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Post 2011 Flow NXT ATSE & NXT FSE, which one to choose

I am think of getting a pair of new bindings. I will probably choose one from the 2011 Flow NXT ATSE or NXT FSE.

They both have good and bad aspects for me. The ATSE looks better than FSE and with a flex of 4/5, the FSE looks not as good as ATSE (but still nice looking) but it is a little more high-end compared to ATSE.

I am really hesitating which one to buy. My snowboarding preference is ground trick and park.

Please give me some comments, I cant really decide, they look both perfect to me.
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If you jump a ton get the FSE's, if you ride the whole park more of a 50/50 jumps and rails, get the ATSE's.

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If you jump a ton get the FSE's, if you ride the whole park more of a 50/50 jumps and rails, get the ATSE's.
I prefer ground tricks better but still like to go for the ramps. For the park I like box_slide, never tried anything like a rail. and for both of the two (2011 model), what are the reasonable price for now (they should be cheaper since the 2012 models are coming out). And are there any technical enhancements in the 2012's models?
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I'd be keen to find out how they are if you decide on a pair.

Getting my girlfriend board/boots/bindings and she's pretty keen on Flow bindings, but I prefer traditional strap bindings myself.
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I'd be keen to find out how they are if you decide on a pair.

Getting my girlfriend board/boots/bindings and she's pretty keen on Flow bindings, but I prefer traditional strap bindings myself.
yea, I really decide to get a pair. the only differences are at their highbacks, the FSE's seems more highend, but the ATSE's looks a little cheap cuz its only fiber and plastic. And I dont know at which price I should buy the 2011's model and not being ripped off.
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Well at $300 you're not being ripped off. The ATSE's are not cheap. Have you noticed that 80% of bindings are polycarb and fiberglass? The FSE's are just stiffer and less forgiving. If you're riding the whole park you'll like the ATSE's. The upgrades for next year are tool less macro adjustments, and a little bit of gel in the straps.

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Well at $300 you're not being ripped off. The ATSE's are not cheap. Have you noticed that 80% of bindings are polycarb and fiberglass? The FSE's are just stiffer and less forgiving. If you're riding the whole park you'll like the ATSE's. The upgrades for next year are tool less macro adjustments, and a little bit of gel in the straps.
I just got a few questions regarding what you said and hope you can answer me.
For the ATSE the price at their website is $299, so even though I am buying the ATSE's last years model(2011 since the 2012's are coming out) for 300, it is still not ripping off? Aren't the bindings going on huge sale like the boards when the current year has passed? And for the macro adjustment and gelled straps, can you tell me a little more in detail?

And in general, do ppl prefer the ATSE better than the FSE or reverse?
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I made up my mind, I will pick the NXT ATSE. It has a better looking and its flex is more to my riding style compared to the FSE.
I may probably have to spend about $300 to get it. OMG thats a lot!
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I just got a few questions regarding what you said and hope you can answer me.
For the ATSE the price at their website is $299, so even though I am buying the ATSE's last years model(2011 since the 2012's are coming out) for 300, it is still not ripping off? Aren't the bindings going on huge sale like the boards when the current year has passed? And for the macro adjustment and gelled straps, can you tell me a little more in detail?

And in general, do ppl prefer the ATSE better than the FSE or reverse?
The 2012 photos are out but you can't get them for many months yet. That said the prices should drop in a few weeks at most places.
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The 2012 photos are out but you can't get them for many months yet. That said the prices should drop in a few weeks at most places.
Yea, I agree. but I think most the NXTs will be sold out within a few weeks. Cuz at least, for the ATSE, I cant find any retail stores near Toronto have them in stock. For the FSE, it seems only the red ones are left and only one store has it in Toronto.

So theoretically, the price will drop, but you cant get it with an on-sale price cuz most stores dont have them anymore.

Am I right?
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