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Old 05-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I bought some Flow m9-SE bindings about 6 months ago, and I've had heaps of trouble getting my boots to just fit into the bindings. In the end I'm having to use heaps of strength to pull up the back and just cramming my foot in, and isn't very comfortable (they're X-Large bindings too) - I can only end up ratcheting at most 2 times so obviously I haven't ratcheted the bindings down too much. My feet are only size 11 and the boot isn't ridiculously huge. For anyone who knows their flow bindings, how can I fix this? Thanks a lot.


My solution to the issue:
The toe strap part of your bindings (it's connected to the side of your bindings at the base) might be too far back, you need to take your bindings off your board, and move the part I just spoke of where the strap connects to the side of the base of the bindings forward towards your toes. This will give your boot much more room to fit into your bindings.

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Not quite sure what the problem is, does the boot slide in easily when your foot is not in it...???

It may sound like a strange question, but if the boot is wider than the binding, then this should be visibly obvious when looking at it this way.

I bought Flow 5's before xmas, and found them extremely difficult to use the first few times, causing more than they should discomfort, but after playing with them a little, i quickly worked you that it was simply that i had them done up way too tight on the straps, and this was making it difficult to slide the foot in, and hard to pull the back up, now i have them set right, i find i don't need to adjust at all, they "feel" a little loose, but they are actually not, i can get my finger inbetween the boot and binding strap at the top, but the shape of the actual strap holds the foot in tightly even though it appears they are not tight...

Anyway, with a bit of work you may find they actually work really well... I did, and have 3 sets now i was so impressed...
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's a YouTube video on how to set up the M series bindings to make sure that you haven't missed something:

How To set up the Flow Snowboarding M-series Bindings - YouTube
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Pics of how they're set up.
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Not quite sure what the problem is, does the boot slide in easily when your foot is not in it...???

It may sound like a strange question, but if the boot is wider than the binding, then this should be visibly obvious when looking at it this way.

I bought Flow 5's before xmas, and found them extremely difficult to use the first few times, causing more than they should discomfort, but after playing with them a little, i quickly worked you that it was simply that i had them done up way too tight on the straps, and this was making it difficult to slide the foot in, and hard to pull the back up, now i have them set right, i find i don't need to adjust at all, they "feel" a little loose, but they are actually not, i can get my finger inbetween the boot and binding strap at the top, but the shape of the actual strap holds the foot in tightly even though it appears they are not tight...

Anyway, with a bit of work you may find they actually work really well... I did, and have 3 sets now i was so impressed...
Cheers for the information man! I'm having trouble getting ahold of my boots at the moment, but once I do I'll post some pics up and send in a bit more information about the problem if it doesn't get resolved! Thanks boys
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I find they are easier to get into when I used the clip on the back to lock in if that makes sense? I mean, instead of lifting the back up then lifting the clip, I lift the clip and it locks u straight in much quicker and easier.

I love my flows!!! Lol
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Pics of how they're set up.
It turns out that my boots are simply too big for my flow bindings. I'll upload a picture later but my bindings are size XL and my foot size is 10.5
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Looking at the Flow size chart for M series, it says XL fits 11-15.
can't see how your 10.5 boots would be too big for them...
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maybe you need some low profile boots.. what boots are they?

its always a love/hate with flow haha
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Looking at the Flow size chart for M series, it says XL fits 11-15.
can't see how your 10.5 boots would be too big for them...
Too wide on the heel i would imagine..
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