2.25.2017

Dual Channel snowboard open source invention

This invention is using more than 1 channel for each binding on a snowboard.  It is an improvement over burtons linear channel system.  Also 1 channel for each binding or 1 channel on the whole board also is invented here as long as the channel is non linear and thus doesn't infringe on burtons channel design.  A curved channel is wtter than a straight channel because it helps prevent the binding sliding due to loose screws and reduces stress concentrations in the board.

The problem with burtons system is it only has 2 screws which hold the rotation and movement of each binding.  If just one screw comes loose then the entire binding can rotate.  This can cause injuries and much frustration.

In this invention there would be 3 or preferably 4 channels on the board.  Each binding would be able to connect to 2 channels (or more).  This means there could be 3 or even 4 screws to attach the binding to the board while still allowing the infinite adjustability of a channel.

These channels can even be curved or non linear, preferably in sine/cosine wave patterns and the two channels under each binding can even be out of phase with each-other, one a sine wave and one a cosine wave.  This would mean that if a screw did get loose that there isn't an easy linear path for the binding to slide, it would be more difficult to move even when loose.  Also non linear channels would also reduce the stress concentrations that a linear channel causes.  There could also be some connection between 2 screws so their distance between each-other is fixed which would effectively lock the binding and prevent it from sliding in the channels since the curves are out of phase.

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