Just like shoes on a Thoroughbred racehorse.
The Flow M11 Snowboard Binding features the quick-release highback for rapid entry and exit with a stiffer composite baseplate for riders with fast moves and abusive style. Flow engineers made sure these bindings could hold up to your cliff-huckin’, high-speed carvin’, big air-stompin’ riding style.
- Asymmetrical A-Flex PowerStrap puts more support higher on the boot and provides precise fit with four locking MINIratchets
- Fiber-reinforced ventilated highback reduces weight while providing superb response
- Synchronous Length Adjustment (SLA) provides easy adjustment of the baseplate length for ideal boot compatibility
- Long-strain Nylon M-series baseplate provides a rigid and responsive platform
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Easy in and super responsive
I just finished a full week in Colorado in these bindings. They have an excellent feel. Takes a few times to figure out the best way to get in but once u figure out what what works for u, it is super quick and u are up and gone while others are still strapping and tightening. These bindings dont have to be super tight to get the high end responsiveness. I skied everything from park to the trees and never once felt loose. Just spend a few minutes in the morning to check settings then thats the last u have to think about them. Flip up the back then shred.
Great for splitboarding...
I have these mounted on my Voile 166 Mojo and love them so far.
These have worked great for me skinning into the back and slack country. Getting in and out of them is swift and easy. You can even attach a cable between the release knobs on the rear of each binding so that if you get in an avalanche, you can bail quickly from your setup by yanking on the cable which drops the back of the bindings down for a quick escape. I haven't had to do that yet, but appreciate that as a safety feature and chose these bindings for that reason.
I have also used these at the resort.
They are the best bindings I have ever used. Simple, solid, durable and fun.
Pure genius....great for when snowboarding with skiers. Not as tight as older style bindings but i'm lazy and are great for cruising.
Flow M11 Snowboard Binding
I struggled with the bindings at first; it was hard getting my boot in far enough to close the binding. What I do now it loosen the front bindings so my boot goes is, I close the binding and then tighten them up so I feel comfortable. I did not experience any problems with snow or ice getting caught in the binding.
Once I had them on they felt great and I hardly noticed any difference from a standard binding. Overall, I am very happy with them.
I'm in love
The other review here does a great job of tackling the technical details, so let me just put down my raw impressions...
These bindings are wonderful. The first time I rode in them, they were set up improperly and were hard to get into. I had them set too tight - which, when you're using the normal strap bindings, you're used to the tightness = better control equation.
Now they're set up correctly and they're COMFY. No pressure points! They don't need to be tight at all, yet somehow I don't feel like I sacrifice any control. And boy, what control! I can fly straight down the hill confident that a slight toe/heel lean and my edge will catch perfectly for those awesome quick *shwee shwee* micro-carves...god it's a good feeling.
Getting in and out quick only comes secondary to comfort for me, but once you're able to just click in like that, you really won't want to go back.
These binding are perhaps slightly heavier than your average binding, but it's immaterial to me - hey, gravity is on our side. Never going back!
Are the ratchets aluminum or plastic on...
Are the ratchets aluminum or plastic on these?
I have only had one other pair of bindings so far considering I am basically just getting into boarding. But I can officially say that the flows are an amazing binding. The M11 binding was perfect for me because it was well priced and was also perfect for my all-mountain riding. I have been up three times this season (2009-2010) but I will definately be up more. These binding make it easier for me to get in and out of them. This is all without me tweaking them. I will probably be tweaking them to make them fit me better.
One click away from some of your best runs
Hey guys, we've got a good set of free ride bindings here that are quick and easy to get into and out of... once you set them up properly. The 2 straps that a traditional binding would have is actually one single bendable piece here. The highback is a dial for adjusting how much forward lean you want via the high tensile steel rubber covered cable. They take time to set up, make no mistake, you'll spend a little time depending on what old bindings your used to dialing in these settings for the straps. Don't get frustrated, the rewards will come soon enough, keep reading. This is a medium-stiff setting and it will have more forward lean as like most free ride bindings as well. Once you've dialed them in, the straps never have to be touched again. You should then be able to easily get into and out of the bindings no problem. How you get into them is via a latch that lowers the highback far enough backwards that you and your boot will have plenty of space to slide into. There is a dial that can adjust how much forward lean you want on a board, even the lowest setting will still have more forward lean then a more conventional freestyle/rental binding. For newbie's, what you'll do is once you dial the strap in, knee down, put the board toe side down behind you, take the highback away from the strap and put your boot in and then once your foot is flush against the board, pull/push the highback and it's lever up and secure to your boot. This appears long since it's detailed explanation but basically instead of sitting down to secure your binding with two conventional straps to repeatedly adjust and dial in, your kneeling down to secure your foot into the binding, pulling the highback and it's lever into place with a small click and then your on to boarding before half your friends have even dialed in their front foot. For those who have experience and can secure bindings while standing up on the board, just slide your foot into place, pull the highback up, pull the lever up, hear the small 'click' and then go. Note:: if your boot and binding is dry (no snow at all), wait til you get a little bit of snow under your boot so that the transfer into the binding is smoother. All in all, quality stuff, sturdy and have had no problems with it. They are just that convenient, generally easy to get into and it certainly beats all the repeated clicking that you do every time you have to strap in on a conventional binding.
Kick Ass Binding
One of the best binding I've ever ridden with. Really comfortable, really natural, and looks awesome on the slopes. The back strap is super easy for quick in and out access and simple to adjust. It's just a great choice and looks sick on any board.