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Old 03-07-2011, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Men's vs Women's bindings--Broke my Flows

As the title suggests, I have recently broken my Flow bindings. They were just over a year old and every time I jumped they just came right off.
(Have you ever been spinning in midair and suddenly not have a board?? Scary!)

So I'm really tough on equipment, and I'm wondering if it would be better for me to buy men's bindings instead of women's? I still want some flex and I don't want them to be too heavy cuz I ride mostly park, but I'm sick of trashing all my stuff.
Suggestions and recommendations would be great.
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By the way, I'd like to stay away from Roxy, K2 and Burton.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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By the way, I'd like to stay away from Roxy, K2 and Burton.
I've been super happy with my GNU Fastec Street bindings - similar to Flows but IMO more secure.

GNU has some men's Park bindings that may work for you - see here GNU Snowboards Bindings

And sure why not get men's bindings? Doesn't really make a difference but mens may be tougher.

Good luck!

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Gnu's are shit. Flows aren't. I trash gear as I don't even pay wholesale for it and my Quattro's are fine. What actually broke on your Flows? Or was it just that they were popping open? If they were just popping, they probably weren't set up right or something is wrong with the lever, talk to Flow, they'll help.

If you just hate them now, you're best bet is gonna be Ride DVa's or Union Trilogy's. The Unions aren't the most responsive are greatest comfort, but Unions last.
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One thing to consider, mens bindings are only a good idea for women with bigger feet. Mens bindings will more often than not be a little too wide and long for women. Also, the highbacks on womens bindings are lower because women have lower calves than men.

So if you want mens bindings, it's highly recommended that you take your boots to the shop and try on the bindings first.
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Gnu's are shit. Flows aren't. I trash gear as I don't even pay wholesale for it and my Quattro's are fine. What actually broke on your Flows? Or was it just that they were popping open? If they were just popping, they probably weren't set up right or something is wrong with the lever, talk to Flow, they'll help.

If you just hate them now, you're best bet is gonna be Ride DVa's or Union Trilogy's. The Unions aren't the most responsive are greatest comfort, but Unions last.
LOL I thought you would appear on this thread.

But that's cool - we agree to disagree - all good Bro!
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Not sure which model you have, but no decent binding, Flow or otherwise should just come right off unless its not set up properly or is broken. Take them to a shop or contact Flow ... their warranty department is excellent and they may be able to help you.

If you ride hard and have a cheap, entry level binding, you might consider upgrading in quality (with quality -and cost- generally comes better durability) rather than changing sex. Good luck.
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I have been riding the shit out this years Burton Lexas, and they are holding up well. They are much improved from previous years. I own Escapades from a year or two ago, and they are shit. The toe cap slips off. The Lexas have been incredible. No slippage. And I have had such a terrible time with Burton bindings that to suggest them, they'd have to do everything short of fucking me AND buying me dinner.
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I have been riding the shit out this years Burton Lexas, and they are holding up well. They are much improved from previous years. I own Escapades from a year or two ago, and they are shit. The toe cap slips off. The Lexas have been incredible. No slippage. And I have had such a terrible time with Burton bindings that to suggest them, they'd have to do everything short of fucking me AND buying me dinner.
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