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skunkd 12-10-2011 10:40 PM

Best 2012 rear entry Bindings Flow vs Gnu vs K2?
 
I'm looking to get a new pair of bindings for my Gnu Carbon Credit Banana Rocker board. I'm very partial to the speed entry/rear entry style since I don't ever ride deep pow over here on the east coast. I like a little flex to mess around with in the park also I don't want the stiffest binding since my current board is on the soft side.

I did some research and there are people that hate Flow's and there are also people that swear by them. I also like fastec's designs for Gnu's bindings this season but they are a new design with barely any reviews or info on them. K2's look the same since 07 ish when cinch premiered.

So i'm looking for actual personal opinions on these 2 which seem to be the coming into this season.

Flow NXT (AT, ATSE, FSE, FRX) vs Gnu (Park, Choice, Mutant, Agro) vs K2 Cinch CTX

I currently Ride K2 Cinch CTX's that i've had for a while but I'm looking to try something new and if I hate it I can always go back to Cinch's since i've tried them already.

any others i'm missing in this catagory?

AcroPhile 12-10-2011 10:52 PM

NXT's all the way. :thumbsup:

Nivek 12-10-2011 11:08 PM

Flow has been doing it for 15 years. They've had the most time to get it dialed. And theirs is the best.

Though I'd say M9's over NXT's for that deck.

skunkd 12-11-2011 12:16 AM

I'm likely to be upgrading the deck soon to a GNU Riders Choice which is why I wanna stick to the NXT series for the flows as well. Money isn't the issue I'm just wondering which is the best performance, response, and light weight.

The Gnu's look really good cosmetically but are so new that I haven't been able to find anything except that crappy fastec's they had couple years back. The new ones actually look light, and adjustable which is what has me interested in them.

the gnu's are kind of in between between the k2s and the flows in my eyes I'd really love to hear anything about them.

Nivek 12-11-2011 12:27 AM

Yeah stick with NXT's. Probably the AT-SE's for the Riders Choice...

Kwanzaa 12-11-2011 12:29 AM

i had a pair of K2 Cinch that i enjoyed.

skunkd 12-11-2011 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nivek (Post 451676)
Yeah stick with NXT's. Probably the AT-SE's for the Riders Choice...


what boots would you suggest for that setup since I hear flow's can be a bit more picky boot wise than the other bindings because of the single iflex strap? My k2 darko's are almost ready for a replacement as well

skunkd 12-11-2011 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kwanzaa (Post 451678)
i had a pair of K2 Cinch that i enjoyed.

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

Sudden_Death 12-11-2011 09:48 AM

I own the K2s and voted Flow. You can tell the K2s are a work in progress. Flow already has it locked.

BsMcluvinBeach 12-11-2011 11:00 AM

Got some flow NXT this season and i love them. You can enter from the rear or enter with straps. I would def go with the NXT or any of their other high end bindings. My buddy got the flow 5 and they seem good but have plastic buckles. Ebay is a good spot for last years versions (new). Good luck.


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