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Old 03-21-2011, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Too much heel overhang on Flow NXT

Tried setting up my Flow NXT's but am running into a brick wall.

I've set the binding evenly on the board but when I put my boot (k2 darko) in and attempt to put the powerstrap on, there is a lot of heel overhang.

The rear top straps won't go out any further. They are barely on the last teeth.

The highback is pushed all the way to the front either so I can't adjust that.

I don't know what else to do?

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Old 03-21-2011, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unscrew the disks that hold your bindings to the board and rotate them 90, 180, or 270 degrees. At least one on these will allow you to get the binding to sit correctly on the board. Just make sure both left and right discs are oriented the same way.
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What he said.

The disks on the NXTs (all Flows, I think) have multiple hole patterns and are asymmetrical, so depending on how you bolt them to the board, they can be offset left, right, forward or back. From the picture, it looks like you've got them bolted with a bias to heelside.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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plus what size are the bindings Med or Lrg??
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The bindings are a Large. My boot size is a 10.5

Thx for the replies so far.

One question though is, I've centered the binding evenly on the board. Maybe the picture angle is a bit to the side so it appears the binding is severely to the heelside.

But, there is so much overhang on the heelside. I can't move the highback forward as it's already pushed to the front? Or is there something else I need to adjust.

Another thing is, the top rear strap is barely hanging on by the last teeth. It's as if though the strap isn't long enough?

I'll try moving the disc plate veritically. It's currently set horizontally.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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#1 you want to center yourself more than centering your binding on the board. If your heel is hanging off, adjust the binding forward as stated earlier

#2 in regards the amount of teeth you have left on your power strap. Your boot is not laced up so it is much larger than it is going to be when it is laced onto your foot. It will easily take a couple of inches off of the circumference of the boot giving you more strap to play with.

#3 adjust your highback back out and the strap will have more teeth if that bothers you. you are on the upper side of size range for this binding with 11.5 being the biggest it is made for. With a 10.5 I would personally have gone with an XL but I have ridin flows the past 5 years and know how they fit....

#4 You are using K2 boots which are bulkier than most boots I have tried... You are lucky they fit at all in the bindings. I have a pair of k2s but dont ever use them any more because of this. I got some flow boots and they are much more comfortable and work with the bindings alot better.

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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#1 you want to center yourself more than centering your binding on the board. If your heel is hanging off, adjust the binding forward as stated earlier

#2 in regards the amount of teeth you have left on your power strap. Your boot is not laced up so it is much larger than it is going to be when it is laced onto your foot. It will easily take a couple of inches off of the circumference of the boot giving you more strap to play with.

#3 adjust your highback back out and the strap will have more teeth if that bothers you. you are on the upper side of size range for this binding with 11.5 being the biggest it is made for. With a 10.5 I would personally have gone with an XL but I have ridin flows the past 5 years and know how they fit....

#4 You are using K2 boots which are bulkier than most boots I have tried... You are lucky they fit at all in the bindings. I have a pair of k2s but dont ever use them any more because of this. I got some flow boots and they are much more comfortable and work with the bindings alot better.
+1 This except I quite like K2 boots for the Harshmellow

Agree about the bulkiness of them though.

By the way, looks like you have the toe/heel ramps at stock position. Pull them out some more so they sit under the contact points or your boots.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thx for the replies.

Damnit, the store doesn't have the NXT's in XL. Plus, I wouldn't be able to return the Darko boots either.

Hopefully, I can manage to get the boots evenly in.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm "only" a first year rider, but the experience I do have is with setting up my Flow Quattros and agree it's a little frustrating. Don't give up on your bindings/boots combo, though. I have Motos in 10.5, which I think are pretty bulky and they fit in L bindings fine, even though at first they appeared to be way too big. Looking at your pic, I think the overhang has you trying to move your boot forward in the binding, thereby pushing the straps out to their ends. Have you tried moving your boot back in the binding so it's against the highback and adjusting the heelpad back to it's rear-most position? Moving the boot back would give your straps more room to cinch down and eliminate that space between the boot and highback. Then with the boot mostly dialed in, I think the mounting plate has got to give you enough options to center everything on the board. The Flow YouTube video said that mounting the plate horizontally will give you more options edge to edge, which is where you'd mitigate an overhang problem. Just some thoughts...FWIW...YMMV

Good luck to ya'! Worst case, find a shop kid or someone else well-versed in setting up Flows to help, but I don't think the answer is to return things (if you could).
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I'm "only" a first year rider, but the experience I do have is with setting up my Flow Quattros and agree it's a little frustrating. Don't give up on your bindings/boots combo, though. I have Motos in 10.5, which I think are pretty bulky and they fit in L bindings fine, even though at first they appeared to be way too big. Looking at your pic, I think the overhang has you trying to move your boot forward in the binding, thereby pushing the straps out to their ends.

Absolutely correct.

Have you tried moving your boot back in the binding so it's against the highback and adjusting the heelpad back to it's rear-most position? Moving the boot back would give your straps more room to cinch down and eliminate that space between the boot and highback.

I have the heelpad pushed all the way to the front. Or at least I assume so judging from the pics. Moving the boot back will definitely give more straps to cinch down on but, I think it'll make the heel overhang problem more severe no?

Then with the boot mostly dialed in, I think the mounting plate has got to give you enough options to center everything on the board. The Flow YouTube video said that mounting the plate horizontally will give you more options edge to edge, which is where you'd mitigate an overhang problem.

I currently have the plates set this way:

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Just some thoughts...FWIW...YMMV

Good luck to ya'! Worst case, find a shop kid or someone else well-versed in setting up Flows to help, but I don't think the answer is to return things (if you could).
Bolded your points and underlined my answers. =P

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