With EST® bindings you benefit from all the advantages of The Channel™ system since the bindings mount on the outside of your feet and you do not have any hardware underneath your feet. Here is a top view of an EST® binding:
- Great board feel from the flexible foot beds
- Widest range of stance possibilities on the market
- Fast mounting, adjustments
Please note that EST® bindings will only mount to boards with The Channel™.
Re:flex bindings allow you to mount your bindings on The Channel™, 3 hole, or 4 hole pattern boards. They do this by using a standard mounting setup with disc and hardware underneath your feet.
Mounting a Re:Flex™ binding on board featuring The Channel™ is definitely possible and offers riders less board feel but greater response as there is harder material between the foot and the surface of the board. The RE:Flex™ bindings still flex, unlike some other bindings, so you still get great feel, just not in the same league as EST® bindings.
To keep it simple, we recommend EST® bindings be used with The Channel™ boards, but you can definitely go against the grain and mount Re:Flex bindings on The Channel™ if you wish. Re:Flex™ is the best option if you want to move your bindings between boards with The Channel™ and 3 or 4 hole patterns.
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