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Old 12-25-2013, 11:15 AM   #511 (permalink)
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Have you flipped and switched straps yet? If not, give that a try. Left to right and right to left.
I'll try that and let you know how it works out. Thanks
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #512 (permalink)
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Well.....I hope they work as I just got a new pair of NX2-GT's for Christmas!

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Old 12-25-2013, 10:19 PM   #513 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried out the Freeballer FR bindings yet?
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #514 (permalink)
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I'll try that and let you know how it works out. Thanks
This happened to me last year with a pair of Flows. Known problem. Solved it by layering up some electrical tape (the black rubbery kind) underneath the ladder to provide more thickness.
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:48 PM   #515 (permalink)
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so i tried my 2014 nx2 rs out yesturday. This is my first time owning flows. 50% of the time my boot wouldnt go in far enought to get the highback up. Is this just because i have a large boot (14). Any suggestions?
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:49 PM   #516 (permalink)
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so i tried my 2014 nx2 rs out yesturday. This is my first time owning flows. 50% of the time my boot wouldnt go in far enought to get the highback up. Is this just because i have a large boot (14). Any suggestions?
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This likely can be adjusted with setup.

A bit of history first. Before NASTY (active strap technology - which raises the strap slightly on your NX2's) all Flow bindings functioned like what you are describing. By that I mean that when you initially step/kick in, the heel of your boot would hang over the reclined highback (typically by 1-2 inches). That was normal and it was part of the design. From there the process was to reach down, grab the highback, and at the same time weight your heel and lift the highback. That motion would shoehorn your foot into place for a great fit.

So, how does NASTY change that? That depends on setup. If the strap is adjusted very tight, the small amount of strap lift that NASTY gives might not be enough to allow a full step/kick in (especially with size 14 boots). In that case you may still use a bit of the old technique. The other way to go would be to initially set the strap a bit looser (knowing that NASTY will tighten it down a bit upon highback closure). A third option is to start with the ratchets very loose and then take a few cranks on the ratchets after you unload the lift.

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Old 12-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #517 (permalink)
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Well I've been having issues with my 2012 NX2 SE's and I found out what the problem is. Look where the white circles are in these pics.






These are cam levers that ride on a dimple stamped into both sides of the steel ratchet housing.
When the plastic locking tab on the ratchet is pushed down these cams get held down by those dimples keeping the locking tab down and locked into place.

What happens with use is these plastic tabs wear out. Mine are gone, not allowing the tab to stay down and allowing the ratchet to tighten when my boot is not in the binding. Hence making it impossible to kick in without loosening the strap IE: loosening it prior to kicking in or when I release the high back, either way totally defeating the purpose of Flows.

Any solutions??? I'm going to contact Flow again, and hopefully WiredSport has a contact there as well.

I have gotten a replacement ratchet but it is the same design with me experiencing the same issues
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #518 (permalink)
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Hi,

This likely can be adjusted with setup.

A bit of history first. Before NASTY (active strap technology - which raises the strap slightly on your NX2's) all Flow bindings functioned like what you are describing. By that I mean that when you initially step/kick in, the heel of your boot would hang over the reclined highback (typically by 1-2 inches). That was normal and it was part of the design. From there the process was to reach down, grab the highback, and at the same time weight your heel and lift the highback. That motion would shoehorn your foot into place for a great fit.

So, how does NASTY change that? That depends on setup. If the strap is adjusted very tight, the small amount of strap lift that NASTY gives might not be enough to allow a full step/kick in (especially with size 14 boots). In that case you may still use a bit of the old technique. The other way to go would be to initially set the strap a bit looser (knowing that NASTY will tighten it down a bit upon highback closure). A third option is to start with the ratchets very loose and then take a few cranks on the ratchets after you unload the lift.

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Thanks for a quick reply. tomorrow i will try to that :> I also probably have to get used to them cuz im so used to the traditional ratchets and ladders. Also i was surprised to see so many people with flow bindings in the lift lines
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:25 AM   #519 (permalink)
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one more quick question. This may be stupid, but do the ratchets go on the inside or outside? I may have my bindings switched
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one more quick question. This may be stupid, but do the ratchets go on the inside or outside? I may have my bindings switched
outsides of binding
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