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post #21 of 252 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 04:03 PM
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I switched from Drakes to Flows about 3 years ago. The reason for switching was NOT in fact the speed of getting in (while we are on the subject I shall note that while the speed of getting in with Flows is faster than straps, the speed of getting out is slightly higher). The reason for switch was the fact that I didn't like how my pressure would change from ride to ride on straps. I'd strap in, ride a few hundred yards, then realize I need more stiffness and add a couple of clicks. I'm sure this happened to everyone who rode straps for any significant period of time. The model I picked was Pro FS. My initial impression was this: very easy to get used to but I couldn't get the stiffness I wanted. With time I realized that A) Flows generally give you more control for less pressurized feel than regular straps, and B) Flows require a LOT of adjustment to get dialed in just right. In other words if you try your buddies Flows it's like you are trying your buddies heat molded boots - not gonna work. Once B) is solved they are very enjoyable. The latest generation (NXT) solved B for most cases I've encountered.

One other problem I've encountered during use was with my wife's Amp 5's - the lock handle would sometimes go off after the jumps. While this would not open the binding (as you push out the highback it locks it further) it was extremely annoying. Adjustment with a screw driver would solve it but only temporarily. In 2006 they've redesigned all the locks and solved it entirely.

Bottom line is: it's a matter of preference what you ride - I'm still OK with conventional straps and I like the feel of them. I just prefer Flows for consistency.
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Not at all. My NXT's are actually lighter than my T9's. I would say they are middle of the range weight wise. Comparable to lot's of strap in bindings.
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390's weigh more than the flow NXT AT's.
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Older flows (like my Pro FS-es) are heavier than regular straps. NXTs and all newer generations are comparable to light straps. Weight never concerned me, but I suppose if every ounce matters..
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Do these bindings make me look fat??
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flow binders? they suck balls

unless you want to look like a retard

Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
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I guess I am a retard then...
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from the department of "taking things out of context"

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..I am a retard...
Hold on to this one paul because you might never get a chance like this ever again.
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Don't make me use the "edit" function...
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heheheee!

it is an interesting confession, seeing as i had merely regarded the superficial appearance of Flow and nothing at all about the actual capacity of thought of their patrons!

copy, paste and save for another day.

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Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
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