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post #441 of 569 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 08:28 AM
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John, I was simply implying that you could have called flow and got an answer from the source much more easily.

I am glad flow will be taking care of you, I am a big fan of their bindings too.

I am waiting for the 2014 NASTY stuff beforeI buy, just in case.
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post

Is your foot sliipping in the boot or your boot in the binding?
Its definately the boot in the binding. Tried it without the boots on and on the left binding the boots doesnt move and on the right I can pull the boot up from the base a little bit.
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I am wondering if there might not be an inconsistancy in the manufacture of the boot (not uncommon).
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Ok, so I got the mediums again. And by adjusting the heelcup as john doe pointed out, my boot does fit well on the board now.

So, I'm using the 7.5 Salomon boots in the Medium GT binding. And I'm STILL getting a lot of heel lift

On top of that, the smaller toe straps on the medium seem to result in the loss of the ability to get my foot in place without re-adjusting. The toe strap just wants to go too low and I have to loosen it/pull it up/re-tighten every time. Although that is kind of disappointing because it defeats the purpose of speed entry, at least it's usable. The heel slip problem however is not usable. I haven't measured yet, but I feel it coming up, and usually even hear it as the back of my boot slides up and down the highback and squeaks.

Are there any adjustments to help with that? I have my highback lean set to the second line from the bottom. I could go a little further but that is starting to get aggressive.
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Pictures, and maybe even video? With the NASTY system you should be able to tighten the straps to the point of pain while still getting your foot in easily. For the toe strap try swapping the left and right one so they are upside down. Some people have found that works better.

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I'm looking to purchase the GT's soon when I find a good deal and was following this thread regarding the sizing/heal lift issues from JTG in this forum.

I currently wear size 8 flow boots and was wondering if anyone knew if the Medium or Large would be better?

My 2008 flow NXT-AT's I used a large but the ratchets near the ankle tightened all the way to the last click and it fit snug but I wish it had another 2 or 3 clicks to get it tighter...

Does anyone wear a size 8 and have a recommendation?
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I haven't had time to put pics up yet but I have got it working a little better. Still a bit of heel lift sometimes and I have to tweak them throughout the day. As I said previously it seems like they never quite want to go in the same spot every time. It seems to be basically determined by the new toe strap, and if it's in a good place and fits your boot well. I make a point of lifting it up before inserting my foot which seems to help a bit.

lexcorp, I suspect you will want the Mediums. Just be sure to find the heelcup adjustment But it seems to be the case that you are better off as the largest foot in a smaller binding than as the smallest foot in the largest binding. All boots are different but I'd assume that if you have flow boots, the chart should be reliable when it says you'll fit both. Wiredsport can probably answer that better though.
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Ok, well I just can't make these flows work. I thought I had it better but I definitely do not. I don't know if it's the design of the bindings, the shape of my boot, or just a bad combination of both. I've tweaked everything and cranked that thing so tight that I can't ride because it hurts, and I still get significant heel lift.

I think the problem might be that the upper part of the strap is too low on my boot, so increased tension isnt holding it back enough, its just pulling down. When you flex your ankles and lean forward, no matter how tight I make it, the heel still comes up. After I lock it in as tightly as I can, at the bottom of the run there is a ton of snow under my heel. The back of my boots also has a rubber strip, which makes kind of a squeak sound as it rubs against the binding, so I know it's lifting right away.

Maybe next season I'll try on some flow boots and see if they work better. I have to assume that's what they were designed with and maybe my boot just varies in shape too much. Either way I'll have to either buy new bindings or new boots, so we'll see what works. To be fair, I haven't tried these boots in other bindings yet...maybe it will be the case that they lift in those too.

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If u like the ease of the flows u might want to look into the gnu bindings same type deal they may fit your better. Just a thought
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OK I have had the same issue this season as many of us with the toe strap. My issue is the strap will tighten on its own not allowing me to kick in. This got very frustrating by the end of the season.

Here is what I found. The toe ratchet lock is super loose and doesn't lock down properly allowing the toe strap to move up the ladder strap IE tightening it. Either from loading/unloading the chair, kicking snow or anything will make it tighten.
He is a video of how loose it is, ** this is with the locking tab pushed into the locked position ** you notice the anke strap is solid and actually moves the strap as I wiggle it. The toe locking tab just bounces around and wont hold for SHIT. I really would like to resolve this for next season as I love this board/binding set-up I have

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