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The standard Burton bolts have nylon inserts so they self-lock.
In Canada at least the bolt hardware comes with the bindings not the boards. Hence if like me you don't use Burton bindings... ask at any Burton dealer and they'll give you a little bag containing the bits you need.
I've never had a problem, but I use those freebie Burton bolts.

Masque wrote:
... having spoken with a couple of ICS riders, they both say that their boards are far more evenly flexing than their old insert boards ...

Sounds unlikely. The channel doesn't isolate the bindings from the board, and Burton don't claim that.
You can buy isolation plates, but they're mechanically very different and don't use a channel.

I'd say that the stress of not losing the four spare bolts whilst you're on the channel board is vastly greater than the effect any of this has on anything.
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@philwig, it's purely subjective about the flex but I suspect it may be the lack of multiple inserts or just differing board manufacturing. But they do like the system. My old long board may just need to be replaced with summat short and fat for next season. Toofy Grin
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