why those two? flows aren't that great and the contraband are meh. i perfer the traditiional two straps. the contrabands are already $250. so why not get rome targa ($250) or k2 formulas (190) or union force (200).
just my .02 cents
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All 5 are great bindings, and all have their place. The Contrabands work great, the tech is solid. Flows are super easy for lift in/out, and way better than the stigma they received years ago. Both of these are highly recommended if that's the sort of binding you're looking for.
But, I am a traditional two-strap kinda guy, especially since my first pair of T9s years ago with the first Baltimore cap strap.
My rec for traditional: Rome Targas, Union Force, K2 Formula. In that order.
And, my rec for non-traditional: Flow NXT-AT SE, Ride Nitrane Contraband, K2 Cinch CTX, K2 Auto Ever.
All high-end. Materials, weight, response, comfort all make the extra penny worthwhile. If you're after Flows and want to save a few, hit up the Flow Quattro SE, at $200 they're damn good for easy-in.