Flow NXT AT Snowboard Binding - 2008
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October 6, 2009
Spent about a season and half in these so far. They take a while to get setup right, and by that I mean at least 4 or 5 days on the mountain to get it all perfect. The key is to keep them a bit loose than what feels right when setting them up but once you're riding it feels perfect. Fantastic for riding in the midwest due to smaller hills, I get a lot more runs in with these - I usually strap in on the lift. Out west I'd say the speed advantage really doesn't pay make a difference, somewhere like jackson hole you get long enough runs it doesn't matter.
Overall, positives: quick to get in, once they're set up don't have to play with much, no pressure points means very comfortable, can rest foot in non-strapped binding while on long lift rides to even weight on feet.
negatives: a bit of a pain to set up, tough to get in if sitting on a downslope full of powder like when hike-riding or backcountry, have to unstrap two straps to pack for traveling (thus making you set up the bindings again)
I think my next set will be back to the normal style since I live out west now but these have treated me really well.
December 29, 2008
I tried these bindings for the first time this year and i'm not going back to the "sit down" two strap bindings ever again. Spent less time sitting in the snow and more time shreding it. Yes, it takes some getting used to, but after a few runs i was able to strap in while still moving from the lift to the slope and there were even times that im actually heading down the slope and straping in on the move. The only drawback is if your friends are still using the 2-strap styles, you end up still waiting for them... but this time at the bottom of the run.
By: Knockkneed bees
April 16, 2009
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August 18, 2008
These are great! First season in these from traditional strap in bindings and find the time and ease getting in an out of these sooo good! and half the time you don't even have to stop from lift to slope! Have one criticism the ladder straps are a bit weak and broke two in the first 3 days. Also the front binding where its adjustable has a small nylon spacer which chews out in the first 2 days rendering the setting sloppy, whilst it doesn't really effect performance is just a poor design fault, and ended up having these replaced on snow with locknut & bolt setup. the rear strap adjuster jammed on right one within the first week also, but none of these issues would stop me buying this setup. The pressure dispersment on the boot is more even and comfortable and the ease to get into the bindings is fantastic! So, yep get em'
March 9, 2009
Was really excited when I got these, figured would go to the local mountains and get them dialed in before my trip to Jackson Hole.
Half way through the day, i finally got the straps where I wanted, deffly takes a little bit to get em perfect. After I was comfortable I went to step in and I had lost two of the screws that hold the top part of strap.
Luckily, I had brought my other board just in case, and my good ol Ride Bindings helped.
The difference in quality of the Flow to Rides are different. The Flows just seem cheaply made compared to my Rides.
March 2, 2009
These bindings are the real deal. Super comfortable and stellar performance make for a hella day on the mountain. I have size 14 clown feet so the adjustable edges make for that much needed extra space to eliminate toe/heel drag when you cut hard into a deep carve. I seriously get compliments on them every time I ride. Only one probelm...I gave them a rating of 4 because on the second day out one of the screws came loose and fell out on my back foot heel where the highbacks pivot so I had to heel side it down on my stomp pad. Nothing a little Loctite can't fix, but still irritating.
Also, I bought the purple color because they look more like a dark blue on the back in the pics but I assure you they are as purple as your nurple. Still a sick ass ride though. There's no going back once you rock a step in.
January 29, 2009
Just picked a set of these up and Love Them! Adjusting these properly is key for the first time you take them out. If you don't, getting your boot in and out of the binding won't work quite right. Took a bit longer to set up when installing than my friend's pair of Burton Cartels, but well worth the effort for the time saved at the top of the runs. I run with a mixed group of skiiers and boarders. Before they were always waiting on me. Now I skate off the lift, flip the highback and latch, and am strapped in and headed down the slope by the time they get their goggles adjusted. As other folks mentioned, you can get into these when you're not on a flat area, just drop to your knees rather than sit, kick your boot into the biding and flip up the back. Getting into these while sitting is possible...but a complete PITA and if that's your preferred method for strapping in and you can't deal with the methods listed above...these aren't the bindings for you. For the people that say they're too expensive, I ask you this: "How much do your lift tickets cost, and how many more runs do you think you could get out of them if you weren't spending all that time ratcheting in every time you reached your drop off point?"
January 29, 2009
dont listen to the other reviews that say dont but them ther not faster hard to get into, cant do them up on a hill, break easy and have to be done up tight all thoes are all the oposite IF you ajust them right and its not hard to ajust them right eather. and to do them up on a hill its oviest you look up the hill and dig you edge in and flip up and go. theas are great park bindings great suport and flexy (depending on how ajusted) can be stiff if ajusted right. great for jumps rails stalls. supper fast to do up and light. and the resion all other bindings are 2 strap is they still have it patend
bottom line: great strong bindings and if you are a begine get the Flites still pretty good for park and strong