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Old 01-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

got a pair of 2011 Flow NXT-FSE bindings and I got only screws with them and no washers. It doesn't seem right to mount them without washers with the mounting disc being made from aluminum. There is also a picture of the screws with washers in the instruction sheet. Washers from my old bindings don't fit in the grooves around the holes on the disc. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the 2010 models and they definitely came with washers. However, when I was demoing the 2011 models, the rep gave me a set of screws with built in washers. Sorry if I'm offending you, but the simplest answer is often the most accurate.

If that is not the case, just give Flow a call and they'll happily send you the washers or screws with washers built in. In fact, you should do that anyway so you have a spare set!
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Thanks for the reply.
Tomorrow I'll call the shop where I bought them and ask about the proper screws.
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I just got some replacement disc in from Flow the other day...no washers, just screws. I think someone at the factory is sleeping on the job. From what I can tell, there are supposed to be washers (screws are too long otherwise).
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Out of curiosity, what do your screws look like guys?

Is the screw head wider than normal? Posting a pic would be even better. Then I can tell you for sure if they are the kinds that need washers or not.
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Out of curiosity, what do your screws look like guys?

Is the screw head wider than normal? Posting a pic would be even better. Then I can tell you for sure if they are the kinds that need washers or not.
Nope, head is not wider than normal on screws I got. I am sure they are just like normal screws used for mounting bindings, they're 12mm long. I can take a photo if you like.

What also confuses me is this video:

Special Edition Bindings: by Flow Snowboarding

Somewhere in the middle of the video is shown how to mount the bindings on the board and there were also no washers used.
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i have atse's. i dont have any washers either.
edit, i have the 2011 version.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have 10 NXT's ATSE
Here are the screws for mine:



If you call Flow ask for Thunder in waranty department, he'll hook you up.
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Ya, I guess that's the type of screws I should've gotten with my FSE's. Thanks for posting the pic.
I tightened the bindings on the board few times while setting them up the other day and I can already see marks on the disk made by a screw head cutting into aluminum so those are definitly ment to be used with washers.
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I have some washer ones with a set of 5150 bindings. Problem is the washer area is much larger and won't fit my flows
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