions about how that mounting system affects the ride of the board. The Channel itself is a really pretty soft piece of aluminum. The strength comes from the protection that it gets from the fiberglass on top of it and because The Channel construction is thinner than an insert construction we’re actually able to design a more consistent flex from nose to tail because we don’t have to design around these tall inserts. So The Channel is compatible with all Burton bindings both disk and EST as well as all major binding brands. If you have any questions about compatibility definitely give our Burton Guides a call and they’ll help you sort out how to fit your binding onto a Burton Channel board.