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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 10:43 AM
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To any binding...

Not many people have the balance to do so
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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 10:50 AM
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Not many people have the balance to do so
Then they don't have the balance to take advantage of a hybrid binder either...
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Look into K2 Cinch and Gnu Fastec binders too.

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Look into K2 Cinch and Gnu Fastec binders too.
I ended up ordering Flow NXT FSE's. The K2's looked nice, but I'm concerned about the plastic construction, same for the GNU, which I couldn't find any feedback on either. I'm 230 lbs and felt an aluminum base was the way to go. Of coarse as soon as I ordered these my Bro tells me I should have bought the Flow NXT FRX.
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ive got the gnu ag with the aluminum base and i love it. i switch from k2 cinch to ride ex and now the gnus and i think the gnu are the lightest fastest step ins ive tried.
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THAT is exactly what I'm after. Like I said, after using step-ins, straps just don't seem logical to me.
How do you like the ATSE's, I've narrowed it down to ATSE or FSE Flows...
If you can afford it, go with the FSE. They are a lighter version of the ATSE basically. Better cushioning too. They are around the same stiffness.

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I have the FSE and absolutely love them. They've been very good to me this season and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I did run into a slight issue with part of the leather on the top ripping due to my boots getting caught on it as I stepped out, but Flow has more than made up for it. They sent out a generic pair of tops overnight to hold me over until the actual tops came (also overnight).

I have also demoed the 2011 ATSE and loved that binding as well. You really can't go wrong either way.


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lol too late with my answer:P, congrats with the buy of your flows!

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lol too late with my answer:P, congrats with the buy of your flows!

grtz Danny
Your input is still welcome.
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If you can afford it, go with the FSE. They are a lighter version of the ATSE basically. Better cushioning too. They are around the same stiffness.

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I have the FSE and absolutely love them. They've been very good to me this season and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I did run into a slight issue with part of the leather on the top ripping due to my boots getting caught on it as I stepped out, but Flow has more than made up for it. They sent out a generic pair of tops overnight to hold me over until the actual tops came (also overnight).

I have also demoed the 2011 ATSE and loved that binding as well. You really can't go wrong either way.
I did end up ordering the FSE's, was really worried I should have got the FRX's. I spoke with Flow and found there is minor differences between the 2. The FSE has lightening holes machined into the base, the FRX has a stiffer top-strap and highback. The guy at Flow thought I might be a little better off with the FRX, so I called Sierra to change the order and the Rep there talked me into keeping the FSE's. His bases was they are both going to be durable, but he felt strongly that the FRX would be too stiff for my ability. He claims to be a pretty good rider and said bindings that stiff really work you over. Not sure it's the same, but I once bought a really hot waterski that was twitchie and nervous, it wasn't much fun for a mid level skier. The Flow guy also mentioned the AT & ATSE aren't a great choice for heavier guys because of the nylon highback not being as rigid as the 2 peice design found on the FSE and FRX. I hope I like my new FSE, and I hope the size L fits my 10's.
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Not many people have the balance to do so
most people i ride with do it standing unless its steep and icy
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