My buddy and I saw some guy at a local hill who had a traditional binding on his front foot and a Flow binding on his back foot only. Since we have opposite stances (I'm goofy he's reg) we were thinking of going 1/2 on a pair and each having only our rear foot in a Flow. I've read most of the threads around here about step in bindings but haven't seen any like this. We want to just be able to step in and latch right off of the lift without stopping.
Does any one have any experience trying this type of set up? I have read many people feel step-in bindings sacrifice stability for convenience, but with the front foot (the more important foot?) anchored tightly might this be the best of both worlds? You thoughts and comments please..
For whatever reason some people just don't want to use traditional straps. Whether it is the price, speed, extra weight, looking to die in deep powder ,or their bro tells them to get it, we may never know. Unless you are a binding manufacture or a kid in school doing a survey, it is probably a waste of energy trying to understand why people want non traditional straps, they just do. Even though it is easy enough to strap in in 15 second, I would say that most weekend riders don't, or haven't learned to do it.
Oh I get that. A huge factor is older and/or heavier riders; especially guys with a beer gut. It's a huge pain for them to bend over and strap in and a bigger pain to sit and strap in. Also, many people just find Flows more comfortable on their feet. There are plenty of very legitimate reasons that rear entry bindings are popular. I personally don't like them but I get why others do. What doesn't make sense to me is the idea of using a Flow on the rear foot simply to save time strapping in. Just go for a set of Flows so you are not wigging out board performance to save 5 seconds.
Hey! It's not that hard, I just hold my breath and then try not to pass out!
Actually I'm a little baffled by all the KIDS that sit down to strap in. I don't get that.