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Old 12-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Binding advise on 3 bindings-uncanted vs canted

Hey,

Wondering if I could get some advise from the good people on here.

I currently ride the Flow NX2-AT. Having a lot of issues getting into binding. I basically have to loosen the straps every time my foot re-enters. Which to me defeats the purpose of those bindings. Thinking of going to the normal type of binding.

The bindings I am looking at are the Burton Cartel, Ride Capo, or Union SL. I have to admit that I do like the Aluminum base plate a bit.

Ok for the canted part--with my Flows which are canted, the outside part of my feet start to hurt a bit when I ride. I don't know if that is due to the higher outside part of the binding. Don't know how much the canted bindings affect feet- all I hear about is they are betters on knees, but my knees are fine, its my feet that are hurting.

Union is the one with a non canted base so part on me wants to try those to see if they are better on my feet. But I don't keep wanting to drop $200+ on bindings until I find the right one.

Looking for your expert opinions on this one.
Any ideas?
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My guess. Your bindings aren't set up right and you have them too tight. That is causing your issue with using the ratchets every time and the pain in your foot. Flows don't need to be that tight to get complete response.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the same bindings. Last season I only adjusted the straps once or twice. You must have them too tight. Loosen them off and make sure all snow is out before u try to get back in. Obvious I know, but just in case
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool thanks. I am going up to Keystone tomorrow and I won't tighten them as much and see if that helps.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just curious, what stance angles and width are you running.
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my width is 19 to 20 inches depending on the board. I usually keep my foot close together. my front foot is 24 and back foot is 12. I like the higher angles.
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my width is 19 to 20 inches depending on the board. I usually keep my foot close together. my front foot is 24 and back foot is 12. I like the higher angles.
How tall are you?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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to follow up, I was able to get my back binding dialed in right. the front is still an issue. I had to tightened the ankle strap when I was boarding, then loosen it a bit while on the lift. I couldn't find a happy medium. But i was having serious heel lift with my front as well. I took my boot back to Christy's and they did a bit more molding to the boot. Hopefully this helps. They are getting better. I think I used to old school. The bindings I rode before this had 3 straps on them. Burton Flex bindings from the 90's. They are still in good, but trying to get with the times with newer bindings. I think part of it is I am used to a binding with no movement at all from the calf down. Thinking I need to bindings with an actual ankle strap instead of the pad on Flow's. Don't get me wrong, the Flow's are good, but for me, I need something a bit more ankle support.
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You got fit poorly for boots, that's a start. And 19-20in at 5'9 is your other issue. Widen you stance. At your height a minimum of 21, especially with a 3* canted binding.

NX2's are a responsive and supportive binding. If you don't like the way they ride that's fine.
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