What the Heck are Deck Channels and Do I Need Them?
Deck Channels are the grooves that run about 1/3 the length of the board (depending on the shape and size) approximately 1" from the ''rail'', or edge of the board.
Exile first explored this shaping option in an effort to potentially make our boards even stiffer than they already are. After years of feedback, we honestly don't think it makes a noticeable difference in this aspect of the board, as they are so stiff already.
But plenty of riders liked the feel of this feature when running with the board and doing grab rail maneuvers!