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Old 09-28-2014, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are these type of bindings heavy (flow)? Also can you slide your boot in the binding when getting off the lift?
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Late model Flows aren't any heavier than standard bindings. You can get your back foot in while on the move with a little practice.

When I used Flows I would skate off the lift as usual and once clear of other people put my foot in and pull the highback up.
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Are these type of bindings heavy (flow)? Also can you slide your boot in the binding when getting off the lift?
depends on which flow model you are talking about.
Fuse/Nx2 Series are close to same weight, not overtly light or anchors. if you are flexible and nimble enough i have see people slide and lock in while getting off lift. take a few runs to get it down pat.
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I don't make a practice of it and our hill is often to crowded to try, but, I have kicked in on the lift and snapped the highback up and rode off.
A few weird looks from the lifty, why, not sure.... not like its a law to not be strapped in and I was solo on the chair....

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Are these type of bindings heavy (flow)? Also can you slide your boot in the binding when getting off the lift?
not sure why everyone thinks Flows are so heavy. They only have a few extra parts and those are very small at that...
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They just look big, so i thought they would be heavy, so do you like the convenience of the rear entry? Or should i just stick to regular style?
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Pros:
- Quick to strap in
Cons:
- Can't strap in easily sitting on your ass on a steep slope, need to have toes in to the slope
- The highback falls down in lift queues annoyingly
- The highback gets snow in the clip so it can be hard to set in place
- Bulkier for storage purposes
- Highback tension can slacken over time (newer models may have resolved this?)

I learnt on Flows, just changed to traditional straps - never going back.
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rear entry for me is a necessity, unless someone puts a better easy entry on the market, that is as good as the flows
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Pros:
- Quick to strap in
Cons:
- Can't strap in easily sitting on your ass on a steep slope, need to have toes in to the slope
- The highback falls down in lift queues annoyingly
- The highback gets snow in the clip so it can be hard to set in place
- Bulkier for storage purposes
- Highback tension can slacken over time (newer models may have resolved this?)
I learnt on Flows, just changed to traditional straps - never going back.
I must dis-agree,
  1. on steeps just strap in like regular bindings again no big deal
  2. never had my high backs fall down
  3. never have had the clip pack with snow
  4. stores same as any binding fold down strap over the highback no big deal
  5. Never had a steel cable stretch to become loos so it won't tighten,

lots of fuss over nothing, but these seem to be a love/hate type relationship for a lot of riders. I'm biased I love mine, so there is my disclaimer
Ive been on Flows for 4 of my 5 years as to the models prior to that I can't say. But most ppl aren't still riding or buying 5 yr old or older Flows....
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I'm gonna give traditional bindings a go for my all around bindings. I have been using flow for 7-8 seasons and have loved them. I do us unions on my powder board... I have a pair of this years union factory bindings and I'll see how it goes for a couple weeks. If not I will give them away and grab some flow nx2-gt.....

Flows are light, as light as average traditional bindings. I have no issues on steeps strapping in heel or toe side....
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I must dis-agree,
  1. on steeps just strap in like regular bindings again no big deal
  2. never had my high backs fall down
  3. never have had the clip pack with snow
  4. stores same as any binding fold down strap over the highback no big deal
  5. Never had a steel cable stretch to become loos so it won't tighten,

lots of fuss over nothing, but these seem to be a love/hate type relationship for a lot of riders. I'm biased I love mine, so there is my disclaimer
Ive been on Flows for 4 of my 5 years as to the models prior to that I can't say. But most ppl aren't still riding or buying 5 yr old or older Flows....
The last model I had were those silver Flow Teams with the magnesium base plate and carbon high back. Think that was maybe 2005 or so?! I used them for ages - so I definitely fitted on the "love" side of the spectrum but the small annoyances eventually got to me so I moved on.

Regarding strapping in the same way as with regular bindings, you cannot sit on your ass in the snow on steeps and have the back down, because the slope is there. So not sure how you think you can do that! Only way is to face the slope and this isn't always the most convenient. I find it limiting compared to regular straps.

The cables definitely didn't stretch, it was the tightener that gradually seemed to loosen - probably just an issue with the generation.

I have no agenda against Flows, just stating my experiences and if they work for you then great. I think the few seconds saved is not worth it.
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