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View Poll Results: Which Is the Best Rear Entry binder for 2012?
Flow NXT 49 56.32%
Gnu Fastec's 16 18.39%
K2 Cinch 16 18.39%
Other 6 6.90%
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have the low end Flow Trilogy because that's what I could afford. I have been happy with them. That being said, the NXT must be phenomenal.
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I have been riding Flow NXT for 3 years, very happy. Tried others, although Flow NXT are my favorite. I am an intermediate rider.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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love my K2 CTX especially because I got them for $120 last season. They are better than the Flows because you can use them also as a regular binding. I could not find the GNU back then, and of course I would never pay full price for brand new whateva. Always wait one season, wait for discounts, get the deal, save a bunch and pay the season pass with that.

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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just found this and figured it would be a good addition to this thread... it is a snowboardermag.com review and ranks of the top rear entry bindings for 2012.

Alpine Lab Product Reviews: Best Speed-Entry Bindings | Snowboarder Magazine

GNU mutants finished #1 - ahead of the Flow NXT

... and they are like 100$ less. just saying
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I have been riding flow NXT AT for 2 seasons and they are a good binding. The biggest problem I find with flows is getting your foot kicked in hard enough to avoid the heel catching as you lift the highback. It is a fine line between having the binding tight enough and actually being able to get your foot in.
I have just purchased to SP fastec "mountain" bindings. Firstly they are LIGHT, featherweight actually +1. Then there is the flip up buckle that gives you the much needed room within the binding straps when trying to lift the highback +2. In my opinion flow has been outdone as fastec has addressed the main issue that I have with flows. The fastec just needs to withstand the durability test now.
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love my K2 CTX especially because I got them for $120 last season. They are better than the Flows because you can use them also as a regular binding. I could not find the GNU back then, and of course I would never pay full price for brand new whateva. Always wait one season, wait for discounts, get the deal, save a bunch and pay the season pass with that.

K2 rocks!
You can use Flows like normal bindings as long as you have one from the past three or four years. The SE models take this aspect a step further.
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just found this and figured it would be a good addition to this thread... it is a snowboardermag.com review and ranks of the top rear entry bindings for 2012.

Alpine Lab Product Reviews: Best Speed-Entry Bindings | Snowboarder Magazine

GNU mutants finished #1 - ahead of the Flow NXT

... and they are like 100$ less. just saying
Magazine reviews are bought and paid for... just sayin
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:23 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I have been riding flow NXT AT for 2 seasons and they are a good binding. The biggest problem I find with flows is getting your foot kicked in hard enough to avoid the heel catching as you lift the highback. It is a fine line between having the binding tight enough and actually being able to get your foot in.
I have just purchased to SP fastec "mountain" bindings. Firstly they are LIGHT, featherweight actually +1. Then there is the flip up buckle that gives you the much needed room within the binding straps when trying to lift the highback +2. In my opinion flow has been outdone as fastec has addressed the main issue that I have with flows. The fastec just needs to withstand the durability test now.
I have the AT's on one of my boards. I have heel problems on the AT's, but not with the FSE's. I looked closer and found why.

The AT's have a plastic/composite highback which is wider than the FSE aluminum. Therefore it is narrower in the pivot point and heel area and caused the grief. I'm waiting on Flow to finish getting the rest of the parts and I'm upgrading my AT highbacks to aluminum like on my FSE's.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:20 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I've been using the 2006 Flow NXT-FS for 5 years. Absolutely love it.

Also, when one of the ladders broke (my fault), Flow gave me a whole new set of ladders with new hardware (screws, bolts) without warranty and no questions asked. Great customer service.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:03 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I rode Flow Quattro SE's all last year. This year I wanted to try something a little different so I bought the GNU Choice binding and I couldnt be any happier. I just got back from Vermont and rode the GNU's all week except for the last day. I rode the Flow's the last day and after half way through the day I went back and got my GNU Danny Kass board with my GNU bindings. I just sold my Flow's on ebay after I got back because I was very pleased with the GNU's. I can make the GNU's tighter then the flows and they dont hurt my feet. The high back is also nicer on the GNU's. I hope this helps.
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