Flow M9 Snowboard Binding - 2009
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March 10, 2010
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.
do these bindings break easily and are they good in the park
April 26, 2010
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
April 30, 2010
March 7, 2010
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.
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Does it have an adaptor plate to fit the a burton hero? Is there any flow binding that does?
January 5, 2010
Flow has a channel disk for the new burton boards.
January 27, 2010
With flow bindings, what type of boots are recommended? I have heard that the softer boots are better than the standard. Is this true?
December 19, 2009
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.
December 31, 2009
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.
December 20, 2009
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!
December 20, 2009
January 27, 2010
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