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I really want to demo some of those NOWs. Really interesting concept.
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Here's the issue I see with doing split bindings on a freeride only non-splitboard. Dampening. Not an issue when you're splitting as you're searching for fresh. That's not the sole purpose of your Flagship.

Look into the Flow Prima or NOW Bindings.

I honestly wouldn't suggest mens bindings. That super tall highback is just going to get in your way and at your weight going for the bindings you're looking at is going to make things worse. You need a bit of play in the binding here and there to let yourself move around to get your pressure and weight in different spots on the board.

I think what you need to be looking into is not stiffer bindings, but bindings that inherently increase your edge to edge performance. Flow's do that with the triangle set up and Nows with the rockering frame.

well... this sounds like putting the pillowy flabby running gear of an American family car under a nice Italian sports car. But hey, I'm here to learn, and your suggestion is so off from what I had in mind, that I'll give it a try. The NOWs. Not the Flow's. That's just too much

Yea... I was suspecting that dampness could be an issue, this system mainly is tempting for traveling purposes.

Just to stress one thing: I actually was very happy with the Flagship / Fames combo. The last days of the last season I've ridden the Farah some days and loved it for its light-footedness in moguls, yes. But if there are fresh groomers in the morning, nothing comes close to the locked in direct ride of the Flagship (for me). Especially edge to edge transition is one of the things I find very easy on this board. Seriously, I have no issue with transition or turning of the board. It does what I want it to do within splitseconds. The harsh ride in crud is actually not a real problem, solved by the Farah. The only problem I really had performace wise is that I sometimes wash out with the hind leg on fast backside carves, mostly on hardpack. Guess, that happens when I try to force the board into a too tight turn

What I had in mind with stiffer bindings was, that they might compensate a bit for the lack of weight. Since there are limitations in the force I can apply (hey, I already gained 7lbs during the BBQ season ), I thought, that a stiffer more direct hi-back might help to optimize (I ride mostly with the knees/shins, not with ankles), whereas with a softer hi-back I loose Newtons that should reach the edge. Well, that's at least my idea of it .


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Rossignol XV bindings?

Anyone have experiences with the Rossignol XV/Experience bindings? Haven't had them in my hands, just looked at the specs and the pics look interesting (easily adjustable highback, canting).


BTW: Did my tour through local shops and had a look at the models on stock. The Romes and several from Burton (Cartel, Vita) had a rather high high-back, but the Diodes would work fine with my boots. K2 Company and Salomon Quantum would work as well, but they have a non-handy highback lean adjustability which I dislike.


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well... this sounds like putting the pillowy flabby running gear of an American family car under a nice Italian sports car. But hey, I'm here to learn, and your suggestion is so off from what I had in mind, that I'll give it a try. The NOWs. Not the Flow's. That's just too much
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What I had in mind with stiffer bindings was, that they might compensate a bit for the lack of weight. Since there are limitations in the force I can apply (hey, I already gained 7lbs during the BBQ season ), I thought, that a stiffer more direct hi-back might help to optimize (I ride mostly with the knees/shins, not with ankles), whereas with a softer hi-back I loose Newtons that should reach the edge. Well, that's at least my idea of it .

Have you ever tried Flow bindings, like properly tried them while they were adjusted to your boots specifically, and a model that fitted your style and power of riding?
I bet you would be surprised if not even shocked if you did.

Nivek did not suggest them for no reason.
You are looking for a binding that translates to power from your legs into your board, and Flow bindings do that very efficiently;
The steel cable that runs from the hiback into the baseplate, picks up the force from your legs especially in the carved heelside turns that you talk about, and pulls it directly into the baseplate and into the board. No hiback, heelcup or other parts that bend and twist and loose the energy that you put into it, as they would in most other bindings.
Same holds true for the 1-piece PowerStrap footstraps. They cover more of your boot, and especially the mid-foot area (where you tighten your shoelaces), to again translate all your power into the bindings without loss, and without a tight and cramped feel. (imagine a day without cold and sore feet!)
The new Active Strap technology (NASTY) opens and closes the footstraps a little automatically when you get in and out, so even if you like to ride tighter straps, its super easy to get in&out. And the LSR-buckles work and look exactly like 'normal' slap-ratchets, so you can still enter&exit through the straps just as easily, if you are on a steep hill or in deep pow.
And with the full-EVA and canted footbeds, you also have all the dampening you are looking for.
Check out the ISIS-AT, at $250 it sounds like it's in your budget too!
http://www.flow.com/Products/womens-.../FI13W1ISITBLK



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Have you ever tried Flow bindings, like properly tried them while they were adjusted to your boots specifically, and a model that fitted your style and power of riding?
I bet you would be surprised if not even shocked if you did.
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Mmmmm... no (guilty of prejustice )
Flow will be around at the demo days. going to give them a try.


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