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Old 02-08-2012, 09:47 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Are the NX2's a park binding? What model in their 2012 lineup is geared towards the park rider?
Hi Losib, There are 4 models in the NS2 lineup, but none of them are named NS2 alone. The bindings that related to the NXT AT and NXT AT SE from recent seasons are now most closely related to the NX2 AT and NX2 SE. The AT still refers to All Terrain. The SE is the softest of the NX2 group (still a 3.5 out of 5). That is the NX2 that would be most park oriented. The M9 is again available and is softer flexing and will received bomber upgrades this year, but does not get nasty yet.
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Hi Losib, There are 4 models in the NS2 lineup, but none of them are named NS2 alone. The bindings that related to the NXT AT and NXT AT SE from recent seasons are now most closely related to the NX2 AT and NX2 SE. The AT still refers to All Terrain. The SE is the softest of the NX2 group (still a 3.5 out of 5). That is the NX2 that would be most park oriented. The M9 is again available and is softer flexing and will received bomber upgrades this year, but does not get nasty yet.
Will the NX2 SE have the available toe cap?
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Will the NX2 SE have the available toe cap?
Yes, it will come with the toe cap (hybrid strap). The SE is the Orange binding in the original video I had posted. The Yellow binding posted in the last few photos is an alternate color way of the same model.
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I know I could probably find this out with some research but what is the do it all flow binding?

The cartel, the binding which allows for pretty good freeride control but has enough play to do some freestyle all over the mountain?
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I know I could probably find this out with some research but what is the do it all flow binding?

The cartel, the binding which allows for pretty good freeride control but has enough play to do some freestyle all over the mountain?
Usually the AT series... I'm thinking NX2 SE for 2013.

On that note, I walked away quite disappointed in the new Flow bindings from the demo. I told the reps straight up, I feel like it needs another year of refining. Once you are in the binding though, it handles great. The two major problems are that both David and I had a bad pressure points on our outer toes. We both have different foot size and boots too.

The other issue we had was the speed-entry aspect of it. Basically put, you lose the speed-entry benefit because you have to fiddle with the toe cap each time you step in. Also, they changed the highback lock. It no longer "clips" into place so you can no longer just yank them open at the bottom of the run. You have to bend your leg forward (like using the flex of your boot for a toe-side) and use this "flicking" technique. With no boots in the binding, the flicking technique is super easy. When you are actually in the binding, this technique doesn't work so well.

David and I will have a full review of the bindings soon. I'll just say that we rode them on two different boards. We didn't use them more because it was hurting our feet and honestly couldn't take the time to adjust them ourselves (other than the typical strap adjustments). We had to get to other products.
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I know I could probably find this out with some research but what is the do it all flow binding?

The cartel, the binding which allows for pretty good freeride control but has enough play to do some freestyle all over the mountain?
At the high end, the AT (all terrain) and SE (Used to mean All Terrain Special Edition). Also, plenty of riders like the M9 or The Five for a softer flexing all mountain feel. Both of thos models are hugely upgraded this year.
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Usually the AT series... I'm thinking NX2 SE for 2013.

On that note, I walked away quite disappointed in the new Flow bindings from the demo. I told the reps straight up, I feel like it needs another year of refining. Once you are in the binding though, it handles great. The two major problems are that both David and I had a bad pressure points on our outer toes. We both have different foot size and boots too.

The other issue we had was the speed-entry aspect of it. Basically put, you lose the speed-entry benefit because you have to fiddle with the toe cap each time you step in. Also, they changed the highback lock. It no longer "clips" into place so you can no longer just yank them open at the bottom of the run. You have to bend your leg forward (like using the flex of your boot for a toe-side) and use this "flicking" technique. With no boots in the binding, the flicking technique is super easy. When you are actually in the binding, this technique doesn't work so well.

David and I will have a full review of the bindings soon. I'll just say that we rode them on two different boards. We didn't use them more because it was hurting our feet and honestly couldn't take the time to adjust them ourselves (other than the typical strap adjustments). We had to get to other products.
Wow, that really sucks... probably no chance for Flow to tweak the design before full production....
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Wow, that really sucks... probably no chance for Flow to tweak the design before full production....
No, many companies tweak their products before production. That's one of the main reasons why they do these demos.
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No, many companies tweak their products before production. That's one of the main reasons why they do these demos.
Sweet, thought they might have had all the tooling done for the 2013 and then make tweaks to the season after...

Well hopefully the wrinkles get ironed, as I mentioned in another post I'm tentatively planning on an NS Cobra/NX2 SE setup for next season... (already got the wifes approval!!!)

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Usually the AT series... I'm thinking NX2 SE for 2013.

On that note, I walked away quite disappointed in the new Flow bindings from the demo. I told the reps straight up, I feel like it needs another year of refining. Once you are in the binding though, it handles great. The two major problems are that both David and I had a bad pressure points on our outer toes. We both have different foot size and boots too.

The other issue we had was the speed-entry aspect of it. Basically put, you lose the speed-entry benefit because you have to fiddle with the toe cap each time you step in. Also, they changed the highback lock. It no longer "clips" into place so you can no longer just yank them open at the bottom of the run. You have to bend your leg forward (like using the flex of your boot for a toe-side) and use this "flicking" technique. With no boots in the binding, the flicking technique is super easy. When you are actually in the binding, this technique doesn't work so well.

David and I will have a full review of the bindings soon. I'll just say that we rode them on two different boards. We didn't use them more because it was hurting our feet and honestly couldn't take the time to adjust them ourselves (other than the typical strap adjustments). We had to get to other products.
Damn Leo I did not want to hear that at all.Take it back
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