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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 12-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #31 (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.
As a disclaimer, those two are geared towards different riding styles. They're also in two different price brackets.

It's like comparing K2 Indy's to Ride Rodeo's.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:43 PM   #32 (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.
The Gnu's look pretty nice. I had been hoping Flow would have tried something like that, but it looks like they got beat to it.

How is the stability in the back? I see the Gnu's have a smaller triangle being formed by the base-highback-cable than what either of the Flow NXT models I have create.


I've got some new K2 Cinch I hope to be trying out this weekend. Really want to see if the canted footbeds help out the old knees and ankles.

I'll definitely demo those Gnu's when I get the chance.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:06 AM   #33 (permalink)
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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.
I have the same problem with my AT's and M9SE, the heel area is too narrow, I have size 7 32 Lashed boots and medium flow bindings. What did you mean by waiting for Flow? Did you order aluminum highbacks from them?
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I have the same problem with my AT's and M9SE, the heel area is too narrow, I have size 7 32 Lashed boots and medium flow bindings. What did you mean by waiting for Flow? Did you order aluminum highbacks from them?
Yes, ordered them from my local shop that deals with Flow.

There were some misc small parts needed to put it all together, they'll come with the cables too. Last I heard Flow was waiting to get stock on a few of the small parts. I'll check back with them either this weekend or first thing next week when I get a day off work.

In the mean time, I took my die grinder to the AT highbacks and made some clearance. Not as much as I'd need to for full clearance, but I didn't want to make them too weak and break.
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I'm gonna ride my K2 CTX's till they bust since I have no complaints about them other then weight (a little heavier then most) and forward lean adjustment (not aggressive enough in some cases). Then i'll try out the GNU's
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Yes, ordered them from my local shop that deals with Flow.

There were some misc small parts needed to put it all together, they'll come with the cables too. Last I heard Flow was waiting to get stock on a few of the small parts. I'll check back with them either this weekend or first thing next week when I get a day off work.

In the mean time, I took my die grinder to the AT highbacks and made some clearance. Not as much as I'd need to for full clearance, but I didn't want to make them too weak and break.
How much did the parts cost? Can you post some pics when you put it all together?
Also can you post a pic how much you took out from the AT highbacks? I was contemplating of going the other way and grind the edge of the boot's sole since my other boot fit nicely on the flows except for this new pair.
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Lol you guys just need to get the k2's or Gnu's since they don't have that problem cause the straps lift up you get your foot in properly and then the high back comes up no problem every time. Modding ur boots / bindings is ridiculous. No one should have to do that.
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Lol you guys just need to get the k2's or Gnu's since they don't have that problem cause the straps lift up you get your foot in properly and then the high back comes up no problem every time. Modding ur boots / bindings is ridiculous. No one should have to do that.
Lol if I were to spend for new bindings, I'd just get the same Flow NXT just a size larger. I like the flows for the one piece strap which the K2 and Gnu don't have.
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How much did the parts cost? Can you post some pics when you put it all together?
Also can you post a pic how much you took out from the AT highbacks? I was contemplating of going the other way and grind the edge of the boot's sole since my other boot fit nicely on the flows except for this new pair.
PM me a reminder in a week if I haven't gotten back to you with more info. I still have to call the shop, but my work schedule and no cell service at the job site doesn't jive with their business hours right now.

I'll try to remember to get out the camera a take a pic this weekend.
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Default Gnu mutants v ctx v flow

I consider myself an intermediate rider staying to to mountain and not the park. I have been using the ctxs for about 3 years and have loved them. Once they are dialed in they are quick and easy to get in and out and perform well. Two days ago I decided to try the mutants combined with my carbon credit. It took a bit to get everything adjusted but once they were were a bit easier to get in and out of - snapping the back up was much easier. On the down side the toe strap would sometimes move and have to be tweaked a bit to get your foot in the right spot to lock up. The ctxs are a bit more set it and forget it, but I am noticing the mutants are more responsive and less forgiving. I am going to stick with the mutants for now because I feel like they have better power transfer and sensitivity controlling the board. The lighter weight is also noticeable. Everything has a learning curve and 2days on the mountain are not enough for me to give a final decision but I think I am having more fun with the mutants. Last thing is the ankle strap pressure release is a cool feature if you like your bindings set tight.
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