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The Flow M9 Snowboard Binding will bring an end to your quest for the ultimate time-saving, versatile freestyle binding. Innovation and rider input has led to a binding system that combines easy entry and exit on any terrain with the performance needed to nail your pipe run or steep pow line.
- A single I-Flex PowerStrap provides precise adjustment with four locking MINIratchets
- New ventilated highback is lighter and stronger than before
- Synchronous Length Adjustment (SLA) provides easy adjustment the baseplate length for ideal boot compatibility
- Independently adjustable EVA foam toe and heel pads increase cushion and comfort
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these bindings are large are they...
these bindings are large are they not>?
All available sizing are listed in the 'select options' drop-down menu above. Medium and Large is currently available.
These are not est binding are they?
These are not est binding are they?
No, EST is a Burton thing.
k i thought so lol but they said apperantly in two years that will be all bindings lol
Will this binding fit onto any standard...
Will this binding fit onto any standard snowboard ?
Yes, these ship with universal discs that will work with any 4x4, 2x4, or burton 3D patterns.
what is a 3d pattern? or 4x4 lol
Its all about the flow.
After spending years and years searching for the right binding system for me, I finally fell in love with one. I have tried everything from low backs, hi backs, 3 different style straps, step in, clip in, and all of them were lacking something. The flow system beats them all out hands down, I have been riding flow on my last 2 setups, they are easy to use, comfortable, FAST, and secure. From backcountry (where I spend most of my time) to the park without a fault. the M9 is an excellent binding, there are no pressure points, it spreads the load evenly over your boot, and you feel one with the board strapped in tight. Nothing better.
M9 Should be MI6
These James Bondish Bindings have the cool factor: style and hi-tech savviness. I slapped these on a 2010 Burton Twin and went shredding. They are comfy, easy to adjust, and just as light as regular strap ins. All you have to do is set it and forget it. While your buddies are strappin in, you'll be halfway down and they won't catch up. I've won many rounds of beer with this set up. They also hold up well at the park, from big airs to table tops, butters and supermans. You can't go wrong with Flow.
do these bindings break easily and are...
do these bindings break easily and are they good in the park
Flow bindings are junk... they break easy, are not as comfortable and are not as light as unions. If you want a good pair of park bindings get union contacs. They are totally bombproof and are the lightest out there
I'm a size 13 boot what size would i need...
I'm a size 13 boot what size would i need in this binding? XL?
You would need an XL. I myself run a Large binding with size 11boot. I thought of using an XL because the sizing chart shows an overlap from size 11 boots and up where L and XL can be used. Just make sure the XL binding isn't too big for your board. I had overlap with the XL binding so I sized down to a Large
Easy to just jump on the slopes and lock in. Takes a little bit of time to get all the settings rights for the boot/user settings. Best set I've had yet and Ive had the step in and traditional ratchet strap. Best yet
Day 2 is when they really shown
Day 1 sucked, and I almost gave up. Of course, they were a little stiff, and I didn't have the boot/binding configuration right. Also, the wire for the latch kept pushing the latch up, which meant reaching down to push it down before kicking into the straps. Major frustration, and I quit after about 3 runs.
Deciding that I really wanted to get these to work, I pressed on the next day. Man, was I surprised. I basically beat the shizz out of them till they broke in a bit, and was able to board all the way to the gate, drop the back latch, skate thru, board the lift, skate off the lift and latch em back up without butt to the snow! Talk about fast!
Since I've only had them through 2 days of runs, I can't tell you how they will be a month/year from now. But for now, I'm impressed.
Ride Board, Flow M9 Bindings, Burton Boots.
Know your size before you buy
Ok so the bindings are probably fine but the sizing didn't work for me. I wear a ThirtyTwo Prion in a 10.5 so according to the sizing chart I should use a Large...but they don't fit, the sole plate is too narrow and the boot won't go in properly. I will be returning.
Get k2 cinches
Flows are okay. I switched to k2 cinches and they are way more comfartable and easier to get on
does any of the flow bindings work with...
does any of the flow bindings work with Burton's rail system.
I have a 2010 Burton Twin with the channel system and I use Flow's Channel Disk adapter with Flow M9 bindings and the combo is sick!!! It has so much adaptability to any stance you want. Flow will be making the Channel Disk adapters for their higher end bindings that use an aluminum baseplate by next season, So look out for that. The Flow website tells you which bindings are compatible with Burtons Channel system.
Good starter flow bindings
I bought the 2007 Flow M9's and am quite happy with them, with only a few minor gripes.
Pros: So fast and easy it's almost unfair, no sitting in wet snow to bind up, same great fit every time you lock the highback, reasonable price, low pressure points
Cons: Ratchet and highback parts plastic and can break if you're too rough, not as responsive as two strap bindings, still have to wait on your friends but can still beat em to the first snow :)
Final Thoughts: Once you go flow, you'll never be satisfied with standard bindings again. Newer models have better ratchet parts. The key to owning flows is knowing to dial in your fit BEFORE you hit the slopes. Take some time at home since the ratchets can be hard to manage in the cold and snow. Once you dial in the right fit, you'll get the same great hold every time you snap the highback into place
Comfortable and Quick
I bought these bindings because I was tired of my toes going numb under the traditional binding straps. The Flow style is much more comfortable to ride! No more numb toes. Once you get the settings right and get used to getting in and out of these, it's so much faster to strap in. I used to adjust the back binding each time down the mountain, but now I can just go. I would be careful of getting any model cheaper than the M9's because then many of the adjustments must be made before you mount the bindings.
i used thses 3 times and they snaped broke on my second run of the day was not happy dont buy
Does it have an adaptor plate to fit the...
Does it have an adaptor plate to fit the a burton hero? Is there any flow binding that does?
My grandson has Flow M9 snowboard bindings,...
My grandson has Flow M9 snowboard bindings, and lost the "outside screw" that holds the reclining hiback. (The washer and the black rubber piece also came off). He had to stop snowboarding today. Where can we get another screw, washer, and black rubber piece?
That is Flow's site for the M9s. Click on "Tech Specs" down in the bottom right corner of the screen. That will give you an exploded view of the bindings so you can order the piece(s) you need.
With flow bindings, what type of boots are...
With flow bindings, what type of boots are recommended? I have heard that the softer boots are better than the standard. Is this true?
i recommend not getting flow at all.. i ride them now and wish i had never bought them.. unless you are on perfectly flat snow its just about impossible to get in and out of them and the face plate is very hard to adjust on mountain. don't buy them!
they seem awsome the fact that they seem faster to put on. but i agree with the other guy i just bought some and they are at times harder to put on. i wouldent buy them. but of you still want them get a softer boot a little easyer to get into.
Jason, the only reason I would personally recommend a softer boot is that the part of the binding that covers your foot is a single rigid piece and not two separate flexible ones. The hate posts above that obviously came from the same person... are a little uncalled for. You can put these on the regular way or from the back, you have the choice (although the front is a bit tough to get into), and if you have any sense of balance at all, the one second it takes to get into these is more than enough on any slope. Usually the faceplate is not an issue as you dont touch it unless you get into these from the front.
When I rocked flow bindings in the past, an issue I had is getting out of them, as you have to be standing or go down awkwardly on your knees. Some of my friends praise the k2 cinch bindings as you have a combination of straps and the flow ez back. (in my opinion there are a few too many moving parts to make them reliable, but that is just a personal opinion)
Also bootwise, make sure that the sole of the boot at the back has a smooth transfer from the boot to the sole. I say this because I ruined a perfect pair of Liquid boots with my flows because they tend to get caught on the part of the sole that sticks out.
I am considering flow bindings to help...
I am considering flow bindings to help resolve foot pain. I have high arch feet and after about 2 hrs of riding, the pain sets in and is extremely uncomfortable. I currently am using a fairly old setup, traditional strap bindings (about 15 years old). They finally broke on me so am looking to upgrade. What would you recommend to help with high arch and relive foot stress?
i recommend new boots, not bindings....
try 32 boots with the heat molding design i had the same problem after a few hours my arches hurt real bad i bought a pair of 32's and fixed my problem. if it still hurts after that try turning your bindings in or out a few notches. hope that helps ya. i ride m9's and 32 boa's my feet dont cramp at all unless i have to ride an edge for a long time
This isn't an unusual problem. I myself have encountered this during demo days. (I demo snowboard/ski equipment for local shops.) The tip above about moldable boots is good advice and may work for you. However, it doesn't help in my case because the moldable liner isn't as soft as some other boots and I want my boots tight when I'm hitting the slopes. Not to throw out brands, but the Flow bindings help tremendously as well. Because the strap is one large strap (instead of two smaller straps) the pressure on the top of the foot is distributed more equally and allows for a more comfortable fit. This also allows you to lace your boots a bit looser.
re: "What would you recommend to help with high arch and relive foot stress?"
Custom foot beds.