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Old 02-26-2013, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Massive troll thread, but seriously, I have ridden the lift with literally 10 people this year complaining about foot pain, set up, breakage, not being able to get into them (that is what she said, I politely helped get into her), pow day slowness retardedness.

For the love of pow, buy Flux, Burton, Union, even drake or fucking gumby looking lucas magoon brand...please?

WTF?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can sort of understand them back east where you're having to do 40 runs to put in a decent day because there's shit for vert, but out west on real mountains? What's the point?
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I've had 3 pairs of Flows, 4 pairs of traditional bindings, and one pair of Chinch's. The Flows have been the least problematic. The Romes were a lot more trouble to set up than any set of Flows, and the straps would come unbuckled on heavy pow days. The Missions weren't bad but they gave me foot pain. The Cinch's felt like they rode soggy.

I'm not posting this to say that you're wrong, just that you'll always find people on both sides of the debate.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Different strokes for different folks. I've only ridden Flows once and that was a few years ago. My buddy had a pair on his old SL. They felt sloppy as shit. Maybe they've gotten a lot better.

In terms of "setting up" bindings, I don't see why everyone makes such a big deal about it. How hard is it to center bindings on your board then center the straps on your boots? It's never taken me more than a couple of minutes. It's kinda like waxing. You see people talking about corking and buffing and scotch brite pads and polishing their board with their nutsack or whatever. Just drip wax on, spread it around, and scrape it off. All that other shit doesn't make a lick of difference after you've made one run.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I can sort of understand them back east where you're having to do 40 runs to put in a decent day because there's shit for vert, but out west on real mountains? What's the point?
I live in the East and see ZERO speed difference between flow and traditional two strap bindings. I actually can strap in faster with my Union Contacts than other people using Flow. I've done it a few times and I've even seen the high backs crack on em when getting into them.

Don't mess with success as I see it. I'll stick with the Twin Strap design.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I switched to 2012 Flows NXT-AT (yes they were on past season sales) and really felt that they were more comfortable than my previous Union DLXs. way less foot cramps/discomfort, and definitely more comfortable than my 2 strap.

I have flat and wide feet which is possibly why I find them more suitable for me and I don't get the pressure points.

Only issue I had was when I fell a steep incline and had my head pointing down and sliding downhill and the bindings unclipped because of the snow pulling them open (that's just me being a n00b snowboarder) Nothing a snowboard leash can't fix No dramas since that one time.

All in all, the bindings are great, once you center them and get them snug over your boot, you really don't need to do much else. Most of the time I put them on by facing the hill and kicking my boot in, then locking them up. And then I sit there waiting on my other friends putting on their traditional bindings.

Can't complain about waiting for them though, gives me time to whip out the camera and get them to say "cheese."
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I rode a pair of NXT-AT bindings for years without a single issue. I have since broken a pair of sp fastec (GNU) and have numerous issues with burton diodes.

What you hear on the lift is generally bullshit from wankers.
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Currently riding 3 different pairs of NXT /2's and have not had a single problem with any of them.

There are Chevy's, Ford's, Dodge, Chrylser, Volvo, Fiat, Subaru, VW and Jaguar, just to name a few. All have their supporters and haters.

Why would Boards, Boots, and Bindings be any different?
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I always hear people complaining about douche bags from the front range on chair lifts. I guess only douche bags live there. Maybe we should kill all the douche bags.
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I love my flows. I have 2 pairs of the frx nxt model and haven't had an issue with them.

I fail to understand how people have such dificulty with setting things up.


I also like how this thread was started by a person who hasnt even rode flow bindings!

Like was posted above, there is ford, chevy, etc.... and we all have our preference.


Can't we all just get along?

BTW Did jetfalcon ever decide which car to take his buddies girlfriend to the wedding in after the bird alarm clock wakes him up?
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