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Old 01-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #41 (permalink)
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You can fold the highbacks down the same way with all Flow bindings. On the normal cap strap design, you would just undo one side of the cap so you can lift it out of the way to drop the highbacks.

You should be able to do the same with these as well. Not completely sure about that though. Maybe Wired knows the answer.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #42 (permalink)
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So if these binders were a car, they say it usually takes a model year or so to work out the design flaws and material glitches. I'm a big Flow fan, and have had a number of sets over the years, and currently ride a pair of last years NXT-ATSEs, so I want them to do well. But I'm also thinking that I'll likely have to chew on my wallet hand, ride out the 2011's, and see how these new ones shake out.
I'm hoping that the lack of anything new in the 11/12 season means they spent a full year testing these to keep first year fuck ups to a minimum. But I really think there won't be any problems. The ratchets are the only complicated piece. Every thing else is just a normal strap or pivot point.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I just realized I need new bindings.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:10 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I just realized I need new bindings.
amazing I just realized the same thing

now my big debate is to "Toe Cap" or "Power Strap"
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Well shit. I was just about to buy some '12 CTX's and decided to research. Now I'm torn. I want new bindings this season, but these look pretty good. I think they killed off all their 2012 sales because everyone is going to want the new tech.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #46 (permalink)
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It's about freaking time! All the reasons that kept me from getting them they finally fixed. Too bad I just got the new capo... Maybe in 2 years
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #47 (permalink)
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amazing I just realized the same thing

now my big debate is to "Toe Cap" or "Power Strap"
Come Feb I'll let you know how the cap works. I will do everything in my power to get in these by then.

From the looks and on pure speculation the I-Strap should still be more comfortable. Cap may be a bit more "locked".
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:47 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Come Feb I'll let you know how the cap works. I will do everything in my power to get in these by then.

From the looks and on pure speculation the I-Strap should still be more comfortable. Cap may be a bit more "locked".
My local guy is thinking of carrying Flow's I just sent him a text to see if he can get a pair to demo. Long shot but worth asking. Really not sure if I want the toe strap or not.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:37 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Firstly, thanks so much wiredsport for the scoop. You guys are great and always fast to answer any questions I have.

Secondly, I don't mind it if these new Flow's have been 'influenced' by designs like the Cinch. If the result is a better design and a better product, I applaud them. Improving on other peoples design is how business works, after all, the iPod wasn't the first digital hard drive music player, or even close to it.

I really like the simplicity of this Flow design, and like all simple designs, it is amazing no one came up with it earlier. Of course we wont know how well it works until they get tested, but I hope they perform as well as look like they might. I also think that new strap design looks great.

I love it when companies innovate with (what looks like)great new ideas being made into products. Well done Flow, (and well done wiredsport).
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:44 AM   #50 (permalink)
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strange not to hear any concern about the ridiculously thick footbed.

have heard complaints about how the Ride footbed, for example, does not give great board feel and this footbed seems as think, if not thicker, than the wedgie. still awesome to see they've added a canting option.

either way, can't wait to hear the reviews. sounds like an awesome binding and one I'll probably hold off upgrading for.
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