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Old 08-27-2014, 04:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Flow NX2 digging into back of boots

I have just upgraded my older flow bindings to NX2s. but they also most impossible to wear. The bottom of the high back diggs into the back of my boots and puts a pressure point on the back of my heal. Very sore!

These are the same boots as used with my older bindings with no problems

The NX2s are XL and the boots size 11.

It is the bottom edge of the high back that is digging in. I have moved the high back up to the highest setting. but this did not help much.

what can I do?

thinking about cutting a few mm from the bottom of the high back. But I should not have to this on brand new bindings.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is this your first set of Flow's or have you had them in the past? They do take some tweaking when getting them setup and then usually a bit more tweaking once you get out on the mountain with them to get them dialed in. Once you get them adjusted correctly you should only have to make minor adjustments with the strap ratchets as they break in a bit. The high back has - for lack of a better explanation - a front and a rear position that is used to center your boot on the binding. I'm guessing that the high back needs to be moved back to relieve pressure on your boot. You can see the adjustment starting at the 1:10 mark on the following video:

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Be sure to have a #3 Phillips head screw driver - the screws are loc-tited in and are a bitch to get out.

The video does a nice job of explaining the full setup on a pair of Flow bindings so you may want to watch the whole thing if this is your first pair of NX2's.

There are others here that are better with the technical side of the Flow adjustment and I'm sure they'll check in if there are other things to look at.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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since you had Flows before you know how to adjust them. With that said, not all boots fit well in them. So your old boot may just not fit the best. I'm not sure what year your old ones were, nor do I know the dimensions of Flows but it is possible the newer ones have a narrower heel cup.

My suggestion if you haven't set them up in many years on the newer design follow the vid from PalmerFreak.

More to my point, back off the nose cap 1 or 2 clicks. then try to get into them. Plus remember Flows aren't pulled down so tight that you could launch to the moon without them coming off. A common error by many users new & old.

Maybe snap a little vid of boot working in the binding w/o your foot in it. This will help us see the issue you are getting and may offer more precise advice for you.
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[QUOTE=PalmerFreak;1791962] The high back has - for lack of a better explanation - a front and a rear position that is used to center your boot on the binding. I'm guessing that the high back needs to be moved back to relieve pressure on your boot. You can see the adjustment starting at the 1:10 mark on the following video:


This is your issue. I wear Flow NXT2's size Large and the factory ships them in the "smaller" position. Before I adjusted mine I almost gave up on them as well. Dug in the back of my heel something wicked. You need to move the high back per above and you will find an amazing difference in comfort. Once you do this you should no longer have any issues, just a great fit and comfort.
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I have just upgraded my older flow bindings to NX2s. but they also most impossible to wear. The bottom of the high back diggs into the back of my boots and puts a pressure point on the back of my heal. Very sore!

These are the same boots as used with my older bindings with no problems

The NX2s are XL and the boots size 11.

It is the bottom edge of the high back that is digging in. I have moved the high back up to the highest setting. but this did not help much.

what can I do?

thinking about cutting a few mm from the bottom of the high back. But I should not have to this on brand new bindings.
Noooo, don't cut or shave anything.

I too have a size 11 boot. Used to have Flow the Fives. Now have NX2-ATs - two pairs L and XL. Minor wear on the back of the boot in the Larges, no pressure on the foot itself. Just needed the toe portion of the power strap loosened so the boot fit further forward was all. Sounds to me like you need to adjust where the highback anchors to the binding. Videos and maybe a customer service call should fix that.
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Loosen the straps a click or two and add forward lean. The tightened angle of the highback needs to match that of your boot with Flows.
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since you had Flows before you know how to adjust them.
Good lord, how did I miss that from the original post. *facepalms*
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Loosen the straps a click or two and add forward lean. The tightened angle of the highback needs to match that of your boot with Flows.
I have some new nx2's I haven't used yet and I was a little concerned about how the bootheel was catching the highback. Just now I'd did what you said and also adjusted everything back like in the video and now it is way easier to step in and close the highback without having to fiddle with the straps and it is nice and snug!
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Hi KevinK,

Please post up a photo of your boots in the bindings both opened and closed. The pressure point in that location is unusual so it would be best to get a visual on what is going on.

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Hi KevinK,

Please post up a photo of your boots in the bindings both opened and closed. The pressure point in that location is unusual so it would be best to get a visual on what is going on.

Thanks.
I sometimes have the same issue. For me, it is always an indicator my toe has become too tight preventing my boot from sliding forward.
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