okay well, heres the thing. i rode flows last season, NXT AT. well, i liked them, until they started to break. a lot of things broke and i was always going to to get them fixed. the straps snapped, the bolts that hold the straps to the actual bindings broke. real pain in the ass. but, the few things i do like about them is, they are easy, light, and they feel good too. so, maybe it was just my style of hard riding that broke them. but really, you can go with flow, ride, burton (maybe not burton), or any other binding. it all depends on your needs. so, i suggest you go out to the board shop, strap them on, and see what you think. some people just like things more than others. so i can't tell you to get them or not, but this year i am sticking to ratchet, (ride beta
) so, whatever you think is best for you.