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Old 10-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #61 (permalink)
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It seems as though anything you(in general) buy, you create an opinion based on what you like and are used to. so its like getting a new baseball glove. u might be iffy on how stiff it is but once broke in it becomes much nice. and wear and tear happens with alot of things. but as i have to keep asking myself about how more moving parts can mean more things falling apart, what are those chances and i think ill just roll with the flow(hahaha).
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You do You! Just make sure you get some extra hardware and a tool with ya!
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:05 PM   #63 (permalink)
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You do You! Just make sure you get some extra hardware and a tool with ya!
might just be the case. i dont know yet though. its a tough decision. hard to buy a product that you base off of other peoples suggestions.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:48 PM   #64 (permalink)
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If you're going to get rear-entry bindings the flows are definitely the way to go. I picked up a pair of the Cinch CTX's last year and my initial impressions were positive. However by the end of the season I decided I was done with them. First the cable would slide out of the guide on the heel cup like 85% of the time, secondly the ladders were too wide for the ratchets or something because they were a bitch open when needed to be used as a traditional bidning basically eliminating the advantage of them over the Flows in that sense. Beyond those flaws they just felt sloppy...laterally I always felt like I was going to break them from putting too much leverage on them and lognitudinally they were terrible for response. To make any adjustments was a PITA as well and the stupidest thing they did was removing the traditional ratchet on the toe and replacing with a micro, locking manual ratchet that basically made it impossible to adjust fit properly. Overall they were probably the worst binding I used in the last 10 years. Yes on straight east coast groomer days they were fine but so is every binding. Also with the stupid cable coming out of the guide as often as it did it made it take longer to get in than regular strap bindings.

The only issue with the flows is the snow build up you can accumulate on the sole of your boot wich can somewhat throw off the fit but that can be easily cured.

For this season I'm back contemplating between the flows or going with the K2 Evers.
Did you play with the high back angle a lot? That's a way to get the guide out of alignment. Never had a single issue with CINCH CTX (2010). I do use a small profile boot...slides in perfectly. There has to be something loose..I have no issues with mine. And yes, those small ratchets are supposed to stay locked
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