Smooth and responsive.
The Flow NXT FS Bindings give you hair-trigger response and a forgiving feel for confidence in the park and pipe. When you're throwing down, the modular aluminum and nylon highback works with the aluminum baseplate to create a lively ride that turns on a dime. Don't worry about the rigid feel that's associated with metal bindings—the NXT FS Bindings have independently adjustable toe and heel landing pads to increase dampening and fine-tune board feel. Flow's streamlined I-Flex Powerstrap gives you ample support so you ride comfortably all over the mountain. Four locking MINIratchet Buckles let you tweak the NXT FS bindings to fit your boots perfectly. With Flow's new school rear-entry approach, you can leave the adjustments to your slow bros and attack the park first.
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Hey will these work for a 12 boot if i...
Hey will these work for a 12 boot if i finde a large or do i need a xL
A large will be good, your boot would have too much room in an XL. I ride 12 boots and large bindings fit perfectly on me. Strap in snug, and you'll do fine.
Hey, the Japanese like them...
I have no idea what all the fuss is about... I've always liked this method of strapping in. Although it really isn't any faster when you consider the fact that your fellow riders might have to take that extra second anyway. They did take a bit of adjusting and adapting to get them the way I wanted them, but it only consumed maybe a couple runs. I'm in japan now, and I had a couple of riders try and ask me how I felt about these bindings. Apparently, this technology isn't that common in Japan. I tried my best with my broken Japanese. Good luck with your pair.
I don't know what these other reviewers are doing/seeing but I use both the Flow NXT FS and Burton Cartels. The Flows absolutely kill for ease of use and speed - there is no way a decent snowboarder is faster getting into any other binding (I've also used the K2 Cinch and Flow wins hands down). They're also comfortable, adjustable and sick on the steeps. I like the Cartels a little more in the park because I think their toe caps give me more control and the Cartels are definitely lighter. But for freeriding, the Flows are my first choice. The only down side comes from the wear they place on your back foot boot. I've had 2 pairs of boots with my Flows and my left boot (I'm goofy) always has more nicks, tears and general wear from kicking my boot in. Not a huge problem just the only negative I can see with these bindings. Bottom line is if you want to spend more time shredding and less time ratcheting in, these are for you.
3rd Season and Counting
I rode the tradition bindings for years,.... the first time i rode these bindings, i though to myself " Where have they been all of my life". Sure, just like with everything else in life, they have thier ups and downs, however, i will always recommend these type of bindings to everyone from the newest beginner, to the oldest veteran. USMC FOR LIFE , SEMPER Fi
Takes too long
My friend has these flow bindings. I almost feel bad for him while he's struggling with the forces of nature (for several minutes) just to strap in... Meanwhile, I rock my Burton Cartels and I'm good to go in seconds. These seem like they would work well, but I hate them and I will never buy them.
There are no words
Sick... ok maybe one word. I have last years NXT FS and they are the best binding i have ever used. These were my second pair of flow bindings and i thought it couldnt get any better. These bindings have so many adjustments I cant count them. Make sure you buy them early, and give your self a couple "break in" trips, so you can adjust them to your liking (it will take a while). After you adjust them be ready for the best shredding you have ever experienced.