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Old 12-17-2012, 12:41 AM   #281 (permalink)
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but they designed it so it wouldn't come off with out modification
They don't slip right off but just give them a yank. There are small barbs keeping the strap on but they won't stop you from getting it off. They're just enough to keep you from loosing the strap on the hill.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:01 AM   #282 (permalink)
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glad to read that i'm not the only one with the issues highlighted.

i last used flows about 3 years ago (flite 2) before springing for the
NX2-GTs this year. like some others here, i'm always up to try new technology so i was pretty stoked.

the issue with the heel getting caught in the highback is kind of annoying, since i remembered on my flite 2s they provided me a sort of shoehorn is get my boot all the way in.

also, it seems like there's a chance that my boot gets caught on the cable screws on the inside of the binding (those green parts that stick out) which is also incredibly annoying. i have to pretty much perfectly place my boot in there to avoid any issues. the toe cap issue was kind of poor design on their part. the fact that it moves so much really should've called for a mechanism to lock it in, but unfortunately i don't see an option.

in order to get around them, i pretty much had to set them up so that they were snug, but not tight (which their manual explicitly recommends). it didn't eliminate all the issues but i had an easier time with them. but as a rider who likes to crank down the ratchets, it was definitely a different experience.

gonna give flow a call and see if there's anything they can do/suggest.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #283 (permalink)
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Just purchased the NX2-AT's. Rode them for two days in Squaw Valley in Tahoe (thanking CA for giving us good early snow). I actually really liked them and recommend them. For frame of reference, it's my third Flow binding. I have a size 13 boot and was riding on a 162 board (little small).

What caught me off-guard is I was riding pretty hard, caught an edge, and ended up sliding down a steep hill on my back, board facing top of the mountain. When I stopped sliding I tried to get acrobatic and do a reverse somersault back to my toe side (stupid idea, but I've done it before). Thing is, both bindings popped and my board flew off mid roll. This ever happen to anyone before? I've been riding Flow bindings for 10 years and have never had one pop open. It really sucked...my buddy was 75 yards below and saved the board but nevertheless. I'm pretty sure the bindings popped from the reverse somersault and not the fall.

Thoughts? Freak accident? Time to get a board leash? Glaw in the bindings?
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:42 PM   #284 (permalink)
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What caught me off-guard is I was riding pretty hard, caught an edge, and ended up sliding down a steep hill on my back, board facing top of the mountain. When I stopped sliding I tried to get acrobatic and do a reverse somersault back to my toe side (stupid idea, but I've done it before). Thing is, both bindings popped and my board flew off mid roll. This ever happen to anyone before? I've been riding Flow bindings for 10 years and have never had one pop open. It really sucked...my buddy was 75 yards below and saved the board but nevertheless. I'm pretty sure the bindings popped from the reverse somersault and not the fall.

Thoughts? Freak accident? Time to get a board leash? Glaw in the bindings?
had that happen with my Fives, but only one foot. Problem is that you're sliding head-first on your back, and the clips on the back of the highback get dragged open by the snow. You might need to get just a bit more tension on your cables.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #285 (permalink)
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happened to me once (on flow 5) while practicing on bumps. miss the trough and got launched off the top then landed on my back, slid down head first,stop and pop back up to gather myself and notice my back binding was loose. I guess as Donutz said, popped open due to snow pushing the clip down
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:36 PM   #286 (permalink)
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Like a lot of guys on this forum, I read up, looked around, watched some vids, and ended up pulling the trigger on a set of Flow NX2-GT's. I've always been a bit of a techie, and they really looked like something that had it all going.

Well, I've been out on them 4 times now, and really haven't found a setup that I could call dialed in. (like my 3 yr old NXT-ATs.) Ironically, they seem to work well when you ignore the highback, and strap in like a traditional, which is totally nonsense.

Turns out my "game changer" was last year's Fastek\GNU Agro's. The toe piece stays in place; raising the heel piece does not involve a shoe horn; and the locking ankle strap gives a nice solid feel of a traditional two strap.

So far, Flow's "next big thing" are on the back up plank while I see if I can figure out how to make them live up to the hype and the cost.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #287 (permalink)
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I am new to the forum and I just ordered and the Flow Era and i am now looking into getting some flow bindings. Which ones would you guys recommend for that board? I ride 50% park and 50% all mountain.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #288 (permalink)
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Standard M9's.

How are Gnus faster than Flow? Even if you have to adjust the strap a smidge, with Gnu you have to clip that stupid ankle strap down. And the ones I rode the toe strap did not stay in place. They asjusted them for me. They felt like 3 year old rides with highbacks that were too canted. One of the worst bindings I've been in.

If you were trying to get a two strap feel even with the hybrid strap you were doing it wrong. It's not a traditional 2 strap and the toe strap is not a traditional cap. It grabs the front of the boot and pushes back. If you just dont like the overall feel that's fine, but the tech is solid and much more thought out than Fastec.
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Just got the GTs set up on the skunk ape, and my 13 boot, haven't taken them to the hill yet, but I have no problem with the toe cap sliding down no matter how many times I slide in and out if them. They feel great. I'll write a better review this weekend.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:53 AM   #290 (permalink)
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hoping to get mine setup out today as well. Been a nightmare waiting for mother nature plus my work hours have exploded so no time to hit the hill during the week either.
I was planning on a couple of hours messing around with them to get them dialed in. Doubt it will take that long!!!! but I also want to redo my riding angles, I got to much angle need to find that sweet spot !!!
So stoked to try these !!!!
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