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Old 01-07-2014, 04:07 PM   #531 (permalink)
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Thanks for the response. I ordered some medium 2014 Flow Fuse SE bindings yesterday from wiredsport. I'll try to do a review after I get some time on them. I've got some older Burton C02 and last years K2 CTX cinch bindings so this should be interesting.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:03 PM   #532 (permalink)
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O.K, so i figured what was confusing me so much about my bindings. I had them switched (front in back and back in front), but i had the shock absorbing thing that goes over the bolts on the correct side. So it looked like they were on correct but the ratchets were on the inside. lol
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:26 AM   #533 (permalink)
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I got a set of 2014 NX2-RSes from my wife for Christmas. Got 3 days in on them over the weekend. I'm coming from a much softer Burton binding (because a few years ago I really didn't know what I was looking for and then I kept waiting for and missing out on bindings during end of season sales). I'm riding a 2011 NS Heritage (this is my 4th season on it...though my seasons are typically less than 10 days each because I'm 2-3 hours from the nearest hill).

Anyway, I loved them. They seem like a nice match for the Heritage. It's probably more board/binding than I personally need for the majority of my riding (Snowshoe, WV groomers) but I still love the Heritage and the NX2-RS combo.

I didn't spend a ton of time setting them up. Tightened/loosened the straps some on the hill but otherwise, rode them as is over the weekend. I may look into tweaking them but the basic setup worked well. Most of the time I was able to step in and go easily enough. A few times it was awkward (and exponentially so since everyone is sitting down strapping in traditionally). I found the easiest way to do it was to face up hill with my toe edge dug in and then slide my foot in, reach back and pull the highback up. The highback mechanism required quite a bit of force to lock in (but the bindings never felt too tight so...). I snapped it against my thumb once and hurt like a SOB.

Again, I normally just cruise down groomers but like to go a little fast and make a lot of quick turns. This combo seems great for that. However, I was with a bunch of guys this weekend who wanted to mess around in the park...which is not something I've ever really done. It's an area of my riding that, even at 33 (almost 34), I'd like to progress on. I actually had a blast hitting the smaller features... rails that you basically ride up on and off, some pretty small kickers, etc. I didn't get too crazy by any means and I know the Heritage/NX2-RS is definitely not meant for the park but still...I had fun and look forward to doing more of it whenever I get bored going downhill
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:45 AM   #534 (permalink)
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The 2014 flow nx2-at is sweet, like the option of having a tradition strap on the hill, but where its flat i can flow strap in.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:40 PM   #535 (permalink)
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Hi TIS,

Yes, it is kind of similar like hiback rotation. It just allows you to wreak your settings more, and align the hiback with your boot and board.
On a Flow binding the force is picked up very efficiently by the cable-attachment to the hiback anyways, so you won't loose too much force regardless. It's more about the feel and comfort.

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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?

Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:54 AM   #536 (permalink)
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I was at keystone last month riding the nx2-at's for the first time and loved them. Had a perfect time from the second I got in them

I ended up switching boots from Nitro selects to k2 thraxis and went to Jackson hole for a couple days. I had a miserable time in Jackson hole couldn't get my front foot to hold an edge at all. The only thing I changed was my boots, and I couldn't figure out what was wrong.

I didn't even think it was possible to catch so many edges with a full rocker board, but I felt like a complete beginner again.

The boots were centered on the board, the only thing I can think of is that the boots were not on the heel cup enough, but I find it really weird that a change in boots would make such a difference.

Very odd, either way I am returning these boots because the boa snapped, I might as well get another pair of Nitro selects again.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #537 (permalink)
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Hey guys - so I've been eyeying the 2014 Nx2-RS for awhile now. Backcountry just dropped the price to $270.

I'm coming from the Flow NX-FSE, which I've ridden for the past couple seasons. I really like them, but am mainly thinking about the NX2 for the Nasty system to get a tighter fit. Anybody else upgrade from a similar setup and has it been worth it?

In my research, it seems the NX2-RS is quite a bit heavier then the FTSE. I ride a lot of pow, and typically try and stay as light as possible. Curious if this has been a big deal to people?
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:41 AM   #538 (permalink)
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Also, I lost a bunch of screws over the years for my FSEs, like teh bolts to adjust the foot pads and the plate cover. Anybody know where I can get some replacement screws? I've called FLow multiple times with no help.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:44 AM   #539 (permalink)
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Been a Flow user for years, NXT-AT's, M11's etc.

I've got 2013 NX2-SE's from last season and it's definitely a love-hate relationship. Once I get them on, their super comfortable. But, I call these the anti-Flows's because on the hill, 75% of the time I can't get my Van Contra boots into them without undoing the main Hybrid strap a couple clicks. The NASTY system just doesn't accommodate my boots that well and it's not very Flow-like. And that toe strap? I refer to it as the "Strap of Annoyance." Even with flip-reverse it requires fiddling after every chair lift.

One thing I will say about this Hybrid PowerCap strap system is that on big powder days when you get stuck in deep snow like I did at Vail last week, it *is* easier to get out of than the conventional Flow PowerStrap, which I kinda like.

Has anyone with 2013's received the 2014 mods through warranty and found much of an improvement in boot accommodation?
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:57 AM   #540 (permalink)
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Hi guys.

Got new boots and they seen to be smaller on the outside to area.
Tried to change the toe straps from left to right and vice versa on my 2013 nx2 gt but cant get the toestraps loose. There are small hooks on one side and i cant the the straps loose (on the non lsr strap side)

Any ideas?
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