Slay everything in sight.
- The patented Power Triangle design of Flow bindings ensures you’re getting the most efficient energy transfer possible
- Ventilated highbacks are wrapped in KushControl EVA-padding so your calves get the love they deserve
- One-piece I-Flex Powerstraps evenly distribute pressure over larger areas of your boots than most bindings; giving you more control and less discomfort
- Kushpad shock-absorbing basepads dampen the ride and deliver relief when you have to suck up the impact from a flatter-than-expected landing
- Synchronous length adjustment automatically synchs up your binding into the optimal position no matter what adjustments you make to the highback’s position
- Airframe MINIratchets with low-friction LadderGuides are quick to dial in and won’t loosen their grip
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I'd been pondering a pair of step in bindings for some time, doing the research, checking the reviews , etc. I'm an industrial designer/product engineer so I tend to be attracted to details (good and bad) of items that many people don't take into consideration, because for me it's function BEFORE form for things that need to PERFORM well.
These bindings KICK ASS! They look and feel just as solid, if not more as conventional bindings. The only initial concern I had was the cable system and any play from stretch/break-in, or wear to the adjacent connecting parts due to the cable. No worries though, after riding for a week straight through every condition possible I clearly see that Flows are an extremely well designed piece of gear. Solid and efficient in function and design.
It does take a few runs to dial in the desired fit, comfort level, and ease of clip-in/out. But afterward, the convenience alone is worth the switch, and the comfort (no pinky toe pinch, pressure points, or sleeping feet) is extra icing on the cake! Combine them with a BOA equipped boot and it's pure ecstasy! Can't understand why I don't see more of these on the slopes, it's a no brainer.
I'll never put my foot in another conventional binding!
I wear size 12 boot. What size binding...
I wear size 12 boot. What size binding do I need?
Go for the XL. I have a size 10.5 boot and use the L. The XL can still be tightened down, but an L would be too small for you.
What about size 11. L or XL
I'm a size 11, should I get L or XL?
I'm a size 11, should I get L or XL?
well u shld b fine with just a large but if your feet are still growing then i would reccomend getting XL
I would recommend getting a Large. I wear size 12 with an XL size and my toes swim in them... It sucks. I'm currently trying to sell them and buy a different pair of bindings.
Just my .02
Flow Bindings - How to Use
Short video on how to use flow bindings. Taken with gopro hero helmet camera, also purchased here at backcountry.com. See my review above for details on this binding.
Flow Bindings Rock
Best Flow binding I've ever owned. Very stiff and responsive. Not too much heavier than the other Flow bindings I own either. And they look awesome on my 2011 NS Heritage-X. I incurred only one issue with them so far. The highback cable tensioner system is a little different than on my other Flow bindings. There is not enough tension on the adjustment dial used to adjust the tension on the highback cable and it tends to loosen after just one or two runs. I found I had to readjust frequently. I contacted Flow Warranty to see if mine were defective, but it is just the way they are manufactured. I resolved the issue by simply putting blue Loctite on the threads of the adjustable hammer that pushes up on the cable and they stay in place now after a whole day of aggressive boarding. A small spring added to the threaded shaft might add enough tension to keep the adjustment dial from loosening on its own. I currently have 2008 M9's on my Arbor Coda board, 2009 M9's on my Flow Merc Board and now I have these on my 2011 NS Heritage-X board. I bought a pair of used M11's from my friend and threw them on an old K2 board for my teenage son to use as he is just beginning snowboarding. I have never had any other issues with Flow bindings and would never switch to any other brand. I've read many of the negative comments posted at BC and other sites about Flow bindings and I can't understand most of them. Just like any other finely tuned machine, a little maintenance now and then to make sure all of the bolts and screws are tight before venturing out into the BC resolves most issues. As for those that find it difficult to get into them on steep hills, just face the mountain on your toe edge, lean forward and shove your foot in and lock and load. Ya, your gloves might be in the snow for a mere 5 seconds, but it beats sitting down and ratcheting in like 95% of the other boarders, when I am boarding 10 seconds after getting off the lift while everyone else is still fixing there bindings. All of my friends use Flow bindings and we are huge advocates of Flow bindings here in Japan.
Need loctite on bolts.
Love the bindings. easy entry and exit. used these on a ride machete board and new ride anthem boa boots.
Note: if you buy these remove the strap bolts and nut inserts and reassemble with blue loctite.
First trip on second day I lost the bolt and nut insert on the front strap. Borrowed some small zip ties form the tech shop to finish the day. Upon checking the other three strap bolts, they were fixing to fall out also.
I now have to contact flow to order part #82 on the break down sheet for these. Other than that they are sweet.
Flow NXT-AT XL binding
Worth every penny! Great design, sturdy construction and extreme ease of use make this binding worth its high price tag.
if your a size 9 in normal shoes what size...
if your a size 9 in normal shoes what size should you get for mens snowboard bindings
Your size suggests a Large, but if you rock a low-volume boot (like Salomon) you can probably squeeze into a Medium, which will also cut a bit of weight and overall size on your board. Best thing to do is find a dealer and take your boot in ... lace up your boot and try both sizes. Of course since you're on the high and low ends of the sizes respectively, you'll have to adjust straps to get a snug fit.
check the sizing chart. for these bindings it looks like a large will do you. If they don't fit you might have to pay shipping but they will swap em out for you pretty easy.
2010/2011 Flow NXT-AT Snowboard Binding
The Flow pros love the comfort and response they get from their NXT-AT Snowboard Bindings and you will too. This year the composite highback has been wrapped in EVA padding for extra calf-love so you can enjoy them even more.