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SuperNewb 12-18-2013 03:52 PM

Flux DM for a woman?
 
My g/f is interested in these...anyone have any idea if they would be a good fit for a girl? She's about 5'6", 140 lbs, intermediate to advance...no park, loves shredding mountains.

Thinking about picking them up for her for Christmas, but wanted to get some opinions on the highbacks for a woman.

Size 7 boots

EatMyTracers 12-18-2013 03:56 PM

I don't see why not other than the sizing and how her boots will fit.

SuperNewb 12-18-2013 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by EatMyTracers (Post 1351481)
I don't see why not other than the sizing and how her boots will fit.

That's what I was thinking, but I'd read a whole bunch of stuff about the highbacks being shortened on womens bindings due to calf anatomy, and wasn't sure how important (if at all) that was.

I'd probably buy them from DogFunk since nobody locally has them, so I suppose if they don't workout, she could always return them?

Noreaster 12-18-2013 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperNewb (Post 1351513)
I'd read a whole bunch of stuff about the highbacks being shortened on womens bindings due to calf anatomy, and wasn't sure how important (if at all) that was.

It is, actually. Being a very small woman I've demoed plenty of men's boards, have owned quite a few, wore men's boots on occasion too (if I could find the models I liked in my size) and never had any problems. But I've always had issues with men's bindings, the highback was just too tall and always cut into my leg. Even my much taller daughter who's been wearing men's boots for the past 3 years, (in size 9.5 by the way) and feels better on men specific boards prefers women's bindings for the same reason. I'm sure there're women out there who may feel different but I've yet to meet them.

SuperNewb 12-18-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Noreaster (Post 1351569)
It is, actually. Being a very small woman I've demoed plenty of men's boards, have owned quite a few, wore men's boots on occasion too (if I could find the models I liked in my size) and never had any problems. But I've always had issues with men's bindings, the highback was just too tall and always cut into my leg. Even my much taller daughter who's been wearing men's boots for the past 3 years, (in size 9.5 by the way) and feels better on men specific boards prefers women's bindings for the same reason. I'm sure there're women out there who may feel different but I've yet to meet them.

That's good to hear. Would you have any recommendations for stiff, all-mountain bindings for women? Top of the line stuff...rugged, durable, comfortable...etc.,

Thanks btw

Noreaster 12-18-2013 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperNewb (Post 1351601)
That's good to hear. Would you have any recommendations for stiff, all-mountain bindings for women? Top of the line stuff...rugged, durable, comfortable...etc.,

Thanks btw

I'm partial to Lexas, it's been my go-to binding for the last couple of years. I think 2014 model is even stiffer than last year's but not sure. Also, Rome Struts and if she digs rear entry bindings then Gnu B famous are also comparable in stiffness. But in my opinion, for the money Lexas top them all.

SuperNewb 12-18-2013 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Noreaster (Post 1351753)
I'm partial to Lexas, it's been my go-to binding for the last couple of years. I think 2014 model is even stiffer than last year's but not sure. Also, Rome Struts and if she digs rear entry bindings then Gnu B famous are also comparable in stiffness. But in my opinion, for the money Lexas top them all.

Thanks again...unfortunately she's a Burton hater, so she'd never even give the Lexas a chance. I'll look into the Struts and Gnu B's...thanks! :)

jml22 12-18-2013 10:57 PM

Could always ask flux to replace it with a women's highback?


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