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View Poll Results: Which Is the Best Rear Entry binder for 2012?
Flow NXT 49 55.06%
Gnu Fastec's 18 20.22%
K2 Cinch 16 17.98%
Other 6 6.74%
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I don't mind my cinch CTX's they served me well for the past 3 years just looking to try out the competition to see what I like best.

the only improvements I would ask for from the k2's is to make them lighter and work on highback adjustability since that was lacking otherwise it was a solid binding for me
yeah i agree they where heavy. What I liked most was the function of it and if i wanted i could use it as a normal binding. It was nice because if i wanted to swap boards with a friend they didn't have to fuck around with the binding to get it dialed in to fit their foot like the flows.

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yeah i agree they where heavy. What I liked most was the function of it and if i wanted i could use it as a normal binding. It was nice because if i wanted to swap boards with a friend they didn't have to fuck around with the binding to get it dialed in to fit their foot like the flows.

I think you would probably love the gnu's then, GNU Snowboards Bindings check them out anything Park and up is super lightweight and can be used like the cinches
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i picked up the GNU Choice for this year.

first impression after mounting them are that they are really well built. the Choice are mid flex for more all around riding. i like to have a bit more response, even in the park. they are also surprisingly light weight.

the adjustments on them are super quick and easy all around - at first the toe straps werent staying put on my boot fronts, but after adjusting them towards the heel base more and they are fitting very snug. If youre a fan of adjusting your lean often, then you will enjoy the very precise lean tuning.

another thing that is appealing about the GNUs is the classic strap designs. i like having a toe strap better than the one piece flow design because it eliminates the slight toe lift that you get with the flows (at least this is what i noticed when trying them at the local shop).

the ankle auto release strap is just awesome. enough said on that.

overall these seem like theyre going to be pretty sweet. i will add more once i get a few days on them...

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i picked up the GNU Choice for this year.

first impression after mounting them are that they are really well built. the Choice are mid flex for more all around riding. i like to have a bit more response, even in the park. they are also surprisingly light weight.

the adjustments on them are super quick and easy all around - at first the toe straps werent staying put on my boot fronts, but after adjusting them towards the heel base more and they are fitting very snug. If youre a fan of adjusting your lean often, then you will enjoy the very precise lean tuning.

another thing that is appealing about the GNUs is the classic strap designs. i like having a toe strap better than the one piece flow design because it eliminates the slight toe lift that you get with the flows (at least this is what i noticed when trying them at the local shop).

the ankle auto release strap is just awesome. enough said on that.

overall these seem like theyre going to be pretty sweet. i will add more once i get a few days on them...
Thanks for your input please keep us updated. I really do like the Gnu's I may give them a shot before I try the flows. I chose k2 cinch's based on the traditional strap design my first time around and now I wanna try the Gnu's because they seem similar to the flows but split strap
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Last i saw you had the same adjustability problems with Cinch and Gnu. you can't get enough toe overhang over the gas pedal killing your toeside feel.

Don't worry too much about boot to Flow fit. Some are easier than others, but I've been fine getting them adjusted to Ride, Burton, Salomon, K2, and DC.

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I think you would probably love the gnu's then, GNU Snowboards Bindings check them out anything Park and up is super lightweight and can be used like the cinches
i already have my bindings this year.

I have the K2 Auto Drone. They are shitty to get in and out of, i don't recommend them
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i already have my bindings this year.

I have the K2 Auto Drone. They are shitty to get in and out of, i don't recommend them
Why shitty? I had no problems even just demoing them... so a real quick set up and I was fine...

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Why shitty? I had no problems even just demoing them... so a real quick set up and I was fine...
I find for mine the toe strap sits close to my foot so when i pull my boot out at the lift i get caught up in it. And on mine my foot sticks to the footbed aswell, its just awkward getting my foot in and out.

Performance wise i have no complaints, i just dont like the toe strap.
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you can't get enough toe overhang over the gas pedal killing your toeside feel.
This piqued my interest. I have TFFS (Tiny-fucking-foot-syndrome) and have some issues with getting any toe overhang at all off of most mens bindings. How much toe overhang do you find gives you optimal feel off of the gas pedal? How much effect do you think it has to have no overhang on toeside turns?
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Ideally you want about 2-3cm or overhang over the binding edge, heel and toe.

Stand with your feet on the stairs (bottom stair, don't hurt yourself). Is it easier to fall over the edge with your toes flush or overhanging a bit? Same principle.

Really its that you want this overhang over the edge of your board. But since you don't want your bindings hanging over your board, you have your boots hanging over your bindings.

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