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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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need advice on getting out of Flow bindings

I just switched to a set of Flow Trilogy bindings this season. I'm not a huge performance hound, my main motivation is laziness, the rear entry is a godsend in terms of strapping in at the top of the lift. My problem is getting out of the bindings at the bottom of the run. After releasing the latch, there doesn't seem to be an easy way to slide my rear foot out. I either have to hold the highback down, but bending over at the waist then makes removing the foot awkward. Obviously I can't unstrap sitting down, since the highback will just get jammed against the ground. Any suggestions? Perhaps the rear strap is set too tight?

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lol you traded easy at the top for hard at the bottom.
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Rusty I think you have the strap to tight. I push down my highback and out slides my foot.

Try loosening your strap, it may feel loose but you will not fall out, trust me. Or you may just have the toe section to tight, that has happened to me. Just try taking one or two clicks off the ratchet, best part is you can always tighten it if that was not right.

If they are brand new they do take a few outings to loosen up all the joints and the flex in the cable.

Give that a try...seriously once they are set up and your used to how-to set them up it's not an issue ever again.

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Why do you have to hold the highback down? Mine stay down by themselves but then again, I dont use the trilogy.
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My highback stays down after I unlatch. Then I can just pull out.

To help stabilize yourself: unlatch and jam the highback to the ground. The inverted latch and its hook will dig into the snow and immobilize your board.

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Sounds like you need a little more break in time. Mine stay down when I unlatch, until I kick it up to skate.

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I think you may need a bigger binding to give more width around the heel. I use XL nxt at bindings with a size 11 boot and have no problems getting out of them. Also some boots have ribs on the back of the heel to help you stay located in a regular binding, you don't need that with a flow binding as there is no contact with the boot in that area of the highjack but those ribs can hinder you getting in and out. remove the ribs if you find them a problem.
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i have the new flow 5 and it did that to me the first few times i unlatch but what i did once i have my foot out and im seating on the chairlift i would rest my backfoot in the binding and ride off the chair not buckle up, that help loosen the stiffness of the cable since it was new.since then it stayed down everytime i unlatch. hope that helps.
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Yeah, I've owned two sets of Flows and both started out with the highback wanting to stay up. Within a short time that got worked out of them and now they stay down nicely.


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I have a pair of Flow Trilogy. I had to hold the high back down to get my foot out. However, they seemed to be getting easier to get in and out of over time. Like the others mentioned. It just needs a little break in time.
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