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post #301 of 569 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 08:30 PM
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i noticed the same thing that most of you are saying. that's why i ended up with my m9 and they work just perfect.
the toe strap design doesn't work well if your boots are elevated in the toe zone like "rockered".
For reference I am using 11.5 Vans Aura and it does have a rockered toe.

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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.
Once I did the switch the toe cap on my front foot stayed where I placed it whole time. Good props to flow for a stay in place toe cap if your not in and out of them.

The rear did good but there were a couple of times the LSR unlocked and I must have hit the cap while I was skating and made it too tight, so about midday I pulled it off and went without.
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Just bought a Lib Tech T.rice pro, and am now struggeling to decide wich bindings to get for them. I have always loved my flows (even though they were just cheap flow trilogies). I'll be mostly doing groomers, backcountry and tree runs, but would still like to be able to take my board into the park as well (I know it's not optimal for that, but I only do it for maybe half a day each trip). I Was always edging towards the NX2-AT's, but feel they would be too stiff for even the small amount of park I would like to do. Are the SE's really not up to point as people here make them out to be? What flow binding would you recommend for me? I was also considering just bying some Union forces, seeing as they are cheaper, and if I really got annoyed with them and wanted to go back to flows, I could just sell them after without too much of a loss (compared to the flows). What do you guys think?
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Hi Kilroy,

Stiffness: All of the NX2 bindings are very similar in terms of primary flex (the base, heelcup, lower 2/3 of highback are identical on all 4 NX2 models). Only the top 1/3 of the highback and the strap changes between models. The top highback panel in the RS is carbon and is obviously stiffer than the others. The top panels in the other 3 are different but this is a very subtle change to notice when riding. We are talking about variations in the top 2.5 inches of the highback.

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Need recommendation

Hello, I have recently started riding again. I have an old setup, switch stepins and vans boots. I'm a freerider who likes to play in the trees and bomb down runs. About 9 or 10 years ago I bought flow setup, top of the line at the time(can't remember though). I lasted 1 run down the hill, I couldn't handle the shin pain. I would like to try another flow set up, any suggestions? Thanks for your time.
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What type of riding are you doing?


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I'm trying to do 1 resort week a season, and 10-15 times at a local hill(Michigan). I like to go fast, rolling hills, trees, zero park time.
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Oh, forgot to add I'm 6'1 180lbs, size 11-12 boot. I ride a lib tech pacifier 163. I also like natural jumps and drop ins.
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The NX2 RS will be amazing for you.


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Did flow find my post here?

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...ontraband.html

I wonder if Flow found my K2 Ride Cinch Contraband Frankenstein Binding on this forum. I asked for a one buckle rear entry binding on this site and it pops up a year and a half later. The toe stap in this binding isn't really used I just carry it as a spare just in case one of the y straps break.

I think I'll be able to retire my 9 year old binding with Flow's new offering and get a canted footbed.

The part that concerns me is that people aren't able to kick in on the first try, which is why I've used K2 over the Flows in the past. I've sold my wife's flow and gone over to the Cinch Tryst just for that problem. I can't wait to try out her boots in these new bindings.
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I had my first outing on my NX2-AT last night and all I can say is, FANTASTIC! So much easier to kick-in, and I was literally kicking-in right off the lift while still moving and down the mountain. Had multiple people going "What are those?!" as I go riding by while they were sitting. The wife was a little jealous, so it looks liek the Prima's might be in her future.

Piece of advice for making kicking in easy, make sure the highback is completely extended down. If its up a little bit, the strap wont be fully extended and makes it tougher to kick-in.
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