BMW and Flow have raised the freestyle design bar with the M9 Snowboard Binding.
Flow called on BMW's design team to help create the M9—a freestyle binding that looks as good as it performs. The smooth curves on this beast aren't just pleasing to the eye; they're integral to the strength and power transmission you'll feel in the park and pipe. Flow took the I-Flex Powerstrap featured on their Team binding and incorporated it into the M9 for a secure, responsive fit, and of course you get the same MINIratchet buckles and convenient rear-entry design as well. The Flow M9's multi-density adjustable forefoot pad helps to absorb the hits on hardpack and flat landing zones.
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Switched to these from an old pair of Cartels with the capstrap, I instantly noticed more control and support from the highback. Easy to get in and out of on the flats, takes some getting used to on a hill, but still so much faster than my friends.
flip n' f&ck
Got these at the end of last season and I'm pleased with em. takes a while to set up, but if you adjust everything at home you'll be good to go. no more hunching over cursing while i f&ck with ratchets. at 6'6" my toes are a long way down to reach every run
A1 on Functionality & Aesthetics
I dont care what anybody says about this line of Flows the M9, the functionality & aesthetics are definitely worth the money. I took it for a test run just this weekend and they are freakin awesome. I have other Flows before and by far this tops my list. Once fitted & adjusted to your liking (takes a bit of time of course - 1 hour) and you are off all day without a care in the world. There are bad reviews on other line of flows so I kept that in mind while I was out there on the slopes and park, guess what, THE WORSE DID NOT HAPPEN. This coming from an intermediate to advance rider.
These bindings are also Snow Bunny Magnets - watch out guys when you get complimented on your new piece of artillery - get the Orange flows. And it fits on Burton boards.
I dont have the bindings
I honestly don't have the bindings but i am going to be getting them in the next month and i have to say i have heard tons and tons of great things about them such as how you enter and the new bindings get rid of all of those pressure points that always piss you off when your shredding hardcore. They are also amazing for the park, you should buy these over any other freestyle board. I had these for 2 runs and dominated the comp. at wilmot Mountain in Wilmot, wisconsion. have a great day.
Worth the $$
This was my very first time snowboarding so it took me awhile to get use to it. I must say though, i like the quick in-out system than the two strap bindings. They feel really great especially when i started to hit jumps - rails - pipes. Knowing it was designed by the BMW design team, i had to get it cause i work at BMW OF HONOLULU and added some "M" badges on it. Really worth getting but already planning to get the NXT FS for next years set up.
I had Flow Flite 3 bindings, but the inferior clip design allowed the clip post on one highback to break off. The Flow Flite 3's were replaced under warranty with M9's due to the others were out of stock. I am extremely pleased with the design quality of these and the highback clip design. I have only been able to use them twice since I received them, but they have performed flawlessly. While they may take a few more minutes to adjust (the lean angle), for the money, they are awesome and they look radical on my board too.
These are some pretty bad ass peices of foot plastic. They're super lightweight and comfortable. There are a couple of flaws, but like any binding.. shit does happen. I don't like how it is so hard to adjust the forward lean without a using a tool and also there should be a little more padding placement around the mounting disk. Over-all. They are a pretty low-profile, super good looking binding that get the ladies all hot and bothered. Strap em to a fresh board and you'll be the cat's meow!
The m9 is definitely a decent binding. I've received at least 4 or 5 comments on them so far this season. They feel very strong and reliable and of course, easy to get in and out of. I'll be riding them for a while.
Flow M9 Snowboard Binding
I like my new bindings, the only problem i have with them is the adjusting part. Im still getting used to it. But overall they are the best bindings i have had yet. If anybody is willing to pay a couple hundred bucks for some bindings. These are the bindings to get. Ive had a lot of people ask me questions about my bindings. Like how comfortable are they? And how secure are your boots without manually strapping them in? And after i have answered their questions, they are impressed of how well these bindings are designed as much as i am. :)