Precision on the go.
Flow Women’s Essence Snowboard Binding delivers powerful freestyle performance in a clean, fast design that only takes a couple seconds to strap into. Borrowing the baseplate design from her brother the M9 (but making it even lighter), the Essence is customized to lady riders looking for support and freestyle performance without a bulky, stiff setup. The 3D I-Flex Powerstrap offers infinite adjustability and powerful toeside response, while the multi-density adjustable forefoot pads cushion harsh landings and chatter-inducing hardpack conditions. Drop the rear lever on the ventilated highback to jump on the lift; at the top, just step in, lock up and ride away… ladies first.
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i was a little wary about the lime green color (and they are an intense lime green) but they match board perfectly. I had the large but they were a bit big for a size 9 boot so i returned them and got the mediums. They do fit better but my thirtytwo boots fit a little too snug width wise. Hopefully once they get worn in and wet my boot will slide in and out better.
Sadly I had to return them....just didnt work out on the mountain. =( they were just to hard to get in, i ended up using them like i would regular bindings. im saving up for the ride contrabands.
are these bindings freestyle?
are these bindings freestyle?
Yes. They'll actually preform amazing in all conditions. The Prima is another great women's binding from Flow you should look at.
will other boots work with these bindings?...
will other boots work with these bindings? Or is it advisable to get the flow boots as well?
yeah these will work with any boot as long as it fits it will work
Essence Flows aite
I am not an expert boarder and am a beginning/intermediate kine. I have only broken these in once & thus far they aren't the easiest to get in & out of. You already have on all your heavy gear & you are fighting gravity to carry your own weight & I had to get on the ground to remove & put my boot in these. I am not sure if my Vans Encore boots may be be a little too big for the Flows, or if the Flows aren't the easiest to get into & out of, or they still need more break-in time. I have all my adjustments straight, but struggled with getting my boot in & out with ease. On a positive note, they look pretty (for a female) & they did not come undone from my Roxy Envy board. It is good that you can adjuste them & they stay tight. I am hoping they'll get easier as I break 'em in more.
Great bindings for the price!
Great bindings! I wear a mens boot size 7 1/2 and bought the bindings in a size large; they are a bit too large but it hasn't been a problem. they fit my burton board perfectly. it takes no time to snap in and out of these bindings.
This is my first season riding so I don't have a lot to compare these with, that said these are nice and flexible but I think I need to keep messing around with them until I find the right settings so I can step into them. I think maybe m boots might be a little too chunky in the wrong places but right now I'm happy enough using them like a regular strap in.
Easy to use. latcheds are quite tight though. Green is more a lime green on bindings.
Are these compatible with a the burton 3D...
Are these compatible with a the burton 3D pattern?
These include one universal disc. This will fit Burton's 3D hole pattern.
What's the difference between the Essence's...
What's the difference between the Essence's 3D I-Flex Powerstrap and the I-Flex Powerstrap (on the Minx)? It looks like that's the only difference between the two models, so is it worth the price difference to get the Essence? Thanks.
the Essence strap is more ergonomic, padded, and comfortable. Also the baseplate is different than the minx. It is much more durable, responsive, padded, and adjustable. The highback is a little bit stiffer on the Essence as well. Overall the Essence is a higher end, more responsive, more comfortable binding. I would recommend it over the Minx