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Lonerider I now have the same issue with my ratchets !!!! I'm not sure when I checked mine for you if I did just the ankle strap or both. Now my toe strap tigthens on its own, not happy !!! I called Flow but they are closed on weekends. I will take them tomy guys shop and see if he can just make it happen.
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Hi Guys,

Sorry to hear that you are having these tightening issues. I can tell you that the lock on the ratchet does reduce movement considereably (guessing about 90%), but if pressed very firmly, it will still move. This is true on all of them.

Please help me understand what pressure is causing the strap to tighten. I am not getting that myself.
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Hi Guys,

Sorry to hear that you are having these tightening issues. I can tell you that the lock on the ratchet does reduce movement considereably (guessing about 90%), but if pressed very firmly, it will still move. This is true on all of them.

Please help me understand what pressure is causing the strap to tighten. I am not getting that myself.
Maybe the lock is better on next years but I'm not getting any extaneous ratchet tightening either.

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The lock feature on the ratchet essentially is a cam which, when closed, pressures the ladder strap firmly. I am sure that in designing it Flow had to balance ease of opening the lock (to allow free ratcheting) and the amount of closed resistance that the lock would provide. It seems that they have come up with a pretty good first shot at it, but possibly there is room to tweak the balance.

I have played with the bindings a LOT after reading about this and have tried to re-create the issue but I am not understanding what force would occur during riding that would tighten the mechanism. Let me know and i will be sure to test it and bring it to Flow's attention. Best yet, please post up a video if that is possible.
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Mine NEVER got tighter (or looser) while riding but somewhere between pulling my foot out and putting it back in at the top they would be tighter far too often.


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So after 25 days of riding my flow nx2-se, I am finally having a problem. I have the black and green color way. The black foam ha is on the high back has fallen off. I still rode 8-10 laps this morning without it bu I can feen my boot slide a bit on the super smooth plastic that is under the foam. I emailed flow so let's see how they handle it. I did however drop them at my LBS that we got them at and he is going to do a repair until flow sends us a replacement.

Aside from this they have been my favorite bindings ever....

I tried to strap in traditionally the other day, it works but is a little awkward..... Guess I'm used to the easy step in mode.
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The lock feature on the ratchet essentially is a cam which, when closed, pressures the ladder strap firmly. I am sure that in designing it Flow had to balance ease of opening the lock (to allow free ratcheting) and the amount of closed resistance that the lock would provide. It seems that they have come up with a pretty good first shot at it, but possibly there is room to tweak the balance.

I have played with the bindings a LOT after reading about this and have tried to re-create the issue but I am not understanding what force would occur during riding that would tighten the mechanism. Let me know and i will be sure to test it and bring it to Flow's attention. Best yet, please post up a video if that is possible.
1 - The force would be putting the board in a gondola slot where the bindings would be pushed against the glass.

2- while skating along I have seen some people step on their binding caps.

3- in transport other boards could be place on top of them.

4- taking your board off and taking a break whil leaving back on it like a chair back....

I ride the gondolas here about 30% of the time and have not had this happen. I also don't ever step on my rear bindding while skating.
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I have played with the bindings a LOT after reading about this and have tried to re-create the issue but I am not understanding what force would occur during riding that would tighten the mechanism. Let me know and i will be sure to test it and bring it to Flow's attention. Best yet, please post up a video if that is possible.
It appears to be a skating issue and the amount of pressure required to get them to tighten up is less than or equal to the amount of your boot hitting the toe strap or stepping on the ankle strap to and from the lift. I'll admit it I am uncoordinated

To further you research would you be interested in the strap I that I swapped out with the NXT if I sent it to you?
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