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Old 02-08-2011, 05:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I just purchased the flow trilogy and for some reason not only am I having the spring issue as mentioned earlier in the post but I can't get my boot IN the binding. Any advice? I loosen up the toe and top strap but that defeats the purpose of setting it and forgetting it. Look forward to any advice.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Best advice I can give is to remind you that you should almost not feel the strap on your foot. Flow straps always "feel" much looser on your foot than traditional two strap bindings.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:29 PM   #23 (permalink)
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When I have everything adjusted properly my boot slides right in. When I set it up in my living room I keep it a little looser as one you're on the slopes the straps get stiffer & you have snow that sticks to the boot/ bidings. Everything fits tighter on the slopes then in the house. Still about 9 out of 10 runs my boot goes in no issues. There's always that one time that I may have to fuss with it a little. I find that the more of a slope I'm on the more likely I might have to kneel or sit to get it. I roll with all skiiers & these bad boys let me keep up no problem!
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I should mention that I took the advice from here and left my bindings opened for a night and the spring up problem is completely gone, they stay down as they should and I couldn't be happier with them! thanks
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:31 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I just purchased the flow trilogy and for some reason not only am I having the spring issue as mentioned earlier in the post but I can't get my boot IN the binding. Any advice? I loosen up the toe and top strap but that defeats the purpose of setting it and forgetting it. Look forward to any advice.
The entry on Flow bindings is a bit different than some users initially might think. These are the steps for first setup at home:

Set each of the 4 adjustment points to the very last tooth on the adjustment straps (largest position). Insert your foot (must be tightly laced in the boot-do not set up with a loosely laced boot). Position your foot so that the highback can clear the heel (but just clear it-as far back as possible). Use the ratchets, tightening the strap down to your boot. The binding is now ready to ride. When you go to kick in again, your boot will not get all the way in. It will be resting on the highback. That is correct. From this position, pull up on the high back, and stand down on your heel. The boot will "shoehorn" into place. As your boot will always be moist from snow when riding, this is very easy when riding, a bit harder when dry.
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I just purchased the flow trilogy and for some reason not only am I having the spring issue as mentioned earlier in the post but I can't get my boot IN the binding. Any advice? I loosen up the toe and top strap but that defeats the purpose of setting it and forgetting it. Look forward to any advice.
In my experience Flow bindings require a lot of setup. For example to get the binding (and by extension my boot) centered on the board with a size 9 boot, I had to move the heel cup forward and the cables as well. Then I adjusted the forward lean by tightening the tension screw. Then I put the high back up, open the straps the traditional way, then I tighten them down appropriately at all four corners making sure the angles of the plastic belts are lined properly as well before I affix it permanently to the board. Then I pull the high back down and that's that. I never have a problem at any point. They fit 10/10 times every time I strap in.
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Hey I have a pair of old flow bindings from around 2003 and am looking for new bindings. I was just wondering if flows have been improved on since then. Mine are really heavy, the highback always falls down when I'm not strapped in and the adjustment clips that lock always come undone and cause me to have to re-fit the binding at the top of the mountain. I kind of want to switch to straps due to my experiences but I just love the quick entry of flows (when it's working).
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Hey I have a pair of old flow bindings from around 2003 and am looking for new bindings. I was just wondering if flows have been improved on since then. Mine are really heavy, the highback always falls down when I'm not strapped in and the adjustment clips that lock always come undone and cause me to have to re-fit the binding at the top of the mountain. I kind of want to switch to straps due to my experiences but I just love the quick entry of flows (when it's working).
Flow are now among the lightest bindings produced. I posted this earlier this season, but here goes again:

Here are some actual weights measured on our shipping scale. For each this was a single Size Large binding with disk and all mounting hardware:

Flow NXT-FSE = 2 lbs 4.8 oz

Flow Quattro SE = 2 lbs 2.37 oz

Flight 2 Men's = 2 lbs 3.1 oz

Rome 390 = 2 lbs 2.32 oz

Union Force = 2 lbs 2.44 oz

Also, the old clips that were used in 2003 have been gone for many years now. The bindings use state of the art aluminum mini ratchets that hold fast and are micro adjustable on the fly. Also the bindings can now be used as full front entry bindings just like a conventional strap binding if desired.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:33 AM   #29 (permalink)
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sounds like flow has really come a long way. Are there any down sides these days to flow bindings? There is nowhere around here to demo bindings. I would hate to buy and end up hatting them again. Also are the lower end flows costing under $200 just junk? I mean there has to be a big difference between something like the flites for $130 and the NXT's in the $300 range. I only have about $250 max to spend on bindings so that knocks out the NXT series. Is all the technology still there in the quatro, flite and m9's and m 11's?
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:42 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Urethane highback is unique in that the Urethane protion is not the whole back, but rather a highly adjustable upper highback:



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