Flow just raised the bar for freestyle bindings.
The Flow M9 Snowboard Binding allows easy entry with a drop-back design, and I-Flex construction dishes out serious performance in the terrain park and all over the mountain. This binding’s 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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I hate to say this.....
But these bindings did not work for me. I have a big foot and I could not make the proper adjustments needed to make the bindings fit and trust me I tried! I had to suffer that day and eventually switched out my Flows for my Freestyles. Just couldn't get right!! Great binding for smaller footed riders though;-)
not for pow
If you get off the groomer or out of the park and into some pow and need to strap in good luck. I had a pair of these for one day and sent them back. I found myself digging a hole to pull the back plate back to get my foot in. It was not a good experience. Some people love them and I donât get how they could, kind of a cult following.
Decent but not for me
Got these bindings about a week ago and rode on them for a week straight to losen them up. At first i hated them becaues my boots were a lil too big and the rear entry was hard to get used to at first. since i never have owned a flow biding before. after they got a lil broke it they were easy but hard to ride with because you gotta leave it a lil loose otherwise u cant get yur boot in and out. smaller booter = perfect bindings. bigger boots = tough times
Ide say overall they are pretty sick but need a lil work on the rear entry design.
cheap, plastic trash
these bindings are a piece of trash. i bought the M11 binding and rode it just 6 times this season before the plastic highback cracked on me.
i didn't hit any trees. i didn't crash.
all i know is when i got back to my house, the highback was cracked. they are cheaply made. i would NEVER recommend this binding to any rider.
i can't imagine this binding being any different structurally from the M11. stay away. cheap, plastic crap!
the only good thing i CAN say about them is that Flow was kind enough to overnight me a replacement highback asap.
M9 is a hit
These are the most comfortable bindings I have ever owned. I had a pair of "The Fives" that broke after a couple of days so I upgraded myself to these. Best decision of my life. When I have these bindings on it's like my foot is part of the board, there is no "strap pull" or uncomfortable pinch. The bindings are quick, easy, flexible, stylish, and comfortable. If you are new to flow bindings it might take a little while to get acclimated to them, my brother tried my board on and it took him an hour or so to adjust to the feeling of being in the binding without a strap pulling you down. If you already ride Flow, you'll love these flexible comfortable bindings.
my feet don't hurty anymore!
Great bindings, kinda tough to set up just right and the levers for tightening are EXTRA stiff and hard to deal with. I slid the high back as forward as I could and everything feels great. My back boot gets stuck on the bottom of the high back some of the time though. Overall they are very comfortable and being able to enter and exit them quickly is pretty cool.
Didnt really care for them because your board has to be either flat or you have to be facing uphill on your knees to lock them in. Plus the vent in the highback put about 4 good gouges in the heel of my boot trying to force my foot in. I got some heel life toe side, but when i straped them down tight, they were very comfortable. I give Back Country an A+ in customer service tho. I called them the day after i used them, shipped them back and got a full return. very good company.
very nice binding!
I bought these bindings about three weeks ago and i love them. they are very easy to get in and out of, but take a little getting used to if you are switching from regular strap bindings. I like everything on these bindings except for that the silver paint on the lever on the back rubs off kind of easily, but other than that these are great
Are these bindings tight to your foot? And...
Are these bindings tight to your foot? And do they stay tight even after big jumps, or when youve snowboarded for a full day? I am asking this becuz the bindings i had before would come loose from the board and wouldnt stay tight to my foot after jumps and long runs.
i dont have this exact style but i do have flows. after a descent size jump ( 50') they stay tight and after those 3mile long trails there also still tight. i believe i have the flite 3. but if wen u first get them u put ur foot in then tighten them till their tight. it is then a little more difficult to get your foot in quickly. hope this helps
these bindings are so awesome not only do they look sick but theyre so fast to strap into and out of. i get compliments all the time going down from people on the lifts =). compared to regular binds(the ones with 2 straps) id pick these, jsut because they have 1 big strap they are just as comfortable and they hold your foot in perfectly. If i could i give them a rating of like 10stars out of 5, sooo sick. And btw this was my first purchase from backcountry.com and id give them props they hold out theyre end of the deal by supplying you with products that have great value and great customer support, thanks backcountry.com =)
i bought these 4 the price and they are GREAT. they take almost no time 2 strap in and have great handling. a little hard 2 get your foot in at 1st but once you get them adjusted right they are great.
Really happy with these bindings. I got a pair (07 I think) recently when I got a new board. They are a huge improvement both in looks and function over older models (which I liked as well. I got the black color, but kinda wish I'd gone for yellow - so ace. I use them on just about every type of terrain possible and have been very pleased with their performance all around.
Nice, but not quite there yet...
These are my third pair of bindings I've had so I can compare them to the Burton Mission's and Rome Targa's.
Pros: Highback rotation, great heelside response, rear entry is quick in and out, design and colors are cool, powerstrap works nice and is comfortable.
Cons: the rear entry can get caught in the back of your boot and potentially damage it, cheap paint started chipping away even before I finished mounting it! fortunately its black underneath for the black/white model, Wont work on really big/bulk boots (barely got in my '08 Burton Moto's), base heavy.
Overall, the rear entry setup is nice but it needs some work. If you're just riding down the mtn for fun then you can keep the strap loose and just step in and go but most of the time I have to stop to tighten down the straps anyways. If I tighten them down too much then I cant slide my boot out. This might be an issue with my boot compatibility more than the design tho. I think Im gonna rock them for a little while longer but will probably end up trading them in for some K2 Cinches instead. I've heard those actually push your boot forward into the strap which would solve the biggest issue I have with these bindings. I do like the powerstrap, even though it doesn't have much toe support. They're definitely freeride bindings. Only one foot cushion on the top of the binding. its nowhere near the cushioning and adjustability that the Rome Targa's provide. My final ranking for bindings I've owned so far would go to the Targas 1st, and these are tied with the Missions for 2nd.
I bought m9 bindings and i dont know how...
I bought m9 bindings and i dont know how to un titen them after doing that. so if you can tell me that will be great.
I'm guessing you mean untighten in terms of after you've locked in. The point of these is to adjust them while you're not in them and then lock into them to see if they are where you want them. If they're to tight, undo them, loosen the straps, and try locking in again.