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Gear Review

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Cinch vs M9

So I've been able to ride the Flow M9's and now these rear-entry bindings and I have to say these are the better bindings if you're into all-mtn vs park, otherwise, the Flow's have more flex and quicker adjustments. I've been a fan of rear entry bindings ever since I tried the M9's but I was looking for something with quicker response and more stability. The Cinch delivered with a heel cup versus n/a on the M9 and fixed last year's issue of not having an adjustable toe strap. However, it sill lacks tool-less forward lean, unlike the Flow's, which I kind of miss every now and then. They do have a lighter base, better shock absorbers, and they're much easier to strap in traditionally than the Flow's. Honestly, the best thing to do with bindings is to try them and with BC's awesome return policy, you only lose out on shipping even after using them on the mtn. Keep up the great work, guys!