Bayerischen Motoren Werke? More like Bitchin' Mountain Weapon: the BMW-designed Flow M9 Binding.
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I am after a one or two pairs...
I am after a one or two pairs of your Flow bindings just wanted to know if you would ship over to Australia and how much it would cost.
good news, the Flow brand can be shipped internationaly!...and for shipping costs simply add all the items you wish to buy into your cart and then fill out your address info in the checkout area, your shipping options and costs will be presented for you and you will not be obligated to buy anything
Nifty bindings with some very apparent pros and cons
Flow. You either love them or hate them. They work for me just fine although they did take some getting used to after years of riding traditional strap-ins. The first pair of M11's I received from Backcountry had mismatched bindings, one X-large and the other Large. That didn't work out so well but Backcountry sent me a matching pair right away. Thanks again guys! Once you get these bindings tuned in it is amazing how quickly you are able to get in and out of them. The speed these bindings provide are somewhat of a moot point though considering the fact that most likely you have to wait for your buddies to strap in anyway. Oh well, I still like them. The plastic is a bummer though, I thought they'd be aluminum. My main complaint though is that the toe strap ratchets seem really cheap. I'm afraid of bumping them and having them break. The worst thing about it is that if they break you can't just replace the ratchet... You'd need a whole new toe strap. After a season or two it would be unlikely that you'd be able to get a matching replacement. This is something to consider before you commit to buying these bindings.
flows get bad reviews from people who live inside the box!!!
i have an older set of flow elevens(pretty sure they are the ancestor of the m11)the ease of adjustment is so simple adjust them before you get to the slopes to make things a little easier have them very loose put your boot in there and tighten them down be sure to make them as tight as you want but still be able to get your boot in far enough to use the lever if you can do it in a nice heated house then when they are coverd in ice should be easy and when on the steeps instead of facing down the slope look up it and take a knee then kick your boot down if you have a problem then simply reach back and latch them last year once i got the hang of them i was always sitting around waiting for my 2 strap friends and they are so freakin comfortable!!!!! all day no foot ache! towards the end of last season i bought ride spi's they are sweet but require constant adjustment they are always making my foot numb cuz they are too tight or making me ride a little sloppy at high speed cuz they are too loose because every time you get off the lift you have to re adjust the straps where with the flows once they are comfy they stay comfy because your not messing with the strap every time so although they arent for everyone give em a shot think outside the box!
Hello Guys,I'm looking for the bindings...
Hello Guys,I'm looking for the bindings flow M11, my foot size is 9,5.... which models shoulb be ok for me. I hesitate between M or L!?Thanks.
Fantastic -couldn't be happier!
As I was once a devoted Drake bindings guy I was a little skeptical about giving the Flow M-11's a run.
But thank goodness I did! I will never go back to '2-strap' bindings...
I bought a set before last season, and I ride everything from piste to backcountry, hard corduroy groomers to chest deep, super steep, super tight, forest powder -and these bindings are nothing but superb.
The set-up is very easy -have everything super loose, put boot in, snap the back up and tighten the incline of the back so it rests on the boot. Then ease down the front straps till it touches the boot, then do the same for the rear straps. It doesn't need to be super tight, just snug.
As for sitting down to put the binding on -what?! Who wants to do that and get a snow covered ass!? If it's steep, just bang the heel edge down as you're facing downslope and 'voila' you have a little ledge with which to stand on, snap your binding shut, then take first lines in the pow while your mates are 'click-click-click' trying to sort themselves out!!
Lastly, they are so comfy, it's unreal...
The large 'Powerstrap' just eliminates any pressure on the top of the boot -perfect!
As far as riding, this binding is fine. They are stiff enough for my high speed all-mountain style.
However, the ease of use is a bit overstated. I found them difficult to get into unless I was on flat ground. On a slope you have to sit anyway and it is hard to force the boot in far enough into the toe straps. It is difficult to get my heel down and the back plate to pop over. But I like them very tight, so if a looser fit works for you, they are ok.
I have been boarding for 15 years.
I don't get it
I keep reading reviews that state these binding "look cool". Don't most? Are they going on your living room wall or on the mtn?
I got these to put on my powder board with the logic that instead of cranking down over and over, it would be easier to have a one lever crank to secure me in.
When I saw two bags of hardware, I should have returned them on the spot. The additional bag was a mix of short and long bolts and different washers - total loss. So these basically came with extra hardware for a different set of bindings - not very helpful.
I like the idea of the rear entry, but I've tried over and over to get it all dialed in with no success. And both rear and front pads on the base of the bindings popped off within 3 attempts.
Save the receipt.
Great Binding - Bad Rap
I have been riding flows for the past 3 years and don't know that I'll ever ride anything else. I will admit that I have experience slight frustration while trying to find a shop that stocked parts (one part wiggled loose on the mountain) but other than that it's all been peaches and herb. There is no better binding for support, ease in and out, and comfort. After seeing that the K2 Cinch CTX has a similar one latch in/out feature and reading the reviews, I switched to the K2's this year. alas, getting in and out is more difficult, the front latch kept coming open on me and they really couldn't compare on comfort. I'm going back to flows. I don't believe all the bad hype. I've always been stoked w/ mine.
Just got 'em
I haven't put 'em on yet, but they look pretty sweet, so I will post after a chance to ride 'em, but for now I am very happy.
I just got these bad boys and they are definitely not the crappy plastic the other reviews gave. They are way good looking and a lot better than my original pair of flows that were that crap plastic! Weight is not too heavy but not too light. Definitely a pow binding!
So did this guy schneitr2265868 like these...
So did this guy schneitr2265868 like these binding and keep them or did he hate them and send them back? It looks like he liked them after all, but this back and forth thing is a little confusing?
He was apparently upset, which I don't know why because everything you buy off of here has a lifetime warranty on it. So if something went wrong with these you could just send them back for a new pair or refund.
i stand corrected
thanks for the upkeep guys!, love the bindings regardless after 5 days riding on them!
m11 bindings are ALL PLASTIC unlike what the description says. the baseplates as well as the disks are not "M-series aluminum" they are your standard shitty plastic. backcounty messed this us bad and has cost me time on the mountain as well as shipping costs, as i have to now ship them back and buy replacements elsewhere (probably somewhere local where i don't get messed with). I normally love backcountry.com for gear but this shows a different side. :-( thumbs down
these bindings do not have the "m-series aluminum" as advertised. HUGE difference, not something that i expected backcountry to overlook.