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Old 01-25-2010, 01:50 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Bindings are very personal. I ride Flows. I don't sit in circles on the hill talking to my friends. I ride. Early lift until it's tracked out.

I ride a bit of deep powder...living in Japan and all. They work in deep powder.

I recommend them but I understand that everyone won't like them. They do provide support. They do work.

Like is subjective...what's important to you, what kind of boots, what feels good...so my friends ride with lots of different things...including Flow.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:17 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Now that i thought a little about it, it was some flow nxt bindings.
They aren't the low end. If you got talked into the cheap ones, you didn't get the NXT's.
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I'm just telling the OP what i think about them, no need for you to flame me thanks...
That's all well and good, but you still have no idea what you're talking about and you got called on it. I'd make some sort of comment like 'If you can't run with the big dogs, stay off the forum.' or something, but this is a forum, there's no big dogs and there's no running. If you can't handle someone calling you on your bullshit over the internet, you should try and find a 'Emasculated guys with overly delicate sensibilities' support forum or something.
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They seem like they will be convenient at first, but they get annoying always having to adjust the tightness.
Then you're not using them right.
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Munky also mentioned some pros that use them?
Just a few of them, don't forget to scroll down: Team
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i have only been using the low ends
Which is it? The NXT's or the low ends?
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Just keep in mind that if pros use them, that doesnt mean they are good.
Good point. I guess Scotty Lago and Antti Autti got where they are because of shitty bindings. I mean, who wants to win, get fame, money, sponsorship deals, merchandising contracts, and be set for life when you can just get shitty bindings for free?
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:44 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Just keep in mind that if pros use them, that doesnt mean they are good.
*slaps forehead*
These guys are stomping big tricks. Real big tricks. I would assume the product has to be good if they use it, because they're more prone to breaking things.

Munky and Leo pretty much covered what was wrong with your post, but I'm going to be redundant here and say the same thing. Based on your more "in-depth" explanation, you do not know how to set up bindings correctly, at all, and you have no business giving your opinion until you understand exactly what you're doing. It's really as simple as that. I'm not trying to offend you, but you came across as ignorant and judgmental, which I hope you understand is frustrating. Hence why you got flamed.

I suggest before your post your opinion, do you a lot of research, and then test it out by setting up your bindings. Until then, unfortunately, you have zero credibility and you're only serving to misguide people. This is a frustrating problem in the snowboarding community. People take their subjective, uneducated, inexperienced views and turn them into "fact". Sometimes that bullshit opinion sticks and sheeple espouse the view without even having third-hand experience with the subject in question. This creates a social stigma attached to bullshit ignorance. Rinse, repeat. That's why people get annoyed with posts like yours.

As simple as bindings, boots, and a board seems, a proper setup takes research, thought, testing, and execution. And without a good knowledge resource and some objectivity, it's easy to hit a plateau of understanding, and espouse an ignorant viewpoint.

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:02 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Good God!!! Ok, a little intraweb advice to all of you who are reading this. Never take advice from a 10 Poster, it is safe to assume noobiness, coupled with the lack of supporting info, most people looking into flows should know to keep moving after reading his post.

PA dude, welcome to the community! =) Everyone warms-up a little once you've been here a while. Post substance and you'll be loved. Thats being said from a fellow Keystoner (east coast Keystone).

As for Flows. I LOVE EM! The in and out is a cinch. They do require some adjustments from time to time and set-up can be a pain. A suggestion given to me from others in the past is to mark, with paint, on the strap where the appropriate dial-in spot is. Doing this will always give a reference point if the bindings loosen-up (My NXT-ATs will come loose from time to time) or you need to change them to pack em in a board bag.

I have absolutely no patience for wratchet bindings and I have tried, ohh how I have tried!!! I went from wratchets to clickers (I LOVED the CliCKERS), to Flows, and I have dabbled with wratchets again. Everyone has their thing, but good set-up flows....well they do just that, they FLOW!
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I have read a few times that people demo'd the flow bindings. Where would I find a place to demo them? I'm kinda new to the sport and I put the straps on so tight that I have broken 2 sets- the second set was supposed to be the high ends, and at $300 I expected a bit more! I just want to try something new!
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I have read a few times that people demo'd the flow bindings. Where would I find a place to demo them? I'm kinda new to the sport and I put the straps on so tight that I have broken 2 sets- the second set was supposed to be the high ends, and at $300 I expected a bit more! I just want to try something new!
Um... first off Whistler has some flow bindings in some of their rentals, not sure which resort though.

You must be doing something terribly wrong if you're going through straps like no tomorrow. If you can break a 300$ pair of binding straps you can break anything, whether it be Flow's or any other binding. My advice to you is either tone down how you snowboard (I don't know if you know the basics of snowboarding or self taught?) or you acknowledge that you are binding strap's worse enemy and just put money aside knowing you're going to break anything you buy.

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I have read a few times that people demo'd the flow bindings. Where would I find a place to demo them? I'm kinda new to the sport and I put the straps on so tight that I have broken 2 sets- the second set was supposed to be the high ends, and at $300 I expected a bit more! I just want to try something new!
If you're tightening them enough to break the straps, IDK how you are even getting circulation to your feet.

Without more info, I don't want to even begin to speculate what you might be doing wrong.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:50 PM   #108 (permalink)
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just remember, some people can break a bowling ball in a sandbox with their bare hands....

As for the flows, I just got a pair of NXT-FR's and LOVE them after day #2. Day #1 sucked donkey balls however. I realised about half way through the day that I had been using my binding straps to compensate for ill-fitting boots so I had the straps on the flows so tight that getting in and out was a real PITA. During the week I ordered up some boot-fitting goodies and after adding some heel wedges and J-bars I was able to setup the bindings correctly and day #2 was a breeze...
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As for Flows. I LOVE EM! The in and out is a cinch. They do require some adjustments from time to time and set-up can be a pain. A suggestion given to me from others in the past is to mark, with paint, on the strap where the appropriate dial-in spot is. Doing this will always give a reference point if the bindings loosen-up (My NXT-ATs will come loose from time to time) or you need to change them to pack em in a board bag.
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How are you marking the straps? Indelible marker, paint, ... Please be specific, color brand, ...
I run into the same problem whenever I transfer or pack my bindings.

Thanks inadvance Nito
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:27 PM   #110 (permalink)
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You know what doesnt loosen over the day?

Step in bindings
Strap in bindings

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