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Old 02-12-2014, 02:27 AM   #541 (permalink)
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Pull harder on the toe straps to get them past the little bumps/barbs. It won't hurt anything.
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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?
The updated ratchets were just for a slipping issue on the toe straps. I can confirm that they made no difference whatsoever.
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The updated ratchets were just for a slipping issue on the toe straps. I can confirm that they made no difference whatsoever.
Yep. I never got the "updated" ratchets for my NX2-SE's but I did buy this years Fuse-SE's. The ratchets slip about as often as my others. Maybe a little less. I've got an idea for an easy fix that I will be trying this weekend. If it works I'll post pics and instructions.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:33 AM   #544 (permalink)
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Pull harder on the toe straps to get them past the little bumps/barbs. It won't hurt anything.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:46 PM   #545 (permalink)
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Mounted my new NX2-RS bindings this past weekend (bought them from WiredSport and got great service) and they're great bindings. However, I found a couple of annoying things:

1- I hadn't noticed that the inside straps are not ratcheted. You slide them through and tighten them by clamping down a lever. I'm not sure why they changed this but it made tweaking the powerstrap a pain in the @ss. There may be a logical reason for this but it seems like a step backward - maybe they're trying to save a few bucks.

2- The screws that secure the high backs (had to move mine back to fit my boots correctly) are loctited in and are a bitch to remove - I almost stripped two of the screws. It's really important to have a long #3 phillips head screw driver to make this work and even then it can be sketchy.

I've owned 5 pairs of Flow's and understand that they take a bit of tweaking but I had more "WTF" moments with these than I have with any of the others that I've owned.

Overall I love the bindings, new ratchets/locks are a nice upgrade, the NASTY system makes it easier to get in/out, and my knees are going to thank me for the canted footbeds.

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I got original NX2-ATs last year. I do like them better then the 2012 NXT-ATs I had the year before...the real ratchets, NASTY, canted, aluminum, etc. I never minded the fact that the one side of the power strap is non-ratcheting. Once it's set, you only need to adjust the other side and know one side never moves, not even accidentally so its a trade off I like.

Just ordered a pair of NX2-RS, should have them next week.

My complaints. The bindings wore a hole right through my brand new, nearly $400 Salomon Malamutes boots in just a few days. The nylon portion of the highback that adjusts up, down, and rotates has a lip at the bottom below where the padding starts and if your boots aren't rubber that high up, they will cut right into it. This lip also gives the highback the ability to catch the rubber part of the sole and tear it away from the boot.

I ended up grinding the lip away with a dremel.


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Mounted my new NX2-RS bindings this past weekend (bought them from WiredSport and got great service) and they're great bindings. However, I found a couple of annoying things:

1- I hadn't noticed that the inside straps are not rathcheted. You slide them through and tighten them by clamping down a lever. I'm not sure why they changed this but it made tweaking the powerstrap a pain in the @ss. There may be a logical reason for this but it seems like a step backward - maybe they're trying to save a few bucks.

2- The screws that secure the high backs (had to move mine back to fit my boots correctly) are loctited in and are a bitch to remove - I almost stripped two of the screws. It's really important to have a long #3 phillips head screw driver to make this work and even then it can be sketchy.

I've owned 5 pairs of Flow's and understand that they take a bit of tweaking but I had more "WTF" moments with these than I have with any of the others that I've owned.

Overall I love the bindings, new ratchets/locks are a nice upgrade, the NASTY system makes it easier to get in/out, and my knees are going to thank me for the canted footbeds.
Did you ever get them tweaked right? I was able to get my old nxt fse's dialed in perfectly to my boot. And even though it was a little harder to get in and out of them it was worth it over having to keep messing with the new nx2 at's.

I am starting to wish I never sold my nxt fse's.
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The NX2-RS's are dialed in but I put the AT's that I bought from you on the shelf for the possible purchase of a second (more pow specific) board next season.
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The NX2-RS's are dialed in but I put the AT's that I bought from you on the shelf for the possible purchase of a second (more pow specific) board next season.
Yeah I miss having flows, for some reason my feet just hurt less with flows, it seems to have something to do with the power strap.

Just not sure if I should get another pair of nx2 at's, rs's or just try to find an old pair of nxt fse's since I know they worked great.
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The NX2-RS's are dialed in but I put the AT's that I bought from you on the shelf for the possible purchase of a second (more pow specific) board next season.
Palmer - curious, why the AT's for the powder board? I was thinking the stiffer RS would be better for pow?
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