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Old 01-11-2012, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gnu Mutant Backdoor Binding Preview 2013

This is classic Americana right here. Competition driving innovation. Gnu listened to its peeps that love rear entry with a conventional 2 strap feel. The whole line now gets a full ratchet that locks and fully releases. The toe strap is conforming, minimal an comfy. Here is the vid:

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These are currently walking in Flow's shadow.
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These are currently walking in Flow's shadow.
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Each has its loyalists. Consider all of the nearly stagnant binding companies out there and how evolved these systems are becoming. Interesting also that for some budgets Gnu will be the only active strap system. Contraband won't be going forward next year so I am very stoked to see these great companies pushing to one up each other.
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Yea, the pricing scheme is what's going to keep GNU and Cinch alive.

In terms of tech, neither GNU nor Cinch offers an advantage over the NX2. Buyers with deeper wallets were previously choosing those options over Flow because of the different tech. If these Flows turn out to perform as promised, I don't see GNU or Cinch offering an advantage (again, for buyers who aren't concerned about pricing).

Of course, as always, just my opinion. Fun discussion topic. Thanks for all the great sneak peaks so far! Keep em coming Wired!
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PS:

Burton EST disks will be available for 2013 as well.
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Yea, the pricing scheme is what's going to keep GNU and Cinch alive.

In terms of tech, neither GNU nor Cinch offers an advantage over the NX2. Buyers with deeper wallets were previously choosing those options over Flow because of the different tech. If these Flows turn out to perform as promised, I don't see GNU or Cinch offering an advantage (again, for buyers who aren't concerned about pricing).

Of course, as always, just my opinion. Fun discussion topic. Thanks for all the great sneak peaks so far! Keep em coming Wired!
Pricing on the NX2s are probably in the mid $300's much like the NXT FSE and NXT FRX I would imagine. That price point can be hard to swallow for a lot of people. If GNU and Cinch offer comparable functionality for less money, people will definitely still consider them. Again, there are also the GNU and Cinch fans, much like the Flow fans, who love and support their brands as well. Definitely an interesting discussion, and will be interesting to see how the sales stack up.
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Have you tried the fastec bindings from GNU? If not, try them. The extra ankle adjustment gives you a more precise connection to your boot and getting in and out is easier than the Flow design. That is why Flow is changing their design.
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Have you tried the fastec bindings from GNU? If not, try them. The extra ankle adjustment gives you a more precise connection to your boot and getting in and out is easier than the Flow design. That is why Flow is changing their design.
I own both the Flow Nxt Atse and Gnu choice bindings for my boards. In my opinion the Flow has a higher build quality however like the above posters mentioned price was a consideration. My ATSE bindings are fantastic however dialing them in was a bit of a hassle. I ended up using them on my Park deck because Getting back into them after a sesh in deep pow was a bit of a disaster. My pow deck i went with the GNU choices, i felt they offered similar utility and performance, a lower price point with some but minimal sacrifices. I think the new Flows are gonna be awesome but again pricing will have to be a consideration if i make the move. Ymmv.

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They looks like the copy of SP United bindings SP? worldwide snowboarding
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Not a copy. Just another brand. They are all Fastec bindings. Kind of like how Lib, Gnu, and Roxy are all Mervin
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