The Channel system is SIIIIIICK!!! You have complete freedom and control over your stance! It doesn't matter if you have wide or short stance, duck or pigeon foot! It makes your ride feel so much more comfortable! Best part is is how easy it is to use, so if you don't like where you are standing or you want to tweak your front or back foot just slightly, it takes like 2 minutes to loosen the bolt, adjust your binding, tighten it back up, and then be on your way! Trust me, once you get the Channel, the old 3D set-up will never meet you standards again. It is pretty simple--- Channel and EST equals FREEDOM!!!