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Wiredsport 01-13-2012 10:11 AM

Flow M9 SE, M11, The Five SE 2013
 
Almost every model in the Flow line has seen numerous and substantial upgrades for 2013. We got our questions in and answerwed on a few more of our other popular models.




jliu 01-13-2012 10:24 AM

nice!

How are the tiers broken down?

NX2 line
M11
M9
Five

etc..?

sxdaca 11-04-2012 09:49 PM

M9 or five for a soft deck like the draft ?

Wiredsport 11-05-2012 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by sxdaca (Post 534404)
M9 or five for a soft deck like the draft ?

This depends a lot on the feel you are looking for. The Five standard gets a one piece highback and a nylon base. It is noticably more flexy than the Five SE (or the M9) which gets an aluminum heelcup from the mod-back. The top panel on the mod back is very flexible but on the whole it is still more of a power binding than the Five due to the aluminum usage. The Five SE and the M9 are very similar with the differences being the flex in the top panel and the design of the surf strap.

sxdaca 11-06-2012 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wiredsport (Post 534506)
This depends a lot on the feel you are looking for. The Five standard gets a one piece highback and a nylon base. It is noticably more flexy than the Five SE (or the M9) which gets an aluminum heelcup from the mod-back. The top panel on the mod back is very flexible but on the whole it is still more of a power binding than the Five due to the aluminum usage. The Five SE and the M9 are very similar with the differences being the flex in the top panel and the design of the surf strap.

what should i care the most on the flex on a binder; baseplate or highback?
which is more important in forgivin?

Wiredsport 11-06-2012 05:40 PM

Both count. The basepate is responsible for allowing the board to flex without restriction and to translate rider applied energy into the board for controlling torsional twist, etc. Stiffer baseplates transfer power better but depending on the design can restrict board flex more. Stiffer highbacks do the same in helping with heelside, leg applied pressure but they can limit really tweaked out moves.

sxdaca 11-15-2012 02:05 PM

Would a binding with stiff baseplate and soft highback be forgiving on a jib board like the draft or artifact rocket? Or should I just look to a complete forgiving binding?

Wiredsport 11-15-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sxdaca (Post 539522)
Would a binding with stiff baseplate and soft highback be forgiving on a jib board like the draft or artifact rocket? Or should I just look to a complete forgiving binding?

This depends a lot on preference. Some riders always want very supportive (less forgiving) bindings, even on pure jib boards. A moderately stiff base will restrict board flex a bit but the combo that you have mentioned above is still very common for park and play boards.

sxdaca 11-15-2012 02:56 PM

Thanks man :). The five se and m9 se would be in that range right? Both have tweak 6 highback. Would the nx2se's baseplate be too stiff on a soft board? I ve seen flow verves with nx2s bindings on their team riders boards, but they're pros so it is a very different situation

Wiredsport 11-15-2012 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by sxdaca (Post 539538)
Thanks man :). The five se and m9 se would be in that range right? Both have tweak 6 highback. Would the nx2se's baseplate be too stiff on a soft board? I ve seen flow verves with nx2s bindings on their team riders boards, but they're pros so it is a very different situation

The Five SE and M9 will be very fun and are a good mix of flex and support for a more flexible board. The NX2 SE is very fun as well but it does have a stiffer base. It wil offer great response and you do not need to be advanced to enjoy that.


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