Neversumrrider the above was a much better opinion stated but you still forgot why they broke on page 15.
Hit a harmless tree while riding in jackson and one of my flows literally shattered into no less than 10 pieces.
The story changes a little each time you post.
You crashed into a tree, and yes they can be intimidating to set up. But there are tons of videos, instructions and tips from fellow members. Fact as you stated in your post you hit a tree, maybe not as harmless as you thought.
That is fine, not everyone likes them, not everyone is happy with the 390 boss'es either or any other binding. Again hitting something doesn't mean they "blow" as you stated.
Yes they aren't for everyone, there are pro's/con's to every product in life. A well stated case will help each member make an informed decision.
I truly enjoy mine for the speed and my customer service was super. Just my experience, so now someone can read both our opinions and make an informed choice on what is best for them. That is all we can do to help.