You guys tired of 2013 yet? Trade show season is upon us, and yup, that means it is time for the 2014 preview thread. This does seem like it keeps getting earlier each year but I have to admit, I am always stoked to see the new gear, no matter when it shows up.
This will come in pieces to keep it manageable.
Lots of new stuff from Flow. The Whole NX2 line is cored out and lighter and yes, the toe strap (on the toe strap models) has been angled for an even wider boot fit range. The Fuse is a whole new line that offers active strap technology with a more flexible base and at a moderately lower price. There are two backless bindings (named Freeballers - yeahhhh!) as well as two new women's Nasty models. Also ABT gets expanded in 2014 with new zones being added underfoot for an ultra-smooth ride.
Tons of new stuff and upgrades this season fro the Flow camp. Some very cool new products and some great tweaks to some existing ones. I will start up a thread in the Bindings forum for all the new binding info but here is a taste.
Are the tips on the coda supposed to help with float like ride claims on the Highlife? Also, does that idea actually work?
A bit of additional length in the tip (and tail) definately make a difference in riding up over pow. The extra length allow the designer to get a smoother transition (less stabbing) and a modestly higher total tip height. This can lead to a bit of extra spin weight so that is one reason for the indents at the tips...the other being grabs...and style .