Originally Posted by DasStugIII
Ordered a pair of fuse-se from wiredsports as i have seen him on these forums helping people alot, and behold a pair of nx2-se show up instead. Super stoked on the upgrade but i was getting the fuses cus theyre a little softer and theyre going on a park pickle 159 and i ride 70% park jibbing and what not, do you think ill have any issues with the nx2 in this situation(7 vs 5 flex rating). Im intermediate - advanced rider 6'1" 175 size 10 boot. ty for the input, and wired if your watching, your teh best =)
I had NXT-AT bindings before and I switched to cartels, but I'll get to that in a second; They will soften up as you use them, plus the fact that they are more expensive and you didn't pay full price for them is enticing. Screw them to your board, adjust them to your boots and test it on the living room floor. Worst case scenario, if they are too stiff then you just take them off and send them back. If they are perfect, then you got a nice discount!
That being said about the bindings, I've been riding flows for 3 seasons and my dad has ridden them for almost 20 years. We both switched to two strap bindings (Him Ride Capos - Me Burton Cartels) and there is no comparison. He agrees with me that the two strap bindings are significantly more comfortable then flows. Also, when you go up on an edge there is more clearance between your board and the snow, so tighter turns with less effort and less chance of catching an edge and dislocating your shoulder or hurting your back like I did. Unless you have a handicap and can't use two straps, I would trade in your flows and go traditional. Two straps are cheaper, less of a pain to adjust, easier to replace parts with, and in my opinion more comfortable. My father and I have been big Flow binding advocates for several years, but neither one of us want to go back now. Technology has significantly evolved since snowboarding started and two strap bindings are phenomenally better!