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Old 10-23-2009, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whats the skinny on this board - Flow Strike

I know that flow bindings are fairly reknowned, but I never see much written anywhere about their boards.

Considering picking up a discounted Flow Strike as a 2nd deck/backup because my main deck (GNU Altered Genetics) has a small chip in the corner on the top sheet. It can probably be repaired with epoxy, but I figured now would be a good time to grab a back-up deck for fairly cheap.

Its a 2009 Flow Strike. Pros/cons?

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Old 10-24-2009, 07:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Geez, does nobody know anything about the '09 Flow Strike?
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not that nobody knows...it's probably because nobody cares...
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cares about the board or cares about the question? There are 10 dozen other "is XX a good board" questions on the forum and a few people inevitably weigh in.

I'm not asking about a Lamar or 5150 or something like that.

Maybe if it isn't a Burton, NeverSummer or LibTech then no one on here knows anything about it.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i dont know much about that particular board but in general flows tend to be on the stiffer side of boards and read somewhere that its slightly directional so it can still be ridden in the park along with every where else on the mtn. itll prob be a good deck to charge the park if you like hitting pipe and bigger jumps and itll work just fine cruising around them mtn. im not really sure what kind of riding you plan on doing with it
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm surprised that no one knows anything about the boards. Flow is a pretty common brand. Guess I'll have to seek out a more knowledgeable forum
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, flow is a common brand, but more experienced riders can and will tell you that Flow also lacks in the quality department. I'd never, EVER get a pair of flow bindings. They'll just break on me since I am a rather aggressive freerider. I've never tried out their boards, but I don't cheap out on my equipment. And from what I've seen, flow doesn't make the best boards either. They are low-end at best. Alot of people here are experienced riders who use nothing but high end equipment, which explains the lack of responses regarding this issue.

In snowboarding, you get what you pay for. You decide to cheap out on a board? The board might just cheap out on you.
This doesn't apply to Burton though... they tend to add an extra 150$ for the board just for the big B that is on it. I'm not saying burton doesn't make good stuff, quite the opposite. But they are generally overpriced.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm surprised that no one knows anything about the boards. Flow is a pretty common brand. Guess I'll have to seek out a more knowledgeable forum
No one knows because Flow is junk and everyone stays away from their stuff. Save your money and buy a board from a company that doesn't have a horrible track record for products breaking very quickly.
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