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post #521 of 569 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 11:10 PM
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outsides of binding
thats what i was thinking, i must have been asleep when i slapped my bindings on. I think i got them on backwards. facepalm
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Highback

Guys, a bit of a stupid quesiton:
Do you keep your rear highback open when on the lift? Or do you lock it? Just seems to me that an open highback will be catching on the snow, lift itself, skiers and so on, which can result in breaking it. How are you rocking those flows of yours on the lifts?
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Always open. Any dragging in the snow it does is unnoticeable and I don't see how the highback could ever get caught on the lift. I never have to worry about catching on something (skier, lift line poles, ect) since I always push with my foot to the heel side.


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Thanks JD, but what about all of us that are skating the usual "foot in front of the board" way? I can just see the top part of the highback getting snapped on some rented ski poles that were just stuck into the icy floor of the ski lift approach line with a force of a drunken yeti. Mind you, it's Europe we are talking about. Perhaps it's easier to just pop it open once on the lift, so am still curious to hear other flowing shredders out there.
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The highbacks do not lay flat when reclined (there is always an upwards angle). I can see your concern but I am confident that you will be pleasantly relieved when you have ridden your Flow's for a while.


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Thanks guys, will rock my flows commando style and see how it goes. Hope it doesn't result in any heavy bruising (of the flows or those skiers responsible).
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So i asked this in a separate thread, but noone responded...

I was trying to rotate the highbacks on my 2013 M9's, but it was a PITA as the highback keeps trying to snap back into the original position after a day's worth of runs.

I went on Flow's website to see if I was doing it wrong, but I wasn't. However I stumbled upon another method to adjust the highbacks - apparently you can move the upper part of the highback left or right (see 2:05 to 2:30 of this video).

here's a picture of what i'm talking about. The top part of the highback is moved to the right (see the position of the screw circled in red) so it's off-center.


What is the point of that (Flow calls it a "support panel adjustment")? Does this work like rotating the highbacks? Moving the plate left/right doesn't seem to change the angle of the force like rotating the highback does. I couldn't find much info on this online.

Anyone care to shed some light on this?

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I plan on purchasing the 2014 Flow Fuse SE binding or Fuse GT binding to mount on a 2013 Burton Super Hero. I'm leaning towards the Fuse SE since this board has a pretty soft flex so it would match up nicely. Any real difference between the 2 bindings besides stiffness?

I have 2 different pairs of Men's Burton boots sized 7.5 and 8 so I leaning towards the medium size binding. I think the large binding might give me a slightly sloppy fit.

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In terms of the base flexing or not flexing with the softer flex of the board that will be the same on each of the bindings. The GT is significantly stiffer above the heel however. I think you have the right plan with the SE for what you are looking to do. That will be a well matched setup. 7.5 and 8 are overlap sizes but Medium would be my top choice.

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