this doesn't matter since ur on the wrong coast...but rear entry bindings are a death trap in deep powder, avalanches and tree wells
Falling into a tree well, deep powder, or caught in an avalanche, sucks even with traditional straps:
It sucks just as much with GNUs rear entry
It sucks a little more with K2 Cinch and newer Flows
Sucks the worse with older Flow locking power strap
now the NX2 SEs and ATs. Is this done to help overlap or bridge the gap between from riding preferences?
I'm guessing you are right about bridging. Some people really like the Flow I-strap. I like the look of the hybrid strap, it is similar to the contra band, 3 points and the strap doesn't piviot and drop down to the board or behind the highback.
My secret decoder ring says:
NX2= N.A.S.T.Y lifting top strap
AT= 1 piece I-Strap
SE= Hybrid with toe strap.
Just when I though I figured it out I see the NX2 RS - I-strap and NX2 GT- Hybrid and older Flows had SE with I-straps . Props to Flow for trying to provide a binding for every rider
I have had some people say this set up is absurd, but it works for me. I get the heel hold I need for my front foot and the quickness for the rear foot.
absurd is changing it because someone called it absurd, my guess it was your friends anyways. I was doing the same thing with a contraband in the front and cinch in the back. Then I turned by cinch into contraband, talk about absurd.
Cinch Fanboy deciding bindings : Autos, CTS, or NX2-SE , I need 3 pairs, but want only one model.