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post #101 of 569 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 01:30 PM
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so... last night, my gf let me open my birthday present early. 2013 Flow NX2-SE's. I mounted them on my 2010 Libtech Skate Bananna, threw on my new 2013 Flow boots, and did some bouncing around.

The bindings deffinately take a while to set up just right, and probably will still need more adjustment once i hit the snow, but i truly believe that once i get them dailed in perfectly, it will be as flow says "set it and forget it." you definately can ride these bindings pretty tight, so tight that it will make your foot start to fall asleep, as i had mine adjusted at first. after loosening them up, the pressure felt really evenly distributed. I havn't rode a flow traditional strap in YEARS, but this fusion strap definately felt a lot better than my 2 strap binding once i was all strapped in. the toe cap as you guys were curious about, doesn't go up over your toe, but more so around the front of your boot, and locks your toe into your heel when you strap up the hiback. It's deffinately a different feeling than a traditional toe cap for me, but i personally think it's a better one. I'm coming from a Union binding with a toe cap that goes more so over the top of my boot. I had my toe cap adjusted too tight at first and my heel kept binding on the hiback when i was trying to lift it up into the locked position. I'm sure this differs from boot to boot, but once i got the toe cap and fusion strap adjusted just right, the in and out with NASTY really was very easy and simple. the pressure distribution felt very nice, the toe strap makes you feel really locked in. if you want to, after locking in, you can even tighten the toe cap a click or two for an even more locked in feel, however if you do this you may have to loosten it a couple clicks to get your foot back in the next time, because of the hiback hitting your heel as i mentioned. overall i'm really excited to ride this binding, my old binding and boot setup really started to hurt my feet in certain spots after a long day on the slopes, and i'm hoping this will solve that. also hoping to solve my Wett Butt from strapping in. I'm ready for some POW POW, I can't wait

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The Flow Cap was not designed to go over the top of the toe area. It is designed to fit the front. There is a pronounced lip molded into the bottom of the toe strap that is designed to rest under the boot's toe. This will keep it from riding up or moving higher than where it is designed to rest. We tested it with a lot of boots. The amount of rocker that the boot's sole has determines the initial match up with the toe strap. On boots with flatter soles (toe to heel) the initial kick will set the toe perfectly in the cap and will require no extra tweaking. Boots with more rocker may require a little manual assist to get the cap perfectly positioned. When you are set in, the fit is...very positive.


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interested in trying the rear entry bindings...is it the consensus that if you wear mens boots, you should be on mens bindings?

i wear a size 9 nike kaiju and burton escapade bindings atm. They work well together aside for the fact that the toe strap is too small for the boot which result on the strap digging into the toebox.

should i go with womens or mens flow bindings?
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interested in trying the rear entry bindings...is it the consensus that if you wear mens boots, you should be on mens bindings?

i wear a size 9 nike kaiju and burton escapade bindings atm. They work well together aside for the fact that the toe strap is too small for the boot which result on the strap digging into the toebox.

should i go with womens or mens flow bindings?
If you're a women get the womens. They Flow's will not have the same fit issues as a standard binding as far as toe box width.

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interested in trying the rear entry bindings...is it the consensus that if you wear mens boots, you should be on mens bindings?
For Flow bindings, yes. That is a generality as there are some men's boots that have narrower soles, but most men's boots are wider than a women's boot in the same (adjusted) size. That is to say that if you compare most men's size 9 boots with the sole of most womens size 10 (the equivalent size) the men's boot will be notably wider. Flow bindings for women are narrower than the same size for men. Using a men's boot (most) in a women's Flow binding will cause extra friction on the sides of the baseplate when kicking in. This makes entry more difficult and can wear on both the boot and binding.


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cheers wiredsport, now to decide whether to try the new toe strap or just got with the traditional one piece.
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Are many people seeing these in person? I ordered with REI back in August and they said they aren't actually getting any stock until the end of October.
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Are many people seeing these in person? I ordered with REI back in August and they said they aren't actually getting any stock until the end of October.
I got mine a month ago, I guess it just depends on how much business a store does with that company and if the reps and store owners are on good terms.
Like I said my guy got his shipment a month ago.

I think Wired has his in stock as well

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We do have them all in stock. Certain sizes are just now arriving in the US for the NX2 bindings and we hope to be the very first to receive those as well. We guarantee the lowest price on all products and will match or beat anyone including any other dealer's incentives, coupons, customer rewards, you name it. We want to be the ones to stoke you guys on any product that we carry.

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