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Old 02-03-2011, 10:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Flow's Rocker Base Plate Technology would not be a good match for canting. I have not heard any talk of moving in that direction. Each of Flow's baseblates, from glass filled Zytel to T6 heat treated Aluminum all use a unique rocker base plate. All of these are designed for minimal board contact to allow the board to flex as naturally as possible. Bindings Like Burton's EST Cant rely on a wider mounting platform which is contrary to Flow's goals with their Rocker baseplates. All of the bindings that I am aware of that go with the Wedgie style canting are broader in the base and are flat or very near flat on the board contact side.
I don't buy it. The NXT has a flat disk area with points extending heel and toe to transfer power. That isn't much different from the V-rod base of the Rome 390's that come with cant. Plus the 390s have the pressure points ducked to better equalize heel and toe feel. I'd lean toward Flow didn't want to put the money into new base molds this year and they can't just stack EVA on the footbed because the boot has to slide in. There would also be compression of a thicker footbed that would reduce the effectiveness on of the single strap.
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I don't buy it. The NXT has a flat disk area with points extending heel and toe to transfer power. That isn't much different from the V-rod base of the Rome 390's that come with cant. Plus the 390s have the pressure points ducked to better equalize heel and toe feel. I'd lean toward Flow didn't want to put the money into new base molds this year and they can't just stack EVA on the footbed because the boot has to slide in. There would also be compression of a thicker footbed that would reduce the effectiveness on of the single strap.
Hi John,

Thanks for the comment. Apologies up front for the horrible scan. It would be hard to picture Flow being able to cut out much more material for rocker/board freedom than they already have and still maintain strength and rigitity toe to heel. We have seen riders use canted inserts on their Flow bindings and also cant unders, but that would be far from ideal. I would hope that if Flow did go to a cant system that they would go all in make it a base structure cant rather than a wedgie style. I have played with the V-rods and they feel to be about half of the rocker that Flow is getting. Do you have a V-Rod base photo? I looked but could not find one. It would be great to see a comparison side by side.

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Anything aside from the color and high back change on the frx?
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Anything aside from the color and high back change on the frx?
The FRX story is all about the 3 piece highback. Aluminum heelcup, composite fiber support panel, OC Cush back pad.

This allows hiback rotation and adjustment in addition to heelcup rotation. This is a tweaker's dream!
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Do you have a breakdown and/or pics of 2012s NXT line? Are there any completely new models? I'm really interested in the urethane high backs as well.
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Do you have a breakdown and/or pics of 2012s NXT line? Are there any completely new models? I'm really interested in the urethane high backs as well.
Working on geting some images that I can put up here.

There is now a SE version of The Five and a binding called the Haylo for women.

The Urethane highback looks SICK. Just the top adjustable section is urethane. The combined flex of the 3 piece back feels incredible. You will need to feel that in person to get this, but it is one of those things that just feels ultra precisely designed in your hands.
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I just got a small 2012 product catalog. I like some of the colors they have going on for sure.
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Can you post up the 2012 Cataloge Wiredsport

When will consumers be-able to buy flows new proucts
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Can you post up the 2012 Cataloge Wiredsport

When will consumers be-able to buy flows new proucts
Unfortunately, I don't have the 2012 e-catalog yet. I have thae hard copy, but...

The FTP site should be up shortly. I have requested some pictures that will do the products justice and will post those here as soon as I get them.

Flow always ships early so we should be seeing new product in late August, early September.
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Unfortunately, I don't have the 2012 e-catalog yet. I have thae hard copy, but...

The FTP site should be up shortly. I have requested some pictures that will do the products justice and will post those here as soon as I get them.

Flow always ships early so we should be seeing new product in late August, early September.
FTP is up now
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