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Old 01-17-2010, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i took my new flow team bindings on there maiden trip yesterday at wintergreen,va.real extreme terrain.first impression was that they felt great.nice and stiff for freeriding,which is what i do.but about 1/2 way thru the day i get down to the lift line on a black diamond only to find that the screw holding the highback to the baseplate was gone.luckily the other side was still there,all be it,very loose.due to the design having the steel cable i was able to get back down the hill to the service center only to find they didnt have any thing to fix it.so i was assed out of the second half of the day.not stoked.
so i can say once i replace the hardware on a $370 pair of bindings all should be good.
those of you who also bought these,take measures to ensure this doesnt happen.im not the first.
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ttthhhhhaaaattttssss what you get for buying flows.
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yeah, flows still don't make sense to me
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yeah, flows still don't make sense to me
1. Push down highback.
2. Push foot into binding.
3. Pull up highback.
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doesn't sound that easy for ts...and at $370, wtf
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let me clarify something. ive already put new bolts in.problem solved. i paid $125,but regularly $375. and will never use anything but flow. i merely wanted to give a heads up to the others who bought them. and to bitch in type so there you go.
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ttthhhhhaaaattttssss what you get for buying flows.
Last time I checked, all bindings have screws that have the possibility of coming loose. Regardless of the age of the bindings, I believe it to be good practice to always do a quick check over all gear before going out, and even after breaks. Has nothing to do with Flow IMHO.
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They actually retail for $500. I picked up that same pair off Sierra Snowboard planning to ride them, took a look at them, and immediately sold them. The hardware on those things look like they were stolen from an erector set. Someone posted a thread on Sierra talking about how they actually went to a hardware store and bought replacement pieces for every screw/bolt on the damn things. I thought about it, but I am skeptical about Flows to begin with after TERRIBLE experiences years ago, so I decided it wasn't worth the trouble. Even though I didn't pay anything close to full retail, I'm incredulous that they could put hardware that shoddy on a pair of $500 bindings. Thankfully, they got rid of the Team for this season. Of course now their most expensive binding in the line is the 24 Real, a pair of $900 bindings plated in 24 karat gold. Silly Flow.
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Last time I checked, all bindings have screws that have the possibility of coming loose. Regardless of the age of the bindings, I believe it to be good practice to always do a quick check over all gear before going out, and even after breaks. Has nothing to do with Flow IMHO.
keep telling your self that as i ride the 200+ days on my union forces without anything happening to them.
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