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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Ever heard of lock tite?
Well I've heard the name before, but my mind is blanking on what it is =P Elaborate please.


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loctite is a adhesive that you put on the threads that keeps screws and bolts from loosening. Easy fix for screws that wont stay tight on bindings. Just keep it away from plastic. Were you using original hardware for the mounting discs? Your screws may have been too long and were bottoming out before they got tight and/or the 'grooves'(can't think of a better word) where the mounting discs and baseplate meet may have been stripped.
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loctite is a adhesive that you put on the threads that keeps screws and bolts from loosening. Easy fix for screws that wont stay tight on bindings. Just keep it away from plastic. Were you using original hardware for the mounting discs? Your screws may have been too long and were bottoming out before they got tight and/or the 'grooves'(can't think of a better word) where the mounting discs and baseplate meet may have been stripped.
Ya, everything was the original. But believe me, their is no fixing these... their horrible. I'm sure I could, but the bottom line is that I'd rather spend the money on a good pair of Ride's then my already ghetto Unions.


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Flow's are horrible! There have been so many accidents due to when a person was carving the flap fell down and their foot fell out. And I've heard of Raiden, but I never put much thought into it. I'm probably going to go with Ride because I have only heard positive things about them.
That's funny, I rode Flow's all year and never once did that happen. USER ERROR.

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same. i had no problem with my flow nxt-at last season. i used them on my daily driver all mountain stick.
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I also back Flow's up fully. However, just 5 seasons ago, they had shoddy quality in some of their bindings. One thing you need to realize about Flow's is that they improve greatly from year to year.

Their parts have vastly improved in just the past 3 seasons. I know this from experience because I have ridden Flows since 2006. The locking mechanism on my old '06 Flites were sketchy admittedly. Now, that sucker is pretty hard to unlock.

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That's funny, I rode Flow's all year and never once did that happen. USER ERROR.
Well I personally never used a pair of Flow's, but Flow is the company that sponsors my Mt. so if you use rental gear, you have to use Flow's. Because of that, thousands of people a day use them and the customer service desk get's flooded with those reports.


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I also back Flow's up fully. However, just 5 seasons ago, they had shoddy quality in some of their bindings. One thing you need to realize about Flow's is that they improve greatly from year to year.

Their parts have vastly improved in just the past 3 seasons. I know this from experience because I have ridden Flows since 2006. The locking mechanism on my old '06 Flites were sketchy admittedly. Now, that sucker is pretty hard to unlock.

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Ya, I wouldn't doubt the fact that Flow gets better every year, I just don't like them. And I only ride the park, and I only see Ride's and Union's being used. I really haven't seen anybody wear a pair of Flow's and shred with them all season =/ I also just have a thing about buying gear that is sponsored by my Mt. I just feel awkward wearing gear that all the people with rental stuff wear. I'm weird like that But thanks for the links!


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Well I personally never used a pair of Flow's, but Flow is the company that sponsors my Mt. so if you use rental gear, you have to use Flow's. Because of that, thousands of people a day use them and the customer service desk get's flooded with those reports.
Rental gear, no matter which brand it is, sucks. That's the bottom line.

Unless you are talking about premium rentals and even then the quality won't be up to par with having your own pair of that gear. People mistreat items that aren't theirs.

It's quite normal to hear about people hating on Flows only to find out that they either 1) Never ridden a pair themselves or 2) That are coming off of a crappy pair from years ago.


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Rental gear, no matter which brand it is, sucks. That's the bottom line.

Unless you are talking about premium rentals and even then the quality won't be up to par with having your own pair of that gear. People mistreat items that aren't theirs.

It's quite normal to hear about people hating on Flows only to find out that they either 1) Never ridden a pair themselves or 2) That are coming off of a crappy pair from years ago.
Makes sense. My friend had a 2010-2011 pair and he had the same exact problems though.


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